Friday, June 01, 2007

Don't Make Promises You Can't Keep

Okay ... I'm doing my best to try and not discount Lindsay Lohan's commitment to beating her addictions but I have to wonder if it's really a good idea that she be leaving her rehab treatment facility so soon after checking herself in. Here are pictures of Lindsay outside the grounds of the Promises Rehab Facility in Malibu, CA earlier this week ... on at least two different occasions ... one of those occasions was a trip to the gym Um, she only just admitted herself on Monday:

Photo credit: INFdaily & X17

Lindsay Lohan left her "serious medical treatment program" at Promises rehab facility in Malibu yesterday for a quick session at a local gym. Which of the twelve steps is the elliptical machine? She was then snapped later on in the day making an escape to God knows where. You may recall that her previous stint in rehab, at the Wonderland Rehab Center earlier this year, was an outpatient program and we've seen how successful that turned out to be. Call me cruiseazy but I just think that one has a better chance of success if they actually stay in the rehab treatment facility for the duration of the program. [Source, Source]

In other Lindsay news, here is the a sneak peek at her new ad campaign for Jill Stuart:

Lindsay was photographed for this Fall campaign by Mario Sorrenti in Tokyo this past April. There is no denying that she's such a pretty girl ... I would just hate to see her throw away everything she's accomplished because she can't stay committed to her sobriety. [Source]

The other Hollywood "It" Girl who is in trubs these days, Miss Paris Hilton, has kept on, keepin' on as the clock ticks down the days until she has to turn herself in to begin serving her 23 day jail sentence. Here are pictures of Paris wearing a not-so-subtle "faith"-based hoodie while carrying a new book:

Photo credit: Mavrix

The book du jour is Count your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love by Dr. John Demartini. What next, will Paris be seen carting around Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul? Yes, as the days dwindle before Paris has to go to the bighouse she is working overtime to prepare for the big day. The NY Daily News is reporting that Miss Hilton is planning on making a grand entrance come detention day next Tuesday: Sources say the jail-bound heiress has ordered a hair and makeup team to meet her at her Hollywood Hills home at 9 a.m. Monday. It's understood that the glamorous inmate-to-be plans to turn the perp walk into a catwalk, and she wants the media to see her looking her best. "The timing is to make sure she makes all the celebrity weeklies," an insider says. "Paris is a genius at marketing herself. She managed to turn having a sex tape to her benefit, and she's going to do the same out of going to prison." But the pal observes: "It's not just about marketing, it's about making money. If she can set up her entry into jail in a very grand way, the payoff will be greater." Hilton is also said to have decided to write a prison diary during her 23-day sentence, for publication upon release. "Paris' prison diary will make a more dramatic read than Martha Stewart's," says someone with knowledge of her business dealings. "If she can make it believable, and not exaggerate too much, she might expect to make a million dollars out of it." Well, at this point ... I guess it is a good idea that she just bite the bullet and really own the moment. She's going to have to suffer in jail anyways, she might as well get as much out of it as she can. Is it wrong that I am dying to read Paris' Prison Diary and she hasn't even written it yet? [Source]

Lest you think that Paris Hilton is biding her time merely with books and styling plans, here is proof that she is still in a partying mood. Here's a picture of Paris chillin' with her little sister Nicky at the Blackberry Curve Launch party that was held in LA last night. Even tho Paris wasn't in a talking mood, Nicky was ... and boy did she have her say:

With the June 5 deadline for Paris Hilton to turn herself in to jail looming, her younger sister Nicky is speaking out. "I think she should definitely be punished, but going to jail for a traffic violation is pretty absurd," Hilton, 23, told PEOPLE Thursday at the BlackBerry Curve launch party in Los Angeles, which she attended with Paris. Though a source told PEOPLE Paris is dreading jail time, the 26-year-old heiress wasn't showing it. Wearing a flirty pink dress, Paris was giddy and giggly as she chatted with her sister and a female pal. (She declined to speak to PEOPLE, saying: "I'm not doing interviews.") A longtime Paris friend says the laughter is her way of coping. "She's the eternal optimist," the pal – who spoke with Paris at the party – told PEOPLE. "She's been through so much, but that's always her disposition. LOL. So Nicky thinks that her sister is going to jail merely because of a "traffic violation", huh? Geeze ... can we throw her in the slammer as well? I just don't understand how people don't understand the seriousness of drunk driving. The article goes on to explain how Paris is already planning her party schedule for when she completes her jail sentence: After serving time, Hilton can look forward to a party – in St Tropez. She's the face of a canned sparkling wine called Rich Prosecco and, according to the company, will appear at their summer party. When's the party? Depends on when she gets out. "We have to wait and see what happens on June 5," Gunther Aloys, the Austria-based head of Rich Prosecco, tells PEOPLE. "Her family is very anxious about what will happen. When it [the jail sentence] is over, she was planning to go on vacation at the end of June. We expect to have a party day then with her in St. Tropez." Yep, it looks like Paris has plenty of blessings to count on. I guess all that praying actually paid off. [Source]

One last bit of Parisness and then we'll move on, yesterday we saw pix of Paris out on a movie date with some dude earlier this week ... Pink reader Carl tells me that that dude is a model named Derrick:

Derrick appeared in a couple of Guess ads with Paris back in the day and apparently the two are still friends ... mystery solved. [thanks Carl]

Getting back to that Blackberry Curve Launch party, here are a few pics of some of the dudes who showed up for the shindig last night:

Photo credit: Wireimage

Is it me or does everyone of them look like they were posing for a Police mug shot? [Source]

Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox are in Tokyo, Japan this week to do a little promo work for their new movie Transformers:

Don't they both look absolutely ecstatic to be there? [Source, Source]

David Beckham has been practicing with his old England soccer team this week in preparation for their match against the Brazilian team at Wembley Stadium tonight. If Becks' performance is especially superb the current team Captain is promising to give Becks back his old Captain's armband. Isn't that so nice? Here are pics of Becks showing off a little fancy footwork at team practice this week:

JOHN TERRY promises to give David Beckham the captain's armband back if he reaches his 100th England cap. Real Madrid star Becks, 32, wins his 95th after being recalled to face Brazil in tonight's Wembley friendly. Skipper Terry said: "I'd love him to go on and make 100 caps. If he does that then I would give him the armband in that match. Becks fully deserves his recall. I think we've all been watching him, he's been in great form, supplying great crosses. His work-rate is fantastic and it's really good to have him back." Beckham will be back in the old routine, wearing the No 7 shirt and playing on the right side of the England midfield against the South Americans. The return of ex-skipper Becks could have made it uncomfortable for Terry. But the Chelsea defender revealed Becks has often called him to make sure he is coping. He said: "What's great is that when I was given the captaincy, the first phone calls were from Becks and Stevie Gerrard. Since then I have had one call a week or every two weeks from Becks wishing me good luck going into Chelsea games and 'How are things' and 'I'm always here if you need me', which is big of him. You can't speak highly enough of him. He's not pestered me or anything like that but he's said I'm always here if you need me. To have that from such a great man and such a great player is unbelievable." Isn't it so nice when boys can play well with one another. Here's hoping that the English team enjoys a big win against the Brazilians tonight ... er, no offense to the Brazilians, I just want Becks to win so that he can rip off his shirt and run around the field half-nekkid. [Source]

It would seem that both Prince William and his former girlfriend (and finacee) Kate Middleton are both doing very well since their break-up earlier this year. Prince Wills has been keeping himself bizzy partying with his mates ... and Kate has been bizzy partying with her very own Prince William clone:

Photo credit: Big Pictures

Just one night after Kate Middleton was spotted cozying up with a mystery man at Mahiki, Prince William has taken his turn at hitting the exclusive London club. Dressed causally in jeans and a navy jumper, William was spotted leaving the venue in looking a little worse for wear around 1.30am. The pair, who announced their split in April, avoided an awkward encounter at the nightspot by just 24 hours. While William has kept a low profile in the months following their break-up, the 26-year-old fashion buyer has become something of a fixture on the party circuit ... Heads definitely turned on Wednesday when Kate arrived at the Mayfair bar with a young man who bore more than a passing resemblance (receding hairline and all) to William. Her mystery companion even seemed to have taken inspiration from William's 'country casual' wardrobe, in a pink checked shirt, khaki-coloured cords and polished black brogues. And when the couple left in a taxi an hour or so later, the laughing look they exchanged conjured memories of the photo of William and Miss Middleton's affectionate glance last September ... At one point Mr Murray Wells was spotted holding hands with Miss Middleton. The young entrepreneur's spokesman declined to comment on the possibility of a romance. Yeah, Kate must have a thing for balding guys ... I'm sure the Prince of England is a hard boyfriend to get over so it's nice that she appears to be moving on. Wills, for his part, looks like he's doing just fine. I'm sure he will have no problem finding a new mate once he's ready to reattach himself. [Source, Source]

Angelina Jolie is never one to shirk her responsibilities ... now that she's the sole parent taking care of the kids (while Brad Pitt is off filming his new movie in Montreal, Canada) she's making sure that her kids are making it to kindergarten each day without any funny bizznazz:

Photo credit: INFdaily

After all, she wouldn't want Zahara and Pax Thien to start skipping school already. Left to her own devices, I'm sure Zahara would have no trouble getting Pax to skip out on school with her. You gotta keep your eye on that one. [Source]

The everlasting couple of Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are spending some downtime together in Ibiza these days ... and by the looks of these pics, they are just as in love as they ever have been:

KATE MOSS and lover PETE DOHERTY soak up the sun in Ibiza -- in their tight skinny jeans. The hot couple looked almost like normal holidaymakers while relaxing on the island's Es Cavallet beach. They kissed, cuddled, drunk sangria and even ATE paella at a beach restaurant earlier this week. Pete also updated his video diary with his camcorder. The BABYSHAMBLES frontman -- celebrating finishing recording his band-s second album -- took his top off to catch some rays while Kate wore a bikini top. But the couple refused to pull themselves out of their sweaty tight denim, despite the baking heat. Actually, I'm OK with the fact that they kept half of their clothing on. I actually wouldn't have minded if they kept all of their clothing on. Ah ... young love. [Source]

Darren Hayes, who is working feverishly on his new album, began work on a new music video in LA this week and in addition to busting out a few really cute facial expressions he busted up a very special guest star for his video:

Photo credit: Splash News

How sweet of the boy to let the crazy Ms. Janice Dickinson appear in his music video. Bless his heart. I can't wait to see the final result. [Source]

In sad but uplifting news, Tammy Faye gave an interview to The Insider this week in an effort to show the world just how strong her zest for life in despite suffering the ravages of her cancer struggle. Even in the face of overwhelming pain and shocking weight loss, Tammy Faye proclaims that she is not ever going to give up on life:

TAMMY FAYE MESSNER, the multi-talented former televangelist and subsequent reality star who has been battling stage IV colon cancer, made the heartbreaking announcement earlier this month that her physicians have stopped treatment. On tonight's "Insider," our one-on-one with the beloved personality is nothing short of emotional, as she openly talks about her ongoing battle with the disease. "The doctor says I'm a living miracle," Tammy tells us. "He said I shouldn't be alive" ... It is at her Charlotte residence that Tammy has been receiving hospice care for the last year, with family members by her side. "My children are scared to death," Tammy confesses. "They're with me all the time. They go everywhere I go." Tammy has written about her struggle in the autobiography, I Will Survive ... and You Will, Too!, and she gave "The Insider" her advice for FARRAH FAWCETT, who, like Tammy, has discovered her cancer has returned. "Don't give up," insists Tammy. "If you gotta lay down, lay down. If you gotta cry, cry. If you've gotta take your pills, take your pills. Whatever you have to do, do it." It was on May 8 that Tammy wrote on her Web site, "The doctors have stopped trying to treat the cancer and so now it's up to God and my faith," adding, "Please continue to pray for the pain and sick stomach" ... "To those of you who are suffering as I, don't give up!" she writes. "Make up your mind that you're going to LIVE!! That is NOT EASY! The path gets so long." I cannot imagine having the strength and fortitude to keep fighting such a debilitating illness like this and yet her resolve seems very strong. Tammy Faye has been thru so much in her lifetime ... from the heights of popularity to the depths of scandalous scorn and hatred, she's been thru it all. She has emerged as one of the most caring people I've ever seen come out of the televangelist world. And thank goodness that she managed to outlive that hateful Jerry Falwell (who took great pleasure in her fall from grace). Her love and acceptance of all people truly shows what Christianity should be all about. I do hope and pray that her suffering is alleviated and that she finds the peace and comfort that she absolutely deserves. [Source]

Rumors are beginning to swirl that Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are still sneaking around together ... the latest proof is this photo that shows the two of them driving their cars individually ... on the same road:

Photo credit: Flynet

Not only are they on the same road but they're in the same lane on the same road. Boo. They are most definitely still together. [Source]

Uh oh ... it looks like Nicole Richie had herself some car probs ...

... unfortch the car probs happened to her boyfriend Joel Madden's car. Hopefully she won't have to suffer boy probs as a result. [Source]

In other car-related news, here is our first look at the Mach V which will be featured in the new live-action movie Speed Racer:

Love it! Speed Racer stars Emile Hirsch as Speed, Christina Ricci as Trixie and Matthew Fox as Speed Racer's older brother Racer X. You gotta admit, the casting sounds perfect. No word on who's going to play Chim Chim the monkey ... but my vote is for Jordan Bratman. [Source]

Keri Russell camps it up in the new issue of Interview magazine:

She looks really cute ... I love her use of whipped cream. [Source]

And finally, Rihanna is featured in the new issue of Giant magazine:

I am all about Rihanna these days. Her new look is hot, her new album is hot and these pics are hot (tho her tongue looks kinda funny in that last pic). Rihanna takes to the stage at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards this weekend ... and I am really excited to see her turn it out. Woot! [Source]

Les News:
So yesterday was my cable appointment day ... and the time window was from 8AM to 7PM and I'm sure you can believe that the tech dude didn't show up until 6:20PM. The good news is that my internet problem is gone. The bad news is that the problem was my wireless router. Eh, I'm just gonna shut my mouth and be happy for small favors.

I did manage to get out for a little bit last night. I met up with Tony for dinner. He and I haven't been able to hang out in ages so it was nice that we got to spend time together. If I can talk some peeps into going out for dancing tonight (Adriana, Mike, Jim) then I might get to hang out with Tony again tonight at Pop Starz. Not sure what the weekend will be like thus far ... but I do have a couple things in the works.

Have an amazing Friday, y'all ... Happy Weekend! I'm out!