Perched high above his raucous teammates, David Ortiz sprayed bottles of bubbly in every direction, dousing everyone in sight, including himself. Then it was time to deliver a message. "When you wear Red Sox on your shirt," he hollered from atop a clubhouse table, "you're good at something." There's a new monster, and this one's in Boston, too. Overwhelming in every way, the Red Sox swept to their second World Series title in four years Sunday night. Jon Lester, Mike Lowell & Co. left little room for drama with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in Game 4. Then again, no NL team could have blocked Boston this October. This was hardly a repeat from 2004, when the Red Sox ended their 86-year championship drought by beating St. Louis. Boston is a major league bully these days, playing in rarefied air before crowds who demand to win. "It doesn't get old," manager Terry Francona said. Gone are those pleading, pathetic days when the Red Sox were practically begging to win a title. They've got this down pat now ... Right from the get-go, it was Boston's night. Yeah, I think it's safe to say that the days of Boston yearning to be taken seriously as a World Championship team are totally dunzo. The dreaded curse that kept the World Series trophy out of the Red Sox's hands for all those years appears to have been vanquished once and for all. I know that Bostonians have insane made lurve for their team and I couldn't be happier for them today. Congrats, Bean-towners!!! [Source]
Louis Vuitton and designer Takashi Murakami threw a little shindig in Hollywood this weekend to celebrate the opening of an exclusive, in-house LV boutique along with the artist's first major retrospective inside the Geffen Contemporary Gallery at MOCA which will be open from October 29 through February 11, 2008. Here are a few pics of some of the celebs who came out to party with LV:
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Despite the fact that Marc Jacobs thought that blue hair would be a good look for him (it isn't) and Tom Ford decided to botox his eyes shut (eek!), the LV soiree brought out a bunch of pretty people. Ryan Seacrest, who was prettier than his female date, Christina Ricci and James Franco were lookin' pretty hot and Ellen DeGeneres and partner Portia Di Rossi were lookin' very much in love. Louis Vuitton loves any excuse to party but this particular excuse is a very cool one. Fans of LV exclusives might want to check out this new boutique, which will offer limited edition items that feature Murakami's newest character, Chibi Kinoko ("Little Mushroom"). [Source]
Elsewhere in SoCal this past weekend, KIIS FM threw a bash of their own -- the Homecoming concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA -- which featured performances by Gwen Stefani, Nicole Sherzinger, Sean Kingston, Timbaland and more. Here are a few pics from Saturday night's show:
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Despite the fact that some might've thought the concert left much to be desired, it sounds like it was a fun party to me. The first concerts that I ever attended were radio station festival shows where a bunch of hot performers of the day all performed on the same stage on the same night. I think my first show, sponsored by Power 96.3 here in Detroit featured the likes of C+C Music Factory, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd and Milli Vanilli. Yeah, it was pretty hot. While I am a huge Gwen, Nicole and Timbaland fan, I don't know that any of them can measure up to a line up like that one. [Source, Source]
Halloween is only 2 days away and since this past weekend was the pre-Halloween weekend various celebs took the opportunity to get all dolled up for various parties going on around town. Yesterday, we saw that Brody Jenner and BFF Frankie Delgado dressed up as the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin, for the costume party at Opera nightclub last Friday and today we see that Brody's ex-BFF Spencer Pratt also went with a superhero themed costume for a party he attended this weekend with co-star/girlfriend/fiancée Heidi Montag (who dressed as the worst mermaid I've ever seen in my life). Here are a couple of pics of Speidi-Man and Fish Girl:
See ... Brody's Robin costume looks cheesy but somehow it works since Frankie's Batman costume looked equally cheesy ... but in a good way. They actually look really cute in their outfits. Spencer's Spider-Man costume just looks cheap (don't even me started on Heidi's lame costume. That's the best she could come up with?). Both super thin costumes allowed the boys to show off their personal assets to some degree ... and I gotta admit ... I think Brody wins in the battle of the bulge. What do you think? [Source]
I think Avril Lavigne did some dressing up of her own on her weekend visit to Hyde nightclub ... but I can't believe she thought it would be a good idea to dress up like Chris Leave Britney Alone Crocker ... yikes!
This has to rank as the worst.Halloween.costume.ever ... tho, it's hard to tell if Avril was really wearing a costume or if she was just wearing one of her regular, everyday outfits. [Source]
In further horrrrrible costume news, here are pictures of Paris Hilton rocking her second Halloween costume from this weekend. Apparently, Paris wanted to dress up as Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell:
Again, if you take away the freaky contact lenses, how would one know that Paris was dressed up? Doesn't she usually have her ass hanging out of her outfits on a regular day-to-day basis? [Source]
So far, I think the best Halloween costumes that I saw from this weekend's batch of celebs belong to Marilyn Manson and his newest lady Evan Rachel Wood:
I think this is the least amount of make-up I've ever seen this couple wear in tandem. [Source]
Natalie Portman didn't go out to any Halloween parties this weekend but she did do a little dressing up of her own:
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Either Natalie was playing coy, she was extremely cold or she was trying to hide the most heinous zit imaginable ... cuz we all know that Natalie has been very unshy lately (NSFW). I wonder what gives. [Source]
Speaking of heinous zits, Mel C., the Sportiest Spice of all, made her way to the sunny shores of Los Angeles this weekend and took to the streets to show off her stress-induced blemishes. Yipes! Could all the strain of taking up the Spice Girls mantle be taking its toll on poor
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First it was Victoria Beckham, now Mel C is showing the pressure of the Spice Girls reunion tour all over her face. The 33-year-old emerged from a three hour beauty session in LA with pimply and irritated skin, a hint that the hectic schedule is starting to take its toll. Earlier this month, Posh was struck by a similar affliction - she suffered a nasty breakout after weeks of transatlantic travel. Sporty Spice - real name Melanie Chisholm - touched down in the US over the weekend to continue dance rehearsals for the group's impending comeback, which kicks off in Vancouver in December. The Spice Girls camp has been in overdrive in recent weeks, filming a video for their new single Headlines, making an advert for Tesco, and learning the choreographed routines. To make matters more stressful, tensions between the girls have reignited, with the video's director threatening to quit after the mood turned sour on set, according to reports. The poor lamb, bless her heart. It can't be easy making all those millions of dollars to perform songs with lyrics like zig-a-zig-a again. [Source]
At least Mel C. looked heaps better upon her arrival at LAX airport a few days ago:
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Despite her goofy faces, she looked pretty good. I have to admit, it's really great having the Spices back on the scene. [Source]
Spice Boy David Beckham has been keeping himself occupied with his new toy, his brand new $400,000 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, which he's been racing around town in the past few days. Here are a couple of slightly blurry pics of Becks speeding his way along the streets of LA:
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Pink readers Lauren and Chris had their own personal Becks sighting in Beverly Hills this weekend, they write: Just wanted to let you know we (myself and the guy I'm seeing) were in Beverly Hills on Saturday and sighted DAVID BECKHAM in his new Porsche. We were standing in the long ass line outside of "Sprinkles" and saw him pull up to Kevin Josephson Salon across the street. He and someone else in the car (we could not see but it looked like a male) pulled into a red zone and someone from the salon came out to speak to him. They talked for 2-3 mins and then he drove away. Beckham was wearing an Adidas sleeveless shirt. We both said it totally looked like him, but I said I didn't think he had that car ... and then I read your blog and realized he just bought it! So he must have been out cruising the town in the new ride. Wee! The surest way to keep Becks's mind off feeling homesick for England is for him to be occupied with a new toy like this. Here's hoping I'll be able to see Becks tooling around town in his new whip once I return home to LA. [Source]
Xtina Aguilera continues her preparations for the arrival of whatever it is that she's got baking in her oven. Here are pics of Xtina shopping for some baby things in Hollywood late last week:
Her bump is getting bigger and bigger ... it won't be long now before she pops out her little hatchling. I can't wait to see what it looks like ... I really hope it doesn't have Jordan Bratman's ears. Actually, on second thought, maybe I do :) [Source]
Here are a few really cute pics of Alyson Hannigan and hubby Alexis Denisof out for a bite to eat at Le Pain in Brentwood, CA over the weekend:
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Altho Aly is lookin' a bit like she stole that hat from the closet of Elmer Fudd, it's still a cute look for her. Aly and Alexis are one of my fave couples ever ... I heart them! [Source]
Heidi Klum and Seal are the new faces of VW here in the US and the happy couple posed for a fun photoshoot for the car company recently ... here are the pics:
This is another couple that I'm very fond of. They make beautiful babies and always seem so happy when they are together. I must confess that I'm not the biggest fan of Seal's music but I love me some Heidi something awful. Have I mentioned that the new season of Project Runway debuts on Bravo TV on Wednesday November 14th? Make sure you tune in ... so we can enjoy the recap together the following day :) [Source]
And finally ... one last bit of celeb Halloween fun from this past weekend ... can you guess which newly high profile celeb couple, all dolled up for Kate Hudson's masquerade party in the Hollywood Hills, is hiding beneath these costumes?
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This new couple have been making the rounds in a very public fashion lately after spending most of the year staying as far away from one another whenever they were out in public. I dunno that it's legal for the gentleman half of this couple to be driving with that mask on so I really wish he'd take it off and smile for the cameras ... he's too cute to hide behind that mask. Click HERE to find out who it is. [Source]
- SAW IV was the #1 movie at the box office over the weekend.
- Britney Spears spends time with a priest ... some folks aren't really down with her sense of newfound religion.
- Tori Amos talks to Spinner.com
- Paris Hilton is postponing her Rwanda trip until next year; Rwandans rejoice.
- Is THIS the only way Nas can sell albums?
- In other news, Miami Dolphin Channing Crowder is planning to compete for the Miss South Carolina title.
- YIKES! I'm gonna have nightmares for weeks after seeing THIS.
- Meet Mr. Gay USA 2008.
- Jessica Simpson brings the hoots to the Country music fans.
- Elizabeth Hurley hits the beach.
- Not all spandex is created equal.
- Oprah Winfrey is really sorry that girls at her school suffered abuse at the hands of the school's administrators.
- Gabrielle Union is 34, Winona Ryder is 36 and Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) is 50 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- It's OK Lance Bass, most people thought your bandmates in 'NSync were gay, too.
- Presidential hopeful Barack Obama talks to MTV/My Space online right HERE.
The three of us spent the rest of the night just hanging out at their place. I never get to spend enough time with my little Princess so Tracey and I made plans to hang out again on Tuesday night again. Z also got this ADORABLE black and pink dress so hopefully she'll wear it for our next playdate.
Tonight, I'm hanging out with Sarah and Mark again but not before I do some shopping for their upcoming Housewarming Party. If any of y'all have any great ideas for a fun gift, please send them my way ... I'm still not sure what I want to get for them.
Have a great Monday, y'all. I'm out.