Sunday, March 30, 2008

The TV Guide: Hangin' With Reichen, Partying With Mike G.

Yesterday was a pretty fun and bizzy day. David and I were invited by Steph and Alek to their private photo shoot with Reichen Lehmkuhl yesterday afternoon and we happily accepted. As y'all know, I'm a big fan of Reichen so I was happy to tag along and offer any sort of help that might've been required of me (be it helping with dressing AND/OR undressing, oiling down muscles, etc.) but Steph and Alek had everything all covered (and shockingly, Reichen didn't need help getting dressed and undressed) ... but I was able to snap some behind the scenes pics of yesterday's photoshoot and still have a good time:


We had such a great afternoon and Reichen was so cool to let David me and hang out for his photoshoot. It was really a fun experience:


After the shoot was finished, we hightailed it to Pink Taco to meet up with Mike G. and his friends Amy and Matt, and my peeps Darion, Mike, Michael, Jordan and his little nephew for a dinner party celebration for Mike G.'s birthday ... here are a few pics from our dinner at Pink Taco and then from our afterparty at Akbar:


I got to meet Pink readers Nicole (at Pink Taco) and Gillian (at Akbar who is in town from San Francisco, CA) last night ... which was such a pleasure. At Akbar we ran into Jim and Derek who were partying with Jim's friends from Philly (friends from high school, I might add) who are in town for the weekend. Cyndy and I felt it necessary to take a cute pic together which I think turned out totally faboo. David and I were sure that we weren't going to stay out too late ... next thing we knew the lights came on and they were throwing us out onto the streets cuz the place was closing. It was crazy fun, tho :)

This afternoon we're gonna try and grab one last moment with Steph and Alek before they fly off to Paris, France for a month ... and then David flies back to NYC later on tonight. No worries tho, David will be back next weekend :)

I hope all y'all are having an amazing weekend ... thus far, it's been a pretty good one here in SoCal :)

Les News: Hayden Honored, Nick Becomes A Doc, Ashton Is A Mentor

Hot Dude Of The Week: Taylor

Huzzah! It's time for the Hot Dude of the Week again and this week we get to enjoy 2 hunks of male semi-nekkidness. Say hello to Taylor and his blurry friend whose face we can't quite make out but whose abs stand out pretty clearly:


Photo credit: All American Guys

I've always been a fan of guys who like to hang around together wearing as little clothing as possible, as if nothing could be more natural in the world. You find this sort of masculine behavior in locker rooms, fraternity houses and at gyms. I must say, it gives me a nice feeling seeing men being this comfortable with one another because it gives me hope that others find the same thing equally comfortable. Guys like Taylor are pioneers for helping world peace come to fruition ... after all, it'd be impossible to hate your neighbor if you loved him enough to stand around half-nekkid with him. See folks, Hot Dudes of the Week aren't just man-candy ... they're also goodwill ambassadors ... and for that they deserve our undying gratitude. [Source]

I Cho-Cho-Chose You, Margaret

I have got some mad lurve for comedienne Margaret Cho so I wanted to show her some of that lurve on the blog today. The insanely funny and talented Margaret spent part of her weekend performing at The Pearl theater inside the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV ... and here are a couple of pics:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Margaret performed here in LA last weekend but, unfortch, I was in NYC with David at the same time. I am not a big fan of stand-up comedy but I do love going out to see Margaret live on stage (Kathy Griffin is the only other comic that I'll venture out to see as well). I haven't seen Margaret live in many years ... the last time I saw her was back in Michigan when she performed at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor in the early '00s. I've been hearing rumblings that Margaret may be coming back to TV very soon and I couldn't be happier. She is truly one of the funniest people I've ever seen perform on stage and I am looking forward to enjoying her comic stylings again. BTW, she looks pretty damn cool in those pink sneaks ;) [Source]

Welcome To LA

Yipes!! If you think you hate the travails of traveling then take a look at this poor pic of Kate Moss arriving at LAX Airport this weekend as she was met by a crush of photogs and gawkers alike:


Photo credit: Splash News

The poor woman was pinned between an ass and a hard place. If I ever start feeling bad for my traveling situation in the future I will think back on this picture and thank my lucky stars that I'm not Kate Moss. Sad face. [Source]

It Just Won't Stop

The unceasing relationship between Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal continues to solider on (no matter how hard I keep wishing it into nonexistence) as we check out new photos of the couple making their return to LA from a quick holiday in Mexico with Reese's children Ava and Deacon. For some reason completely unknown to me, GyllenSpoon just keeps going and going and going ... check it out:


Photo credit: Splash News

Ex-husband Ryan Phillippe confesses that he finds it "bizarre" seeing photos of Reese and Jake together and I must concur. I still have a hard time believing that they are an actual couple ... despite the fact that they do spend a lot of time together. They really look more like friends to me. But whatever they "are" to one another the fact remains that they are pretty much joined at the hip these days ... a fact that we all must deal with as best we can. I choose to live in my happy delusion that Reese and Jake are nothing more than besties who are spending way too much time together because they are both jaded by love. Reese prolly misses the happy days with Ryan and I know that Jake misses the days with Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong ;) [Source]

How Charming

Charmed co-stars Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs were spotted having dinner together this weekend at Nobu in Malibu, CA ... which means that the ladies were merely getting together to reminisce about the good ol' days OR they were possibly talking about perhaps maybe working on a project together. Here are a few pics of the ladies as they made their exit from the restaurant together:


Photo credit: Splash News

Apparently, one of the paps did ask the ladies if they were planning to work together again soon and Holly Marie answered "it's possible" ... which is far from an admission but is better than nothing :) I understand there was bad blood between Shannen and the other Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano so I think it's foolhardy to count on a Charmed reunion ... but stranger things have happened. I'm just really happy to see Shannen and Holly together. I miss the Charmed days ... it's be amazing if they did work together again. [Source]

Gym Rat

Big pimpin' Jayden James Federline Spears spent part of his weekend chillin' with his posse (comprised of his bodyguard and his nanny) at his friendly neighborhood My Gym Friday afternoon lookin' like a champ. Here are a couple pics of the little tyke, who was also rockin' a rad pair of red Crocs shoes (which, it pains me to admit, don't look so horrrible on young'ns):


Photo credit: X17

I'm not entirely sure why Sean Preston doesn't get in on the My Gym action with his little bro but maybe he's got his own peeps to chill with and doesn't want to be bothered. We haven't heard of any visits with mommy Britney Spears in some time now ... but I'm fairly certain things are going well on that front. I must admit, it's so entirely refreshing to not be inundated with tragic Britney Spears news and to see nice, normal pics of her kids just ... living their happy little lives. I just couldn't be more pleased that things appears to be steadily on track for Britney and her boys ... I always knew that the good would win out over the bad. [Source]

Kid-ding Around

Yesteday afternoon stars like Hayden Panettiere, Rihanna, America Ferrera and Ashlee Simpson glammed it up on the red orange carpet at the Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, CA for the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards .. while stars like Shia LaBeouf and Emile Hirsch showed off their poor attempts at facial hair on said orange carpet. The artist formerly known as Destiny Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and Drake Bell were the big winners at yesterday's awards show (they each picked up two awards) but a great, slimey time was had by all ... here are a few pics from the orange carpet arrivals yesterday:


Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin

It was the best of both worlds at Saturday's Kids Choice Awards for Miley Cyrus, who took home trophies for favorite female singer and TV actress and rocked the show with a spirited performance of her hit song, "GNO — Girls Night Out." It was also a slime spectacle for the Nickelodeon children's television network, which broadcast the 21st annual show live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in front of 10,000 screaming fans, almost all of them teens and preteens. Akon crashed a dune buggy into giant containers of Nickelodeon's trademark green slime, Usher blasted a sumo wrestler with slime fired from a cannon and supermodel Heidi Klum, attached to a bungee cord and wearing a specially equipped "butt spike belt," flung herself into a wall covered with slime-filled balloons. "Don't try this at home," boxer Laila Ali said as Usher turned the cannon on the sumo wrestler. The slime stunts and other assorted foolishness — which included a soundtrack of celebrities burping as an instrumental version of the Village People song "YMCA" played in the background — took up so much time that presenters never got around to announcing three awards. In the categories that were announced, teen heartthrob Drake Bell was another double winner, collecting his third consecutive orange blimp-shaped trophy for favorite TV actor and another for favorite TV show for Drake and Josh. Drake and Josh upset Cyrus' hit program Hannah Montana in the TV show category. Other winners were Eddie Murphy for favorite voice from an animated movie for Shrek the Third, American Idol for favorite reality show and, one of the biggest crowd favorites of the night, the Jonas Brothers for favorite music group. The ever-polite Jonas Brothers each offered brief thank-yous. Chris Brown won for favorite male singer. Ryan Seacrest accepted the reality show award saying he looked forward to presenting it to "two of the three" of the show's judges. Cyrus, in a black dress with silver spangles, thanked several people, including her mother, father, agent, manager "and my lord and savior Jesus Christ."

Oh, Miley ... hang on to that down home innocence that you wear so well ... I'm sure it will serve you well as your career continues to blossom and expand. It wasn't that along ago that another teen popstress was peddling the same persona at events like these back in the late '90s. [Source]

As always, the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is a big, fun awards event that is geared for kids and always manages to put some of the biggest celebs in very compromising positions ...


Photo credit: Wireimage

And really ... who wouldn't want to see Orlando Bloom covered in slime. I love that the Kid's Choice Awards even exists ... that celebs take note of the kid market and show up year after year to court that market says a lot about the power of kids. Of all the perennial awards shows that keep churning themselves out, this is one of the ones I look forward to most. I can't think of another show that so proudly puts poorly grown porn 'staches on display ... and not even in a dirty way. Love it. Click HERE to see a full list of 2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winners.

Did They Or Didn't They?

Star magazine is sticking to its report that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married in New Orleans, LA yesterday and X17 is providing photos of the church, the St. Louis Cathedral, where the couple reportedly got hitched but today People magazine is reporting that there was "no wedding" according to their sources:


Photo credit: X17

Despite reports that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wedded in a New Orleans church Saturday, a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE there was "no wedding." The family spent a weekend in New Orleans two weeks ago – as Pitt broke ground on his Make It Right project to help rebuild the city's Lower Ninth Ward – but they have recently been in the Austin, Texas, area while Pitt films Tree of Life with Sean Penn.

So, at this point, who knows who's right. If the family has, in fact, been in Texas over the weekend then the Star report would have no merit ... but the family has not been photographed, to my knowledge, so we still really don't know which "source" to believe. The story is still developing ... I guess we'll know soon. [Source]