Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Future Imperfect

For a brief moment yesterday, BritneySpears.com gave us a gentle reminder of the bygone days of Britney's hey day back when she was happier, healthier and hairier. Here is the new old image that served as the image background for Brit's official website for about a half hour yesterday afternoon:


The site has reverted to the flash image of a tiger morphing into Britney's face and back with that constant growling playing in the background. There is still the promise of a "new official site coming soon". Honestly, I never cared for this picture of Britney ... there is something about how misshapen her body looks in this position (I believe the picture is from the Britney album era) ... but it was a nice reminder of the good old days. Hopefully, she is currently receiving the help that she needs and deserves and will, one day, come back to us as the good ol' Britney that we all know and still love. [Source]

Jennifer Hudson, fresh from her Oscar win, has made her way to New York City and was snapped at JFK International Airport upon her arrival:


She is lookin' damn fly. I love her new bling! [Source]

On the other side of the pond, Helen Mirren made her arrival at Heathrow International Airport in London for her homecoming ... golden statue in hand:


You will note that her assistant is right behind her with a bottle of what looks like Wild Turkey Famous Grouse scotch (thanks Alex) in a bag purchased from the duty free shop at the airport. It looks like Ms. Mirren is preparing to keep the party going for quite some time now. [Source]

Little Miss Abigail Breslin was spotted at LAX airport in LA sans Oscar gold but with her Academy Award date -- her Curious George stuffed animal:


She is a doll and I'm sure this won't be the last we hear from her. She may yet have an Academy Award in her future ... but you know that little girl is prolly pissed as hell that she didn't win. Shoot, I'd be seething if I lost an Oscar to an American Idol reject ;) [Source]

In between house shopping, clothes shopping and shoe shopping, Victoria Beckham found the time to squeeze in a haircut and a dye job -- behold:


Photo credit: Splash News

Eh. It's a'ight I guess. I'm actually not a fan of this short cut of hers. I much prefer her longer, darker hair. But, I guess even emotionless robotic women made of plastic need a change every once in a while, too. Someone really wants to be a California Girl. [Source]

In other hair-related news, Kelis showed off her new pink 'do while dining in West Hollywood with her lover Nas earlier this week:


Photo credit: Splash News

While I'm really not lovin' the pink mohawk I gotta say ... you must respect a woman who can attack a chicken bone like that. [Source]

Paris Hilton suffered another run in with the law this week. Apparently she didn't understand that a "suspended license" means she cannot drive a car -- at all -- while she is on probation for pleading no contest to her DUI charge. So, in order to make the heiress understand what it means to be caught driving with a suspended license the police impounded her $200K 2007 Bentley Continental GTC convertible car:


Photo credit: Flynet

The star went to the Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood to pick up some DVDs last night at around 10:30, when she was stopped by the cops -- and her $200K 2007 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible was towed away. Paris' publicist, Elliot Mintz, tells TMZ the heiress was exiting the parking structure which "is brightly lit so she had not noticed that her headlights were not activated." As she drove a few blocks, she was confronted by other bright lights -- those of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Deputies tell TMZ Paris was speeding down Sunset Blvd. without headlights. She was pulled over and deputies discovered she was driving with a suspended license. According to Mintz, "If that was the case, she was not aware of it." But, apparently not even having her car impounded was cause to ruin her evening ... as her car was carted away, Paris walked over to The Standard hotel and partied with some friends for the rest of the night. That is how she rolls, y'all. [Source]

Hugh Hefner and his ladies Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson were among the celebs who attended the premiere party for the E! shows Girls Next Door and Paradise City (which is set in Las Vegas) at the Playboy Mansion last night:


Photo credit: Splash News

With rumors going around that Hef and Holly are going to get married you gotta wonder how his other 2 girlfriends feel about the sitch. Would they stay on at the mansion as his mistresses or would they be relieved of their duties once and for all? In any event, Holly must be very pleased to be the #1 bunny in his bed these days. [Source]

Here are a couple pictures of Nicole Richie and her beau Joel Madden as they made their way out of one of Paris Hilton's parties earlier this week:


Photo credit: Celebrities.com

They make such a cute couple ... it's strange that they've morphed into such a semi-solid new couple so quickly. Er ... but doesn't Nicole bear a striking resemblance to Joel's last girlfriend in these pics? Hmm ... [Source]

So now we know why surfer dude Matthew McConaughey has been spending so much time being a surfer dude these past few months ... he has signed on to star in a movie called, not very surprisingly, Surfer Dude. Yep. Here are new pictures of Matthew doing some prep work for his new movie:


He is so hot. I hope that one day Matthew signs on to star in a movie called Nekkid Dude. I can only imagine what the prep work for a movie like that would entail. [Source]

Speaking of hot dudes, here are a couple of absolutely ADORABLE pictures of Ryan Phillippe spending time with his kids Ava and Deacon earlier this week:


Even tho it's cute, it's also a bit sad to think of Ryan as the dad that fills his kids with junk food on the days he gets to spend with them since separating from their mother. They make a cute bunch, nonetheless. Incidentally, I got to watch his movie Flags of our Fathers on our flight to Barcelona and am sad to report that it sucked balls. I get that the movie was meant to paint a picture of the WWII era but I found the acting terrible and the story overall terribly boring. Not even Ryan's hotness could save the film ... which was really disappointing. [Source]

Jake Gyllenhaal brought his hot ass to the set of MTV's TRL to promote his new movie Zodiac ... here are a few pics from his appearance:


Le sigh. I'm sold. I'll go see the movie. [Source]

Hayden Panettiere fulfilled many a comic book geek's dreams when she made an appearance at the NY Comic Con last week ... here are a few pics from her appearance:


I don't even want to think about how many Comic Con attendees rubbed one out while muttering Save the Cheerleader, Save the World. ICK. [Source]

Pete Doherty and Kate Moss (who isn't visible in the pictures) paid a little visit to the local zoo in London to spend some time with some penguins ... oh yes, and to feed them one of his unfinished joints:


EAGER penguins rushed towards Pete Doherty at a wildlife park -- as he threw them his leftover CANNABIS joint. Then one of the birds wolfed it down -- thinking it was a tasty morsel. Junkie Pete, 27, was showing off in front of girlfriend Kate Moss by waving the spliff in front of a group of Humboldt penguins. As supermodel Kate, 33, giggled, he hurled the remnants into their pen, where one bird promptly swallowed it ... A fellow visitor who snapped Pete at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford, Oxfordshire, said: "Everyone knew he was smoking grass -- he was joking about getting the penguins stoned. He threw them his joint and it looked like one gulped it down. It seemed very wobbly." Talk about your happy feet. Tho, all joking aside, Pete Doherty is a complete ass for doing such a stupid thing. [Source]

Things continue to flourish for supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football hero Tom Brady, despite the fact that he is fathering a child with his former girlfriend ... here is a cute picture of, who I have dubbed, The Brady Bundchen (it sounds better out loud) holding hands in Rome, Italy:


Who says true love can't conquer all? [Source]

Access Hollywood sat down with Larry Birkhead for an emotional interview in the Bahamas this week where he talked about what if felt like for him to finally meet Dannielynn Hope -- the child that he believes is his very own:


After months of buying magazines to see Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern's face and following a host of court proceedings over DNA samples, yesterday in the Bahamas Larry Birkhead finally met the baby he believes is his own ... In this emotional interview ... Birkhead tearfully recounts in detail how he found out about Smith's passing and his romance with Anna, which he described as being like "gold." He also tackles tough questions including what he thinks of Stern and the lawyer's fight to keep custody of the baby ... Birkhead describes in detail where he was and how he reacted when he found out Anna Nicole had died. Click HERE to watch a short video from this interview. It's sad to watch him begin to break down as he recounts how he found out about Anna Nicole's death. His emotion seems genuine ... unlike that of Howard K. Stern. It still remains to be seen who the real father of Dannielynn Hope is but I have a feeling that Larry Birkhead will be the one proved to be her father. [Source]

And finally ... as more tracks from the upcoming Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero continue to be leaked to fan club members at random tour stops on the current NIN European tour (4 songs so far), another Year Zero related website has also been uncovered. This site, HollywoodinMemoriam.org, is set in the future and concerns a bombing that takes place in Hollywood, CA as the 81st Academy Awards show takes place at the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Blvd (which, if you think about it, isn't that much unlike an episode of 24):


IN MEMORIAM...

The first dirty bomb went off at the Kodak Theater during the 81st Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. Over the next half hour, eight more dirty bombs deployed by Islamic extremists spread a pall of radioactive dust across Greater LA. Three days later a Presidential order required the entire city to be evacuated.

The City of Angels had become a city of ghosts.

This site is dedicated to the people of Los Angeles who lost their homes, their loved ones, and their lives in Hollywood's last fade to black.


Remember, none of this stuff is real -- it only accompanies Trent Reznor's vision of the future that corresponds with the tale he will tell on his new album (due out April 17). The site also features a memoriam page devoted to all the people who were "lost" in the bombing which you can see HERE. It's chilling that this site and the song In This Twilight (the lyrics of which also correspond with this "future bombing") were leaked as the real Academy Awards took place in Hollywood on Sunday night. Trent Reznor really knows how to get his point across. [Source, Source]

Les News:
I pretty much spent much of yesterday sleeping ... I kept telling myself I was realigning my internal clock and that I wasn't being lazy at all. I think I managed to convince myself quite successfully. When I finally woke up (and with David still at his office) I made my way to SoHo for a little walk. This Saturday many of my closest friends will be here in NYC to celebrate Oriana's birthday and I was unsatisfied with the suit I brought to wear for the occasion. I needed a new outfit so that was what I was shopping for yesterday. While walking the streets of NYC I ran into Pink readers Jeanie and Molly who I was very happy to meet. It's amazing that in a city this big I still run into folks who like to read the site.

Here is a picture of me and Pink reader Iñaki who I met in Barcelona at a Mexican cafe called Rosa Negra:


Iñaki just sent me this picture and I wanted to share it with all y'all.

I believe David and I are hanging out with his sister Eden tonight ... other than that ... I think it'll be a pretty chill night. And that is all ... I am out.