Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Casey-Lynn Run For Cover, Fail

OMG ... here is really funny video of Casey Aldridge and Jamie Lynn Spears running for cover from the eager paparazzi while in the backwoods of some property in Mississippi:


I don't know that it's a good idea for Casey to be driving so ... eagerly ... with JL in his little golf cart, especially in her condition. They can run but they can't hide for long. [Source]

Is Alicia Keys Planning A Secret Wedding?

Pink reader LN sent me an interesting email that might blow the lid off a secret celebrity wedding that could be in the works. Now, I suppose we should take this news with a grain of salt but I figured it'd be worth mentioning. According to the tour guide at Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills, NY (the site of *NSync member Joey Fatone's nuptials in 2004), Alicia Keys is planning to get married there this summer. Here is the full text of the email I received:


Just a tidbit I recently found out -- Last week, we were taking a tour of Oheka Castle, Cold Spring Hills, NY (where Joey Fatone got married) and the tour guide told us that Alicia Keys is getting married there this summer. Did you even know she was dating anyone?!!

To be honest, I had no idea that Alicia was in a relationship with anyone, let alone planning to get married. I guess it's possible that the tour guide was either completely wrong or merely got the names mixed up but in any event, I figured this was worth mentioning. With all these sneaky celeb weddings going on all over the place you never know when one of them might get sprung on us. [thanks LN]

UPDATE: Pink reader Shawna gives me the head's up that Alicia has been dating her producing partner Kerry "Krucial" Brothers (the "Krucial" Krucial Keys Production) for some time even tho they aren't very public about it and Pink reader Amanda points me to THIS post at the fan site Alicia Zone that has more information about this secret wedding rumor. Maybe the tour guide wasn't wrong after all, he prolly just spilled the beans too early.

HaLo Confirmed! Milo Confesses To Romancing Hayden

Pink reader Cristina gave me the head's up that Milo Ventimiglia was a guest on 1Xtra on BBC radio this week and during his interview he FINALLY publicly confirmed to radio hosts Trevor Nelson and Xena that he is romantically involved with his Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere:


Milo does talk about other things in his interview (Heroes, his personal life, Madonna, etc.) but it's his public revelation about his "girlfriend" Hayden Panettiere is what is really interesting to me. Thus far, neither Milo or Hayden have ever publicly addressed the reports that the couple, HaLo if you will, are romantically involved (he says likes being a private person) ... but no longer. Milo is finally talking, click HERE to hear the 1Xtra interview in full now. [Source]

Additionally, Pink reader Christina sends in portions from another interview that Milo gave on UK radio discussing his relationship with Hayden. These excerpt from his interview with Chris Moyles were transcribed and posted on the Heroes Fan Forum messageboard:

Chris: Are you single man, are you dating?
Milo: No, no, I'm taken.
Chris: You're taken?
Milo: I am.
Chris: Ok. But, they're not here though right?
Milo: No.
Chris: Different area code. And you're not getting married.
Carrie: I'm getting married.
Chris: You're getting married yeah, so you could do with one final *whistles* before you go.
Carrie: Absolutely. Tom wouldn't mind, he wouldn't.
Chris: What's he gonna do? It's Peter Petrelli. He can fly, for God's sake. He's met Doctor Who.

--

Chris: You mentioned earlier that you are dating.
Milo: Yes.
Chris: Now do we know who you're dating, do you talk about that or not ... we know the rumours about who you are dating.
Milo: I think, I think it's pretty safe to assume that ...
Chris: Are you dating an actress?
Milo: Yes.
Chris: Is she very successful?
Milo: Yes.
Chris: Is she in a hit TV series?
Milo: Yes.
Chris: Does it go 'round the world?
Milo: It does.
Chris: Wow.

--

Chris: Now, I've met your lady ...
Milo: Yes you have, last time we were in the UK, in August.
Chris: I hate to say this, but she was flirting with me. Quite badly.
Milo: That's fine, that's OK. But given that you and I are brothers, you know, it's fine, it's only natural that she would do something like that.
Chris: The woman's only human. She's got needs.
Milo: Absolutely, and I've told her listen, you're going to be attracted to other people, you know, it's OK to be attracted, just understand who you're with.
Chris: Listen, I was a gentleman, I was a proper gent, you know, I said no three times before we went back to the hotel. I'm only joking! It was twice.
Milo: She let you off light.

--

Chris: Your cheerleader may be worried, all this publicity. She's sitting at home thinking 'I'm missing my boy' and here you are, just ...
Milo: No, I had a very nice chat with her this morning before I came over.
Chris: Don't do that.
Milo: What?
Chris: It's the middle of the night there isn't it?
Milo: No, no, no, it was the end of the night for her, beginning of the morning for me.
Chris: Listen, next time you have to do one of these trips, I don't mind going over and making sure she's OK, make sure she's got milk and bread and stuff like that. I dont mind.
Milo: I'll just remind you that this desk between us is a very short distance from me to you.
Chris: What, are you going to kiss me?
Milo: Yeah, I was gonna have you pass on a message.

Chris: Give my love to my...
Milo: ... your girlfriend.
Chris: My ex-girlfriend Hayden.
Milo: Thanks for letting me have her.
Chris: You're more than welcome ... that's a nice car though it was a fast swap ... it's proper it's ... like a classic 1978 ...
Milo: No wait, it's an 1989.
Chris: A 1989 ... well, you've had some work done cause all the side paddling.
Milo: Well I'm an '77
Chris: Even I don't know what we're talking about now


Love it. I also love the references to the disparity in the age range between Milo and Hayden by talking about their birth years ... cute. Well, the cat's out of the bag now ... they can prolly expect to be talking about this at length for some time now.

The TV Guide: Loving Sarah Marshall

Last night I got to spend some much-needed, way overdue alone time with my friends Kirsten and Darion. The three of us hadn't been able to hang out together in some time so I thought it would be a fun idea if we met up and took a little drive together down to the South Bay Galleria Mall to enjoy some Chick-Fil-A together. D is familiar with the amazingness of CFA but Kirsten had never had it. Upon arrival, we discovered that our friend Mike decided to surprise us by crashing the party so that he could try the Chick-Fil-A as well ... I can't say that I blame him at all, I know that my raving about the food there doesn't even do it justice. I'm going to make it my personal mission to take all of my friends to CFA to partake of the yumminess before I leave this Earth. Here are a few fun pics from last night's get together:


After dinner, we grabbed some dessert at Dairy Queen (I enjoyed a Blizzard with Heath and Butterfinger) and YougurtBerry and then Kirsten, Darion and I decided to go to the movies to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall:


I had heard from a few Pink readers that Forgetting Sarah Marshall was funny so we decided to check it out. As you'd expect from Judd Apatow, FSM was an insanely funny movie. Right off the bat, in the first 10 minutes the audience gets to see Jason Segel do the full monty, twig & berries and all. Hahhahahaha ... no lie, penises can be funny and Jason Segel's is hilarious! Overall, the movie is really well written and well acted. Mila Kunis was a revelation ... I knew the girl is pretty but she is downright gorgeous in this movie. I had no idea that she was so stunningly beautiful before. The movie isn't anything that nears award-winning but it is a very funny, very enjoyable film. You want some mindless fun with a lot of laughs (with some full on penis to boot) then this movie is for you. Happy good times!

Tonight, David arrives from NYC ahead of our big wedding this weekend and I'm very excited. I have a few things to take care of before he arrives but it's always a good time when my boo comes to town.

Les News: Naomi Gets A New Gig, Al Lawyers Up, No Babies For Mimi

First Listen: Fergie Does The SaTC Theme Song

97.9 KISS FM in Florida brings us our first listen to the theme song single Labels or Love from the Sex and the City soundtrack, performed by Fergie Ferg:


Wooooooot! It's hot! I love how Fergie took the SaTC theme song and remixed it into a hot little song. The movie is just over one month away from release and I'm already dying. The song is hot, the movie is gonna be hot ... I can't wait!!! Enjoy the track! [Source]

Gay For Pay; Gossip Girl Unleashes The Gays

Yesterday, US Weekly reported that Kelly Rutherford, who plays Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl confirmed that her fictional son Eric van der Woodsen (played by Connor Paolo) is going to be revealed as the show's first gay character ... today, E! breaks the news on who the other gay character on the show will be. According to Watch with Kristin, Eric's homosexuality will be discovered when he is caught making out with another dude:


Photo credit: Splash News
Click above to find out who it is

In my best effort to not spoil the surprise before the revealing episode All About My Brother airs, I will leave it up to you to decide if you want to find out who it is. Highlight the area below with your cursor to read the E! report:

Sources confirm that the character with the queer eye is none other than little Eric van der Woodsen, little bro to the big S. Now that might not be all that shocking, given that he's one of the only characters on the show who hasn't yet had a steamy hookup, but brace yourselves, GG fans, for it is coming! Turns out, it's the way in which Eric is outed that is the true jaw-dropper. Insiders tell me he'll be caught making out with Jenny Humphrey's new boyfriend [Asher Hornsby]!

Dun, Dun, Duuuun! I love it! A show like Gossip Girl is is dire need of some gayness and this new hook-up is just what the doctor ordered. I'm skeptical that the lurvin' will be as steamy as the hetero love scenes have been thus far on the show but I'm impressed that GG is finally taking us into this territory. [Source]

In other GGness, here are a few new photos of Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays uberbeyotch bad girl Georgina Sparks, lookin' as faboo as can be in between takes yesterday on the Manhattan streets set of the show:


Photo credit: INFdaily

Now, we haven't really seen anything substantial of Georgina's character on the show just yet but we did get a tiny taste of the girl in the short preview scenes for next week's episode. It looks like G is gonna hit the town like an atom bomb ... AND I CAN'T WAIT. I must say, while I'm not quite as enraptured by Gossip Girl as New York magazine seems to be, I was very impressed with this week's new episode and I am very much looking forward to all the drama to come. Bring it, bitches!! [Source]

Close Encounters

This week on The Hills we saw that Lauren LC Conrad was forced to suffer thru an uncomfortable run-in with two of her most favorite people on earth, Justin Bobby (Audrina's on and off boyfriend) and Heidi Montag (her self-professed nemesis). Last night, LC stepped out for a night on the town for a date at GOA nightclub with a mysterious, yet super hawt, young man and managed to stay clear of running into anyone she might not be friendly with (it was close tho, Heidi and her boyfriend Spencer Pratt were out and about last night as well) ... here are a couple photos of LC out with her sexy new man:


Photo credit: Splash News

Unlike the last time that I thought that LC was creepin' with a new dude (who turned out to be her gay BFF Gary from the Laguna Beach days) I'm pretty sure that this new dude is the real deal ... er, well, in that he's a straight hottie whose pants LC might be trying to get into. Just by looking at him in these pics, I can see why. It's been far too long since we've seen LC hooked up with anyone of the male persuasion so it'd be nice if the girl could catch a break and land herself a bona fide hottie. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this coupling actually turns into something ... I wouldn't mind seeing more of him out and about. [Source]

UPDATE: Pink reader Meghann gives me the head's up that LC's hottie is Doug Reinhardt, who is brother to Casey Reinhardt (the outrageous girl who wore way too many extensions) from the final season of Laguna Beach.

On the Speidi front, Heidi and Spencer were spotted making their way out of STK restaurant here in LA last night smiling pretty for the photogs ... take a look:


Photo credit: Splash News

Things between these two seem to be coming along nicely. It's not really clear if they're actually engaged or whatever but they really do seem very much together (despite what we've been seeing this season on The Hills). I understand that Spencer was blaring Heidi's music from his swanky car for all the world to hear while he waited for Heidi to make her exit from the Kitson launch event for her new fashion line Heidiwood for Anchor Blue which went down this past Saturday in West Hollywood, CA -- if you've heard the tunes, then you know that's true love ;) I must admit, it's a bit of a shame that Speidi and LC didn't run into one another while out on the town last night ... I wouldn't have minded a little drama scuffle betwixt the feudin' couples, myself. [Source]

Mariah Carey Is #1 Again

Mariah Carey has more cause to celebrate this week ... after recently celebrating her record-breaking 18th #1 single a couple of weeks ago (to become the most successful solo artist in music history), Mimi finds herself poised at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart this week with the 6th #1 album of her career. Selling 463,000 copies of E=MC2 since the album's release last Tuesday, Mariah had the most successful first week sales of her career ... I think it's safe to say that Mariah Carey is pretty much at the height of her career ... she ain't having a bad week either:


Mariah Carey earns her sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her "E=MC2" bows on top. The Island Def Jam set moved 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the diva's biggest sales week ever. It's also the highest sales week of the year, surpassing the 375,000 start of Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" in February. Carey's last album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," also landed at No. 1 in its premiere week, moving 404,000. She is now tied with Madonna and Janet Jackson for the second most No. 1 albums among female artists. Only queen bee Barbra Streisand, with eight, is ahead of the pack. There's a good chance Madonna will add another No. 1 to her tally though, as her "Hard Candy" album drops next Tuesday (April 29).

It's pretty amazing how Mariah Carey's music career turned out. After making a stunning debut with her self-titled debut album back in 1990 she pretty quietly amassed an impressive string of #1 albums and songs while other artists like Madonna, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston were making all the noise. I've always been aware of Mimi's hit songs throughout the years but I never really paid much attention to her chart success. I remember being very surprised when I heard that Mariah had surpassed Madge, Celine and Whitney with #1s and was closing in on Elvis Presley's record (with her latest #1 song, Mariah also ties Elvis's record of being at #1 on the singles chart for 79 total weeks) ... and then she surpassed him, the King of Rock and Roll! Now she's got The Beatles in her sights and I have no doubt that she will surpass their record of 20 #1s, most likely with her latest #1 album, to become the most successful artist in music history. Damn. It's very impressive if you look at it this way. It's even more impressive when you consider that she's prolly got a bunch more albums to release in the future. [Source]

News like this is just cause for a celebration ... so Mariah wrangled up some of her friends (including Da Brat) for a private dinner party at Mr. Chow last night. Here are a couple pics of Mimi lookin' her diva best as she made her way out of the restaurant:


Photo credit: Splash News

Bow down, indeed. Mariah Carey is sittin' pretty on top of the world ... something tells me that she's going to be enjoying the view from up there for quite some time.

Hello Pretty

Here are a couple of absolutely adorable photos of proud parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden with their only begotten daughter Harlow Winter making their way thru the airport on their way back to LA from NYC ... I believe this is the first time that we've gotten a close-up look at Harlow out in the wild, without her being covered up by a blanket or hidden away in her baby carrier:


This is the first time that I've been able to do a proper "'Sup Bitches!" photo of the little Miss. Doesn't she look like she came straight from the Cabbage Patch? Nic/Joel and little Harlow make the cutest little family ... I love seeing them out and about. It won't be long before babygirl starts runnin' things in the Richie-Madden household, she's getting so big already. Soooo cute!!! [Source]

Just Another Day

It's been about 45 mins. since we last checked in with America's my favorite transplanted British family, Les Beckhams, so let's take a look at what has been keeping Posh and Becks bizzy for the past couple of days. Vicki B. rounded up her youngest sons, Romeo and Cruz, for an LA style shopping jaunt yesterday afternoon hitting up The Grove, the Beverly Center and the shops along Rodeo Drive (particularly Prada) in Beverly Hills ... here are a few pics:


Photo credit: Splash News

It's hard to tell if VB was enjoying herself or not but I would assume that she was having a lovely time. It's also hard to tell if VB was intentionally going for that flight attendant look but the peach color looks good on her ... it really gives her a softer look. [Source]

On the David Beckham front, Extra TV scored a pretty extensive interview with the hottie soccer phenom and got him to open up about the possibility of extending his family, his friendship with Tom Cruise, role as a sex symbol and more:


In an "Extra" exclusive, Terri Seymour joined David Beckham at The David Beckham Academy in Los Angeles where he spoke candidly about raising his three sons (and wanting more children!), married life with Victoria, socializing with Hollywood's elite and his sex symbol status! When asked if Beckham plans to have more kids, he responded, "Who knows ... I got asked that the other day. Someone said Victoria is pregnant apparently. I was like, 'Really? News to me!' ... But I've always wanted a big family ... I've got three beautiful boys. Who knows what the future will hold." He added, "I'd love one or two ... or all three of them [sons] to go into soccer." Beckham wouldn't be an aggressive soccer dad on the sidelines but admitted, "I am very competitive, but obviously I try to hold myself back as much as possible. It's important that I sort of sit back and let them just enjoy themselves because that’s what they’re out there to do." Beckham's sons have grown accustomed to socializing with celebrity friends and have become extremely protective of one in particular - Suri Cruise. He said, "Obviously we've been around Tom [Cruise] and Katie [Holmes] for quite awhile now. I've known Tom for quite awhile. And when the kids are around, they just love cuddling her, kissing her, laughing, joking with her. They are very protective around their friends and family." As a self-proclaimed neat freak, Beckham admitted he even vacuums in straight lines. "I did in Madrid because we had a carpet that if you'd done it in the right way, it was perfect. Looked like Wembley [Stadium]," he explained. Beckham revealed that his wife Victoria is the polar opposite and has been known to mock him. Beckham said, "I would get annoyed because Victoria would just walk onto the carpet. She'd do it on purpose. She'd stand there and laugh at me ... She leaves cupboards open. She leaves clothes on the floor. She's the total opposite." As for his sex symbol status, he commented, "I don't think you ever get used to it but it's something that obviously I'm honored by. But it's not something I really take notice of. If it's in a magazine, it's in but I don't really read it ... if I would it's pretty vain." Aside from his multi-million dollar paycheck and ridiculously good looks, Beckham prides himself on being a hands-on father. He explained, "Driving them [his sons] to school. Soccer practice. That's one of the things about keeping our children down to earth and as normal as possible. Doing things as simple as taking them to school in the morning and picking them up. It's normality and it's something that every parent does so there's no reason we shouldn't be able to do that." In addition to The David Beckham Academy in Los Angeles and in London, he plans to open one in Brazil. "It's been a dream. I've always loved working with kids. Always wanted to give something back to the game. This is a great way of doing it. Some way that I know I can do it," he declared.

Awww what a regular-sounding, swell guy. I dunno if routine trips to Prada and Versace are going to do much to keep his kiddies "down to Earth and as normal as possible" but he's a doll if he thinks so. Becks's interview airs in full in a 2-part series starting tomorrow and ending on Friday on Extra TV. [Source]

Star Jones And Al Reynolds End The Charade

In news that will prolly shock not a single person, Entertainment Tonight has discovered that Star Jones secretly filed for divorce from her husband of just over 3 years, Al Reynolds, in a NY Supreme Court on March 26. Once this news was discovered by ET, Star issued a statement but failed to supply deets or a reason for the divorce:


Entertainment Tonight breaks news that STAR JONES (46) has filed for divorce from husband of three-and-a-half years AL REYNOLDS (39). The filing took place on March 26 in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. Starlet M. Jones versus Al S. Reynolds was marked as an "Uncontested Matrimonial" case by the court and the records were sealed. In a statement released exclusively to Entertainment Tonight, the former "View" co-host says: "Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life. A month ago I filed for divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone's life that requires privacy with one's thoughts. I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman" ... Jones married Al Reynolds at Saint Bartholomew's Church in New York City on November 13, 2004. The wedding was an extravagant affair with 500 hundred guests, three matrons of honors, 12 bridesmaids and four flower girls. The lavish nuptials came under scrutiny when Star discussed her wedding's sponsors at length on her ABC show.

To be entirely honest, I am pretty surprised that the marriage lasted this long. From the beginning, when Star was basically whoring out her wedding on national TV day after day after day when she was employed on The View, folks got a nasty feeling that her nuptials might not turn out as genuine as she would have had us believe. It's unclear who got sick of who but you imagine what it may be like being married to Star Jones and you decide. Star hasn't been having much success with pretty much anything in her life since her fateful marriage in 2004 -- she was axed from The View, her own show on TruTV got cancelled and now her marriage is dunzo. I don't think much else can go wrong in the woman's life. Hopefully her bad luck/karma has run out and she can start seeing some success in her life ... but I'm not holding my breath. As for Al, well, it's a shame that they don't make The Surreal Life anymore cuz I don't really know where he can go from here ... hopefully he'll win a great alimony settlement. [Source]

"I Need Your Discipline"

At 11:20 PM PT yesterday Trent Reznor updated NIN.com with the announcement that the new Nine Inch Nails song which debuted on radio stations earlier in the day, entitled Discipline, is now available for FREE download:


Clearly, Trent is having a lot of fun with the freedom of not being tied to a recording contract with a major label affords him. He seems to be reveling in the fact that he can give away and/or charge as little as he likes for his music in order to appease his staunchly loyal fanbase rather than exploit them. This is the future of the "music industry" ... it won't be long before most artists will be opening these sorts of relationships with their fans directly online creating a win-win situation for everyone involved. This is only the beginning for this new era of Nine Inch Nails music availability, I can feel it ... AND we still have those cryptic "2 weeks" to look forward to. Will there be another song available for download? Perhaps an entire album will be made available? The possibilities are endless ... and I think that is exactly the point. [Source]