Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Quittin' Time

You know ... you really gotta give Britney Spears golf claps for keeping on the straight and narrow for as long as she did. I was a bit worried that she'd go back to her partying ways once she got sprung from rehab but she's managed to stay a good girl since her release. She's been working hard with her dance lessons and altho she hasn't been spending much time at home (with her kids, I might add) she has been keeping out of the clubs and away from the parties. Additionally, she has been showing off her rockin' toned bod for the past week or so showin' the world that she's still got what it takes ... unfortch for her, she showed off a little more than she prolly meant to yesterday afternoon while driving in her convertible:


Click above to see NSFW uncensored image

Yep, it ain't nuthin' we ain't seen before but at least this time, I think it's safe to say that this nip slip was a genuine accident. It can get windy when you're driving around with the top down ... well, with both your tops down. I don't think there is a part of Britney Spears anatomy that we haven't seen yet ... er, except for her appendix but I'm sure that thing'll be poppin' out any day now. [Source]

The big hullabaloo today is the shocking announcement that Rosie O'Donnell will be leaving The View at the end of this season. TMZ broke the story last night that Rosie would be announcing her departure on today's show:


The reign of Rosie on "The View" is over! She announced on today's show that she's leaving in June after she couldn't come to terms with ABC on a new contract. Confirming the story that TMZ broke exclusively last night, Rosie led the show, saying, "Breaking news! I've decided we couldn't come to terms with my deal, so next year I'm not going to be on 'The View'." Rosie explained that she wanted a one-year deal, while ABC wanted three years. She insisted that she wasn't fired by ABC or Barbara Walters -- "They're not kicking me out!" she said. She added that she'll be on the show frequently next season as a guest-host after she makes her exit in June, and will participate in special episodes as well. Meanwhile, Babwa told viewers she was "sad" about Rosie's exit but said that she "knew" Rosie would only stay for a year when she hired her last spring. Babs also said that she and ABC "have not thought about a replacement" but TMZ has learned that the word is already out in Hollywood to find one. Click HERE to watch Rosie make the official announcement on The View this morning. I'm not actually surprised that she will be leaving after the season's over -- and you *know* Elizabeth Hesslebeck was doing cartwheels when she found out. I'm sure they paid her well to help save the show after Meredith Viera's departure and I'm sure she only did so if she could leave after her year was up. Everyone knew that Rosie would be making waves but I don't think even Rosie guessed how crazy it would all turn out. I don't blame her for getting out ... it must be very difficult to sit in the hot seat every day. But, should she ever decided to change her mind, I'm sure any network would be thrilled to give her her very own show. [Source]

In other retirement news, Vanessa Minnillo has announced that she will be leaving MTV's TRL. She reveals that she has no idea what she'll be doing next but something tells me that her next project will be with Nick Lachey ... either a wedding or a baby or both. You gotta hand it to Vanessa, she managed to turn a VJ gig into a bit of celebrity. I have always been a fan ... Vanessa was backstage when I met Madonna on TRL (the poor dear was brushed aside and into the corner to make way for Madonna) and kindly gave me one of her note cards so that I could give my information to Madonna's people. She was very sweet and I wish her nothing but the best!

The Spider-Man 3 promo tour has moved on to Rome, Italy ... tho the spectacle wasn't quite as ginormous as the premieres in Tokyo and London. Here are pictures from the Roman photo call and premiere yesterday:


I had guessed that the next premiere would be in NYC after the London one on Monday but I was wrong. It looks like there may be a few little premieres in other parts of Europe before the promo tour hits the US. At least Kirsten Dunst was lookin' a might better than she was in London. James Franco was lookin hawt, as usual. [Source]

The Tribeca Film Festival gets underway today but last night a few celebs showed up to get the party started at the Vanity Fair Festival Dinner:


The event turned out to be a pretty standard affair, nothing crazy went down. Anna Paquin was in the hiz but, from what I understand, she managed to control herself. Click HERE for a full list of the films that will be featured at the festival this year. The Tribeca Film Festival runs until May 6. [Source]

Sadly ... Heather Mills' quest for stardom as a ballroom dancer has come to an end. The ex-Mrs. Paul McCartney and her hot dancing partner were eliminated from competition on Dancing with the Stars last night. It appears that Heather was prepared to get the boot because she showed up with a laundry list of people she had to thank for their support:


The estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney delivered a long-winded speech thanking everyone from her partner, Jonathan Roberts, to the hair and make-up girls. Just as the show's hosts, Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris, thought they were waving her off, she reached down into her cleavage and pulled out a crumpled piece of paper containing her speech. In it, Heather, 39, gushingly told how "everyone from five to 85-year-olds" had approached her and said: "Oh my God! Now I want to dance!" thanks to her performances during the last six weeks. She then made a bizarre plea to the audience to go vegan, suggesting they take part in a "No Meat Monday". The judges gave her a standing ovation when she performed a backflip during the mambo. But she and Roberts were last night fifth out of seven remaining pairs for their paso doble. The public vote, which counts for half the rankings, was even worse and they were voted off the show. Well, at the very least, Heather managed to give her image a pretty good positive boost, in this country at least. Before she signed on for Dancing with the Stars she was pretty much known only as the woman who was trying to hurt St. Paul McCartney. Now at least she's the woman who tried to hurt St. Paul McCartney but can dance pretty well with one leg so she can't be all that bad. Well now that Heather's gone all my support can now shift to Ian Ziering. He must defeat Joey FatOne. [Source]

Hilary Duff was all smiles as she made an appearance on Much Music's Much on Demand yesterday afternoon ... despite the fact that a crazy lunatic showed up at the Much Music studios and threatened to kill her! Miss Duff didn't let that little incident faze her in the least ... here are pictures from her appearance:


Police officers moved quickly to take down a man who allegedly threatened to kill pop star and actress Hilary Duff during her appearance on a Canadian TV show. Duff was being interviewed Tuesday by MuchMusic host Leah Miller on Live @ Much when a man in the crowd outside the studio started shouting at the 19-year-old star. According to an eyewitness, the unidentified man vowed to kill Duff, prompting several police officers to tackle him. "The cops slammed his face into the pavement," said photographer Todd Gillis, who witnessed the incident. "He was bleeding." The commotion happened just metres from an outdoor platform where Duff later stood to greet fans who surged forward for autographs and pictures. Toronto Police Sgt. Mladen Josifovic of 52 Division said there is no report of an arrest being made. Er, they might want to get on that arrest thing (click HERE to see the crazy man gettin' schooled by the cops, er, Mounties). [Source, Source]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may not have been able to officially adopt their new son Pax Thien together (since Vietnam makes it very difficult for unmarried couples to adopt their children) but that doesn't mean that they can't pretend that they did. Angelina filed papers on Monday asking for a name change for little Pax ... who will soon be known as Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt:


A legal petition filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court states Jolie wants to change the 3-year-old boy's name so that it will include "the last name of her partner," Brad Pitt, and be the same as that of the couple's other children. The petition was first reported by the syndicated television program The Insider. Jolie traveled to Vietnam last month to adopt Pax from a Ho Chi Minh City orphanage. The actress filed adoption papers as a single parent since she and Pitt are not married. And that's they way they became the Jolie-Pitt Bunch! [Source]

What the eff? Is Rachel Bilson really trying to get freaky with Hayden Christensen ... like, seriously? Forget the fact that it's just wrong ... but how does one go from Adam Brody to Hayden Christensen? Here are pictures of Rachel and Hayden hanging out together (something they've been doing a lot lately) ... so it must be true:


Photo credit: Flynet

People writes: [Rachel Bilson], the former O.C. star was spotted dining with – and feeding – Hayden Christensen, at neighborhood cafe Madame Matisse. (The two costar in the upcoming film Jumpers.) Oh hellz no! I do not approve. A Hollywood "It" Girl should never date a man who wears more accessories than she does. It's just not done. [Source, Source]

Speaking of rumored new loves, here are pictures of Lance Bass emerging from Parc nightclub gettin' all grabby with a new hunk of man ... could this be love?


Photo credit: Splash News

Hmm ... I bet this is just how Lance is trying to get public revenge on his ex-boyfriend Reichen Lehmkuhl for his public displays of affection for his new boyfriend Ryan Barry. I wonder who's gonna show up with who at the prom this year? [Source]

Yikes! Forget the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney Love are hanging out with one another ... WTF is up with their faces?


LOL! You'd think it'd be embarrassing enough that they were caught hanging out but ... this pic is just horrrrrrible. [Source]

Alanis Morissette is still flying solo these days ... here is a pic of Alanis and her motorbike:


Since her break-up with Ryan Reynolds the poor dear has been unlucky in love. I think it's high time she turn that pain into a new album. [Source]

Pete Doherty is ... well ... he's odd ...


... I'm not sure why he's filming the paps with the camera on his MacBook laptop computer but I suppose it's better than throwing it at them. No wait, that would be far more entertaining. [Source]

Pete's lady love Kate Moss has revealed that she will be posing in the Topshop store window with the other mannequins on the day her new clothing line goes on sale:


Moss, 33, will pose as a dummy at the Oxford Street flagship store as her clothes go on sale on 1 May. She was paid £3 million for the range, which features her trademark hotpants and jeans. Yeah ... I got nothing ... but I can't wait to see the pics! [Source]

Hey y'all, Cyndi Lauper has got something to tell you:


That's right ... this summer Cyndi will be teaming up with a few other amazing bands for the True Colors Tour to support the Human Rights Campaign:


From the press release: For the first time ever, music legends and today's hottest artists take the stage for a historical musical event -Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls, The Gossip and The Misshapes with host Margaret Cho join in celebration of the inaugural True Colors concert tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign. This 15 city nationwide tour, presented by Logo, kicks off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on June 8th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The concerts will feature five hours of nonstop music with other exciting special guests appearing on select dates throughout the tour including Rufus Wainwright, Rosie O'Donnell, Indigo Girls, THE CLIKS and Jeffree Star with additional guests to be announced. The True Colors Tour was conceived by Cyndi Lauper stemming from her desire to give back to the community for the love and support they have given her throughout her career ... True Colors is a celebration of the basic values and freedoms that should be shared by all Americans. Fans will experience these values through the music of both legendary icons and the newest and coolest acts this generation has to offer. "As an American I was raised to believe that all people have the right to live with the same dignity, opportunity and safety. This should include everyone no matter what gender or sexual orientation," said Lauper. "This tour was created to celebrate our differences by raising awareness for liberty, fairness and dignity for everyone - not just some of us. Our fans can come out to celebrate a great cause while also hearing some great music." First off, can I say it is an absolute thrill to hear the words "Pink is the new Blog" come out of Cyndi Lauper's mouth? I can't believe she taped this message for the blog but I love it. This tour sounds absolutely amazing and I can't wait to see it for myself. Head on over to the official site or the official My Space page for a full list of tour dates and for further infomation on when tickets go on sale. Woot! Maybe I'll get to run into some of you at one of the shows :) [Source]

And finally ... what's better than a group of men in uniform? How about a group of men out of uniform? Flopping about out of their uniforms to be exact:


DRUNK Scots Guards stripped off to put on an X-rated display in just their world-famous bearskins and tunics for a shocking home video. The brazen soldiers — whose main duty is guarding the Queen — shamelessly expose themselves to the camera and dance half naked while swigging from bottles of Buckfast and cider ... The men, all thought to be from Glasgow, fondle each other dressed in nothing but their prestigious uniform and socks ... And in another X-rated clip — shot at their Chelsea barracks in London last Friday — the guard filming his three kinky colleagues performs a lewd sex act on one of them and spanks their bare backsides ... Last night furious top brass had identified the four F-Company squaddies behind the disturbing display. And furious colleagues are demanding they now be kicked out the forces for disgracing their proud uniform. One insider last night said: "These guys have brought shame to the regiment and should be booted out. Our regiment is one of the most famous in the world. Our uniform is one of the most recognised in the world. We are supposed to be one of the most disciplined regiments in the entire Army but these guys have made us look like fools. We feel let down by them and they should be shown the door." LOL! Click HERE to watch the censored video performance. This has to be the coolest dance routine to Twist and Shout I've ever seen. [Source]

Les News:
I went and did the unthinkable ... I picked up my very own Nintendo Wii video game system (which wasn't easy, the damn thing is completely sold out pretty much everywhere on planet Earth) after falling in love with the damn thing at my friend Andy's place. So ... you can guess how I've been spending my time. OY!

Tonight, tho, I have to leave the house because I'm going to finally see Wicked which is currently running here in LA. Taking time out of my bizzy video gaming schedule for a little culture shows that I'm a well-rounded person. Right? Right?

That is all ... I'm out.