Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Write Stuff

For some reason, Britney Spears is under the insane notion that the hair extensions that she has had sewn into her head look better than her natural hair does. Someone should really tell her that they do not ... especially when you get right in there and see what they really look like down at the roots. And damnit ... it had to happen sooner or later ... and, truth be told, I've really been dreading this day. Our dear Britney has already fallen off the wagon and has started going out to clubs again. Just recently she's begun showing up at Teddy's nightclub ... where the second set of these pics were taken:

Photo credit: INFdaily

The bad hair extensions, I can forgive ... especially since they've been a Britney Spears staple for years (even back in the good ol' days ... she was just better about hiding the ugly parts) but the nightclubbing gives me cause for concern. I'm not sure that a bar environment is the best place for a person dealing with addiction, especially so soon after she was released from rehab. I hope she is able to resist temptation and stay away from the sauce. [Source, Source]

These pics of Britney were taken earlier this week because she has already packed up her bags and her entourage and has made her way to Florida where she will be performing as The M+Ms again tonight. Pink reader Heather sends in an interesting report of Britney's flight out of LAX to Florida yesterday, she writes: [M]y roomie was on a flight to Florida this morning and Britney and a few of her peeps were on the flight apparently ... until they had pulled away from the gate and Britney had the plane turn around and take her back to LAX. Apparently she then got off the plane with her friends/family/entourage/etc. and made the rest of the plane DELAYED ... pretty much not cool. I hope that she had a good excuse! Hmmm ... she prolly forgot one of her kids at the terminal. My money says it was Jayden James. LOL! Oh Britney, I still love you tho!

UPDATE: There are new reports that Britney stormed off the airplane because it didn't have leather seats. Um ... seriously?

Paris Hilton appears to have come to terms with her impending 23-day stint in jail come June 5th because the heiress has decided to pen a jail diary while she's locked up. Taking a cue from Naomi Campbell (who published The Naomi Diaries in this month's issue of W magazine chronicling her 5-day stint of community service earlier this year), Paris hopes to turn her pain-ridden and anguish-filled journal into something she can benefit from. Here are pictures of Paris txt messaging her former flame Paris Latsis as she sits in her car earlier this week:

PARIS HILTON is to pen a prison diary — and hopes it will make her millions. The heiress, 26, plans to sell the blow-by-blow account after she serves her 23-day sentence for driving while banned. A source said: "There will be details of clashes with prisoners and disgusting meals. She thinks this will show she is paying her debt to society." I ain't gonna lie, I'll be the first one in line to read that shit. I just yesterday read all of The Naomi Diaries and I found them utterly fascinating. It's really interesting to see how the mind of a celebrity works (regarding Naomi, I was most intrigued by her shock that the media would choose to focus on the clothes she was wearing when she showed up daily for community service, especially since she was showing her "shock" in the pages of a major fashion magazine that also published photos of the designer clothes she wore [listing each designer, for each photo] which were shot by one of the most famous fashion photographers around, Steven Klein) and I can't *wait* to hear how Paris describes her experience. Oh and for the record, I personally think that 23 days in the slammer doesn't really come close to Paris paying her debt to society (I can't even fathom all the crimes that she's prolly gotten away with scot free in her 20-some years of existence) ... she should just be happy she's getting a huge break. [Source]

In other Paris news, her friend and fellow jailbird Joe Francis has come to her defense and has written an open letter to Candy Spelling criticizing her for writing an open letter to Paris Hilton:

Dear Candy:

I don't know you, I have never met you and I don't know anything about you. After reading your letter posted on the internet, my mental picture of you is of a lonely old woman living in a mansion in Holmby Hills with let's say 300 cats jumping around, some in their own feces.

I have tried to think to myself what would compel a woman such as yourself to write a letter to someone they have never met? Even worse, you are making up your mind based on headlines. I can understand you writing Paris Hilton a letter out of care because as you said in your letter, you have known her most of her life. Then again, it's sad and pathetic you had the audacity to post that letter on the internet instead of just sending it to Paris personally.

Candy, you don't know any of the facts concerning my situation. I am a hardworking, compassionate and honest person. I will prevail just as I have in the past because overcoming adversity is not only a part of the entrepreneurial experience but a part of life. You should appreciate this and know this more than anyone and I am ashamed of you for forgetting how hard it is to make it in this world and the people who would love to tear you down because you have. Sadly, it appears you have become one of those people.

Contrary to what you have said in your letter, my world has not changed. My business Girls Gone Wild is thriving and posted record sales last month. Most important, my friends and my family (I love you guys....) have stood by me. This whole situation will be over soon and I will be standing strong.

I have never played a victim but I have always been a fighter. I will ultimately prevail in the matters at hand but I am concerned that you will die a lonely and unfulfilled person playing with those cats and posting open letters to people you have never met on the internet.


Joe Francis

UPDATE: It turns out that Joe's response was actually in regards to this new open letter written by Candy Spelling that is directed at him:

Dear Joe,

As the headlines about you changed -- to scream "imprisoned" and "U.S. marshals" instead of "filmmaker" and "entrepreneur," you respond by crying, wailing and seeing yourself as a victim. Bad move. Today's headlines call you a "crybaby."

You blew it, Joe. Instead of jumping from party to party, you're being shuffled from one prison to another. And no one feels sorry for you. The flatterers and entourages have moved on. They have short attention spans. They're hanging on to someone else and will take advantage of the new "temp celebrity" as long as it lasts.

The only redeeming factor is reading that you have been calling home every day from prison. When things are looking bleak, it sounds like you've found that you can get some perspective from the reliable people at home. Maybe you're realizing these are the only people who really care about you.

Your world has changed, and you're the poster boy for what can happen when boys go wild. Your every move and every emotion are still being reported, but not the way you want. It's time for some dignity. At least it might prevent you from being forever defined as a crybaby.


Candy Spelling

Wee! I love open letters from wannabe celebs! We need more more more!

The radio show Mad Dog and Billie on Mix FM in Toronto, CA were lucky enough to have a little interview with famed comic genius Eric Idle this week and happened to score a huge exclusive story ... apparently Eric is extremely pissed off that the new movie Shrek the Third blatantly ripped off a few of his jokes -- and he's in the movie! Here are excerpts from his interview with Mix FM:

Photo credit: Planet Maurie Photo

Monty Python legend and star of the new Shrek the Third was in toronto over the long weekend to promote his new play/musical "Not The Messiah". He took some time to talk to Mad Dog & Billie on Toronto's 99.9 MIX FM where he dished out some juicy goods: "I've always loved Toronto cuz we kicked off our world tour here in 1974 when we came as Python so there’s a great openness and a willingness to see something new ... So many people love the coconut gag from Monty Python -- it's of course a radio joke and its been stolen patently by Shrek 3 I'm happy to say -- So we'll be able to sue their asses!" to which the MIX FM reporter said "GO ON ..."

Eric: "No, I mean it's like there it is in the first 30 seconds -- you go -- wait a minute, John [Cleese] and I are in this film and you steal our joke? Um, I don't know how the others are going to take to this ... I hope they (Dreamworks) cleared it with them -- and they also steal from Spamalot, you know ...

MIX FM: "Don't you think they did that to pay homage to you?"

Eric: "Do you think if I stole your wallet that'd be homage to your money? -- you see they neglected to tell us -- so the first I saw it was in the premiere -- and I was SHOCKED -- my whole family went WHAT! How dare you! So I walked out -- calmed down -- and walked back in -- but I was shocked and I think if you steal peoples jokes, I don't think that's homage, I think that's theft.

Whoa! But I absolutely agree ... if they had asked to use the jokes, especially since Eric Idle and John Cleese (Monty Python himself!) are in the film, then that would be one thing but to do it without their knowledge ... that's some shady biz. They prolly thought there'd be no problem since Eric and John are in the film ... but, apparently, Dreamworks was wrong. It'll be interesting to see if a lawsuit does materialize over this mess. [Source]

Tim Gunn played host at the Wish-Bone 2nd Annual Second Annual Summer Salad Fashion Show on Thursday which featured a live runway show showcasing one-of-a-kind salad fashions made with real fruits and vegetables, including a design by fashion mavens Heatherette. Tim even gave PITNB a little shout with a sign! Here are a few pics from the event:

What a fun show! This whole thing sounds exactly like a Project Runway challenge. I just love Tim Gunn and I am thrilled that he gave the blog a little shout at his event. I am currently reading (among other things) Tim's new book A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style which I am really enjoying (even tho it's only geared towards women). I am very anxious for the next season of Project Runway to get back on the air. [Source]

Victoria Beckham has brought her NBC camera crew (and her seemingly unstoppable nipples) to her favorite LA boutique Kitson to film some scenes for her new reality show ... here are a few pics:

Photo credit: Celebrity Babylon & Mavrix

I'm sorry, I can't even deal with her nips. Those things are like ball bearings ... it doesn't matter what she wears, whether it be a silk top or a bullet-proof vest, those things would just poke right thru. ICK! It looks as if the Robot was a bit hungry in that last pic ... she should've just went up the street to The Ivy so she could not eat there. [Source, Source]

Well, I guess it seems that Amy Winehouse is capable of saying more than just No, No, No because she married her (pretty cute) boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami Beach, FL yesterday and has already begun the honeymoon celebrations. Here are pictures of Amy and Blake all loveyed up as husband and wife:

Photo credit: Splash News & Mavrix

The 23-year-old "Rehab" singer married Blake Fielder-Civil. The couple, engaged since April 23, were married in front of a few friends in an unannounced ceremony, Spin Magazine reported. Winehouse was in Miami for a magazine photo shoot, according to Us Magazine. Amy is everyone's favorite singer (from Prince to Princess Zakiya) right now (and I must admit that I, like everyone else, really dig her song Rehab) so I'm sure that everyone is very happy for her and her happiness. She seems to be having a banner year so far. Much congrats Amy and Blake! [Source, Source]

In other marriage news, Hugh Jackman was lookin' hot as hell at the wedding of his friends Michael Ryan and Zoe Bingley-Pullen at St Marks Anglican Church in Darling Point, Sydney Australia yesterday where Hugh played the role of best man ... here are a few pics:

Photo credit: Splash News

Woot! Yeah, I think Hugh Jackman makes a *great* Best Man ... with a Best Man like this, who needs a bride? [Source]

Justin Timberlake seems to be having a hard time dealing with his emotions since becoming involved with his new girlfriend Jessica Biel. Here are pictures of Justin looking out his hotel window in Manchester, England lookin' all forlorn ... and then all happy:

Photo credit: INFdaily

Well, it was at least nice of him to give a friendly wave to the photogs. [Source]

Rihanna (who I am loving right now) is featured in the new issue of Essence magazine lookin' really beautiful in her tropical photoshoot:

I have decided that her new song Umbrella is like music drugs ... it's so addicting, I just keep playing it over and over again and I don't know why, nor can I stop. I really hope the rest of her new album is just as good ... cuz, I'm not used to actually liking Rihanna's music. [Source]

And finally, it's time for this week's batch of photo submissions from Pink is the new Blog readers -- Lucy sends in a pic taken of her and her friends Lilly, Alison, Amber, Liz, Meredith, Annie, Oriana, Abby, Molly, Kay and Shalini who all made up the team called Pink is the New Avon Walk and who completed their 39.3 miles walk a couple of weeks ago to raise $35,000 for Breast Cancer research -- Rae sends in a picture of her soon-to-be former co-worker Maya on her last day in the office -- Angie from South Dakota sends in a pic from her friend's 40th birthday party (also pictured is her friend's panty tree) -- Xaviana, who was just chosen as Miss Teen Eastern Ontario, prepares to compete in the Miss Teen Canada International in August -- Melanie and Berna, who work in a Toronto, CA Emergency Room, taking a picture break together -- Sheena and Frances, room mates for 4 years who are graduating from University at Albany as English Majors, before they have to part ways and return home:

Much congrats and much love to you all. Thank you again, always, from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to include Pink is the new Blog in your celebrations. As always, I love getting these pics ... thank you all so much! XOXO

Les News:
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day, I spent the bulk of it preparing for David's arrival last night. His plane was delayed a couple of hours so he didn't get in until way late ... but we've got plans to hang out with Adriana today and tentative plans to party with friends tonight ... we'll see.

It's the weekend, bitches ... I hope y'all can get out there an enjoy it! I'm out.