Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"Here We Are, Face To Face ..."

It appears that Britney Spears is behaving herself as she continues her stint in rehab. Our dear Britney got some time off for good behavior this week and was allowed to leave the grounds of the Promises Rehab Facility in Malibu, CA so that she could take a little field trip to Brentwood, CA:

Photo credit: Splash News

True, the field trip was for an AA meeting but I'm sure she was very happy to get away from the rehab center, if only for a few hours. Normally, the sight of Britney emerging from a public restroom (one of her all-time favorite haunts, unfortunately) with or without shoes would throw me into a tizzy ... but not so any more. As long as homegirl gets better and stops being crazy, I will no longer have a problem with her strange fascination with the public restroom. Shoot ... she can even start going to the john in her bare feet once again if that is what makes her happy ... tho, I still would prefer that she not do that. The thought of bare feet on a public toilet floor just makes my skin crawl ... but for you Britters, I'll forgive most anything! One day at a time. [Source]


Normally, I do not like the eps of 24 that are not "Jack Bauer specific" -- and by that I mean, most of the action takes place elsewhere, with other minor (and sometimes uninteresting) characters while Jack is bizzy with some other task (which is usually getting tortured, being trapped or lying in wait [like the season where he spent most of an episode hiding in the wheel well of an airplane talking to people on his cell phone -- because CTU has magic phones that work everywhere and never drop calls]). But last night's ep was not "Jack Bauer specific" and I still loved it ... mostly because we were treated to the crazy fun of one of my fave 24 characters -- the former First Lady Martha Logan. We also got our first taste of the uberserious Mike Doyle (played by Ricky Schroder) and we got a surprise stabbing ... which all conspire to make a magical night of 24:

Screencaptures courtesy of Twenty Four Online

Now, I was under the impression that Ricky Schroder made it clear to everyone in Hollywood that he was to be known (and credited) as Rick Schroder since he is no longer a child actor. I distinctly remember this being an issue when he was hired on to star on NYPD Blue (in much the same way that another former child star turned NYPD Blue tough guy Mark-Paul Gosselaar insists that he be credited as Mark-Paul and not merely "Mark"). *I* continue to call him Ricky because he will always be that cute little kid from Silver Spoons ... and apparently, the folks at 24 also see him as a "Ricky" (hence his on-screen credit) -- which I *love*! But, I digress ... I'm glad that we got to see a little bit of the awkward Chloe that we all know and love ... her interaction with the former President Charles Logan was classic ... she also looked a little bothered when Mike Doyle almost strangled her ex-husband Morris (tho, she prolly really got off on it too). Plus, there is some bad blood between Milo and Mike from when they "worked" together in Denver ... could it be a love-affair gone awry? Once can only hope. Even tho Jack got minimal screen time last night he really figured out a way to make the most of it ... you give the guy a belt and he can start and finish WWIII all by himself ... plus he can incapacitate a single Russian agent. Thank GOD we got to check in with former First Lady Martha Logan ... it appears that she has gone completely off her rocker with only former Secret Serviceman Aaron Pierce to take care of her -- which is SO cute! I have to admit, and I'm being completely serious, I had a feeling that Martha was going to go apeshizz on her ex-hubby. When she started freaking out on that kiwi fruit with that little knife I figured she would be stabbing someone with that knife ... and I had a sneaking suspicion it would be Charles. I love how she so cavalierly punctured her ex-husband's artery with a paring knife and then got on the phone to the Suvarovs in order to help save the day. God I love the boozy Martha Logan! It remains to be seen if Charles Logan will Peace the Spork Out but my money says yes ... only 24 would have 2 attacks on 2 different presidents in the same season. I was a bit bothered by the fact that Tom Lennox is now turning into a good guy (opposed to the evil GWB-like VP Noah Daniels), I'm also bothered that the preview of next week's ep shows that there will be another spy inside of CTU (give me a damn break ... CTU has a spy every damn season) AND I was a bit bothered that Ricky Schroder looked more weathered in the face that I anticipated. He must be gettin' old. Boo. All in all ... another awesome ep of 24. Woot! [Source]

Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon and others were on hand for the Hollywood premiere of their new movie Premonition at the Arc Light Cinemas last night ... here are a few pics from the red carpet:

Photo credit: Splash News

On the plus side, any movie where Julian McMahon has a shower scene has to be worth seeing ... on the negative side, unfortunately this one looks like just another bad Sandra Bullock movie. Not since The Lake House has Sandra signed on for another weak-looking movie. So ... apparently she has a premonition of her husband's death and has to do what she can to stop it. It's because of storylines like this that TV shows like Daybreak didn't succeed. Eh ... I don't think this movie is for me. I'll just wait for new episodes of Nip/Tuck to see nekkid butt shots of Julian McMahon. [Source]

What's the first thing a celeb does after they get out of rehab ... well in the case of Robbie Williams, they go clothes shopping and then clubbing. The second thing they do is go car shopping ... here are pictures of Robbie checkin' out a few potential Bentleys in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon:

Photo credit: Splash News

Shoot, you can't fault the man for trying to keep his mind off his dangerous addictions any way he knows how. If it takes a Bentley for him to stay clean, I say buy two ... and give one to me :) [Source]

Ruh-ro ... it appears that Lost star Evangeline Lilly has underestimated the strength of the Hawaiian surf ... here are pictures of Miss Lilly as she has her bikini bottoms whisked off her booty by the unrelenting Hawaiian surf:

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LOL! Well, if you're gonna accidentally expose a part of your body like this ... at least this is a cute way to do it. [Source]

Just because David Beckham is suffering with a painful knee injury that doesn't mean he can't participate in the sport that he loves. Here are pictures of Becks as he watches Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea in the 6th round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon:

Photo credit: Splash News

Lord ... even injured the man is smokin' hot. I hope he gets healed back to full capacity soon ... he must be ready for his LA Galaxy debut this summer! [Source]

Rosie O'Donnell and Reichen Lehmkuhl were both on hand in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend to participate in a little bowling fun at the Strikes Bowling Lounge for an event benefiting Rosie's R Family Vacations -- the first family-friendly, gay-friendly vacation getaway. Here are a couple of pictures from the event:

I, for one, love the whole notion behind R Family Vacations. With so many obstacles that hinder gay families, it's amazing that someone has taken the initiative to help gay families have fun with other gay-friendly families in this capacity. Kudos to Rosie (and to Reichen for his support) for providing this important service to gay-friendly families. [Source]

In other Reichen news, it seems the cat is out of the bag over what finally caused his recent and final (we think) break-up with Lance Bass. Reichen spilled the beans on his My Space profile but has since removed the entry ... fortunately, TMZ managed to save the good stuff: Since the breakup between Lance and Reichen over the alleged affair Reichen had with MTV "Real World's" Davis Mallory, Bass and Lehmkuhl have kept mum. But now Reichen has spoken out on his MySpace blog, without naming Davis, but referring to his "Latest MEDIA STALKER from Atlanta." He states that his interaction with "this particular person" was "brief and of bad judgment," and that Reichen "was warned to stay away from him." Now Reichen wants "him" to stay away. Back in January, when the reality TV personalities allegedly hooked up, Reichen claims that the unnamed Davis promised him that he would let him talk to Lance before their affair leaked in the media, but news got to Lance before Reichen had a chance. Bass then supposedly dumped Reichen over the transgression. Lehmkuhl sends a final message to the "mystery" man, "Dude, just leave us the hell alone... Stop trying to approach us at parties. LEAVE US ALONE." Meow! OMG ... seriously? Gay men who happen to be reality stars have to be the most drama-prone people on Earth. While the thought of Reichen hooking up with Real World: Denver cutie Davis is ... intriguing ... I find it UTTERLY hilarious that the two of them would hook-up in the first place. Isn't Davis like 19? ... isn't Reichen like 40? Truth be told tho ... this shizz is so hilarious it should be on TV.

Benji and Joel Madden, freshly turned 28 years old, got to spend their birthdays with the special ladies in their lives ... here are pictures of Benji and finacee Sophie Monk and Joel and Nicole Richie lookin' all lovey dovey on the twins' birthday earlier this week:

Photo credit: Celebrity Babylon

I am very *sure* that the twins got great birthday gifts this year ... especially from their hot chicks ;) Love it! [Source, Source]

Lindsay Lohan has successfully managed to stay out of drama's way these past few weeks ... that is, until now. Here are pictures of L. Lo in NYC after she allegedly ran into a paparazzo with her car:

Photo credit: Celebrity Babylon

If she really did hit the guy (who did a good job writing in agony on the ground) with her car then I'm sure it was only an accident ... surely she wasn't drinking or anything -- she doesn't do that anymore, right? Er ... not that this is a sign of guilt or anything but she doesn't look that upset for the dude lying on the ground. Hahahhaha. [Source]

Justin Timberlake is making sure to steer very clear of any car troubles ...

Photo credit: Celebrity Babylon

... you won't catch good motorist citizen Timberlake “allegedly” running over any paps. [Source]

You know ... I love me some Ryan Reynolds ... but what the eff is going on with that crazy headband thing he's got going on these days?

Photo credit: Splash News

He was wearing a white headband on the pictures from his lunch date with Jessica Biel that I posted yesterday and here he is wearing a black headband. Is this a new trend that I'm unaware of? Do I need to get my ass out to Urban Outfitters to get a few headbands of my own? I most sincerely hope not. Boo! [Source]

Yer still hot, Ryan.

Tori Amos has given her first American Girl Posse interview to musician and writer Paul Tingen. While Tingen interviewed Tori for THIS article for Sound on Sound magazine, he was treated to some very interesting information regarding Tori's new album American Girl Posse:

Tingen has specifically requested that no parts of the interview be reproduced so you'll have to go HERE to read the entire interview. It is an amazing insight into where Tori drew inspiration for this new album. ADP is based on Tori's notion that the political is personal which should give you a good understanding of where she's going with these new songs. There is also a bit in the interview where Tori talks about how her now 6-year old daughter Natashya is gaining an understanding between Tori Amos the performer and Tori Amos her mommy. It's really a great article. Tingen promises that this is merely part 1 of his interview with Tori, part 2 deals with American Doll Posse's recording process, instrumentation and music, how an artist of 43 survives in a youth-obsessed music industry, and with that more reflections on her public and private personae ... I am very much looking forward to reading more. [Source]

Well folks, it is now a mathematical certainty ... we now know which celebs make up the most beautiful couple in the world -- and you may be surprised to learn that it's not Brangelina. Behold, the most beautiful couple in Creation:

It is the holy grail of the fashion and beauty industries: a scientific blueprint for the most beautiful women, and men, in the world. Researchers have thrown away the old vital statistics and, instead, focused on how the dimensions of different parts of the body relate to height and body mass index (BMI) to give the perfect physique. Perhaps surprisingly, two of the most important measurements are the girth of the thigh and the slimness of the calf ... Super-attractive women had a thigh-to-height ratio some 12 per cent lower than other women, giving them a more slender look. Skinfold tests on the calf showed 15mm of fat compared with 18mm in other women. The study also showed that the average super-attractive height was 5ft 9in, with the waist 76 per cent of the size of the chest, and 70 per cent of the size of the hips ... The physically ideal man is more than 6ft tall, with legs the same length as his upper body. The leg-to-body ratio of 1 makes him appear more muscular, which is why the ideal BMI for men is higher than for women. The study found that models like Naomi Campbell came closest to the female ideal and dudes like Christian Bale came closest to the male idea. You'll get no argument from me. Click HERE to see how the numbers add up to the perfect couple. See, now I have mathematical proof that Christian Bale is the hottest man alive. [Source]

Law & Order, the TV show that features stories "ripped from the headlines" is wasting no time turning the death of Anna Nicole Smith into primetime TV fodder. The show has already cast Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to play the Anna Nicole-esque character that will be featured in the upcoming episode:

Are you ready for the first fictionalized version of the Anna Nicole Smith story on TV? It's coming this May. Sources at last night's premiere of "Talk Radio" on Broadway say that the whole demented saga will be filmed shortly for "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." The "Criminal Intent" version of Anna Nicole's life and death will feature Kristy Swanson, the actress who played Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the movie (before Sarah Michelle Gellar did the TV series). Howard K. Stern, they say, could be played by none other than Jon Lovitz. The "CI" writers have excised Larry Birkhead from their story, even though Kato Kaelin would have been a perfect choice. A combined character based loosely on Anna Nicole's mother and sister is also being contemplated. Boy ... those Law & Order folks don't waste any time, do they? I had no idea how much Kristy Swanson looked like Anna Nicole Smith until I heard about this story ... she looks perfect! I'm not sure if the world is ready for the fictionalized version of Anna Nicole's death ... er, oh who am I kidding ... I'm sure hungry TV fans and celeb watchers are ready for the TV movie version of her death. Honestly, it sounds like a project that Anna Nicole would be very supportive of. [Source]

And finally, the folks who are working furiously on getting Hostel 2 into movie theaters have released a new teaser poster for the soon-to-be-released horror sequel:

It looks like meat (specifically "inside meat") is a big theme for this new movie. I trust that the new film will be extremely grody to the max ... it damn well better! [Source]

Les News:
Alas ... my short trip to Detroit is just about over. I spent yesterday afternoon hanging out with Erik at his home where he showed me all the changes he made to the place. The living room looks so much different and the upstairs bedroom is practically unrecognizable. The place really does look great ... he is doing a fine job with the renovations. I got to see the cat children -- Majik, Zoe and Leo who all look happy and well. I cannot tell you how much of a relief it is that Erik and I are well on our way to being great friends again :)

After hanging with Erik, I spent my last night in town at Sarah and Marks. I found some old photo albums (when I found my treasure trove of journals) and brought a couple over to Sarah's so that we could look at them together. Seriously, there is a lot of embarrassing stuff in those books ... but we were happy to see that many of our important milestones were properly recorded for posterity. Now that we only take digital photos, we don't make hardcopy photo albums anymore ... which is a bummer.

Mark and Reggie came by to say goodbye and that was pretty much that. I'm off to LA in a few hours ... catch y'all on the West Side.

OH ... and the high temp in Detroit today is supposed to be 67°F ... so, thank you Detroit, for that small gift.

I am out.