Saturday, March 24, 2007

A Crowning Achievement

I knew it would only be a matter of time before Britney Spears was spotted out on the streets of Los Angeles after just being released from her rehab program earlier this week. I feared that she might revert to her dangerous partying ways and show up at a nightclub or a strip joint but, thus far, that hasn't been the case. Miss Brit was seen out for dinner with a few friends at the Shu-Sushi House Unico on Beverly Glen in the Hollywood Hills. Pink readers Romina, Tina, Talar & Taline were lucky enough to be at the restaurant at the same time:

Photo credit: Splash News

Romina writes: We spotted Britney Spears and three of her girlfriends dining at SHU (Sushi House Unico) at the Glen Center in Bel-Air. It's kind of a hidden center, so we don't get surprised when we see a lot of other celebrities hanging out there ... She looked incredibly cute in person wearing a black wig and cap. She looked like she was having a good time dining on sushi with iced teas all around. A lot of the other customers were taking pictures of her table but unfortunately we didn't have a camera. There were about 30 paparazzi guarding both front and back entrances of the restaurant and when Britney and her friends were trying to leave it took about 20 minutes for them to find a good exit. On our way out, my friend Tina asked her if she should be her diversion and she said, "that would be great...thanks!" Finally her driver or manager (not a bodyguard) came to the front entrance and told all the paparazzi to give her 10 feet and make a tunnel for her to walk out. As she came out of the restaurant, it was purely chaotic. As they were backing up to take pictures, they were toppling over trash cans and falling into big planters. We were outside during all this and Britney actually turned around to my friend Tina and said sweetly, "thank you for the diversion...maybe next time." Awww ... now this is the cute kind of Britney story I like to hear. It was nice of the girls to try and help Britney out. I'm so glad to hear that Britney looked happy and was having a great time with her friends. So far, she's been keepin' her nose clean and out of trouble. Easy does it, Britney ... the success you once enjoyed as a pop star can be yours once again :) We're all rootin' for you! [Source, thanks Romina]

Naomi Campbell has finally finally completed her 5-day community service sentence as an NYC sanitation worker and really decided to make her final exit a huge spectacle. Dressed in a sequined silver evening gown, Naomi emerged from her work-week long place of employment ... where a white Rolls Royce was waiting to whisk her away once and for all:

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I realize that Naomi was only trying to be cheeky and to have a little fun with the paparazzi but I must say, I am not impressed with her behavior. Instead of being humbled and punished for her crime she seemed to have as much fun with her punishment as she possibly could. She treated each trek to work as a catwalk runway show and pranced out of the building on her very last day as if she were royalty. Celebrities barely get punished for the crimes they commit and when they are "punished" they are treated with kid gloves. I'm not sure what lesson Naomi Campbell learned from her community service punishment. What's to stop Naomi Campbell from assaulting another one of her employees again? Certainly not another 5-day long attention-grabbing stint as a sanitation worker. [Source]

Last night, Miss Tennessee, Rachel Smith, was crowned the new Miss USA here in Los Angeles, CA at the 2007 Miss USA pageant. Here are pictures of the new Miss USA receiving her crown from the old Miss USA Tara Conner:

Contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed to succeed Miss USA Tara Conner, who entered rehab after accounts surfaced suggesting she was boozing at New York clubs. The Kentucky native was in danger of losing her crown, but Donald Trump, who co-owns the pageant with NBC, gave her a second chance. The telecast didn't shy away from the controversy, opening with a string of news and interview clips about Conner's woes. Then, the 21-year-old blonde emerged onstage wearing a strapless, ruffled gown. "It has been the most unforgettable year of my life and I'm back, and better than ever," Conner said to wild applause from the audience at the Kodak Theatre ... [Rachel] Smith, 21, ultimately bested 50 other aspiring beauty queens to win the title of Miss USA on Friday night. The 5-foot, 11-inch-tall brunette is a graduate of Belmont University and a former intern for the production company behind "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "I'm speechless at this point, I really am," Smith said after the pageant ... Smith, of Clarksville, Tenn., edged out top finalists Meagan Yvonne Tandy of California; Cara Renee Gorges of Kansas; Helen Salas of Nevada; and Danielle Lacourse of Rhode Island, who was named the first runner-up. When asked whether she was ready to take over for Conner, Smith admitted it would "be a little bit of a challenge," but quickly added she was ready for it. "I'm excited to see what this year will hold," she said. Smith also praised Conner's stewardship of the Miss USA title and her handling of the challenges she faced. "I definitely learned a lot," Smith said of Conner's tenure as Miss USA. Asked how she would behave during her reign, Smith said: "I'm going to be honest and open." Yeah, just try to make it thru the year without getting drunk off your ass and then PHOTOGRAPHED and you'll be fine. Tara Conner is now free to party her little ass off ... without having to worry about suffering the wrath of Donald Trump. Don'tcha just love the US line of royal succession? [Source]

Hugh Hefner, flanked by his lovely 3 girlfriends Holly, Bridget and Kendra, celebrated his 81st birthday (well, he actually turns 81 next month but at his age, you can never start celebrating too soon) in Las Vegas with the cast of The Beatles LOVE show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino ... here are a few pics of Hef and the girls partying with the show's cast and crew backstage after their performance:

Photo credit: Cashman Photography

As Hef and the girls made their way backstage they were greeted by the casting singing Happy Birthday to him ... they were also greeted by a gourmet birthday cake created especially for him by the Bellagio's own Jean Phillipe Patisserie. It looks like a great time was had by all ... Happy Early Birthday, Hef! [Source]

Hahahahahahahah ... I simply cannot believe they are going forward with the long-talked about Rambo sequel but ... well, they are. After the stunning success of Rocky Balboa (hey, $85 bucks is $85 bucks), Sylvester Stallone is reprising his role of John J. Rambo for the new Rambo movie titled, get this, John Rambo ... before he gets too old to look convincing as a competent commando:

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Photo credit: Flynet

Wait, it's too late ... he already looks too old to be a convincing commando ... but apparently that isn't stopping him from trying to squeeze what little money out of his once very popular movie franchise. Sad. [Source]

Xtina Aguilera held the afterparty for the latest stop on her Back 2 Basics tour in NYC last night at Marquee and decided to break out all the stops for just the occasion ...

Photo credit: Splash News

... which meant she wore her finest trashy outfit and painted her face up like a clown. Sometimes, you just can't take the Dirrty out of the girl. Neil Patrick Harris was also on hand to party with Xtina but he kept his ensemble nice and conservative. You know, if Neil was really a good gay BFF he would've helped the poor girl with her outfit ... or at least her make-up. Geeze ... help a sista out, Doogie! [Source]

One of the Olsen twins (the Mary-Kate one) was spotted plaid-clad and pantless while taking a smoking break here in LA yesterday afternoon:

Photo credit: Splash News

You'd think that nature-loving Elvin creatures would be smart enough to know that smoking is bad for one's health. I think it's time that the other forest creatures stage an intervention. [Source]

We haven't seen Sarah MacLachlan out in public for quite some time ... perhaps years, even. Here are a couple pictures of Sarah Mac lookin' pregs as hell as she vacations in Hawaii this week:

Photo credit: Splash News

It's nice to see that Sarah has been keepin' herself bizzy in her downtime. Congrats on the pregnancy, Sarah ... I can't wait until you pop! [Source]

Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards are a couple of extremely dangerous women ... so says a law suit filed this week by a couple of paparazzi photographers who have been so traumatized by the celebs' aggressive behavior. Yeah ... for real:

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Two photogs are claiming that an alleged violent incident involving Denise Richards and Pam Anderson has caused them to have nightmares, and now they want the dream babes to pay up. In a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Scott Cosman and Rik Fedyck claim that Denise Richards went into violent rage when she spotted them taking photographs of the actresses on the Canadian set of their upcoming movie "Blonde and Blonder" in early November 2006. According to the lawsuit, Richards "launched into a verbal tirade and a physical assault upon Cosman and Fedyck which lasted over 20 minutes" at the River Rock Casino Resort in Vancouver. During the incident, which the men claim was all caught on tape by a hotel security camera, Richards allegedly called the men "f**king c**ksucker at least 12-15 times as well as scumbags, douche bags and paparazzi scum." According to the lawsuit, Richards then "snatched their laptop computers from their hands, and threw them over the [hotel] balcony" and into the lobby. One of the computers allegedly struck "an elderly woman in a wheelchair." LOL! If Naomi Campbell physically assault her assistant with a cell phone and get away with only 5-days of community service than this case has no chance of success. If anything, Pam and Denise might end up kicking the paps' asses for causing trubs in the first place. LOL! [Source]

Tori Amos has challenged her fans to sniff out 5 hidden blogs that belong to the 5 characters she created for her new album American Doll Posse ... and the Pink readers have stepped up to the challenge. Pink readers Erin and Melissa (among others) have emailed me with URLs for 2 of the 5 blogs:

The Santa character's blog is believed to be found HERE at her My Space profile. I tend to believe this is one of the "real" blogs because Santa's My Space profile is the #2 friend on Tori Amos' My Space profile. The Pip character's blog is believed to be found HERE. I tend to believe the authenticity of this blog because in Tori's original message she says, We're out shopping right now, and I can't keep a-hold of a-one of them. and the first blog post is entitled Shopping ... The blogs are interesting to read ... they will prolly make more sense in context with the new album. [Source, Source]

And finally ... it's time for this week's batch of pictures sent in by Pink is the new Blog readers -- Holly sends in a picture of her son Cole (who is 7 years old) dressed up as Spider-Man as they anxiously await the release of Spider-Man 3 on May 4th -- Marky, Lin and Bobby show the Pink love in between their Med school exams -- Krista sends in a picture of her beautiful daughter Molly who just turned 4 years old -- Erin sends in a picture where she poses with a supercute-looking baby kangaroo all the way from Australia -- Ashleigh sends in a picture of the original little Pax, her son Paxton who was born last November -- Amanda sends in a picture of her boyfriend on the Oklahoman set of his first independent film, described as a cross between One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest & Animal House titled The Animals on the Drawbridge:

Thank you all for the amazing pictures ... Cole dressed as Spider-Man is just too damn cute -- all the pictures are very cute and very appreciated. Much love to you all! XOXO

Les News:
Day One of Tracey and Zakiya's California Adventure was a pretty good success. We spent the afternoon in Pasadena and then spent the evening in Beverly Hills. Tracey just wants to get a feel for the area and wanted to spend as much time as we could soaking up the sun ... here are a few pics from yesterday:

Zakiya has been a little angel ... we are all just having the best time. Both Trace and Z are napping right now but we're planning on a really fun event tonight.

I'm happy for the distraction, David just left for a 10 day trip to Thailand this morning and we won't be able to talk every other hour like we're used to. I know he's gonna have a blast ... but I miss him already. I hope you Thailanders take good care of him while he's there :)

OK ... I guess that is all ... Have a great weekend, y'all ... I'm out.