Thursday, April 03, 2008

Cameron Diaz Does British GQ

Wow! Cameron Diaz graces the cover of the new Hollywood issue of British GQ magazine and she is lookin' hawt as hell ... check it out:


Lord ... even the haters have to admit that her body looks killer. I'm not the biggest Cameron Diaz fan but I have to admit that she really looks stunning on the cover of this issue. [Source]

Quick Change Artist

Hmmm ... do you suppose that Mariah Carey is a regular reader of Pink is the new Blog? Earlier this week I commented that I was very surprised that Mimi would deign to go out in public in two different countries while wearing the exact same outfit since she normally likes to change clothes multiple times a day. Well, today, we have new pics of Mariah wearing 4 different outfits all in the same day:


Photo credit: Splash News and Bauer-Griffin

Heh, I don't really think that Mimi changed her clothes because I voiced my concern ... but still ... you gotta wonder ;) Work it out, girl. [Source, Source]

Kids In America

The New Kids on the Block have reunited and are scheduled to appear on The Today Show tomorrow morning to make official announcement of that reunion ... last year may have been all about the Spice Girls but this year looks to be all about NKOTB ... are y'all ready?


They may be pushing 40, but the New Kids are returning to the block. The Boston boy band New Kids on the Block, which sold 70 million albums in the 1980s and early 1990s, has reunited and plans to release a new album and go on tour. The reunion comes 20 years after the release of the group's multi-platinum album, Hanging Tough. The group released a new photo Wednesday and reportedly will appear on the Today show Friday morning — the same time an unmarked countdown clock on NKOTB.com ends. "The fan response to this has been incredible," band member Donnie Wahlberg told the Boston Herald. Wahlberg said he was convinced to get back together with his former bandmates — Joey McIntyre, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood — when they decided to record new music. Wahlberg said he wrote 80% of the new material with McIntyre and Jordan Knight. "I had no interest going out on a nostalgia tour and singing the same material," said Wahlberg, 38. But he added, "We absolutely will do the old songs for sure" ... The group disbanded in 1994. Wahlberg has acted on television and in movies, while Jordan Knight, McIntyre and Wood released solo albums. Jonathan Knight became a real estate developer.

I, for one, couldn't be more pleased that the Kids are getting back together. My tear-stained NKOTB pillowcase is nearly in tatters and I'm in desperate need of a new one. Oh oh oooh oh, Oh oh oooh oh indeed. [Source]

4 Minutes To Watch This Video

Madonna's new video 4 Minutes which features Justin Timberlake and Timbaland (briefly) just made its unofficial debut online ... hurry up and click below to watch it before it gets taken down:


Tick-tock, tick-tock ... the video will not stay online for long, you've prolly only got about 4 minutes until it gets yanked. Thruout the vid, a translucent geometric wave of sorts eats thru everything in its path (including people, the scene of the couple kissing is great cool and gross) which doesn't reach Madonna and Justin until the end of the vid during their last dance routine together ... it's kinda sweet, even if it doesn't seem to make sense with the song's lyrics. Enjoy it whilst you can. [Source, thanks Kevin]

UPDATE: And it's gone back, click above to watch it ... or you can purchase the video on iTunes right now, right HERE.

Baller

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live like Kevin Federline? You prolly envision that he lives in the lap of luxury ... dining at the best restaurants, doing it up big time ... well, you'd be wrong. According to court papers acquired by TMZ, K-Fed has been spending his Britney Spears's money on the necessities of life ... including Burger King, Blockbuster Video, Foot Locker and Victoria's Secret, natch:


So we just looked at the docs in the K-Fed custody case, and Federline's credit card bills give us a peek into how he rolls. BTdubs, it appears these charges were on his credit card business accounts: Ralph's grocery store, Toys 'R Us, Babies 'R Us, Encino Park Liquor, Garrett Popcorn Shop, Blockbuster Video, Ikea, Smart & Final, Onstar Service Plan, Big Fish Games, Target, Boston Market, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Party House Liquor, Waste Management, Quiznos, The Spirit Shoppe, Roundtable Pizza, Honey Baked Ham, Burger King, Foot Locker, The Liquor Works, PF Chang's, Victoria's Secret, Privilege, Ann Taylor, Wendy's, Chili's, NikeTown, In N' Out Burger, and of course, Corbin Liquor.

Talk about your big pimpin'. I wish I could be a washed up rapper, too ... cuz this really sounds like the life. [Source]

Naomi Campbell Busted ... Again

The Sun is reporting that Naomi Campbell was arrested today at London's Heathrow Airport after she allegedly assaulted a police officer over a lost piece of luggage. Anyone even remotely familiar with Naomi Campbell's temper (and her affinity for hurtling cell phones at her servants in fits of rage) shouldn't be at all surprised by this news:


NAOMI Campbell was arrested at Heathrow Airport this afternoon after assaulting a police officer in a row over a lost bag. The supermodel was hauled away "ranting and screaming" from the First Class Lounge of Terminal 5. She was due to catch a 4pm flight to Los Angeles but mislaid one of her three items of hand luggage. Onlookers said she demanded BA staff find the bag and turned down their offer to find it and forward it on. As the row intensified airport staff asked her to leave the airport and said she was unfit to fly. Police were called and she was heard screaming: "Get off me, leave me alone" - before she attacked one and was taken away to Heathrow police station. BA269 left more than an hour and a half late while bags belonging to the model and her entourage were taken from the flight.

Yikes! It sounds like someone needs a refresher in her anger management course. It's a good thing Naomi got busted in the UK ... had she gotten arrested again here in the US she might've been sentenced to scrub toilets again. Oh, Naomi ... why you so violent? [Source]

The TV Guide: Better Late Late Than Never

So yesterday, I met up with Tony again so that we could attend the taping of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at the CBS studios lot to see Kylie Minogue live and in person. This time we were joined by Tony's boyfriend Augie and our friend Art for the taping. I almost bailed on going to the taping since I was so frustrated by the long process on Tuesday at the DWTS taping but I decided to just go thru with it anyways. Honestly, if I didn't have to go back to the CBS studios lot to pick up the car key I accidentally left there on Tuesday I prolly would've skipped the taping. But man, am I glad that I didn't. This experience was a lot more fun and it was a lot more intimate ... we were mere feet away from Kylie on that stage. It was very very cool. I was happy to know that Marg Helgenberger was the other guest on the show yesterday -- I love her on CSI: so she was a nice surprise. Here is a pic of Art, Tony, Augie and Me after the taping yesterday:


We had so much fun ... the folks at The Late Late Show were very cool to us as an audience, they really made the whole experience fun. I'd go back to another one of their tapings ... but only for someone I really want to see. The one thing I learned over the past couple of days is that I'm not really the right person to attend these sorts of things. Back in the day, I used to wait in line to see concerts or shows on a daily basis (while I worked and attended classes full time) but I have long since lost the want of that kind of excitement.

This afternoon I'm supposed to be meeting up with some friends for a very cool ... thing ... but I'm not sure if it's actually gonna happen so we'll have to wait and see. Tonight, tho, I am finally going to get to meet Darion's parents for the first time ever. We're having dinner together and I couldn't be more excited. Darion's parents and I have this long distance love affair that I don't normally like to share publicly but I fear that all the lurve is gonna come spilling out tonight. I'm very excited :) Wee ... I can't wait!!!

Les News: Whitney Responds, Jay-Z Makes More Money, Suri Emerges

The Temple of Doom

Co-stars Jenna Malone and Shawn Ashmore were joined by Kevin Zegers, Ben Stiller and more at the Hollywood premiere of their new movie The Ruins which was held at the Arclight Theater here in LA last night. The Ruins is based on the novel which, according to the IMDB, tells the story of "a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins." Here are a few pics from the premiere last night:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Woot! I read this book when it was released last year (on the recommendation by Entertainment Weekly) and I really enjoyed it. As far as "horror" novels go, I don't tend to get scared by things that I read (save for the occasional Stephen King book) but there were some portions of this story that really creeped me the hell out. I have high hopes that the movie version will be able to adequately translate that creepiness onto the big screen. To be honest, it could go either way ... while I enjoyed the book very much, I can also see how a story like this might come across very cheesy in movie form. That being said, I still plan on seeing this movie, hopefully this weekend with David here in LA. I do suggest that all y'all read the book ... even if you decide to skip this movie, the book is worth the time. Here's hoping the movie doesn't ruin the book ;) [Source]

The Insatiable Hulk

Things appear to be coming along swimmingly for Hulk Hogan these days despite the fact that he is going thru a divorce with his wife Linda of 24 years and is being sued by the Graziano family for his alleged responsibility in the car accident that nearly killed their son last year. Yessir, Hulk looks like he doesn't have a care in the world (or a hair on the crown of his head) as he frolicked in the ocean with his new girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel in Miami, FL this week ... here are a few pics of the lovey-dovey couple making a spectacle of themselves together:


Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin

It would seem that the old saying that bleached blondes have more fun is true. You gotta hand it to the guy ... I don't know that I could be so happy knowing that all these people are gunning for my money. Hulk's new blonde chick must have amazing powers of distraction ... which are obvs stored in her ample boobage. [Source]

Sex In The Springtime

We are still 56 days away from the premiere of the long-awaited Sex and the City movie but New Line Cinema has just released a new batch of promo pics of the SaTC ladies Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda with a decidedly Spring-y feel to them (except for the too pasty white pic of Kim Cattrall who looks more ghostly than Spring-y):


It's a decade since they first prowled the streets of New York in their Manolo Blahniks, but the stars of Sex and the City have proved they're still as glamorous as ever. With Sarah Jessica Parker, 43, back at the helm of her all girl pack, the stars have posed for a new promotional shoot ahead of the release of their big screen debut in May. In flirty red confections - and with the help of just a touch of airbrushing - Sarah and her co-stars Kim Cattrall, 51, Cynthia Nixon, who turns 42 this month, and Kristin Davis, 43, appear almost as youthful as their black-clad 1998 promotional campaign ... Several endings have been shot in a bid to keep fans guessing whether perennial singleton Carrie Bradshaw will finally tie the knot with Mr Big. The film, which picks up from the series four years on, was delayed for some time amid reports of rows between Sarah and Kim, who plays man eater Samantha Jones. Cattrall famously negotiated hard over payment for the film, and reportedly had a bust up over Sarah's $US3 million salary - twice that of her co-stars. Meanwhile, Sarah has talked down rumours that there is another Sex and the City television series in the works. She said: "As a mother I just can't be away from my son that kind of time."

The ladies look amazing and I couldn't be more excited for this movie! I've being going back and forth about how the TV series will translate to the big screen and I really think it's gonna be a huge success. The key will be how the story plays out in movie form ... I'm not even all that worried that the movie will feel like a 2-hour episode, it's all about the story. I'm confident that the producers have had enough time to work up a storyline that will please fans of the show ... cuz if they don't, there is going to be serious hell to pay. [Source]

Mark your calendars y'all ...






May 30th will be here before you know it :)

Vicki B. Charges Into Town

Victoria Beckham, freshly arrived from the long flight from London to LA, handed her children off to her handlers and immediately went out for a shopping spree mere milliseconds after her plane touched down. Never one to let the moss grow beneath her amazingly stylish Christian Louboutin stilettos, Vicki B. shopped up a storm yesterday at Resurrection on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, CA upon her arrival back home in SoCal ... here are a few pics of VB charging up a storm:


Photo credit: Splash News

Recession? What recession? There's no penny-pinching in the Beckham household, if Victoria's latest shopping spree is anything to go by. Credit card in one hand, mobile phone in the other, Posh toured the boutiques of Los Angeles before breaking for lunch with husband David. She then hit the shops again with a pal, looking chic in a check pencil skirt and Louboutin stilettos. There was one nod to the credit crunch when Posh, 33, visited some second-hand clothing stores — but these were vintage specialists, and she was snapped at a till clutching an item with a £1,200 price tag.

Hey, if you got it -- spend it. I'm just glad that she ditched those awful bell-bottom jeans she was wearing in London ... I much prefer it when VB dresses like a stenographer rather than a hippie chick. [Source]

Kylie Stays Up Late Late

Kylie Minogue spent day 3 of her mini-US promo tour with host Craig Ferguson as she made an appearance on The Late Late Show on CBS yesterday to promote the US release of her 10th album X. Here are a few screencaps from Kylie's appearance on the show late, late last night:


My friends Tony, Augie and Art and I made our way out to the CBS studios lot for the taping and we managed to get really great seats for the show. It was such a thrill being mere feet away from Kylie on that stage.

Click HERE for video of Kylie's cute interview with Craig and click HERE for video of her performance of her new single All I See.

Yes, the dance routine was the same one she did on Dancing with the Stars the day before but I much preferred the intimacy of this performance to the DWTS one. In fact, the whole scenario with the Late Late Show taping was much more enjoyable to the DWTS one. This taping was much shorter and was much more intimate ... I was going back and forth about whether or not to attend the taping and almost backed out. I decided to go to the taping since it'd prolly be a very long time before I'd get the opportunity to see Kylie so close-up again and I'm really glad that I did. Sadly, there was no opportunity to meet Kylie ... but my time will come, I'm sure of it.

The folks at The Late Late Show were really fun and made the day very enjoyable. I have to send out lots of love to Pink reader Andie who we met at CBS and who was very helpful in making sure we had a great time. This afternoon, Kylie will be taping an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which will air next Monday so make sure you tune in ... then I believe that Kylie flies back to the UK to resume rehearsals for her upcoming tour. It's a shame that Kyles has to leave so soon but we've really enjoyed having her here in the States. I wish she didn't have to leave but she does have work to do ... and I will be seeing her in London this summer in concert so ... I have no cause for complaint at all :)

Jamie Lynn Goes It Alone ... Again

As Jamie Lynn Spears continues to plan for the arrival of her unplanned baby, babydaddy and fiancée Casey Aldridge continues to stay out of sight. Here are new pictures of JL doing a bit of grocery shopping in her hometown of Kentwood, LA all by her lonesome:


Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin

I fully trust that JL Spears is an independent woman but it'd be nice to see her strapping babydaddy/hubby-to-be stepping in to help with the chores that involve lifting ... not so much because JL can't handle it by herself but more so that she doesn't feel so alone. [Source]

Steal Sean Preston's Diet Secrets!

Previously, we've seen photos of Britney Spears's youngest son Jayden James hittin' the gym in order to keep in shape ... but on those trips to the gym, JJ's older brother Sean Preston was nowhere to be seen. It turns out that Sean Preston does indeed to go the gym but he does so on his own, with his own bodyguard in tow. Here are a couple pics of Sean P. (with sippy cup in hand) making his way to his friendly neighborhood My Gym this week:


Photo credit: X17

Clearly big bro doesn't want to share his workout regiment with his little bro. I'm sure it won't be long before OK! magazine puts Sean P and/or JJ on the cover of their mag, flaunting the secrets on how the toddlers manage to keep in shape. [Source]

Good News & Old News From Our Dear Britney

A super svelte-looking Britney Spears graces the cover of this week's issue of OK! magazine which also reveals the weight-loss secrets that helped Britney shed 15 pounds in just 4 weeks ... altho, it looks like the magazine thought it would be a great idea to use a 5-year old photo of Britney to illustrate the story:


It seems miracles really can happen. As the world watched Britney Spears' debut last week on How I Met Your Mother, it was obvious that the former pop star was looking good, dare we say it, even back to her old self! "It looked like Britney had lost 15 pounds in four weeks," a source close to the singer tells OK!. And sure enough — gone was the bloat, the ratty hair and the puffy face. In their place, a slimmer, fresh-faced girl with a smile on her face and determination in her step. So how did she do it? "Britney's a pro at losing weight fast," a Spears pal tells OK!. "She can drop seven to 10 pounds in two weeks." Although now, in Britney's case, it's about adopting a longterm plan she can stick to. Sources say Brit has given up her old unhealthy weight loss habits, like popping laxatives and diet pills. The 5-foot-4 singer has also replaced soda and fast food with five, small protein-packed meals a day. Doing so has enabled her to peel off the pounds. "Eating five meals a day will boost your metabolism," Dr. David Katzin of Fresh Diet, a meal delivery program tells OK!. "In fact, by eating superclean, Zone balanced foods at each of your five meals, you will find that your metabolism goes into overdrive, becoming extremely efficient at burning calories." And get this — Brit's even cut back on her Starbucks Frappaccino fixes! "Britney used to come in every day. Now she just comes in from time to time and orders a lighter version," a barista at a Malibu Starbucks tells OK!. To complement her healthier eating habits, Britney works out regularly as well, although you probably won't see her jogging around her neighborhood. The recovering pop star enjoys daily dance workouts at L.A.'s Millennium Dance Complex, where sources tell OK! she does squats along with chair and pole dancing. When she does run, it's on a treadmill at home, away from the spying eyes of the paparazzi.

Um, yeah, while this is an extremely positive coverstory (for once) the whole thing loses a bit of credibility since the magazine decided to use an image of our dear Britney lookin' 15 lbs. lighter ... from an old Glamour magazine photoshoot ... from 2003:

This week's OK! Magazine cover features a photograph of Britney Spears with the headline, "Britney Lost 15 Lbs in Just 4 Weeks!" and a subhead, "Back to her old body with the miracle food that sheds weight fast." Back to her old body, indeed. The image OK! uses to show Britney's transformation is actually from a 2003 photo shoot for Glamour's Women of the Year issue. With rave reviews of her guest spot on "How I Met Your Mother," Britney does actually show signs of a comeback and a return to her old star self. But unfortunately, OK!'s cover photo choice paints an unrealistic picture of her comeback, which is a work in progress — and shows that the only way to "Steal Brit's New Diet Secret," as the cover screams, is to go back over 4 years in time.

LOL! Clearly someone thought that folks wouldn't notice the recycled image ... but in the age of the ever-watchful InterWeb, things like this rarely escape detection. [Source, Source]

Here are bona fide new images of Britney Spears out and about and causing her usual commotion as throngs of paparazzi and gawkers alike swarmed around Britters as she tried to go shopping and then enjoy a night on the town. Clearly, Britney is still in high demand. There is some good news on the Britney front today, tho. TV Guide is reporting that Britney is in talks with CBS to reprise her guest-starring role on How I Met Your Mother:


Photo credit: Splash News and Bauer-Griffin

Britney Spears and How I Met Your Mother are looking to rekindle their mutually beneficial relationship later this season. According to multiple sources, Brit's in talks to reprise her role as Barney's fraternal twin Ted's stalker in at least one more episode. "It all depends on her availability," whispers an insider. Brit's first go-round on Mother was a resounding success for all concerned: The yet-to-be-renewed CBS sitcom received a much-needed ratings boost and Spears made headlines for doing something other than driving to her local Starbucks.

This is great news but it was totally expected ... after all, Britney helped HIMYM win their highest TV ratings ever ... of course they're gonna want her back on the show. I think it would be genius if she did reprise her role on the show, so much so that she becomes a series regular. Well, ok, that might be pushing it a bit ... but her acting role was such a positive experience, I'd love to see her move forward in that arena. I'd also like to see her stop wearing fluorescent bras underneath her white shirts but I guess we can't always have everything we want. [Source]

UPDATE: Click HERE to hear Britney Spears's former manager Larry Rudolph's interview with Ryan Seacrest on KISS FM this morning where he talks primarily about his role on the new MTV show Rock the Cradle ... but he does talk a wee bit about Britters ... it's deffo worth a listen.