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TMZ was in L.A. County Superior Courtroom moments ago, where a pregnant Nicole Richie faced the music for her wrong-way DUI bust in December -- her second DUI conviction in 4 years. A court commissioner sentenced Richie, represented by uber-lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, to serve four days in the City or County Jail (her choice!) -- she got credit for a fifth day, for the six hours she served after being busted. Richie was also fined $2,048, was ordered back to school for an alcohol education course and on three years probation. Richie must report to serve her time by September 28. The commissioner issued Richie a stern warning, telling her if she she drove drunk again and she actually killed someone she could be charged with murder -- not manslaughter. That's because after her first DUI, Richie agreed that if she drove under the influence and killed someone, she'd be nailed for murder. Wow. First Paris Hilton and now Nicole Richie will be going to jail -- and you know that Lindsay Lohan won't be far behind. Going to jail is turning into the hot summer trend for the Hollywood "It" Girl. Hmm, I bet these girls really miss the days when all you needed to fit in was an oversized purse or an undersized dog. What won't these Hollywood "It" Girls do to keep up with one another. At the very least, 3 of the top "It" Girls will have been locked away behind bars this year alone ... and it's still July! There is a lot of 2007 left for some other Hollywood "It" Girl to join this exclusive club. I gotta say, I'd rather that Britney Spears remains an emotional mess instead of becoming the latest Hollywood jailbird. [Source]
And speaking of Britney and her emotional messiness ... it turns out that Brit Brit got the wild idea to pack up the kids and head for Las Vegas yesterday morning (apparently, against ex-hubby Kevin Federline's wishes) but no sooner did she arrive at the Wynn Hotel and Casino that she turned right around and came back to LA ... yeah, I guess it had something to do with the fact that her new bodyguard, one Julio Camera, (alas, the 'stached hottie bodyguard Damion is no more) decided to beat the hell out of a paparazzo (the poor guy got knocked out of his Crocs shoes, for Pete's Sake!) because he alleges that the photog touched Sean Preston while he was holding him:
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Las Vegas police cited Britney's bodyguard last night in Las Vegas, for putting the smackdown on a photographer from Flynet agency. The bodyguard, Julio Camera, nicknamed J.C., allegedly attacked the photog from behind after the lensman accidentally bumped Brit's older son, Sean. J.C. is accused of laying the beating on him while he was on the ground, as Wynn Hotel personnel rushed to pull the overzealous hire-a-thug off the lensman. The photog was treated for his injuries and charges will likely be filed. Eh, all in a day's work for those lucky enough to work inside Britney Spears's inner circle. Apparently, Britney filed charges, on behalf of Sean P., against the photog who got the beat down from Brit's bodyguard. Yeah, I dunno that the Wynn is gonna be welcoming back Miss Britney and her peeps any time soon. [Source]
Speaking of Britney's peeps, it appears that she's down one less peep allowed in her presence. The blonde chick who replaced Cousin Alli has already worn out her welcome in the Spears camp ... Life & Stlye magazine is reporting that Britney has already fired her ass:
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Calling all Britney Spears fans -- the pop tart is looking for a new assistant! Nearly three weeks after Britney, 25, hired her new assistant, Shannon Funk, she let her go on July 25 amidst rumors that Shannon was more trouble than she was worth! "Britney felt a lot of her recent troubles started and stopped with Shannon," an insider close to Britney tells Life & Style. "Britney thought she was talking badly about her. She was very rude and Britney felt she was letting business emails fall by the wayside." Britney, who's been the target of negative publicity with her recent, erratic behavior, and her previous assistant/cousin, Alli Sims, parted ways within the last month. But the insider says that Britney made peace with Alli, saying, "They have agreed to move forward as friends." No word as to why Alli fell out of Brit's good graces but it's nice that they can remain friendly. I don't really see Britney carrying on a friendship with this blonde chick she just fired so I guess she's gonna have to find someone else who would be happily willing to strip down to their skivvies to go swimming in the Pacific Ocean with her instead. [Source]
With all this crazy stuff going on with Lindsay, Nicole and Britney, one might expect that Paris Hilton would feel left out and get herself in the mix of trouble and drama just so that she might fit in with the cool kids ... but it turns out that Paris's new strategy is keep her head down and stay out of trubs. Yeah, I'm shocked too. Here are pictures of a bizarrely camera shy Paris Hilton trying to evade public scrutiny last night:
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I, for one, am at a loss for words. I guess I'm left with the age-old philosophical question, If a Paris Hilton fails to pose for the cameras, and there are paparazzi all around ... is the grass greener on the other side? [Source]
Jennifer Lopez continues to try and whip up support for her newest movie doomed to fail, El Cantante, at the movie's NYC premiere last night. Here are pics of the beautiful J. Lo posing with her hubby and movie co-star Marc Anthony:
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I love that she continues to feign excitement over this movie ... she is so cute, just like she was back in the Gigli promo days. [Source]
ABC has yet to officially confirm the reports but word is going around that Whoppi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd will be the ladies asked to join the cast of The View for the upcoming TV season:
It's been two months since Rosie O'Donnell walked away from The View, but now speculation is rife that Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd are about to hop into the hot seats. Next week a formal announcement is expected that the two comedians will join the ABC daytime gabfest, the Los Angeles Times reports. Refusing comment on the report, network spokesman Karl Nilsson tells PEOPLE, "There is nothing to announce." ABC Daytime president Brian Frons also told Variety, "We have no closed deal" with Goldberg ... Recently, Goldberg, 51, Shepherd, 40, and Kathy Griffin, 46, have been mentioned as the chief possibilities to join Joy Behar, Hasselbeck and Walters at the table. Aaaaaaand it looks like Kathy Griffin is the one getting the shaft. Truth be told, as a non-View watcher who only occasionally tunes in, I quite like the idea of two Black women getting added into the mix. Even when Star Jones was part of the cast, there wasn't enough color on that show. Now that Whoopi and Sherri might be on the show on a daily basis, I might have to tune in more often to see how things work out. [Source]
Finally, after years of pregnancy it seems, Naomi Watts finally unleashed the spawn of Liev Schreiber's loins upon the world yesterday afternoon. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Alexander Pete Schreiber:
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy, on Thursday, PEOPLE has confirmed. Alexander Pete Schreiber, who was born at 3:59 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighs 8 lbs., 4 oz., and is 22.5 inches long, according to a rep for Watts. Just last weekend, Watts, 38, and Schreiber, 39, celebrated with a baby shower at their Los Angeles-area home ... When it came to selecting a name for the child, Schreiber told O'Brien, "I'm trying to stay out of it all," though he made clear the baby would not be called Liev. "It's an awful name," said Schreiber. "It's probably the most oft-mispronounced name in showbiz." While it's a bit refreshing not to have a celebrity couple punish their child with a "cool" name like Rumer, Apple or Pilot Inspektor, I must admit that I expected something a little more colorful than Alexander Pete. Even Alyxx Petyr would've been OK in my book. At any rate, I'm glad that Naomi finally got rid of that load that she's been carrying around forever ... honestly, I was expecting her to drop about 8 kids out of that massive belly of hers. It's hard to believe that only 8 lbs. of baby was stuffed into her bublous belly. Ah well, congrats all around!! [Source]
The Spice Girls have added some new dates to their upcoming reunion world tour and have unveiled a new promo picture as well. As you can see, Posh Spice (Mrs. Victoria Beckham) has risen to new heights within the girl group:
The decision to leave her straggling at the end of the Spice Girls' line-up when the band relaunched was said to have wiped the smile off her face - had she been wearing one, that is. So when the newly-reformed all-girl group got together for official publicity shots, there was no mistaking who would take centre stage. Victoria Beckham - who is by far the richest and most high-profile of the band - was planted firmly in the middle with the other women framing her knowing pout over her shoulder. And much like in life, the picture shows her standing head and shoulders above most of the other girls - seeming to clearly demonstrate who's boss ... Again showing who is top dog, the band squealed in a statement: "As our own VB (Victoria Beckham) would say, that is major." [The tour] will take in LA and Las Vegas in the US, China, South Africa, Germany and Spain with just one date in London. The new venues include Canada, two more dates in China and one in the US with a fifth date promised in the most popular city voted on their website. LOL! Back in the day, Posh Spice was usually relegated to bringing up the rear or she was pushed off to the sides, rarely taking center stage in any capacity. All these years later (and thanks to a very smart union with Mr. Goldenballs David Beckham himself), Vicki B. has become THE top Spice Girl -- interestingly enough for no reason other than the wealth and fame she married into. Girl Power, indeed. [Source]
Speaking of the Beckhams, the pair spent all of yesterday doing as much shopping as they could, running into Queen Latifah for air kisses at the posh boutique H Lorenzo in West Hollywood along the way, before Vicki B. decided to take her main gay/style maven on a little grocery shopping trip to Whole Foods. Wait, doesn't she have people that can do mundane things like this for her?
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Aww ... they look so bored. Surely they can't be tired of shopping around LA already, right? I wonder if Becks is ever gonna actually, you know, train or something with is new soccer team. [Source]
In other soccer news, Robbie Williams has been keeping himself bizzy with his own soccer team, LA Vale. Here are a few pics of Robbie reacting to the action that took place on the field as the Vale played against a team called Cock and Bull in Santa Monica, CA last night:
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Hahahahaha ... you don't suppose Robbie was poking a little fun at Becks's overzealous gestures from the Galaxy game he watched earlier this week, do you? Nah, I'm sure he just really gets this worked up over futbol. [Source]
Claire Danes is the latest lady in Hollywood that has succumbed to the unfortunate mishap known as the nip slip. Here is a pic of Claire on MTV Live in Canada giving the Canucks a little peek at what she's packin':
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Someone should remind Claire that it's not wise to bend over so far like that when one is wearing an open blouse and no bra cuz, you know, I'm sure she just plum forgot. [Source]
Larry Birkhead must've been yearning for some media attention because he invited Entertainment Tonight over to his place to take more pictures of his
Man, that kid is better than having a magic lamp. All he has to do is whip her out and the media will come runnin'. It won't be that long before she inherits all of her mother's bazillions and then Larry will really be livin' high on the hog. Pardon me for being so pessimistic but pimpin' out your baby girl just to get on TV is kinda lame. [Source]
Jennifer Hudson is the new face of the Avon fragrance Imari Seduction:
Doesn't it seem a little sad that an Academy Award winning actress can't earn her own signature fragrance when pretty much everyone else out there has got one of their own? Eh, I guess she should just be happy that she didn't have to say yes to Designer Imposters. [Source]
Here are a few more pictures from Heidi Klum's Arena magazine photospread:
Wow. I'm not sure it's possible for Heidi to take a bad photo. She's just plain hot. [Source]
And finally, I have to give a shout-out to Five Four Clothing for taking it upon themselves to spearhead a monthly drive to encourage others to use alternative modes of transportation to offset the effects of global warming in an attempt to help the environment. All it takes is one person at a time to make a difference because, invariably, that one person may inspire someone else to follow suit and so on and so on and so on:
Click HERE to read the blog set up by Five Four that chronicles the different journeys of different people who engage in this monthly drive to help save the environment. I'm always very impressed when companies and individuals take it upon themselves to make a difference. Well done, y'all. [Source]
- Click HERE for an overly-complicated account of what happened the night that Lindsay Lohan got arrested for her second DUI in under three months from 3 guys who were with Lindsay on that fateful night. Click HERE to hear the frantic 911 call that led to Lindsay's arrest.
- Rumer Willis is well on her way to Hollywood "It" Girl status.
- Elvis Presley is immortalized in Hawaii.
- Michael Lohan gets reamed by a family court judge.
- Rosie O'Donnell needs a job.
- Chad Michael Murray gets scruffy.
- Compared to everything else going on in her life, THIS sounds incredibly tame.
- Rachel Stevens does FHM magazine.
- ABC parties for the upcoming TV season.
- J. Lo and Marc Anthony suck up to the cool new kids on the block.
- Pete Yorn is 33, Julian McMahon is 39 and Juliana Hatfield is 40 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- The Joker is looking for a few good (hench)men. Click HERE to hear an MP3 that further explains this new job opportunity. [thanks Rob]
- Zachary Quinto will play Spock in the new JJ Abrams Star Trek movie.
- Click HERE for a list of the 10 Best Simpsons Episodes.
Because HOB has a strict no cameras policy, camera phone pix are the best I could come up with. The show was really fun, they played all the hits (natch) and a bunch of oldies and newies that Mike and I weren't too familiar with. All in all, tho, we had a great time.
After the show, we went out to The Abbey for a quick drink where I got to meet Pink reader Daniel and where I ran into my LB homie Zack and my bud Tom. We also got to meet Jordan and Ben from Washington DC and ended up chillin' with them all night. Even tho we only wanted to swing by for one drink we ended up hanging out for a while and had more fun than we planned.
Tonight I'm meeting up with Darion for dinner and The Simpsons Movie ... which I'm very excited for. I hope y'all have a great weekend ... I'm out.