Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hit and Run

As if there weren't enough vehicular mishaps involving celebrities happening all over Southern California, Britney Spears has to go and get herself involved in all the action. No, she hasn't been involved in any sort of arrestable moving violation or anything like that and no, she hasn't been involved in any sort of car accident ... well, not really (and not yet). Brit Brit was involved in a tiny little parking lot incident yesterday when she ran her car into a parked car and then hit the car again with her car door as she got out to inspect the damage on her car only. I mean, really, would you expect anything else from our dear Britney?

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Britney Spears strikes again! The disaster-prone pop singer has left yet another mess in her wake - this time after crashing into a parked car. The troubled star was pulling into an empty space when she hit the vehicle - a silver Mercedes station wagon - while visiting a Hollywood pharmacy. Note: it was actually a vitamin store that she was visiting, not a pharmacy. After eventually scraping past, she then let her door swing out, hitting the car again. She wasn't injured, but left minor scratches on both vehicles. Neither of her children, Sean Preston, 22 months, and Jayden, 11 months were in her black convertible at the time of the incident. Whew! Altho the kiddies weren't present for this little fender scraper, her Yorkie London was present ... tho there is no word on whether or not the little pup suffered any life-threatening injuries. [Source]

Flynet filmed the whole incident which you can watch here:

Amazing. She absolutely knows that she hit another person's car and yet it never crossed her mind to even look at the other car to see if it was damaged. It prolly never occurred to her that she might want to leave a note or something. Either this is proof of her self-centeredness or she doesn't even know any better ... and I'm afraid to know which is really the case.

In happy, non-crazy celeb news, Michelle Pfeiffer was honored with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony dedicated to her Monday afternoon. Here are pictures of Michelle receiving the 2,345th star in Hollywood yesterday:

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Michelle Pfeiffer added her name to Hollywood's star-studded "Walk of Fame" here Monday before paying tribute to her mother for helping inspire her show business career. The 49-year-old actress, who found fame with notable roles in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" and "Scarface," was present at a ceremony to mark the unveiling of the 2,345th star on Hollywood Boulevard. Pfeiffer, a former beauty queen who gave up a possible career in journalism to pursue acting, said her mother had been instrumental in her success. "There are so many people that go into the making of an actor's career, and first and foremost I want to thank my mother, who isn't here right now," Pfeiffer said. Pfeiffer has returned to the big-screen with a vengeance this year after a five-year absence following her appearance in 2002's "White Oleander." She stars in the upcoming "Stardust" alongside Robert De Niro and is also appearing in musical comedy "Hairspray" with John Travolta. Um, hello! These accolades should've been heaped upon her after she appeared as Catwoman in the 1992 movie Batman Returns. Shoot, with the way she looked in that skintight PVC costume, she should've received 2 stars on the Walk of Fame. Well, I suppose it's better late than never. There is something sweet about the fact that Michelle got her star after she did a movie called Stardust. There's gotta be a joke in there somewhere, I just failed to find it. [Source]

In legal news, the recently single Pete Doherty was due in court this morning to face sentencing for one of his recent drug charges ... and, in what seems to be the norm when it comes to Pete's drug-related court cases, he managed to elude punishment again. Here are pics of Pete making his way into court this morning:

Pete Doherty has been given another chance to stay out of jail if he is able to stay off drugs. The Babyshambles front man had to force his way through about 40 photographers as he turned up at West London magistrates court accompanied by two policemen to receive his sentence. He has admitted driving illegally while in possession of crack cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis. District Judge Davinder Lachhar told him: "As far as I am concerned, I have either a custodial sentence or a community order in mind," adding that her decision would depend on what information she had when he next came to court on 4 September. At his last visit to court, she gave Doherty, 28, a chance to get clean when she said he must undergo detox or go to jail. This was to see if he would "engage" with any of the support services. Today she said: "You have done." His lawyer Sean Curran told the court that Doherty had been on a detox programme and looked "a lot better" than at his last court appearance. Well, as long as he looks better, he must be off the drugs for good! I guess I just don't understand why the courts in the UK are so resistant to locking him away in jail for these crimes that he's admitted to. I just hope he really does learn to kick the drugs before he ends up dead. [Source]

Even tho David Beckham failed to play in Sunday's LA Galaxy soccer game against Toronto FC he still managed to find a way to thrill sports fans up in Canada. In fine Beckham fashion, Becks was on hand to watch the New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays baseball game yesterday afternoon:

Soccer star David Beckham and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates were guests of the Toronto Blue Jays for Monday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees and got a tour of both clubhouses before the game. A global star whose every move is followed by a horde of cameras, Beckham surprised the Yankees with his relaxed, easygoing manner, posing for countless photographs with players. "He's a nice guy," Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. "You hear so much about him coming over here to this country. He's down to earth and it was a pleasure meeting him." Beckham, who missed his scheduled Major League Soccer debut in a 0-0 tie against Toronto FC Sunday night due to a sore left ankle, walked through the Blue Jays' clubhouse about an hour before game time, signing a few autographs and chatting briefly with outfielder Vernon Wells. "He's a very engaging person, a very nice guy," Yankees manager Joe Torre said ... After donning a Blue Jays jersey with his name and number 23 on the back, Beckham returned to the field to watch the ceremonial first pitches, thrown by his Canadian teammates Ante Jazic and Kevin Harmse. The Galaxy's Canadian-born coach, Frank Yallop, joined Beckham, Cannon, Donovan and Xavier on the field for the ceremony. The Galaxy approached the Blue Jays about attending the game and the team responded by inviting the whole team to watch the game from a private suite. Boo. They didn't even let Becks throw out the first pitch ... even his wife Vicki B. got the honor to throw out the first pitch for the LA Dodgers back in June. Next up for Becks and the LA Galaxy is a game against DC United in Washington DC later on this week where it is still unclear whether or not he will play. [Source, Source]

After spending lots of fun downtime with her husband Tom Cruise and her child Suri Holmes-Cruise in varied parts of Europe over the weekend, Katie Holmes has parted ways with her keeper hubby and has jetted her way back home to LA. Here are pictures of Katie's arrival at LAX airport yesterday afternoon:

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Blah. She's about as exciting as a wet rag but any time that she is out of Tom Cruise's reach is a new chance for her to finally escape his clutches once and for all and win back her freedom. Honestly, I don't even know why I care anymore ... she's pretty much all but lost to us at this point. I guess I should stop torturing myself by watching old reruns of Dawson's Creek. [Source]

In what appears to be the beginnings of a diabolical plot to ensure that there is a Lohan loose on the roadways at any given moment, come these new pictures of Ali Lohan continuing her driver's training in her golf cart of death in Merrick, NY on Long Island:

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While I don't necessarily believe that Jamie Lynn Spears will eventually grow up to be like her big sister Britney I can't really say the same for Ali. She really strikes me as an L. Lo in training, especially with as much time that she spends hanging out with her mother Dina Lohan. Lindsay spent a lot of time hanging out with Dina and look at the way she turned out. I know if I ever see a Lohan in my rearview mirror I'll be praying for a divine intervention. [Source]

Princess Zakiya wasn't the only little superstar celebrating their birthday on Sunday afternoon ... Maddox Jolie-Pitt had himself a pretty kick-ass birthday party, thrown by his parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well on August 5th. Here are pictures from Maddox's 6th birthday party in Santa Barbara, CA over the weekend:

Yeah, I think it's safe to say that Maddox is a very lucky kid for many reasons, not the least of which is the way his family lets him celebrate his birthday. The kid just turned 6 years old and he already has his own dirt bike! I love the pics of Daddy Braddy riding alongside Maddox on his little motorbike. Geeze, I can't even imagine what they've got in store for his 7th birthday next year. [Source]

Lauren LC Conrad and Audrina Patridge, who are new BFFs in the upcoming third season of The Hills (which debuts on MTV next week), paid a little visit to MTV's TRL yesterday ... here are a couple of pics:

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Now that Heidi Montag is supposedly out of LC's life there was apparently an opening for Audrina to fill in ... and the two of them showed up on TRL to do some promo for their show. Spencer Pratt, Heidi's fiancee, has been doing his own brand of show promotion lately as he has spent the last few days by giving radio interviews where he has been blasting LC and her treatment of his girl ... even going so far as to post a scathing attack on her on his newly launched official website:

For all you Haters- Please feel free to Hate on me here on my blog/board were I actually read comments! I think it's great place for people who can't stand me to vent and get whatever they have to say off their chest! If it makes you feel better. But if you hate me because you think I ruined Lauren and Heidi friendship ... you have your facts all wrong! Lauren ruined Heidi and Laurens friendship when she told Heidi that she could not be friends with her as long as she dated me ... the fact is Lauren is in LOVE with Heidi ... she used to scream at Heidi if she left her alone one night ... she used to ask to get in bed with Heidi and I to cuddle in the mornings ... believe what you want ... when those cameras turn off LC(BEEF CURTAINS) is a completely different person ... she goes back to being the spoiled brat that made her famous on Laguna Beach ... excuse me ... the famous Boyfriend stealer. The funny thing to me is that she says we use her for attention ... when she is the one in USWeekly this week talking about Heidi and I for 6 pages ... talk about a desperate loser that needs to get her own relationship to worry about OR TALK ABOUT ... I mean this girl has not had one functional relationship in her whole life and she is going to try and tell Heidi how to live her life and relationships! HA The LC is a pathetic wannabe fashion designer ... who can't even dress herself and look good ... how is she going to design a line ... ha ... it should be called BEEF CURTAINS by LC ... I only call her this because this is what people like Brody Jenner, Steven Coletti, and Jason Whaler all go around calling her ... IT'S SAD that she destroyed the SEX TAPE that DID EXIST ... because those BEEF CURTAINS would have made her real FAMOUS! I hate even talking about LC(BEEF CURTAINS) but she continues to talk about Heidi and I in all her interviews ... so until she shuts her ugly mouth ... I am going to continue to tell the world the truth about LC! This is a WARNING to LC ... her dad aka JOE SIMPSON JR., Manager, Agent, and Publisist that you better warn your client that she is starting a WAR that she doesn't want ... SO STOP TALKING ABOUT HEIDI AND MYSELF ...because the TRUTH WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL AND YOU DO NOT WANT HEIDI AND I TO TAKE A PUBLIC LIE DETECTOR TEST ABOUT ALL THE THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BEEF CURTAINS ...

Um. Yeah. I don't know why but something about this very public feud seems a bit contrived to me. I suppose it's possible that these folks really hate one another and have taken their fighting to the media but there is something about the timing of all of this drama (ie. right before the third season of The Hills is about to debut) that seems shady to me. Don't get me wrong, I love all the drama ... irregardless of whether or not it's real -- so I'll be tuning in this season for sure. [Source]

Paris Hilton has taken some time off from all the charity work that she's reportedly doing these days to party with Hugh Hefner and his bunnies at the Playboy Mansion for the annual Playboy Midsummer Night's Dream underwear party that took place over the weekend. Here are a couple pics of the philanthropist showing off her best skivvies as she arrived at the event ... where, apparently, all of Miss Hilton's goodliness has had an averse effect on the usually debaucherous affair:

It seems the days of dirty dancing, drinking and disorder at the Playboy Mansion are memories of the past. Insiders who attended the famous Beverly Hills home on Saturday night for the Annual Midsummer Night's Dream party got a little less than expected. "It was pretty subdued really," one partygoer said. "I thought things would be wild, but everybody was well-behaved. Most people just drank, danced and chatted." Hef and his "Girls Next Door" also did the socialite rounds, with his No. 1 gal Holly Madison harnessed to her "Puffin's" side the whole night ... the star-studded lineup remained strong with the presence of perennial Playboy partiers such as HBO's Bill Maher, pro-surfer and documentary star Koby Abberton, hip-hopper Lil' Jon, Paris Hilton, her sister Nicky and Nicky's beau, David Katzenberg. The stylish sisters were on standby to squash the recent speculation that they had had a falling out by smiling and swinging together throughout the night. Scantily clad in lingerie care of Agent Provocateur, Paris paraded in a Dalmation-print coat, black underwear and sexy suspenders. Strangely enough, the paparazzi-popular Paris chose not to be the life of the party and even hid beneath a shirt as she fled the flesh-flashing festivities. "Paris had a drink and danced and looked like she was having a good time," another eyewitness added. "But she wasn't drawing attention to herself. She kinda looked like she wanted to lay low." Hmmm ... I'm not sure how far Paris is planning to take this good girl act but I'm impressed that she's managed to remain this committed thus far. I mean, her lingerie wasn't even crotchless. If that ain't a commitment to charity, I don't know what is. [Source, Source]

VH1 is unleashing one of their new Celebreality shows this season that will attempt to help a bunch of washed up boy banders come together in the hopes of forming a new supergroup of washed up boy banders. Mission: Man Band brings together Rich Cronin (from LFO), Jeff Timmons (from 98 Degrees), Chris Kirkpatrick (from *NSync) and Bryan Abrams (that George Michael-looking dude from the amazing 90s pop group Color Me Badd) in an attempt to squeeze out one more ounce of fame in the world of reality TV. The show had a preview screening party in NYC last night and here are a couple pics:

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There but for the Grace of God goes Lance Bass who isn't quite washed up enough for inclusion in a project like this ... he merely showed up at the screening last night to lend his support to his former colleagues and comrades. See, who says that celebs who come out of the closet will damage their careers? Since Lance told the world that he is a gay man, his solo popularity has never been greater. As far as I know, none of the members of Mission: Man Band have come out of the closet and, yet, they are still struggling to find some bit of fame again. Go figure. [Source]

Here are a couple more pictures of Melanie Brown laughing it up in Miami Beach, FL as she continues her celebration of babydaddy Eddie Murphy's embarrassment:

Photo credit: Mavrix

LOL! I just love how happy Mel B. is these days. Let this be a lesson to any future babydaddies out there -- don't tangle with her Scariness and expect to get away with it. [Source]

Here are a few of the photos of Daniel Radcliffe that accompanied his Guardian interview back in April, this time in higher resolution and without the article text:

I figured pics like these are worth a second look, especially since he's gotten all legal since the pics came out the first time. Click HERE to check out all the high res pics from this photo shoot. [Source]

Here is the official artwork for Mariah Carey's new fragrance M by Mariah Carey:

I guess it's nice ... but I think I prefer the fake ad that came out a few weeks ago. This one looks too much like a religious inspirational poster. Unless this new fragrance smells like Jebus, I think this is the wrong way to go with this campaign. [Source]

And finally, in other celebrity fragrance news, surely you've seen the new TV commercials for the Sarah Jessica Parker's second fragrance called Covet (it plays on VH1 every 45.6 seconds) but just in case you haven't, here are a few caps from what you've been missing:

In the clip, a crazed looking SJP breaks into a shop to steal a bottle of perfume because she "had to have it". If she hadn't come up with the brilliant idea to price her Bitten clothing line for $10 per item she'd have enough money to actually buy the perfume. Does no one else see the folly in her logic? [Source]

Les News:
Yesterday evening was a quiet one for me ... I wasn't able to hang out with Erik as I had hoped so I ended up chilling over at Sarah and Mark's for a while. We went out and picked up Jeff and some pizza and then just hung out on the couch all night ... just like the good ol' days. I'm actually glad that that is all we did last night because it will be the last time I'll be able to do that with them in their apartment. Sarah and Mark will take possession of their new house in a couple of weeks and the next time we get to hang it will be in their new home. It was nice getting in one last hanging out session at Sarah's place before they move on up to their new digs.

Tonight, my dad and I are going to watch the Detroit Tigers play the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit ... as long as the rain holds off. It's been thunderstorming all morning but the weather is supposed to clear up by tonight. I really hope we can make the game ... I am really looking forward to seeing this game with my dad.

And ... I guess that is all ... I'm out.