Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Really Great White Way

Britney Spears continues her tour of every single location available for visit in the Southern California area ... yesterday, she took a little trip to the Epitome Spa for a little pampering ... she loved it so much, she went back again ... for the second time in the same day:


Photo credit: Splash News

Now, I suppose it's possible that she merely went back to the spa the very same day because she left her sunglasses or her half-drunken can of Red Bull and just needed to retrieve them ... but I contend that it is very stressful going out every single day and Britney was just in dire need of a little extra relaxation treatment. Those hot stones are just what the Dr. ordered. I bet it's tough being Britney Spears. [Source]

The LA version of the GLAAD Media Awards were held in Hollywood last night and some pretty big names came out for the event -- Jake Gyllenhaal stunned and thrilled the crowd, I'm sure, by gracing the awards show with his presence. Here are a few pics from the red carpet last night:


Photo credit: Wireimage

OUCH! Reichen Lehmkuhl showed up at the awards show with his new hunk of beef Ryan Barry but his ex-boyfriend Lance Bass showed up solo. Awkward much? I am very glad to see that Dave Koz (my most favoritest saxophonist on Earth) was also in attendance. I really wish I could've made this year's award show because I would've loved to hang out with the Koz man. I'm not exactly sure what Jennifer Aniston did to win a GLAAD Media Award but I really hope it wasn't for her portrayal of a lesbian on the FX show Dirt this year. She was barely a lesbian on that show ... her same-sex kiss with Courteney Cox-Arquette was nothing to write home about. They should've just given the award to Jake for being so cute. [Source]

Elsewhere in Hollywoodland, actually in TV Land, the TV Land Awards were also handed out last night ... here are a few fun pics from that red carpet:


Photo credit: Splash News

The very fun TV Land Awards managed to pull together a bunch of our fave sitcom actors from some of the best TV show around. There were a bunch of Bradys in the hiz ... but the fact that Charo was there just makes the whole show worth watching. Since the show was only taped last night you haven't missed your chance to watch the show itself ... it airs on Sunday, April 22 on TV Land. From what I've seen from the taping ... the show looks very fun. Make sure you tune in to watch a very special Brady Bunch performance!!! [Source]

T-Mobile is unveiling the next generation of the Sidekick in about a week but it's never too early to get the party started. Here are some pictures from the Sidekick iD party that managed to pull together a Who's Who of the celeb hipster elite ... I mean, just look at all that eyeliner and at all those jaded faces:


Photo credit: Splash News

Whoa ... I love me some Pete Wentz but homie needs to go a little less psycho with the eyeliner pencil. Poor Shane West looks so forlorn ... I wonder if it's because his friend Ashton Holmes wasn't invited to the shindig. Anyways ... the newest Sidekick, called the iD, will be color customizable and will be a stripped down version of the Sidekick 3. They got rid of the MP3 player and the camera and give you more battery power in return. All the other usual apps are still in place ... think of this new Sidekick as the Lite version. On April 25th you'll be able to customize your own Sidekick iD ... head on over to Gizmodo to see what options will be available. [Source]

Ryan Phillippe was reunited with his Stop Loss co-star Abbie Cornish this week to do a few re-shoots for the film. You may recall that Abbie was the girl that Ryan was caught making out with in public which is supposedly what led to his break-up with Reese Witherspoon:


Photo credit: Flynet

Hmm ... I wonder if they're still friendly (ie. doin' it) or if he really resents her because he prolly made the biggest mistake of his life by fooling around with her and now he has no chance of ever getting his perfect family back again? Yeah, that can't be great for their on-screen chemistry. [Source]

We've been watching Matthew McConaughey workin' his little ass off all week long and now we finally get to see who is the lucky girl who gets to enjoy the fruits of his labor:


Photo credit: Splash News

I have no idea who this Halle Berry wannabe is but she's a damn lucky woman. I hope she's enjoying him enough for all of us. [Source]

Patrick Dempsey has got it in his head that he wants to be a race car driver ... yeah ... whatever ... here are pictures of Patrick all dolled up in his race attire:


Photo credit: Splash News

I bet Patrick is just trying to compete with Frankie Muniz, the Malcolm in the Middle star who also fancies himself a race car driver. Actually, I bet he just likes wearing the cute outfit and the fun helmet with his name on it. Boys will be boys, you know. [Source]

It is my sad duty to bestow a somber Peace the Spork Out to the always fabulous Don Ho who died yesterday at the age of 76. Many of you young'ins prolly don't even know who Don Ho is ... but trust me, he will be greatly missed:


Legendary crooner Don Ho, who entertained tourists for decades wearing raspberry-tinted sunglasses and singing the catchy signature tune "Tiny Bubbles," has died. He was 76. He died Saturday morning of heart failure, publicist Donna Jung said. Ho had suffered with heart problems for the past several years, and had a pacemaker installed last fall. In 2005, he underwent an experimental stem cell procedure on his ailing heart in Thailand. Promoter Tom Moffatt said he attended Ho's final show Thursday and Ho received a standing ovation. Afterward, Ho reminisced about his many years in Waikiki and talked about how Judy Garland sang with him one night. "Don was in great spirits," he said. "He was fine." Ho entertained Hollywood's biggest stars and thousands of tourists for four decades. For many, no trip to Hawaii was complete without seeing his Waikiki show — a mix of songs, jokes, double entendres, Hawaii history and audience participation. Shows usually started and ended with the same song, "Tiny Bubbles." Ho mostly hummed the song's swaying melody as the audience enthusiastically took over the familiar lyrics: "Tiny bubbles/in the wine/make me happy/make me feel fine." "I hate that song," he often joked to the crowd. He said he performed it twice because "people my age can't remember if we did it or not." Don Ho has to be the most famous Hawaiian who ever lived -- he most certainly is to me. I remember when he guest starred on the Brady Bunch back when everyone watched the Brady Bunch in reruns. Tiny Bubbles is a horrid song ... but it's what he's known for and will prolly be his most remembered legacy. Ho's daughter Hoku sang the song Perfect Day in the movie Legally Blonde. My thoughts and sympathies go out to her and her entire family on this sad day. [Source]

Here is this week's Hot Dude of the Week ... since it's very rainy here in NYC today I thought it would be appropriate for the Hot Dude to be soaking wet ... so Joey and his friend were the best I could come up with:


What could be more natural than two dudes, both wearing speedos, playing football in the drizzly rain? See, if all football games where really like this, I think I'd be willing to play. Enjoy!!! [Source]

And finally, my David is back with a new installment of Jossip TV on LX.tv:


It's okay ... y'all can love him too.

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Yesterday was a really fun day ... David and I had tickets to see Spring Awakening so we opted for the afternoon matinee. David had already seen the show in previews but he was very willing to see the show again. After seeing the show myself, I can understand why:


Many people call this musical the "new Rent" and while I wouldn't really go that far, I will say that the show is very inventive, musically wonderful and very entertaining. I must admit, I was not prepared for what I saw up on that stage. I knew that the story revolved around teenage sexual awakening ... but there was a lot of pretty graphic awakening on that stage. I thought of it as Disney's High School Musical ... but set in late 1800s Germany, with a lot more sex, physical violence and nudity and with all the Disney taken out of it. Duncan Sheik, who I *love*, did all the music ... and you can tell, his amazing style is all over the score. The soundtrack is superb ... David loved it so much he bought a copy for himself and never does stuff like that. I was very impressed by the young cast as well. The show is very fresh, very inventive and very "now" especially when compared to old Broadway classics like Les Miz and Phantom of the Opera. Those sorts of shows look stale in comparison. I can see why everyone goes crazy for this show ... it's so fresh and very electric. If any of y'all saw it lemme know what you thought ... I'd be very interested to read other people's take on the show.

At the show, I got to meet Pink reader Sarah who also decided to catch the matinee performance:


She looked so cute ... I love our pic :)

So ... after the show, on our way to dinner, I randomly hinted to David that we should see another show ... since I was leaving the next day, why not just see another Broadway show. He had never seen The Lion King and I was very willing to see it again and ... well, we went and saw The Lion King as well:


Ye Gods, this show is still stunning after all these years. Sarah and I saw it in Toronto back in 2001 and were wowed back then ... this time, I was just as awed. I kept telling David how great the show was but I don't think he really believed me ... he was stunned, as was the rest of the audience. This show has to be the coolest show I've ever seen on stage. The sets are deceptively simple and yet so fantastical. Julie Tamor, the costume designer and director, is an incredible genius. The costumes make this show ... it is an absolute wonder to behold. My favorite part remains all the African chanting that was added to the score. It's just such a treat to watch a Broadway show like this pay such nice homage to the heritage from whence the story comes. If you've never seen The Lion King, do not be influenced by the Disneyness preconception, this show is absolutely stunning and should not be missed.


All of the Broadway shows are raising money for Broadway Cares this time of the year and I was happy to donate money at each show we saw this week. The Lion King offered a chance to meet and get a photo with the actor who played the adult Simba in full costume for a donation (they were also selling hand beaded animals from South Africa to raise funds for Broadway Cares). David and I got a picture with him that I'll post when I get to my scanner. It's a little cheesy but fun :)

The rain is really coming down here in NYC ... my flight is in danger of being cancelled (it's already been delayed by 3 hours). I hope all y'all are staying warm and dry this crazy Sunday. Here's hoping I get home safe and sound.

I'm out.

UPDATE: Well, I guess I'm still "in". My flight has been moved until Tuesday afternoon! I guess I'll have to suffer thru a couple more days with my boo ;)