Thursday, January 31, 2008

Here We Go Again

For the second time in the same month, Britney Spears was admitted into a psychiatric facility in order to undergo professional evaluation to help determine the cause of her erratic mental state. But, unlike the last time police and EMT personnel showed up at her home to cart her away to the hospital, last night's scenario played out much more calmly and much more reasonably ... which looks like a very good sign to me. It would seem that Britney understands that she is in need of help and seems more willing to let medical professionals determine what exactly the problem is so that treatment can get underway -- at least, I hope this is what is going on. I credit last night's calm medical intervention on the fact that Britney's family is involved this time ... but there is new tension between Team Spears and Sam Lufti, Brit's BFF/manager, over what decisions need to be made on her behalf. Here are a few pics of Britney's day yesterday ... from the early morning gas station run in her pink wig to her lunch date with Adnan Ghalib later in the day ... there are reports that Britney has been awake since Saturday ... which kinda really puts everything into perspective:


Photo credit: X17 & Splash News

There were initial reports that Britney tried to commit suicide but nothing could've been further from the truth. It turns out that the psychiatrist that Brit Brit just recently started seeing was the one who suggested she commit herself to the hospital because her erratic behavior was posing a threat to her well-being ... which is why the Code 5150 was used again. Here are a few pics from the much calmer scene at Britney's home last night as she was taken away to the UCLA Medical Center:


Britney Spears has been taken to a Los Angeles hospital by ambulance to be put under psychiatric care for the second time this month. She was taken to UCLA Medical Centre around 1:30am after a carefully staged intervention planned by her mother Lynne Spears, with the police calling ahead to waiting medics with the message: "The package is on its way." Britney is on a three-day psychiatric hold, but sources say there is a "good possibility" that it will be extended to 14 days. A source told Mail Online that Britney's trip to UCLA was the result of a meticulously planned "snatch and grab" intervention led by her mother Lynne. "She had no idea it was coming," said the source, adding: "Lynne planned it down to the last detail." When Britney heard she was being taken into care, she said: "Is something wrong?" and insiders say she was too "out of it" to resist. But she then reportedly made herself a hot chocolate while she waited for the paramedics to arrive. She was strapped to a hospital trolley before being carried into the ambulance. Co-heading Lynne's team of helpers, says the source, was Britney's father Jamie, along with representatives from Britney's legal team and record label Jive Records. Contrary to reports, Mail Online understands that Lynne was fully aware the psychiatrist was planning to force Britney into treatment. "She did everything in her power to get Britney away from her boyfriend Adnan, but most of all from Sam Lutfi," said the source. Lutfi, Britney's "manager", has been a controversial figure in the star's life over the past year, and her friends and family have regularly expressed concerned over his influence. Adds the source: "He has been controlling her at every turn and they needed to put a stop to it. Lynne's opinion is that it has gone on long enough. She needs to get Lutfi out of Britney's life - and by whatever means necessary." However, according to one report out of the US, Lutfi is still attempting to control the decisions regarding her medical care. And the doctors at the UCLA are including him in the decision-making process, much to the disgust of Lynne and Britney's father Jamie. Lutfi is also still making statements to the media on Britney's behalf. "She went willingly. It was like something in her heart was telling her she should go. She knew something was wrong", he told People magazine. Britney was sectioned under code "5150" - the emergency services' way of indicating she is considered a danger to herself and others ... It appears the operation had been in planning for a number of days and vehicles were blocked from following the same route as the emergency services convoy, which included 30 police cars and several police motorbikes ... The hospitalisation came after Britney's psychiatrist visited the star and recommended she be temporarily committed on the basis she poses a danger to herself and to others, according to reports. Britney, who is being treated for bipolar disorder, had not slept in days was seen driving blindly around in a new Mercedes saloon two days before the intervention ... Her psychiatrist is said to have ruled she should be treated under a 5150 hold, the same order that led to her being forcibly taken from her house on a stretcher earlier this month after a three-hour stand-off with police during which she locked herself in the bathroom with one of her sons. Her visitation rights were stripped following the incident.

Damn ... this is a lot of information to take in ... on the one hand, I'm not surprised that something like this went down. I had a feeling that Lynne Spears's arrival in SoCal meant that something was up. I'm just really surprised that it all went down so calmly, especially after they way things blew up earlier this month the first time she was carted away. It appears that Britney's sleep deprivation worked in favor of this calm intervention ... after a good night's/day's rest who knows what the sitch will be like. Will Britney stay committed to her mental health ... or will she bust free again and revert to her erratic behavior? Only time will tell :( [Source]

It is very encouraging that Britney's family have come to town in a show of support for her:


It seems very obvs to me that they need to be the ones making medical decisions for her ... not Sam Lufti and not Adnan Ghalib. Clearly, Britney does not want them to make these sorts of decisions for her -- which is proof positive that they are deffo the ones who need to be in control:

Sources tell [TMZ] after Britney's stay at Cedars earlier this month, she had her lawyers draft paperwork making it clear she did not want her parents involved in making medical decisions on her behalf. We're told her dad had gone ballistic back then, screaming and swearing at Lutfi -- even pushing him -- in front of Britney. As to what paperwork was signed, the cleanest thing would be if Britney signed a durable power of attorney, giving someone power to make medical decisions on her behalf in an emergency. We are told no such document was signed, but somehow Britney made it clear she wanted Lutfi to make those decisions.

TMZ has learned Britney's parents have won round one in the tug of war with Sam Lutfi. We're told the doctors at UCLA are now "fully cooperating" with the parents in the treatment of Britney Spears, however, the war probably is not over until a judge signs an order as to who has control. By the way, the men in white coats are giving props to LAPD's "SMART Unit" which specializes in mental health cases for coordinating the events that went down last night and early this morning. UPDATE: Sam Lutfi left the hospital before 4:00 AM. Papa Jamie just left.

I can't help thinking how different, how much healthier her life might be right now if she were in the care of her family members rather than in the care of her shady yes men over the past few months. It is my sincere wish that Britney gets the help that she's been in desperate need of for so long ... I'm pretty sure the battle between Team Spears and Sam Lufti is far from over ... but I'm rooting for her family. It is my staunch belief that they are the only ones involved in all of this mess that have Britney's best interest at heart. [Source]

Okay ... moving on ... Matthew McConaughey with his beautiful babymama Camilla Alves were joined by co-stars Kate Hudson & Donald Sutherland and Julie Benz (among others) at the Hollywood premiere of his new movie Fool's Gold which was held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in LA last night. Here are a few pics from the red carpet:


Photo credit: Splash News

Well, Lawdy, Lawdy -- doesn't Matthew clean up real nice when he puts on a shirt, shaves his face and combs and/or washes his hair. While I like seeing him out and about all shirtless and sweaty wet, I think he looks just as nice while wearing clothing. Fool's Gold looks like a completely mindless movie, one that I doubt I'll be hauling my cookies to the cineplex for ... but I'm sure may seem cute to some folks. I like Kate Hudson but I don't know that I like her enough to take a chance on this flick. [Source]

Les Spices are back on US soil and yesterday, Vicki B. took the opportunity to ditch her lady friends and show up at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store to do a promo appearance in support of her dVb Denim collection. Here are a few pics of Vicki B.'s appearance yesterday ... including a pic sent in by Pink reader Darren, who was lucky enough to press the flesh plastic with the Posh one herself:


Photo credit: Splash News

I'm completely convinced that this being is completely devoid of any smiling facial muscles at all. I dunno how she manages to look human in some TV specials (like her Coming to America special on NBC last summer where she actually looked ... personable ... I suspect it's the result of TV studio trickery) but she is clearly incapable of even giving away a hint of emotion for a vast majority of the time she spends in the public eye. That being said, I'm INSANELY jealous that Darren got to meet the robotic one herself. [Source, thanks Ross]

At the Saks event yesterday, Vicki B. inadvertently showed off a new tattoo that she had inscribed on her wrist ... behold:


Photo credit: Splash News

Unfortch, it's unclear what the new ink says. The script lettering is too blurry in this pic to accurately decipher. It looks like it reads, De J-something or De G-something. Hmmm. I wonder if she and hubby David Beckham got their new ink together at the same time. [Source]

And speaking of ... it turns out that Becks's new tattoo is made up of more than just those stars we saw yesterday ... Becks had a pin-up style portrait of Miss Vicki B. herself tattooed on the back of his arm. Here is a bit of a look at his new tattoo and the photo of Posh that the tattoo was based on:


David is wearing his love for wife Posh – literally – on his forearm. The football star unveiled his latest tattoo - a six-inch replica of wife Victoria inked on his arm - as he enjoyed a kickabout on a sun-kissed beach in Brazil. The footballer unveiled the intricate new design of a semi-nude Victoria reclining, wrapped around an existing Hindi inscription of wife Victoria's name. A source told The Mirror: "They are both thrilled with the result. It has been beautifully done. Victoria is flattered."

Oh, Becks. You so crazy. You're lucky you're hot, otherwise I might have to end our pretend lurve affair over this latest bit of over-the-top devotion to your wife. [Source]

And since we're on the subject of Becks's hawtness ... here are a few more pics of the lad shirtless on a Brazilian beach earlier this week:


MMM ... you know ... I can forgive a semi-nekkid Becks pretty much anything. Le sigh. [Source]

In NYC, a couple of Heroes, a couple of Gossip Girls and a host of others made their way out to the Eyebeam Atelier for an Old Navy event which was dubbed Old Navy, New Year. Here are a few pics from that event's red carpet:


Photo credit: Wireimage

You know, I'd be shocked if any of these celebs actually wore Old Navy clothing because they really like the clothes rather than being paid to like and wear the clothes ... but, I digress. I love me some Hayden but she kinda needs to tone down the red lipstick ... I think it makes her look too tarty. Kristen Bell and Blake Lively both looked very nice but no one was prettier than Chace Crawford. That boy could give Zac Efron a run for his money for the title of prettiest actor in Hollywood. The edge might go to Zac, who clearly spends more time plucking his eyebrows than Chace does ... but, with enough tweezing, Chace could get back in the game. [Source]

One last bit if Haydenness ... here is a cute pic of Miss Panettiere passing the time with a good book while she awaits the arrival of her train in Union Station in Washington DC bound for NYC this week:


Photo credit: Splash News

Hee hee ... I think this pic is so cute. Love it. [Source]

Look out world ... Paula Abdul, pop star extraordinaire, is back on the scene ... er, well at least she's trying to make it back on the scene. Here are a few screencaps of behind the scenes footage of Paula shooting the music video for her new song Dance Like There's No Tomorrow:


Can I just say that I love that Paula still has love for those semi-tacky boustier-type dresses that she wore back in the late 80s/early 90s? I wonder if she dug this little number out of her closet ... or if some horrible designer actually still makes these things. EEP. In any regard, her new song is growing on me ... I don't love it but it gets better every time I hear it. They played it at the Diesel Store in the Beverly Center yesterday and those punky little hipster fashionistas were really rockin' out to that song. I love that we live in a world that would give a Paula Abdul another crack at music stardom! [Source]

In happy news, Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays the amazing Chloe O'Brian on my fave network TV drama 24, has announced that she is knocked up with child. Here are a couple of recent pics of Mary Lynn from the Sundance Film Festival last week and a couple pics of Mary Lynn with her hot babydaddy Matthew Rolph (at least, I think it's him) at an event last Fall:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays computer whiz Chloe O'Brian on Fox's 24, is pregnant, she tells PEOPLE. Rajskub, 36, and her live-in boyfriend Matthew Rolph, 27, a personal trainer, are expecting their first child at the end of the summer. "With the strike going on, I had to keep busy!" Rajskub jokes. "We are thrilled and couldn't be more excited." Rajskub recently attended the Sundance Film Festival promoting Sunshine Cleaning, in which she costars opposite Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. On Friday, Rajskub will make an appearance walking in the Red Dress Fashion Show to benefit The Heart Truth in New York.

Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot! This news is so great, it's deffo worth 4 Woot!s. I have to say, I think that Mary Lynn Rajskub is one of my fave people on Earth ... I know that she will be an amazing mother and I couldn't be happier for her. She sounds really happy and I wish her and her babydaddy all the happiness in the world. Much congrats!! xoxo [Source]

Yesterday we got to see Kylie Minogue on the cover of the new issue of Woman & Home magazine ... today, we get to see some of the pics that accompany the coverstory:


Apparently, Kylie used this appearance in Woman & Home to talk about her new line of bed linens, which will go on sale in the UK next month. Kylie lingerie -- I get. Kylie perfume -- I get. Kylie duvets and bed spreads -- I do not get ... but I'm sure they'll sell like hotcakes. If Martha Stewart can move that stuff, I'm sure Kylie can, too. [Source]

Pink reader Kim gave me the heads up that Marc Jacobs has splashed quite a few nekkid celebs on his new charity t-shirts ... here are pics of the Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Joss Stone versions ... along with a random hot nekkid model guy:


The shirt designs can be found at MarcJacobs.com but can only be purchased in Marc Jacobs boutiques. Too bad Becks didn't pose in the nude ... I'd buy their whole stock. [Source, thanks Kim]

And finally, Pink reader Rachel has sniffed out the My Space profile for Jeremy Green ... the guy who is supposedly Lindsay Lohan's new boyfriend:


Hahahahahaha ... yeah, I somehow doubt that Linds would get seriously involved with a tool like THIS. The guy hangs with Papa Joe Simpson ... LOL!!! [Source, thanks Rachel]

Les News:
Last night I surprised David with tickets to see Ryan Adams & the Cardinals play a live show at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA ... which is significant because Ryan sings the song Firecracker, which is one of our songs together:


Photo credit: nobodygrrl

After a quick shopping trip and a nice dinner (where I got to meet Pink reader Kim), we made our way to UCLA for the show. Ryan, as always, was erratic on stage but gave a stunning performance. The man is a musical genius ... I am always in awe of his insane talent. He and the band played an hour and half set, took a 20 min. break and then came out to play another whole set -- it was brills! We didn't get to hear Firecracker (which was a bummer, watch him perform it tonight) but we did get to hear the band play an impromptu death speed metal song by the band Sarcophogus (no lie, it was awesome). The show was just awesome ... we had a great time.

I have to give a shout-out to Pink readers Jill and Megan who I got to meet at the show ... it was very nice meeting you both.

Tonight, David and I are going to the Hollywood premiere of the Lion's Gate movie The Eye which stars Jessica Alba. I am very excited to see this film ... and I hope to get a nice close-up look at Jessica's burgeoning babybump. I'll be posting pictures directly from my Nikon Coolpix s51C camera to www.pinkismypicturetown.com so if you haven't registered then you might want to do so before tonight in order to see the pics as soon as they get posted to the album.

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's Hotter In Brazil

Never one to shy away from attention these days, Britney Spears spent part of her Tuesday doing a bit of shopping (whilst showing off her breasts in a very see-thru blouse) in the chilly weather at the outdoor Century City Mall (which would be evident in the following pics if I didn't have to censor out her nipples) after spending her morning at a Mercedes dealership where she decided to buy a brand new black Mercedes SLK 350. As you might expect, Britney already suffered her first vehicular mishap in this new car later on in the day ... natch:


Photo credit: X17 & Splash News

Another day, another driving mishap for Britney. While cruising in her new black Mercedes SLK 350 (starting price: $50,275) -- which she purchased at 9 a.m. Tuesday with mom Lynne and pal Sam Lutfi -- Spears tried to take a short cut home through the narrow Hollywood Hills, but got stuck on the steep roads. Speaking in her British accent, she told photographers, "I'm not doing this! Turn my car around right now!" as she jumped out of the coupe. "I'm getting dizzy up here, I don't like it." Then Spears asked Carl from the FinalPixx agency (which employs her paparazzo beau Adnan Ghalib) to hop in the passenger seat. "Get in the car," she says a few times, before apologizing: "Sorry, my shit is everywhere!" The duo then sped off and Spears tooted the horn.

Of course she did. In other Spears news, Mama Lynne Spears gave a few quotes to Life and Style magazine, which queried her on the subject of her troubled daughters ... which she, surprisingly, answered:

It was another emotional day for Britney Spears. On Jan. 27, the troubled singer went to see the romantic comedy 27 Dresses in LA -- and left the movie theater in tears. On that same day, Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, also got emotional, only it wasn't over a sappy movie -- it was over real life. "Britney's on my mind day and night," Lynne told Life & Style exclusively after having landed in LA that evening to see her long-estranged daughter. "She never leaves my thoughts." Nor does Lynne's other daughter, Jamie Lynn, who's 16 and nearly five months pregnant. "Jamie Lynn's my baby," Lynne confided. "I'm doing my best. I'm doing as well as can be expected." Lynne decided to make the trip to LA after hearing from Britney, 26, herself. "Britney called her on Jan. 25," says an insider. "She told her, 'I've got to get my boys back and I can't do it without you.' Lynne, who hadn't talked to Britney in ages, was shocked at first. It was the moment she'd been waiting for." On Jan. 28, the day after Lynne arrived in LA, Barbara Walters said on The View that mother and daughter have indeed been in touch with each other, according to Britney's friend and sidekick Sam Lutfi. "Her mother has been very supportive of whatever it is Britney is going to do," Barbara said after speaking to Sam. "I love Britney dearly," Lynne tells Life & Style. "I want nothing more than to protect her and make everything all right for her." As for Jamie Lynn, she remains in the Spears' hometown, Kentwood, La., with the father of her child, Casey Aldridge. "I will always be there for her," Lynne says. Told that people still believe she's a good mother, Lynne managed a smile and replied, "Thank you. That means a lot right now with everything that's happening."

I cannot, for the life of me, understand what Lynne Spears must be going thru. I'm sure she feels absolutely helpless and, yet, she cannot abandon her daughters even tho they might abandon her ... repeatedly. See, money cannot buy you everything ... these are the same sorts of problems that everyday "normal" people have to deal with on a daily basis. All the money that the Spears family has collectively amassed cannot make problems simply go away. Sure, they are in a better position to get help if they want it ... but, as is evident in this case, one can see how the money really isn't helping the situation. That being said, I'm encouraged that Mama Lynne is on the scene here in SoCal with Britters ... you never know what kind of positive effect moms might have on Brit Brit, possibly unbeknownst to her. I'm not surprised that we are now hearing that Britney has agreed to meet with a psychiatrist right around the time that Mama Lynne showed up. [Source, Source]

In hawtness news, David Beckham has left the cold shores of the UK for the warm and sunny environs of Brazil. Here are pictures of Becks's arrival in Rio yesterday wearing the new Marc Jacobs charity t-shirt which features his robotic wife, Vicki B., in the nude. You will also notice that Becks's left tattoo arm sleeve is sporting a bit more ink ... it looks like he likes stars, too:


The footballer unveiled a new addition to his body-covering art - reported to be his 11th - as he enjoyed a kickabout on a sun-kissed beach in Brazil. The intricate new star studded design which extends the length of his left forearm is wrapped around an existing Hindi inscription of wife Victoria's name ... The former England captain, already has ten tattoos on his back, arms and neck, and an ink drawing on his right forearm. He also had both his son's names, Brooklyn and Romeo, tattooed on his back.

First off, you gotta give Becks props for his undying support of his wife. The best way for Marc Jacobs to sell more of these shirts featuring Vicki B. in the nude is to have David Beckham be seen wearing one. I know I'm sold. [Source]

But Becks isn't in Brazil merely to show off his new t-shirt and his new ink, he is in Brazil to announce his plans to open a new sports complex called the David Beckham World of Sport in the city of Natal. Here are a few pics of slick Becks in a hot suit as he made the announcement at a press conference yesterday in Sao Paulo:


David Beckham will open in Brazil the first "David Beckham World of Sport," a professional sports complex designed and planned with his input. The complex -- including eight soccer fields, a 10,000-seat stadium and facilities for golf and tennis among others -- will be in a soon-to-be-built luxury resort near the northeastern city of Natal, according to a statement by the Cabo Sao Roque resort on Tuesday. Beckham, who was in Brazil for the announcement, said the facility will incorporate a scholarship program for Brazilian children that will actively outreach to schools in the region, and that the training facilities will be able to accommodate visiting soccer teams and other sports such as American football. "I don't want to teach (Brazilians) to play soccer," Beckham was quoted as saying by the Agencia Estado news service. "I want to offer a safe place for kids to develop their abilities." Natal is one of the Brazilian cities bidding to host World Cup matches when the tournament comes to Brazil in 2014. "I am honored to be associated with this incredible project which will build world-class sporting facilities in Brazil, hopefully having a major impact at a local level and internationally," Beckham said in a statement. The latest David Beckham Academy -- a soccer school for youths -- will be among the highlights of the new development, which also will include two golf courses, academies for golf, polo and tennis, and the Rubens Barrichello Driving Experience comprised of a professional go-kart track and four-wheel driving facility created by the Brazilian Formula One driver ... Beckham has already established academies in London and in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. "(The) sporting experience will excite both professional athletes and people whatever their ability," Beckham said. "I am incredibly proud of the work my academies do both in London and Los Angeles and I am happy Brazilian children will benefit from access to the top-class facilities and coaching at this resort."

It makes absolute sense that Becks would open this sort of sporting complex in Brazil. I'm sure the hot Brazilians won't mind hosting his imported hawtness as this new development begins and then continues to take shape. I know I don't mind sharing his hawtness with the rest of the world ... just as long as he remembers that his NEW CURRENT home is here in the US of A :) [Source]

One last bit of Becksness ... lest you think that all this goodwill stuff is the only thing Becks-related that we have to talk about today ... here are a couple of lovely pics of a half-nekkid David Beckham kickin' it on a beach after his long, hard day of press conferencing:


MMM ... is there any better way to spend the day than to gawk at pics of Becks and his pecs? You will also notice that Becksie poo is wearing a pair of his Armani Undies ... MMMM ... I like him best in the white ones. Woot! Woot! [Source]

Alrighty ... let's move on ... Jessica Alba paid a little visit to the MTV Studios in NYC yesterday to make a promo appearance on TRL for her new movie The Eye which opens in theaters this Friday. Here are a few pics from her appearance:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Hee hee ... I love how she wore a very bump-hiding outfit. On air, Jessica played a game where she had to figure out the types of food that were placed in front of her while her eyes were closed, as if she were blind (Get it? She plays a blind woman who gets a new pair of eyes in her new movie). See ... Jess can be a real sport sometimes ... she's more than just the pap-hating, scowling beauty that we see around town. She is actually really lovely in person. The Eye is totally my type of movie ... I actually saw the original Chinese version of the film, Jian Gui, a few years ago and I *loved* it. I'm looking forward to seeing how the American remake turns out. Sometimes, these remakes turn out better (like The Ring) sometimes they do not (like The Grudge). I guess we'll see. [Source]

Here are a few pics of Hayden Panettiere as she continues her crusade in Washington DC to help Save the Whales. Hayden was joined by Senator John Kerry at a press conference hosted by House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chair Nick Rahall yesterday:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Hayden, Senator Kerry and Representative Rahall called the press conference to urge the US Government to reinstate its former leadership role protecting whales from commercial slaughter. Afterwards, she spent her evening at a reception with members of Congress. It seems very clear to me that she is absolutely committed to this Whales cause ... and I totally heart her for it :) [Source]

Ryan Gosling was honored at the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival last night with an Independent Award Tribute gala ... here are a couple pics of Ryan posing with his lovely new award ...


Photo credit: Wireimage

... which looks like it could double as a paper-weight or a door-stop. Congrats, Ryan!! [Source]

Now that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's football season is over, he has a lot of time to spend hanging out with his new ladylove Jessica Simpson. The couple spent some time around town here in LA this week winin', dinin' and partyin'. Here are a few pics of the happy couple as they spent a night of sangin' and boozin' at the Key Club's Metal Skool this past Monday night:


Photo credit: US Weekly & Mavrix

After a romantic date at Il Sole Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson hit up the "Metal Skool" karaoke night at L.A.'s Key Club Monday night. Simpson's ex assistant Cacee Cobb took to the stage first, screaming, "Tony has to come up here!" Eventually, the audience coaxed the Dallas Cowboys quarterback to the stage. Romo's pick: Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." As he belted out the hit, Simpson alternated between kissing him on the cheek, wrapping her arms around him and staring dreamily into his eyes. "He was singing directly to her — and she was on cloud nine," a witness there told Us.

Click HERE to watch video of this cute little fiasco from TMZ. What a shame ... I used to *love* that song. Hee hee ... it's a cute vid, tho. Tony's a hottie ... I hope Jessica doesn't screw this up. [Source, Source]

Life and Style magazine is reporting that Lindsay Lohan has already landed herself a new boyfriend ... and they already have a picture of the lucky guy ... check it out:


Lindsay Lohan's got herself a new man -- and she's already calling him her boyfriend! Life & Style can exclusively reveal that Lindsay was out last night, Jan. 28, in NYC with Jeremy Greene, 25, a NYC songwriter and R&B artist. "Before they walked into the Four Seasons Hotel together, where Lindsay was staying, someone yelled out, 'Lindsay, who is that guy?' And she said, 'He's my new boyfriend!' They spent the evening driving around together. Lindsay stopped at a boutique to go shopping. Before they went back to her hotel, he was singing to her, and she loved his voice. Then they kissed, and there were definitely sparks between them!" Only two days before, Lindsay was hanging out with her ex, Stavros Niarchos, at NYC's The Box.

Meh. I highly doubt that this guy will make it thru to next week ... but I wish him good luck with that. He is cuter than Riley Giles ... but Lindsay has a voracious appetite that cannot be sated by just one dude. Sorry pal. [Source]

Here are a couple of cute pictures of Kylie Minogue giving money to and then dancing with a street performer in Paris, France this week:


Photo credit: Splash News

Clearly ... Smiley Kylie is in good spirits these days ... I wonder what could have her in such a good mood? [Source]

Could it be that Kylie is ecstatic to be lookin' so damn hot on the cover of the new issue of Woman & Home magazine?


Or, could it be, perhaps, that she is thrilled with the way her 2 new music videos have turned out? Here are a few screencaps from her video for the song Wow:


And here are a few screencaps from her other new video, In My Arms:


OMG ... both vids are really kick-ass. I'm not sure which one I like more ... I love the song Wow (it's my fave on the album X) but there are really cool scenes in In My Arms that I like overall. The choreography in the Wow vid is very, very cool (especially the head moves) but I love the bits in In My Arms of Kylie in the green dress dancing. Wee! Kylie should always release 2 videos at once :) [Source, Source, thanks David and Tony]

Pink reader Emelie informs me that Vicki B. isn't the only celeb appearing nekkid on those new Marc Jacobs charity t-shirts ... Rufus Wainwright has also dropped trou for the campaign:


Huh ... who knew that Rufus actually had a butt. I wonder if it was enhanced at all for the t-shirt cuz I really imagined him having no butt to speak off. PS: Love the cheeky way the t-shirts are displayed in this window display. [Source, thanks Emelie]

In his new interview with The Advocate magazine, Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane reveals that little baby Stewie is gay ... which shouldn't really be news to anyone who's ever watched the show:


Which character do gay fans respond to the most?

Generally they respond to Stewie, because he's arguably the most complex character. He originally began as this diabolical villain, but then we delved into the idea of his confused sexuality. We all feel that Stewie is almost certainly gay, and he’s in the process of figuring it out for himself. We haven't ever really locked into it because we get a lot of good jokes from both sides, but we treat him oftentimes as if we were writing a gay character.

Is it odd how much people care about this cartoon baby's sexuality?

Yeah. We've had letters from homophobic fans in the past, and I sort of relish the idea of saying, "Yeah, well, you know what? Your favorite character, Stewie, is gay."


Well,I'm glad he sorted all of that out. Isn't it obvs that the most interesting character on any show is always the gay one? ;) [Source]

Rihanna is the latest celeb to don the Milk'stache in the Got Milk? campaign ... here is her photo:


You know ... of all the Milk'stache pics, this one actually looks like a real mustache. I dunno if that's a good thing or a bad thing. [Source]

And finally ... I have to send out lots of BIRTHDAY LURVE to my fave Aussie EVER Kirsten ... she is celebrating her birthday today:


I am so happy to have Kirsten in my life ... she is always the brightest part of my day whenever I'm lucky enough to hang out with her and I hope she has the most amazing birthday ever. The GangTM is getting together this Friday night to celebrate her birthday but I wanted to send her my love today. Happy Birthday, Kiki! xoxox

Les News:
Last night, David and I met up with his friend Leah who he knows from Semester at Sea for a great pizza dinner in Hollywood. They hadn't seen each other in years and ended up getting along as if they had just seen one another last week. She was a total doll ... I hope to be able to hang out with her again soon.

I finally got to watch the amazing Kylie Minogue documentary White Diamond which I finally found on DVD (thanks to Tony). The doco was released in Europe back in October and DVD in November but I finally found an import copy that would play on my DVD player (from HMV Japan, arrived 5 days after I ordered it online):


I cannot believe how touching the whole thing is. William Baker, the director and her main gay BFF, really did a great job of showing us the side of Kylie Minogue that we never get to see. It's hard to not fall more in love with her watching this film. All you Kylie fans here in the US who have yet to watch this documentary should get copies as quickly as you can. It's a must see.

Tonight I have a special surprise for David which I can't talk about right now ... and this post is late ... so I'm out.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Help Is On The Way?

Okay ... so last night there was a whole bunch of new Britney Spears drama which is being labeled as her latest melt-down ... but in comparison to her other 2 major meltdowns (ie. the head-shaving incident last year and the siege on her Studio City mansion early this month) this one doesn't even register a blip on the meltdown-o-meter. There was an ample amount of drama, tho, so it's deffo worth talking about. Now, the way that I understand it, Britney and her friend/manager Sam Lufti got into some sort of verbal altercation, possibly having to do with Adnan Ghalib. The fight got so heated that Britney stormed out of her car and openly cried on the street in front of her gated community. At some point, her mother Lynne Spears showed up to offer comfort (I have no idea where Lynne came from all of the sudden) as Sam tried to weasel his way in on their moment ... then, according to some reports, Adnan managed to get thru to Britney and was able to connect with her again, despite Sam's attempts to keep him away. Sounds like a bad plotline on a soap opera, don't it?


Photo credit: X17 & Hollywood.tv

Here is the full text of the People magazine report that does a pretty good job at summing up all the drama from last night:

Just hours after Britney Spears's camp announced that she was seeking psychological treatment, the pop star was in the midst of yet another public breakdown. The trouble began Monday evening, when Spears and her confidante Sam Lutfi went for a short drive around Beverly Hills. When they returned to her Summit home at around 6 p.m., the visibly distraught singer – who appeared to be arguing with Lutfi – jumped out of the white Mercedes near the guard gate. Spears, clutching her Yorkie puppy London, wandered around with tears in her eyes and, at one point, sat down on the curb. "She looked completely lost," says an on-scene source. Throughout it all, the gathered paparazzi snapped away. Wearing brown high heels, cutoff shorts and a plaid fedora, Spears then seemed to downplay the incident, saying, "I'm fine. I'm . . . having a nice time with my dog." (She later hopped into a car with another photographer, Filipe Teixeira, who gave her a lift to Ralph's supermarket in Studio City, before bringing her home. He and another photographer pal were then invited inside, where they spent the remainder of the night.) Thirty minutes later, the scene became even more surreal when Spears's paparazzi pal Adnan Ghalib – who'd been noticeably absent in recent days – showed up at the house. But the photographer was turned away at the gate. The FinalPixx paparazzo – who recently dished on his relationship in a two-part interview on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider – proceeded to show his fellow photographers a series of text messages. In the missives, allegedly from Lutfi, the sender calls Ghalib a "manic trigger" for Spears and adds ominously that any further contact between the two "will kill her." Police cars pulled up to the house soon afterward, responding to a call from security at Spears's gated community. "Spears drove through the gates and paparazzi followed her car on foot," said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. "By the time officers arrived, the paparazzi were off the property, but officers handed out citations for those who were illegally parked."

But Britney's night was far from over. Her father Jamie and mother Lynne – who recently flew into L.A. from Kentwood, La., where she'd been holed up with Spears's pregnant sister, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn – arrived at the estate around 9 p.m. (Earlier in the day, Lynne had spent time visiting Britney's kids – Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1 – at Kevin Federline's house in Tarzana.) The family reunion didn't last long, however – as Spears, clutching a bag, bolted from the mansion, says a source. She hopped into a car with Ghalib and the two sped off. Their getaway hit a speed bump, however, when their car got a flat tire. (Spears is no stranger to vehicular malfunction.) The two pulled into a Chevron to pump air into the deflated tire, then returned to the Summit house – where mom Lynne, and the two photographers, still waited – at around 11 p.m. (Ghalib left soon afterward.) The mother-and-daughter surfaced at around 1:30 a.m., with Lynne driving Spears to Longs Drugs in Studio City.


You know, as I try to sort thru all of this madness I can't help but think how much of a damaging incident this would've been for our dear Britney only 5 years ago. Today, it seems like a minor incident that seems light years more "normal" than her usual crazy meltdowns. I mean, think about it ... her night involved driving around, being barefoot on the street, a trip to the grocery store and the drug store, a flat tire and a trip to a gas station. Sounds like a regular Monday night in Britneyland to me. [Source, Source]

I must say, I am very encouraged that Mama Lynne Spears is back in town. I was very surprised to see that she and Britney were arm in arm last night:


Photo credit: Fame

The poor woman must be haggard beyond belief ... not only has she been bizzy taking care of her youngest child, Jamie-Lynn Spears, as she deals with the circumstances surrounding her unplanned pregnancy at 16 years old but now she has to worry about flying back to LA to visit with her grandsons (in the sole custodial care of their father, Kevin Federline) AND deal with Britney's manic behavior. I'd be shocked if the woman hasn't been driving to the drink. Hopefully Mama Lynne's presence in town will lead to some form of intervention whereby Britney will be coaxed into getting serious professional help in order to try and get her life back in order. Knowing Britney, it's almost too much to hope for ... but there is always hope. [Source]

In pregs news, there were ridic reports going around yesterday that Jennifer Lopez was holed up in a NY hospital yesterday giving birth to her rumored twins. Today, we know from hubby Marc Anthony's people that J. Lo was not birthin' babies yesterday:


Photo credit: Splash News

Online reports that Jennifer Lopez is in labor are "not true," Marc Anthony's rep tells Usmagazine.com. "It's not true," the rep tells Us. "We have been getting the same phone calls since last week. Everybody figures it is happening around now so they have started throwing out the story hoping they will be right and be the one to break the news but it isn't yet."

Yeah ... makes sense ... J. Lo is huge, she looks ready to pop at any second ... various outlets are sure to be reporting that she's "currently giving birth" somewhere in the hopes that they'll guess correctly and report the "exclusive". Hahahaha ... whatevs, y'all ... that baby (those babies?) will come soon enough. I'm just happy that she's gonna be a mama soon :) [Source]

In other baby news, Gavin Rossdale's father is confirming that his daughter-in-law is pregs with her second child after the story was reported in The Sun:

Gwen Stefani and her rock star husband Gavin Rossdale are expecting their second child, Rossdale's father confirms to PEOPLE. "They and the whole family are delighted," Douglas Rossdale tells PEOPLE exclusively. Reps for Stefani were not immediately available for comment.

If this is really true, then let me be among the first to offer my congratulations. Gwen and Gavin have a knack for makin' cute babies ... I think it'd be great to have another little one amongst us, maybe a Queenston this time?

In other mommy news, the Spice Girls have packed up all their shizz and all their kids and have made their way back to the fair shores of the US this week. Les Spices have completed the European leg of their Reunion Tour and are headed back to the States to play a whole slew of East Coast/Midwest dates. Here are a few pics of the Spice Moms trying to wrangle together all of their kids at the airport:


There are reports that plans for the Spices to play shows in South America, South Africa, China and Australia may not actually come to pass as the Reunion Tour's momentum seems to have stalled after just 2 months and 2 continents. As it stands now, tour dates in those countries are now only listed as possibilities for future shows but nothing has been scheduled yet. Perhaps the Spice World has gotten a lot smaller in all those years the ladies were out of the scene. Ah well ... I'm sure folks here in the US will give them a hearty reception. In the coming weeks, the Spice Girls will be playing shows in NYC and Detroit Rock City. [Source]

One last bit of Spiceness, the robotic and NEKKID Vicky B. is featured on a new charity t-shirt designed by Marc Jacobs which is being sold to raise money and awareness about skin cancer. Here is what the shirt looks like:


HERE'S VICTORIA BECKHAM appearing in the buff on a T-shirt for designer MARC JACOBS in a campaign to warn people about skin cancer. And I think I might buy one for a closer inspection. The shirts, signed by Posh, will be on sale in Marc's shops from next week. Victoria said: "Since we moved to California I have realised how important it is to practice safe sun for myself and to keep my three boys' skin well protected as well. Skin cancer is a huge problem and I really wanted to help raise awareness by taking part in Marc's initiative."

I think I'll take a pass on this shirt ... while I think that skin cancer is a very serious problem, I don't know that I really need a nekkid Posh on my chest right now ... or ever. Now, if Becks would like to strip off all of his clothes and pose in all of his glory, I'd be happy to pony up the bucks. I guess it just comes down to a matter of esthetic. [Source]

Despite the fact that the two remain mum on the "official" status of their relationship, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds seem to have no problem going out in public hand in hand:


Photo credit: Fame

I knew that RyJo were dating casually but I had no idea that they were even close to serious. All this rumored talk of an engagement is really very surprising to me. Ryan was engaged to Alanis Morissette twice over the past few years and still didn't talk that walk down the aisle ... and now he's suddenly in the mood to get engaged and married to Scarlett Johansson? Hollywood love affairs rarely make sense to me ... it always seems that all sense seem to immediately fly away as soon as two celebs become romantically involved. [Source]

Joel Madden, who has been a blogging fiend lately, updated the official blog at DCMACollective.com to talk about work that he's been doing in the studio with his Dead Executives partner and brother Benji Madden and he included this cute pic of himself with babymama Nicole Richie who chilled with them in the studio:


As you can see, they are both wearing the same outfits that they wore on their coffee run Sunday afternoon so this pic was most likely taken on that same day. Again, Nic/Joel both look really great ... altho, Nicole does look a bit tired in this pic. She sure does look happy tho ... motherhood seems to agree with her :) [Source]

I'm not entirely sure what is going on with Madonna's ankle but that bandage around her left ankle implies that she is dealing with some sort of injury ... but I gotta say that I am extremely frightened by the state of her legs overall:


No joking around here ... her legs look like prosthetic limbs! The pale pallor of her legs really have that flesh-colored plastic look. Ms. Madge should get herself to a tannery post haste! I miss the sexy way her legs used to look ... you know, alive. [Source]

Here are a few pictures of a very happy Natalie Imbruglia as she celebrated her 33rd birthday in London last night ... she showed no signs of dismay over the announcement that she and her husband of 4 years, Daniel Johns, have decided to end their marriage:


Pop singer Natalie Imbruglia was all smiles last night as she rang in her 33rd birthday at an exclusive London restaurant. The celebration comes just weeks after she announced her marriage to Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns was over. Despite her recent heartache, the star arrived at the celebrity haunt in high spirits and beamed as she left with a giant bunch of roses and a Hermes bag in tow. Natalie returned to London in early January after a trip to Sydney where she was spotted spending time with Daniel over the festive period. But despite their show of unity, the pair announced their split just days later.

It's nice to see Natalie looking so happy, especially since she must be going thru a very difficult time right now. Despite the amicable nature of the couple's joint statement regarding the end of their marriage, I'm sure that she is having a rough time right now. It looks as if she was able to happily celebrate her birthday last night ... good for her. Happy Birthday, Natalie!! [Source]

Fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue is spending some time in Paris, France after her performance appearance at the NRJ Awards in Cannes, France this weekend ... and she has been spotted in some very curious company. Why do you suppose she was seen shopping with her ex-boyfriend Oliver Martinez's dog Sheba?


Photo credit: X17

Earlier today Kylie had reunited with her ex fiancĂ© Oliver Martinez – and his dog Sheba – in the French capital. She was spotted walking his Rhodesian ridgeback yesterday and onlookers say the former lovers later met up in Yves St Laurent before heading off to the CafĂ© de Flore. The couple separated in February last year amid reports the French actor had cheated on Kylie following her breast cancer ordeal, earning him the nickname "Le Rat". Kylie, who will turn 40 in May, has regularly denied claims the pair had rekindled their romance. She said in October: "I think he has a girlfriend, I'm not entirely sure." She also revealed she wasn't ready to be friends with the star, telling Glamour magazine: "I don't like confrontation. You can be civil and friendly but to have a proper friendship, you need to allow a certain amount of time to pass." While the exact status of their relationship remains unclear, there's no doubt she holds a great deal of affection for Sheba. She said recently: "I did love his dog, Sheba. Oh, Sheba, she was the love of my life. She was very important during my treatment - there were many long hugs on the sofa."

HMMM ... I just hope that Kylie's interest in Martinez these days relates only to spending time with his dog. I love that Sheba was able to help Kylie thru her cancer treatments ... I can only imagine what that pooch must mean to her. I think she's better off without Le Rat in her life ... hopefully, she'll just stick with Le Dog instead. [Source]

In other doggie news, Mariah Carey did a little shopping at the Gucci store on Rodeo Drive this week and, of course, she brought along the love of her life -- her Terrier Jack:


Photo credit: Splash News

Hee hee, they make a really cute couple. And Mimi is lookin' fierce as hell. I understand the first single from her new album That Chick is set to hit radio this week. Woot!!! [Source]

Kiefer Sutherland continues to enjoy his freedom as he happily stops to pose for pictures in NYC this week:


Photo credit: Splash News

With manbag in tow, Kiefer looks happier than he's looked in a long time. I bet he has really come to appreciate his freedom these days. [Source]

Milo Ventimiglia joined a few celebs and big name athletes at a charity soccer game at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA recently ... here are a few pics of Milo all gussied up in his cute little uniform:


While the most important thing is that the charity soccer game raised money for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the Mia Hamm Foundation, I have to say that I am really most interested in seeing Milo running around on the field in his little soccer shorts. Too bad there aren't more pics of Milo doing his thang on the field :( [Source, thanks V]

Rufus Wainwright, currently on a world tour, played at show at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia last night:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Unfortch, it looks like he had to slaughter, skin and then wear his blind grandmother's couch in order to have something to wear on stage. Bless his heart. [Source]

Here are a couple of cute promo pictures of Sophie Ellis-Bextor dipped in a vat of candy sprinkles:


I understand the photos are promo pics for her new single ... I just think they look cool. Pink reader John informs me that the pics are actually for a charity single to benefit The Children's Society. And, I still think they look cool ;) [Source]

And finally, Sunday we got to see Kathy Griffin on the cover of the new issue of The Advocate ... today we get to see one of the pics that accompany her coverstory:


You know, I can appreciate that Kathy was trying to go for the whole "drag queen" look in this pic but I don't think it's really necessary. I'm sorry, what? She isn't going for a drag queen look, you say? Oh, my bad. In that case, You look very nice, Kathy :) [Source]

Les News:
Yesterday afternoon, David and I did a bit of shopping on Melrose Ave. because I am looking for a really cool outfit to wear to ... a thing ... I have coming up. I don't want to talk about it just yet but I can assure you that if it comes to pass you will agree that it's a pretty effing cool event. I didn't end up finding the outfit of my dreams but we did both find some really cool vintage stuff at Wasteland and I procured a really amazing custom-made/destroyed Junker leather jacket from Forgotten Saints. After our shopping trip, we met up with Derek and Jim for dinner at Rambutan Thai in Silverlake. It was really great getting to hang out with them ... esp. since they've got some exciting news as well.

David called it an early night and I finally got to sit down and watch Amber Benson's newest TV movie 7 Things To Do Before I'm 30 (which originally aired on Saturday night):


OMG ... what a cute movie. Amber was really very good in this role and the story overall was really cute and fun. It had that TV movie feel about it but the story was very well-written and I found very entertaining. One of the 7 Things that she wanted to do before turning 30 was to be a rockstar ... so in the movie she sings the song Queen Of Hearts by Juice Newton ... which was so brills. Hahahhaha ... now I want a copy of it in MP3 format so I can put it on my iPod. I'm not sure if Lifetime is planning on re-airing the movie anytime soon but if so, you have to catch it if you missed seeing it the first time. It's a really cute movie.

Today, David and I are gonna try to meet up with one of his college friends but we'll see where the day takes us. I hope you are having a glorious day wherever in the world you are. The sun is finally shining here in SoCal again ... and my carpet is slowly drying. Thank ye Gods.

I am out.