Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Come Clean

Lindsay Lohan celebrated her elevation to official adulthood yesterday on the beach partying with a select few family and friends. Mama Dina, lil' sis Ali and lil' bros Dakota and Cody Lohan were all in the hiz -- papa Mike Lohan was not (expect to see a press conference from him on this topic shortly). Friends included Samantha Ronson and ex (current?) lovers included Calum Best. What was not available at the party was any sort of naughty "party favors" ... not even alcohol. This is surely not the way anyone thought that Lindsay would ring in her 21st birthday but, apparently, this is how she rolls these days:

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It wasn't a Las Vegas blowout, but Lindsay Lohan did get a party for her 21st birthday after all: After a low-key weekend, the actress celebrated her big day at a small beachside residence in Malibu late Monday afternoon. Guests, casually dressed in summer beach attire, included Lohan's younger brother Dakota, 11, sister Ali, 13, and onetime smooching partner Calum Best, who munched on chips near the barbeque grill and chatted with a group of friends. While friends stayed cool outside on sofas and lounge chairs under large umbrellas, a bikini-clad Lohan stayed indoors, occasionally peeking through the house's open back door to glance at the group of about 30 photographers camped out on the beach. Outside the house was a patio area with large white candles near the tables, as well as hammocks, a barbeque pit and a volleyball net (which Ali and Dakota used to play tennis). Music – including Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" and a remix of Rihanna's "Umbrella" – blared from loudspeakers, catching the attention of several beachgoers as they walked near the party house. Lohan also marked her big day with a little gift-giving of her own: As the sun set, her bodyguard Jaz carried five boxes of cheese and pepperoni pizza to the paparazzi, and announced that they were from the birthday girl herself, "with love." In between bites, that photographers yelled in unison: "Thank you, Lindsay!" Halle-FREAKIN'-lujah! I am so glad that Lindsay decided to have a nice birthday party and not a raunchy booze-filled one. And Awww ... what a great Hollywood "It" Girl that she would send pizza to the paps. See, just like that great line from that great 80's song goes, We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time, oh no -- except replace the "We don't have to take our clothes off" part and replace it with "We don't have to drink alcohol until we pass out blind drunk nor do we have to engage in the use of an controlled narcotics" and you pretty much have the same idea :) Happy Birthday again, Linds! [Source]

Hmm ... did I tell you or did I tell you? Here is a picture of Prince William and his "ex-girlfriend" Kate Middleton (wink, wink) out at a quiet restaurant together sharing some food and drink of LOVE after the Concert for Diana on Sunday night! They are so gonna get back together:

PRINCE William got cosy with Kate Middleton over a candlelit drink after Wembley's Concert for Diana -- then stunned pals by dirty dancing with his old flame. The couple, who have battled to keep their renewed relationship secret, threw caution to the wind at the after-show bash. A friend said last night: "The pair went wild when the Bodyrockers' hit I Like The Way You Move came on. It used to be 'their song'. Kate was dancing so sexily in front of Wills that chemistry was just oozing off them. None of us had ever seen so much electricity between them before. It was as if they had just met and fallen in love for the first time. Wills and Kate couldn't get enough of each other. It was almost embarrassing to be around them. We all kept saying, 'Get a room, chaps'. They didn't leave each other's side for the whole party -- and danced together constantly. Wills' eyes were out on stalks as Kate shimmied seductively up and down his body. It was like something out of Dirty Dancing." The chum added: "It is obvious to them now -- as it has been to all their mates for ages — that they are made for each other." Before taking to the dancefloor the lovebirds slipped away from pals to sip cocktails in a corner. Wills, 25, nestled his head against his stunning girlfriend's shoulder. He whispered in her ear -- and held her hand under the table. As revealed in The Sun yesterday, the couple had earlier gone to extraordinary lengths to keep their love under wraps. You'll see ... the wedding will be back on in no time. Woot! [Source]

In other UK news, Pete Doherty had a court date yesterday that he was so late for the judge had already issued a warrant for his arrest before he even eventually showed up ... and yet, the judge still have the Babyshambles frontman another break. Pete can avoid going to jail if he enters a rehab facility. Please, I'm telling you ... there aren't enough promises inside Promises rehab facility to clean this guy up ... but ... well, we'll see how it goes I guess. Here are pics of Pete's arrival at court:

Photo credit: Splash News

Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to a drug charge Tuesday after arriving so late the judge had issued an arrest warrant. District Judge Davinder Lachhar warned Doherty that he had one last chance to avoid prison. The 28-year-old rocker, who arrived in court at midday, also pleaded guilty to failing to appear on time without a reasonable excuse. He admitted possessing quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine as well as to two driving offenses on May 5. Lachhar deferred sentence to Aug. 7 on condition that Doherty enter a detoxification program on July 16, as he said he was willing to do. "If you go to this place to have detox and take advantage of it then we will see what sentence is appropriate when you next come, but if you do not I can tell you now that you will go into custody," Lachhar told Doherty. "It's rehab or jail," Doherty told reporters as he left. "I was going to rehab anyway, to be honest with you, but this is a little push." He was going to rehab already?!?!? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm sorry to say that, at the rate that Pete Doherty is going, he's likely to end up dead before he is able to get clean. So sad. [Source]

Here are a few cute pics of David and Victoria Beckham and their sons boarding a private plane out of the UK bound for ...? As of yet, we don't know where they were headed but we do know that they are scheduled to roll into LA by July 12:

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I must exclaim another Halle-FREAKIN'-lujah that Becks got rid of that ridiculous yellow sack that he puts on his head when he travels. He looks much better without it. Get to LA, Becks ... we're waiting :D [Source]

Here is a sheepish picture of Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey returning home to LA after spending a raunchy vacation together down in Mexico:

You may recall that the pair was caught having hardcore sex in an outside hot tub at their hotel that was captured on film. I'm still hoping that the footage eventually makes its way onto the InterWeb. I wouldn't mind checkin' out what Nick Lachey is workin' with. [Source]

UPDATE: Nick gives this quote to OK! magazine about what happened in Mexico: "I was in Mexico with my girlfriend of a year, celebrating our anniversary on a private vacation. It's not like I was caught with a Mexican hooker. We've all gone out and had a few too many and done something stupid. We've all made mistakes." Claaaassy.

Here are pictures of Katherine Heigl on the set of her new movie 27 Dresses which is currently shooting in Central Park in NYC. Call me crazy, but I don't think that Katherine is very tech-savvy. Yes, she's got herself an iPhone but I don't think she knows how to use it (hint: it faces the other way):

Photo credit: Splash News

Katherine looks much more comfortable with that knitting project she's got going on. Yeah, Miss Heigel may like to roll like Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie but I still heart her. [Source]

Here are a couple pictures of Hayden Panettiere in Washington DC:

Yeah, that's all I got. I do hate her shoes tho so that's something. [thanks Mark]

Scarlett Johansson appears to be reverting to her wild ways these days ... she put back in her nose ring and it appears that she got herself some new ink:

Photo credit: INFdaily

Tho, it's very likely that that very colorful tattoo is actually a rub-on from a Cracker Jack box. Actually, it's prolly not from a Cracker Jack box because the prizes in them suck ASS now. There used to be a time, not so long ago, where you could find a plastic ring or a little compass or a fortune fish (or a cool rub-on tattoo) inside a box of Cracker Jack but these days all you get is little cardboard paper shit. It totally sucks! Er, but that's not really the point here. Sorry for the tangent. Anyways, Scarlett is now a rebel -- take note. [Source]

Here are a few pictures from the first of five rehearsal shows that REM is playing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland:

Photo credit: Splash News

REM are planning on staying in Ireland for a month to record music at Grouse Lodge Studios so being able to hear these rehearsal shows live is a very unique treat. I'm thrilled that REM are back to work on new music together :) [Source]

All the will she or won't she rumors and speculation can finally be put to rest, Kylie Minogue will be returning to acting and will be guest starring on the Dr. Who Xmas special in the UK this December:

Singer and actress Kylie Minogue will this month be getting her teeth into some out of this world filming when she joins Dr Who. The BBC has confirmed that the Aussie songbird is teaming up with the Doc in a major lead role in an hour long special this Christmas. Kylie will be joining David Tennant for the episode, Voyage of the Damned, which starts filming this month in Cardiff. The production team has also confirmed the storyline will follow on directly from the ending of series three where viewers witnessed The Titanic crash through the Tardis walls. The episode has been written by Doctor Who's executive producer and head writer Russell T Davies. He said: "We are delighted and excited to announce that Kylie Minogue will be joining the Doctor. Doctor Who Christmas specials are always a joy and we feel very confident that this will be the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet." Kylie added: "It is an incredible thrill to be joining David and the entire Dr Who production for this year's Christmas special. I must confess, I do not know much about the show but I hear that this new incarnation is fabulous. Well, knowing that Kylie Minogue wants to be a part of it proves that fact. I guess I'm gonna hafta brush up on my Dr. Who knowledge so that I can prepare for Kylie's debut later on this year. [Source]

Chantal Kreviazuk, one of the greatest Canadian singer/songwriters on the scene right now, has put one-time friend and "collaborator" Avril Lavigne on blast for allegedly stealing one of her songs. In an interview with Performing Songwriter magazine, Chantal reveals that she and Avril are no longer friends since one of Chantal's songs turned up on her new album The Best Damn Thing without payment or credit:

PS mag: We just did an article with Avril Lavigne, with whom you wrote with ...

Chantal: I find it funny that it's in Performing Songwriter. A mean, Avril, songwriter? Avril doesn't really sit down and write songs by herself or anything. Avril will cross the ethical line and no one says anything. That's why I'll never work with her again. I sent her a song two years ago called "Contagious," and I just saw the tracklisting to this album and there's a song called "Contagious" on it-- and my name's not on it. What do you do with that?

PS mag: Call the lawyers?

Chantal: See, I won't do that. I'll just tell you. Art should not be subject to that kind of controversy. Art should be pure. In my head it is, anyway.

Yeah, this doesn't surprise me in the least. I've always been very suspicious of all the writing credit that is attributed to Avril Lavigne. Granted, the lyrics to something like Sk8r Boi aren't all that difficult to pen but I never really believed that she co-wrote everything she recorded. Of course I would take the word of an amazing singer/songwriter like Chantal Kreviazuk over Avril Lavigne. The sad thing is that I'm sure people will just discount what Chantal says just because she's not as popular as Avril is. I have no doubt that that popularity came at the expense of other people's hard work. [Source via ONTD!]

Shia LeBeouf is on the cover of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine and is being touted as the "New Tom Hanks":

Actually, I can't say that I really disagree. I'm so over the old Tom Hanks that a new one will be a happy change. [Source]

Mandy Moore is all sexy in the new issue of Blender magazine:

I think she looks Extraordinary ;) [Source]

And finally, my new brother in Buffy Darion and my lovely Aussie Kirsten took some friends to a Kwik-E-Mart themed 7-Eleven store (without me, I might add) yesterday and he posted some fun pics on his blog:

I *had* planned on taking a trip out myself to take pics for my blog but now I'll just look like a Darion wannabe so I'll just post his pics instead. Looks like fun ... at the very least, I wish he would've brought me back a Squishy. [Source]

Les News:
So sorry for the lateness today, I've been having publishing problems all morning.

Last night was fun tho. I hung out with my friend Michael who shared some amazing news with me over a delicious home-cooked meal. I won't say anything about his news cuz I don't want to jinx it but I'm keeping a good thought for him that everything works out for the best. After we ate we headed on down to Fiesta Cantina for some drinks and more convo ... it was a really fun night.

OY! Late post. Sorry again. I'm out.