Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Happiest Place On Earth

Another day, another mob throng of paparazzi for Britney Spears to come face-to-face with. I'm usually not very sympathetic when celebrities are bombarded by the fame that they heap upon themselves but something about these photos of Britney trying to make her way out of the Millennium Dance Complex studio in North Hollywood, CA give me an inkling as to why Britney might be stressed enough to drink:

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Altho, in all honesty, the best way for Britney to avoid this sort of melee is to just stay home for a few days or maybe frequent a dance studio that people don't know about. Hang in there Britters ... if she is really serious about making a comeback then she's going to have to learn how to deal with this intense pressure without falling apart. These days, she can't blow her nose without having 45 cameras in her face. Such is the price of fame, I suppose. [Source]

Yesterday I mentioned that Britney Spears spent Sunday morning gettin' her church on at the Bel Air Presbyterian Church on Mulholland Drive ... and I also mentioned that there was a little incident between the church's security and the paparazzi ... yeah ... here are pictures from that incident:

Photo credit: Splash News

I cannot believe that the church security guard pulled a gun on the paparazzi! Shouldn't there be a turning of the cheek or something like that? Who knew God was so strict about flash photography? [Source]


For the most part, I was pleased with last night's ep of 24 ... there wasn't very much OOMPH for my taste ... tho that shocker in the end was pretty damn good:

Hello, I called it ... Nadia is completely innocent. It would've been extremely ridiculous if the only Muslim member of CTU (well, of the LA division at least) was actually working as a spy. I was sure that Agent Mike Doyle was NOT going to do the right thing and turn over the evidence that exonerated Nadia ... but in the end he did do the right thing and he's still in my good graces. Once again, we heard about that incident in Denver ... but we still don't know what the hell happened. They are really going out of their way to hype it up ... mentioning it every chance they get ... it better be something good. I'm already over the bully Vice President. He is so over-the-top ridiculous ... and would be absolutely laughable if he weren't so similar to a certain president of the US I know. I kinda had a feeling that he was planning to go after President Palmer ... when the Prez showed up at the end to stop the military strike against the Middle East I about jumped out of my seat. Hearing VP Noah Daniels plan to circumvent the President's authority didn't surprise me at all ... he sucks! The rightful president will win they day ... he has to, right? Next week's head to head showdown should be fun. Okay ... now Jack ... oh, Jack. What he won't do to get the job done. I believe this is the first time that Jack put a mentally disabled person directly in harm's way just to collar the bad guy. Is this a new high or a new low for Jack Bauer? I can't decide. I gotta say, tho, that Gredenko take-down was pretty slick ... things hardly ever go that smoothly. Honestly, I was expecting Brady, the kid used for the take-down, to become collateral damage in the crossfire ... it's just something that 24 tends to make happen from time to time. [Source]

Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson and others were all on hand for the premiere of the new B-movie inspired double feature movie Grindhouse. Here are a few pics from the red carpet and afterparty last night:

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From what I've seen of the movie so far, I'm not quite sure how the public at large is going to receive a movie of this caliber. Tarantino films have always appealed to a pretty niche audience ... and this movie seems to be even nicheier than usual. I am very interested in the Rose McGowan character ... a woman who uses an assault rifle for a prosthetic leg has got to be a very interesting person. But yeah, this movie just strikes me as the type of thing that my mother wouldn't be very interested int. [Source]

Elsewhere in Hollywood last night, the new Showtime original series The Tudors had its coming out party ... here are pictures from that red carpet:

Photo credit: Splash News

Showtime On Demand has been playing the first 2 episodes of this new series for the past week or so even tho the series doesn't officially begin until April 1. Truth be told, I even subscribed to Showtime just for this series ... the prospect of weekly doses of JRM, I must admit, is very appealing. I've watched both eps and must admit, I'm hooked. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is great as King Henry VIII in this dramatized history soap opera. There's sex, intrigue, conniving and scheming ... pretty much all the things that makes TV great. I can't wait until the series officially debuts ... I'm interested to see if the story can hold my attention. [Source]

At the Tudors afterparty Miss Lindsay Lohan and Mr. Robbie Williams was seen spending a bit of time getting to know one another. You may recall that this potential hook-up was a no-go last Fall when the pair crossed paths at the Motorola party in November ... but the couple looked pretty chummy last night:

After spurning his advances last November Lindsay Lohan seems to have had a change of heart towards singer Robbie Williams. The actress, 20, sent her "people" over to Rob at The Tudors premiere after-party in Les Deux in LA in the early hours of this morning to ask could she join him at his table. And, judging by this cosy photo, Robbie was more than happy to oblige. Four months ago the Brit singer - 13 years her elder - made a play for the Hollywood hellraiser, but she spurned his advances. It was reported that the Robster ambled up to La Lohan in LA club Hyde and tried to deliver a chat-up line, but she just gave him a "weird look" and walked off. But it looks like Rob's spell in rehab has made him more attractive to fellow rehabber Lindsay. Or perhaps she's just keen to add another British notch to her bedpost. The Mean Girls star has been spotted out with James Blunt and Jude Law in the past two weeks. She was also spotted at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in LA with Paris Hilton's on/ off boyfriend Stavros Niarchos at the weekend. However, it looks like Robbie has won out, because a reveller at the bash last night told us: "Rob and Lindsay looked very cosy together in the corner. He had his arm around her for most of the night, and at one stage he was whispering in her ear and she was giggling like a schoolgirl with a crush. They actually made a very cute pair." LOL! Both celebs are usually so discerning about who they date. Well, whereas before they prolly had nothing in common to talk about -- now they can exchange rehab stories. Ah ... such is the glue that holds Hollywood couples together. [Source, Source]

Now, I wasn't able to watch TRL on MTV yesterday (cuz I was bizzy at Disneyland) but apparently both Hilary Duff and Good Charlotte were on the same show? Um, awkward much? Here are pictures of Hil and the boys of GC from yesterday's show:

Whoever booked both Hilary Duff and Joel Madden for the same episode of TRL must be a really funny guy. [Source]

Good Charlotte appeared on the show to do a little promo for their new album Good Morning Revival (which hits stores today) ... Joel and Benji Madden did a little acoustic performance of their new single The River:

Aww ... so nice and purdy.

Hilary has been very bizzy lately ... not only did she make an appearance on TRL but she also appeared on Good Morning America (where she performed her new single With Love) and made an appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards last night:

Photo credit: Splash News

Hilary <3s the gays ... so I <3 her! [Source]

Now, I am not a fan of Dancing With the Stars (mainly because I just don't have the time to watch) but I feel compelled to comment on the fact that Heather Mills held her own in competition on last night's show ... she decided to wow the crowd by doing a flip ... and wow the crowd she did:

Heather Mills stunned judges in the US version of Strictly Come Dancing with an audacious routine which included a daring back-flip. Wearing a green sequinned catsuit, Ms Mills left the panel of choreographers temporarily speechless by completing the tricky move despite wearing a prosthesis after losing part of one leg in a 1993 traffic accident. Heather wowed the judges and the Dancing With the Stars audience with an audacious routine which included this show-stopping backflip They awarded her 24 out of 30. Combined with her score from the first show last week, it moved Ms Mills and professional dance partner Jonathan Roberts into fifth place. Bruno Tonioli said: "Beyond any expectation! You were on warp drive tonight. Red-hot Heather - I can't believe what you did." What he prolly was thinking was, "I can't believe what didn't fly off." Now you know the peeps sitting in the front row did a little duck when they saw that backflip coming ... but Kudos to Heather for going all out. You gotta hand it to her ... very few people thought she had a leg up on this year's competition. Click HERE to watch the performance. [Source]

David Beckham and his wife Victoria spent another night on the town in the UK last night starting out with a nice sushi dinner at Nobu ...

... before the pair met up with Diddy to really get the party started ... [Source]

... and boy, did they party hearty ... behold:

The couple partied P-Diddy style in London with the rapper, and came off slightly worse for wear Emerging from a late night bar and restaurant in the early hours of the morning, after a heavy night out with the American rapper P Diddy, the couple stumbled into their waiting car, giggling like naughty school children. Mother-of-three Mrs Beckham, wearing an off-the-shoulder grey t-shirt - and no bra - and black trousers, appeared to be on particularly good form ... After clambering rather inelegantly onto the saloon's back seat, the 32-year-old former Spice Girl collapsed into a fit of giggles before dozily shutting her eyes and sprawling herself around her husband's neck. Sporting a white Arran knit beanie hat, Beckham, 31, gave a weary half-smile as his apparently tipsy wife slumbered on ... It is little wonder that the pair was exhausted though, after joining their friend, P Diddy - real name Sean Combs - at the American-themed brasserie, Automat, for a late-night tipple. Huh ... who knew that the Beckhams and Diddy were so close. It would appear that they all bonded last night ... Diddy has even become one of Becks' biggest fans: P DIDDY has likened DAVID BECKHAM's move to LA Galaxy to The Beatles making their big breakthrough in America. Footie star David has signed a five-year deal worth £128m with the Major League team. Diddy told me: "David is a really special man. "Him coming over to the States is like the Beatles going over there. Football isn't that big in America at the moment, but David is going to be a hero and bring the sport up to another level." He added: "You can tell just how passionate he is about his football when he gave up his captaincy for England. He's going to be a legend. He's doing a very powerful thing for football worldwide." Diddy has also put David and wife VICTORIA in touch with close contacts at his estate agent's realtor. He added: "I'll help him settle in. The US is my area. He's got my full support and the backing of all my people." Well ... now that Becks has got Diddy's blessing and the full support of "his people", he should be rollin' with the homies in no time. [Source]

If it ain't one prince getting hot and heavy with girls who aren't his girlfriend, it's the other ... here is a fabulous picture of Prince Wills posing with a couple of lovely ladies at a bar ... with a drink in one hand and a Brazilian breast in the other:

STUNNING student Ana Ferreira told last night of the moment she was groped by Prince William. The 18-year-old recalled: "I was a little bit drunk myself but felt something brush my breast. "I thought it couldn't be the future king — but now I've seen the picture it's no wonder he has a smile on his face! He has big manly hands and certainly knows what to do with them." Ana, studying INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, went to Elements nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset, to party to Latin tunes. Wills, 24, was downing pints of Stella and shots of sambuca with Household Cavalry pals on his first night off since starting a tank commander course at Bovington, Dorset. Ana said: "Word went round that William was in a section playing cheesy '80s music so we went to look. He was dancing, looking a bit wooden — I don't think he would be any good at the samba! But there were a lot of girls hanging around him and he was posing for pictures. "I didn't really know what to do so made a silly gesture with my hand, giving a big peace sign. Now as you can see William clearly knew what HE was doing with his hand!" Ana emailed the photo to her family in north-east Brazil. She said: "My mother thought it was very funny. She is pleased I met Prince William even though he was a little naughty" ... Wills' brother Harry, 22, was pictured groping TV presenter Natalie Pinkham in 2003 — and was seen with her again on Friday at London nightclub Boujis. He appeared to grab at a photographer as he left at 3am, then fell over and had to be helped into a Range Rover by his security team. But the source added: "Prince Charles was not happy seeing the pictures of Harry and now he has William groping a girl. It is fair to say both boys will be in for quite a talking to." LOLOLOLZ! This is effing brilliant! I love that the first person the girl emailed the picture to was her mother -- classic. Well ... Princes will be Princes, I suppose. [Source]

For no reason at all, here are pictures of soccer phenom Christiano Ronaldo peeking out over his balcony wearing nothing but a pair of boxer brief undies:

Even tho these pics aren't quite as hot at Becks' speedo pics last summer ... I ain't complaining. Hot! [Source]

And finally, Shirley Manson of Garbage has teamed up with PETA UK to appear in their latest anti-fur campaign:

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From her lyrics to her life, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is known for being strong, sexy and not afraid to speak her mind. That's why the gorgeous Scottish-born rocker agreed to step in front of the camera to show consumers what the fashion industry doesn't want you to see ... Shirley tells fur-wearers, "Here's the rest of your fur coat", in PETA Europe's new hard-hitting anti-fur ad. Hundreds of copies of the hard-hitting ad have been posted throughout Edinburgh, Scotland -- Manson's hometown. Says Shirley, "When PETA approached me about this particular campaign, I was really honoured to be asked, and I felt like I had a chance to add my voice to the dissent against the way animals can be treated all over the world by all persons ..." If you are interested in seeing the full-size image you can click above ... but be warned, the image features the bloody, lifeless [body] of [an] animal who [was] drowned, beaten to death, gassed, electrocuted or even skinned alive for [its] fur. Even tho the "fox" she is holding isn't real (at least, I hope it isn't real) it's still a very graphic photo ... which is exactly the point. I agree, wearing fur is just wrong. Just say no. [Source]

Les News:
So, yesterday was prolly the funnest day so far of Tracey and Zakiya's LA adventure. When I broke the news that we were going to spend the day at Disneyland, Tracey screamed and jumped around the house. Zakiya just looked at me. In any regard, we all had an amazing day together:

Honestly, Tracey and I had the most fun all day long ... Z had fun too, but it was all the same to her ... she's been having fun all weekend long. Here is a short video of Zakiya riding the carousel at Disneyland:

Somewhere at the mid-point of our day I got to meet Pink reader Angelica who was also enjoying the day at Disney:

I'm sure I looked pretty beat to hell but I was tired ... we had a nice, long day. I ain't gonna lie ... I can't wait to go back. Should Tracey ever come back to LA sans the baby, we're gonna go back ;) We just had a blast ... we even rode the Pirates of the Caribbean ride twice :)

Blah ... but I'm beat ... totally drained ... Tracey and Z fly back to Detroit in a couple of hours and I'm planning on sleeping for the rest of my life. It's been amazing having them here with me tho ... I love them both so much.

Last thing ... David has been checking in with me from Thailand and sent me a couple of pics ... the boy has been there for about 2 days now and is already eating grasshoppers:

He's lucky he's adorable :)

That is all ... I am out!