Monday, November 27, 2006

Drama, Thy Name Is Hollywood "It" Girl

And so ... the downward spiral continues ... and by that, of course, I am talking about Britney Spears' insane need to self-destruct in any way possible. Okay ... perhaps I'm jumping the gun a bit here but all of her recent behavior is very reminiscent of the early days when she was hanging out constantly with Kevin Federline. I recall thinking back then that it was only a phase and that she was just having fun ... and look at how that turned out. Granted, all this partying that Britney has been doing with Paris Hilton isn't exactly the same scenario as it was with K-Fed -- at the very least, Paris can't get Britney pregnant ... I don't think. I'm trying to keep a positive outlook on all this recent craziness, after all, I want nothing more than for Britney to reclaim at least some semblance of her former glory. Even with all this crazy partying, Britney is still in a position to stage a successful comeback ... we just have to keep hope alive (yep, that's what I keep tellin' myself).

In the meantime, we get to entertain ourselves with pictures of Miss Spears going out every night, spending the wee hours with her new BFF Paris Hilton. Here are pics of the ladies after one of their late night party sessions ... with Brit-Brit looking pretty worse for the wear:

It's a good think that Britney took off her shoes to carry them, otherwise she might've ralphed all over them (not that they look like anything fancy). Damn ... none of this is cute, y'all. I think the whole Spilton thing was cute for about 2 minutes early on but I am having a hard time seeing any positivity in any of this behavior. It is interesting as hell tho ... what is really going on? I wonder how this will end up? If there is a Britney Spears/Paris Hilton musical collabo in our future ... well, I just might have to find a tall building to jump off of. OY! [Source]

Er, remember how I said that I think I would trust Britney's children with Paris Hilton over Kevin Federline? Well ... I think I was kidding because seeing pictures of Paris and Sean Preston just seems so ... wrong:

Well, at least we know for sure that he's his daddy's son. Yes ... all kinds of wrong. [Source]

In somewhat pleasant and more innocent Britney news, Christie's auction house is offering pages of old Britney Spears homework for sale. I have *no* idea who would actually want to own old pages of Brit's homework (for not even I, Britney Fan Extraordinaire, have any interest in owning such an article) but it is available for purchase:

If you've ever dreamed of owning the insightful ruminations on the Greek tragedy Antigone by Britney Spears in her own hand ... and you've got the extra $500-700 (asking price) lying around then what are you waiting for?! Personally, I'll wait around until something more interesting from Britney's childhood goes on the auction block ... like her long-lost innocence. [Source via Source]

Lest you think that it is only Paris who is having an adverse effect on Britney, let me assure you that the bad influences are going both ways. Here are a couple pictures of Paris patronizing a local gas station in Malibu, CA near Britney's home:

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It's funny ... under other circumstances it would've been K-Fed who was sent to the gas station to fetch provisions. Just replace the stained wife-beater t-shirt with the Juicy velour tracksuit and you can hardly see the difference. [Source]

Apparently, Britney's love of the public restroom has also rubbed off on Miss Hilton. Out of Order sign be damned ... Britney has taught Paris well. One has to wonder if she wore shoes into that charming-looking powder room. Blech!

One last bit of crazy news ... Lindsay Lohan is telling anyone who will listen that she was assaulted by Paris Hilton at a private party over the weekend -- and then she acquired the super power to stretch her limbs like Mr. Fantastic or Plastic Man. My, my ... that's a very long arm you have there, Lindsay. Was the drink that Paris threw at you spiked with radioactive material?

Lindsay Lohan has accused her on-again-off-again rival Paris Hilton of hitting her for no reason at a party held at a mutual friend's house in LA ... Sporting a bruise on her left arm, she made the astonishing claim to a camera crew that was waiting outside her Los Angeles hotel. She said: "I'm saying this on tape. She hit me for no reason, apparently, at my friend's house. I didn't know she would be there and she hit me with a drink and poured it all over me. It hurts and it's not OK. I'm sorry for everyone who thinks I'm crazy but I'm just trying to act" ... While they definitely attended Saturday's party, no-one in the Paris camp is commenting on the Lohan allegation. Tho, it now turns out that Elliot Mintz, Paris Hilton's brilliant mouthpiece, is now refuting Lindsay's allegations saying that things got "heated" and a "drink was thrown" at Paris and Britney but that Paris did not hit Lindsay. Seriously, WTF? is going on here? Have all of the Hollywood "It" Girls gone and lost their minds? My guess is that they're all just playing around with all the attention that is heaped upon them day in and day out. It's hard to believe this allegation, or that a "feud" exists at all, when the day after the assault claim was made you see pictures of the parties involved hanging out and having a good time together. [Source]

Let's move on ... shall we? Here are supercute pictures of Nicole Kidman at the UK premiere of her new movie Happy Feet (which was the #1 movie over the long Thanksgiving weekend here in the US) who was all smiles until an unruly media person started asking her about her husband, Keith Urban -- who is currently cooling his heels in rehab, then her Happy Feet turned into an Unhappy Retreat:

SCREEN beauty Nicole Kidman pulled out of a star-studded bash to celebrate the launch of her new movie after a bust-up with a TV crew. Nicole, 39 -- who walked up an ice-blue carpet for yesterday's premiere of animated penguin tale Happy Feet -- reacted after she was asked about husband Keith Urban's rehab for a booze relapse. The actress looked upset as she spoke to other journalists, onlookers said. She later failed to attend the film's after-party. Irregardless of the unpleasantness from the movie premiere, Nicole looked amazing. I have been hearing really great things about Happy Feet ... I might have to check it out for myself. [Source]

Here are a couple of reallllly cute pictures of the recently reunited Christina Ricci and Adam Goldberg. The couple have been pretty much together since the late summer and things look pretty good between them:

I think they make a really cute couple! I just love Adam ... every time I see him I can hear him saying "See ya, pals!" in my head. I wonder if Christina makes him say that line in bed? I know I would. Sexy! [Source]

Um ... Evangeline Lilly appears to have a couple of problems ... firstly, it looks like she ventured out in public to do a little Xmas shopping wearing only a dress shirt and a pair of boxer shorts ...

... and secondly, it looks like she bought way too much wrapping paper. What a pickle! WWJD? [Source]

Every the astute businesswoman, Madonna thought it best to peddle her new book The English Roses: Too Good To Be True on the Home Shopping Network. Um ... yeah ... here are a few screencaps from her appearance:

I don't know about you, but I hear the book is pretty good ... but obviously, not good enough for QVC. [Source]

My girl Michelle Trachtenberg is guest starring in tomorrow night's episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on NBC where she will be playing a lonelygirl15-esque video blogger (who was fake herself) named WeepingWillow17 who befalls some heinous crime which must be solved and brought to justice. Here are a few screencaps from WeepingWillow17's video blog which is featured on the episode:

Click HERE to watch WeepingWillow17's video blogs and make sure you tune in tomorrow night to check out the ep. [Source via Source]

In other blog news, Pete Wentz has updated his official Buzznet blog with new personal pictures and tales of his exciting rock-star lifestyle:

I am dying! You've got to read his stuff ... it's priceless. And big ups to the boy for still having in his possession a working Castle Greyskull, various Thundercats action figures, GI Joe action figures TOMAX and XAMOT and a couple of old skool Little People dolls. I bow to your awesomeness, sir! [Source]

And finally, here are a couple new Gwen Stefani promo pictures:

Now, I know that I said that I was "bored" with her whole look-thing but I guess that's not really true. I think I was just anxious to hear the new music. Now that I have gotten to hear the album in its entirety I can say that I am no longer bored. Right off the bat, I think I like this album a bit better than Love.Angel.Music.Baby. There are a few songs on her debut album that I just never got into ... The Sweet Escape is chock full of great songs. I've listened to it a couple of times now and I am impressed. The songs that she previewed on tour last winter have been well produced. I didn't care for them last year but really like them in their finished state. It usually takes me a few listens to really get into an album but this one I liked right away. Yay! [Source, Source]

Les News:
Yesterday evening I ventured out in public to pick up a few things I needed for my apartment, a couple of new books and a bite to eat -- pretty plain and simple. My friend Irene tells me that there are some hot concerts coming up this week so I might be seeing a couple of shows with her as the week progresses.

It's the last week of November already! Soon it'll be the last month of 2006! Does anyone else find this massively depressing? Maybe it's just me.

I guess that's it for now ... I am out!