Monday, May 28, 2007

Father Knows Best?

Happy Memorial Day, y'all! I hope your day is going much better than my day is going. Right as I was about to post yesterday morning my Internet connection completely died. Fortunately, I had saved my entry before the connection died and I was able to post via my Blackberry. I figured the connection would get fixed at some point during the day but here I am the following day, working at a friendly neighborhood coffee shop because my connection is still dead. This may be where I have to work on the blog for the next few days ... depending on how fast Time Warner Cable can repair the problem. OY! But ... as always, there is goss to be had so let's get to it ...

Britney Spears, who is among the elite few Hollywood "It" Girls who has not had any trubs with the law, spent the weekend chillin' in and around Malibu, CA doing what she does best ... tanning and getting stains on her clothing:


Photo credit: Flynet

I swear ... that girl can be such a mess sometimes. I just don't understand how she is able to consistently get schmutz all over her clothes time and time again. Not only is she a messy eater (apparently) but she seems to have no problem going out in public lookin' all gross. Why do I love her so much? OY! [Source]

So ... the big story o' the moment is Lindsay Lohan and her arrest for drunk driving over the weekend. Pink reader Shema gave me the heads up that an industrious entrepreneur has already put pieces of Lindsay's car wreckage up on eBay for sale -- just what the most diehard L. Lo fan needs ... pieces of the car she wrecked when she was allegedly drunk driving:


From the listing description (the spelling, caps and emphasis is the seller's alone): THE HISTORIC DOWNFALL OF HOLLYWOOD'S STARLETS IS CLEARLY UPON US. FIRST, PARIS HILTON IS GIVEN JAIL TIME AND NOW LINDSAY'S ACCIDENT MAY MARK THE END OF INNOCENCE & LUCK OF HOLLYWOOD'S YOUNG, RICH & FAMOUS... THIS LATEST INCIDENT SIGNIFIES ALOT FOR THE HARD PARTYING ACTRESS. NOT ONLY WAS LINDSAY SUSPECTED OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, BUT SHE IS UNDER THE LEGAL DRINKING AGE, AND ALSO FLED FROM THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT. UP FOR AUCTION ARE 100% AUTHENTIC GUARANTEED PIECES & PARTS OF ACTRESS LINDSAY LOHAN'S Mercedes SL 65 AMG black convertible SCRIMAGED FROM THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SUNSET BLVD. AND FOOTHILL DR. IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA. LINDSAY LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF MAY 26TH, 2007, VEERED OFF ON FOOTHILL DR. , JUMPED THE CURB, AND ULTIMATELY CRASHED INTO THE HEDGES OF THE PROPERTY!!! THE SCENE HAS THUS BEEN COMPLETELY CLEANED UP, BUT WE FOUND THESE REMAINING FRAGMENTS OF HER CAR, INCLUDING THE FRONT LIGHTS AND PARTS OF THE BODY IN THE TREES OF THE PROPERTY. THE WINNING BIDDER WILL RECEIVE A SWORN WRITTEN STATEMENT TO THE ACCOUNTS AND CLAIMS STATED ABOVE FROM THE PERSON WHO RECOVERED THESE ITEMS FROM THE SCENE. Honestly, I'm a little bummed that I didn't think of this myself. It's not that I wish I had pieces of her car to sell ... but they would make great artifacts for my collection of knick-knacks. The bidding for this stuff starts at $100. and so far there have been no bids but I'm sure this stuff will sell. God Bless America. [Source, thanks Shema]

Here are a couple pictures of the most famous curb/sidewalk in LA right now ... this is where Lindsay's car jumped the curb and crashed into the shrubbery early Saturday morning:


Photo credit: Mavrix

Thus far, Lindsay has been unavailable for comment on this latest incident but her father, Michael Lohan, is happily giving interviews. Daddy Lohan spoke with the Mad Dog & Billie Show on 99.9 MIX FM Toronto and had this to say:

Mad Dog – We know this has been a difficult weekend for you and your family.

Mike – Yes, more difficult for Lindsay then anyone I would believe ...

Billie – Now, have you spoken to Lindsay?

Mike – No, I've been trying to get in touch with her, but her assistant has said that her mother and lawyer don't feel it's the right time for me to talk to her.

Billie – I like your statement that you've made, you said, you wanted her to reach out so you could talk like father and daughter, and that she needed to get some support, and some friends around her that actually cared about Lindsay.

Mike – You know, people see Lindsay as the goose that laid their golden egg ... I mean, all they care about is what they can earn from and being with Lindsay – not what they can do for Lindsay in a holistic sense or spiritual sense. I've been saying this for years, and PLEASE I would like to clear one thing up, not in the history of Lindsay's career have I ever taken a penny, or wanted a penny from that girl, I've supported my family a 100 percent both financially and emotionally -- I just had a real problem when I saw through the divorce that other people were getting so much money, and before they took everything that Lindsay and my wife had THAT'S when, on principal only, I sued my wife for half of what she made.

Mad Dog – Lindsay with her DUI, they're talking about a usable amount of narcotics -- suspected to be cocaine in the car -- your battles with drugs and alcohol have been fairly well documented -- if you did have the opportunity to talk to your daughter what would you say to her?

Mike – It's a matter of being honest, I mean, we have to face our problems and be honest with ourselves and with people around us, we cant hide behind anything, because if we do, we're just masking what’s underneath. The saying that the truth sets you free is one that I've found to be very paramount, not only in my life, but in everyone’s life, and unfortunately there's so much deception and so much lies and the betrayals that have been put out there for the media for the wrong reasons they've enabled Lindsay to do what she’s doing and sugarcoat things, you can't, let someone to dig a hole for themselves and say 'Look, it's ok, we'll cover for you just don't do it again', and when it happens again, you say, 'We'll make it better don't worry about it just let us handle it'. What are they doing to help Lindsay?

Billie – What's better for her at this point, jail or rehab?

Mike – No, she needs a faith based rehab, not Wonderland, not Promises, not a high-end rehab that wants a name attached to their programs so that they can get publicity, I mean, between you and me, Wonderland and programs like that, are a joke.

Billie – Is it cuz they are $30,000 a day, and they have pools and Blackberry and it's like a resort ...

Mike – Yes! I mean, let's face it, most programs, even AA, base their programs on the 12 steps, it's faith based, God is the basis for it, but they don't get too deeply into it, they don't make it inveterate in their lives, I mean it's not, most of these facilities are tune up facilities, they go in there, get tuned up for 30 days go back out and do what they were doing.

Billie – Is it bugging you that you can't speak to your daughter and that your being made out to be the bad guy?

Mike – Well, I've got kinda used to it, but you know what, it's come to the point know that I see that, it doesn't matter what people think of me, I know the truth and God knows the truth, and people in my life that do matter -- they know the truth, and that includes Lindsay, my children and even my wife. They know what kind of a person I am and unfortunately, they let other people influence them for the wrong reasons and betray things that aren't true. I mean, I'll never say things that I haven't done, that I've done, but don't say things about me that aren't true, what goes around comes around, there is a law of reciprocity, you may not know it, but everyone in this case, that has lied or said something that has come between my family and I have destroyed their own lives.

Mad Dog – At the end of the day, we hope your daughter gets the help that she needs.

Mike – That's all I care about


Thank goodness that Michael Lohan is available for comment because I don't know what I would do without a thoughtful discussion like this. It just seems so suspect to me that Daddy Lohan is trying to convey an image of support and love for his daughter and yet he is giving out interviews left and right just so that he can give his $0.02. I think he's right, tho, about the rehab programs that he talked about. The places he mentioned don't really seem that concerned with curing the problem so much as offering a safe (and expensive) haven for celebs to chill out while the heat is on. It still remains to be seen what, if any, punishment will come from this DUI incident. I think it's gonna be really hard to get any serious charges to stick to Tef-Lohan. [Source]

In other Hollywood "It" Girl news, TMZ is reporting that Mischa Barton has been hospitalized here in LA due to an "averse reaction to medication" which other reports are alleging was an "overdose". There is NO REAL EVIDENCE that Mischa suffered an overdose. Here are pictures of Mischa with BFF Nicole Richie as they ran out for coffee drinks earlier in the day before Mischa suffered her medical emergency:


Photo credit: Big Pictures

TMZ has learned that actress Mischa Barton was rushed to the hospital this evening after suffering an adverse reaction to medication. Sources tell TMZ that the former "OC" star was at a friend's Memorial Day BBQ enjoying a few holiday cocktails when she began to feel extremely ill. Mischa, who has been quite sick with bronchitis since traveling to Cannes, London and Paris the past several weeks, apparently didn't get the memo -- you can't drink alcohol while taking antibiotics! The 21-year-old celeb was rushed to an undisclosed medical facility in Los Angeles, where we are told she is "resting comfortably." Yeah, it is never a dull moment with these Hollywood "It" Girls ... either they're crashing their cars, getting hauled off to jail or they're passing out at parties, you can always count on them for a good time. Get well soon, Mischa. [Source]

Another big story this Memorial Day Monday concerns the apparent break-up of the long-running supercouple of Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias ... word on the street is that they are dunzo, y'all:


IT'S GAME, set and match for ANNA KOURNIKOVA and heart-throb ENRIQUE IGLESIAS. Spanish crooner Enrique and Russian tennis beauty Anna have parted after five years together. He confessed: "We've split. I'm single now and it's OK. I don't mind being single." Enrique hinted KIDS were a factor. He said: "I'm not ready for children. I don't feel like taking on such a responsibility yet. But in the future I'd like two children." Only recently he revealed that he had no intention of marrying feisty blonde Anna because "it wouldn't make a difference". But now it seems his reluctance to commit was a sign the relationship was rocky ... Enrique coughed to the separation in Swedish capital Stockholm on Friday, where he was doing interviews. Anna, currently in the States, reacted by hitting the town in Vegas. Wow ... well, to tell the truth, I'm actually surprised that they lasted this long. I had a hard time believing that Anna would be contented with a dude like Enrique, especially since he's admitted himself that he has one, very important, shortcoming (saying, "I'd change my penis if I could. It's way, way, way too small."). Something tells me that neither one of these will will remain single for long. [Source, Source]

Paris Hilton has really been working overtime trying to make bookstores "hot" because she was spotted over the weekend at yet another freakin' bookstore. Here are pictures of Paris engaged in her most recent favorite pastime -- shopping for books:


Photo credit: INFdaily

Paris has added The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to her ever-growing library of new God-related books. I wonder if she realizes that she won't be able to bring all these new books with her to jail. Who knew that it would take a jail sentence to get Paris Hilton to start reading, you know, real books.. [Source]

Here are a few really cute pictures of Sheryl Crow spending a lovely weekend afternoon with her newly adopted son Wyatt in Malibu, CA:


Photo credit: Splash News

Motherhood seems to be agreeing with her. She looks so happy. I bet Sheryl will make a really cool mom. [Source]

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt turned one year old yesterday and her parents, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, threw the little princess a birthday party in Prague. Here are pictures from the soiree:


Photo credit: Splash News

Er, yeah ... they're not the best pics but at least we know that the golden child received a whole lotta balloons for her first birthday. [Source]

Here are really cute pictures of frontman Adam Levine hamming it up for the cameras as Maroon 5 performed on The Today Show earlier this morning for the show's Summer Concert Series:


Photo credit: Splash News

Hahahhahahah ... yeah, these pics are proof that white boys aren't the best dancers. [Source]

Here are pictures of Mischa Barton, in healthier days, featured in the new issue of French Elle magazine all dolled up as movie starlets from days of yore:


She looks amazing. I think I like the Louise Brooks look (the black bob) best of all. These pics are really hot. [Source]

Here are a few pics from day two of the Pinkpop Music Festival which is currently taking place in Landgraaf, The Netherlands:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Muse, Snow Patrol and Maximo Park were among the bands that performed yesterday. The festival ends tonight where Smashing Pumpkins will be closing the show. [Source]

Here are two of the international posters for the new Transformers movie that will open here in the US on July 4th:


I believe this is the first, clear look at what the Autobot and Decepticon leaders look like face-on. I'm lovin' Optimus Prime ... I'm still not sure about Megatron. I'll have to see what he looks like in action. [Source]

And finally, in other Transformers news, Hasbro has launched a website for the new Transformers toys, etc. that will be offered to coincide with the movie's release. Of all the items listed on the site I think I'm most intrigued by the Optimus Prime pillow -- that transforms from a truck to a robot:


I have no idea how this thing works (I suspect that velcro may be involved) but I think I love it. I may have to get one of these things for my couch. LOL! [Source]

Les News:
David, his friends Diana & Ikon and I all went out for an amazing brunch buffet at a place in the Valley hills called Castaway. The food lay-out was amazing ... they had everything from breakfast to sushi to the biggest chocolate fountain I've ever seen. We were able to eat until we were stuffed, all while enjoying a really cool view. It was a really nice way for us all to be together before David had to be dropped off at the airport. He made it home safe and sound last night so all is well on that front.

OY! I'm so stressed about this stupid internet problem. I am not looking forward to getting up at 6AM tomorrow in order to find a cafe with internet access ... but I guess we have to do what we have to do. I put in a service call with Time Warner and they're not even coming out until Thursday so ... I may have a notsofun week ahead.

Hopefully y'all are enjoying your Memorial Day Monday today ... I am going to do my best to enjoy the rest of mine. I am out.