Friday, May 16, 2008

Matthew McConaughey Shirted!

Domestic bliss seems to have ruined our dear Matthew McConaughey ... temperatures have soared into the 90's this week which hasn't stopped Matthew from doing his usual work-out routines -- the only problem is that he has started working out while fully clothed!


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Ever since Matthew got serious with Camilla Alves by getting her all pregs and stuff, he's resorted to going out in public while wearing all sorts of clothes! It's dreadful! I know I am not the only one who is lamenting the loss of the shirtless wonder ... I just hope he'll come back to us one day soon. [Source]

FAIL!

Paris Hilton tried to pull a Sarah Jessica Parker by wearing an outrageous hat at the launch event for her latest fragrance, Can Can, at Selfridge's department store in London, England this week ...


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... the only problem is that Paris Hilton can't possibly pull off a fashion coup like this with any level of success. SJP barely managed to get away with it, Paris is a complete failure. Too bad, so sad. [Source]

Lost: Homeward Bound

ATTENTION: LOST SPOILER ALERT WARNING

ACK ... so last night was the first part of the 3-hour season finale of Lost (the 2-hour second part airs in two weeks) and we got handed a whole lotta new and sometimes confusing information, which I'm sure is meant to make sense (at some point) but is really meant to keep us guessing about how things will work themselves out. While there wasn't a lot of action per se, there was a lot of new info that kept building and building ... priming us for the 2-hour finale ep in 2 weeks. It kinda felt like Lost foreplay, no?


Right off the bat, I loved the opening ... the way they are handling the rescue (in a flashforward) fits in seamlessly with the rest of the story. We still don't know all the facts about how things came to be once on the Oceanic 6 were rescued but we got a few bits and pieces that started to put things together. I've finally decided that I unequivocally hate Jack Shepherd. He's a pushy ass that infuriates me every time he opens his stupid mouth. But, this isn't news. Did y'all notice a strange-looking, shadowy guy sitting in the airplane with the Oceanic 6 at the start of the ep? Karen Decker, the woman who did all the talking to the press (actress Michelle Forbes who played Ensign Ro on Star Trek: The Next Gen and most recently the wife Kate on In Treatment) nodded to this person when she went back to talk to the survivors and then the person was seen in the background of the next scene -- who is it? Could it be Ben? Jacob? Dead Daddy Shephard? I hope we find out cuz it's driving me crazy. The Orchid station is going to be the site of the final showdown next week ... it's a green house that can be salvation for the island (ie. will allow the island to "move") but is also considered ground zero for killing everyone on the island (ie. Daniel Farady got freaked out when he heard that the "secondary protocol" was put into motion). I think we're gonna be really shocked when we see what The Orchid really is, hopefully in the next ep. The press story about how the Oceanic 6 survived and then were rescued sounded really convoluted ... but whose convolution is it? Is it the survivor's story? Is it Oceanic Airlines' story? That has to be explained before this season ends. I'm sure the village name of Manukangga means something or is an anagram or something like that. Did anyone else notice that the first batch of 6 people who got off the island by that raft was mostly no-name survivors -- and Sun, Jin and Aaron? I dunno what it may mean just yet, but it was deffo noticeable. The Hurley flashforwards were funny ... the Jesus statue thing and the car odometer were brills. No wonder folks thought he was crazy, he sure looked and acted crazy. The first "shocker" at the end of the ep was that Jack learned that Claire was (is?) his sister ... and knows that Aaron is his nephew. The second "shocker" was Ben's surrender so let Locke break into The Orchid. Both were very interesting plot developments but there wasn't much fireworks. Clearly, everything is being saved for the 2-hour finale. There better be a whole lotta answers ... but it really looks like there will be a satisfying end to this season. [Source]

The TV Guide: Team Hillary!

Last night I attended a rally/fundraiser for Hillary Clinton here in LA and I was very fortunate enough to be able to meet the woman herself. I have been a huge supporter of her campaign for the Democratic party nomination for President of the United States and jumped at the chance to be able to meet her in person. I never dreamed I'd ever be able to get a photo with her but, thanks to some help from my new friend Edward and my boy Jordan, I was able to meet and take a photo with Hillary Clinton at last night's rally:


The closest I ever came to meeting Hillary Clinton before was back during the 1996 Presidential campaign when President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton came to Oklahoma City for a rally ... I got to shake her hand, reaching over 4 people who were crushed between us. I happily voted for Hillary Clinton at the California primary earlier this year (a primary she won, btw) and have donated to her campaign fund at HillaryClinton.com. She is deffo my pick for the party nomination. I honestly believe she would make an amazing president and I hope that we will be able to benefit from her leadership come November :)

At the rally, I also got to meet Jordan and Edward's political friends (the hawt guys in suits) which reminded me of the old days when I was working in the political arena (on the 92 and 96 Clinton campaigns). Last night was such a treat for me ... I can't thank Edward and Jordan enough :)

I have a lot of things to take care of this afternoon ... and then the weekend is upon us! I understand the temps here in SoCal may get into the 100s ... I think I hear the beach calling me ;)

Les News: A Goth Wedding, Kate & Owen Dunzo, Kitson Dumps dVb

They Don't Waste No Time, Do They?

It would seem that wedding preparations for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's July 7th nuptials are already underway ... since announcing on her TV show that she plans to marry her longtime girlfriend now that same-sex marriage is legal in the State of California, Ellen released a statement which included a post script revealing that she and Portia are registered at Crate & Barrel:


"I'm thrilled that the California supreme court overturned the ban on gay marriage. I can't wait to get married. We all deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday we'll look back on this and not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing women to vote.

P.S. I'm registered at Crate & Barrel."


Now, whether or not this gift registry at Crate & Barrel is the real thing or not is another story ... but I honestly believe that if Ellen says she's gonna get married then she's prolly already got half of the wedding preparations taken care of. I think I'd like to send her the Cuisinart Two Slice Toaster ... so that she and Portia can enjoy eating their toast at the same time each morning :) [Source]

What's A Millionaire To Do?

Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites winner and new millionaire Parvati Shallow is in Hawaii shooting scenes with her BFF and Survivor runner-up Amanda Kimmel on the set of the new movie The Reef ... here are a few pics:


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Why Parvati feels the need to appear in a movie like this, which also stars Audrina Patridge from The Hills and Chris Carmack from The OC, I'm sure I have no idea ... but one thing seems clear -- Parvati just loves being seen in as little clothing as possible. I'm still pretty surprised that she ended up winning the million bucks this season over Amanda. It seems pretty obvs that the most of the jury hated her and wouldn't be voting for her and then -- she wins. Curious. Anyways ... I guess Parv is making the move to Hollywood now ... which is really great because this town doesn't have enough ex-reality stars trying to break into showbiz. [Source]

Nick Who?

√úberdiva supreme, Mariah Carey and her new hubby Nick Cannon attended the 5th Annual Operation Smile Gala which was held at Skylight Studio in NYC last night ... altho, folks weren't really interested in poor little Nick Whatshisname -- at least not when he wasn't hanging off his much more famous wife's arm, that is ... here are a few pics:


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Mimi shined on the red carpet ... little Nicky was herded away to stand by and watch his stellar wife bask in the glory of flashing lightbulbs. Poor guy. Well, I guess he better get used to this kind of treatment ... there ain't no way that Mariah Carey is gonna give up any of the spotlight to anyone else -- including her childgroom. I'm sure that Nick Carey doesn't mind playing second fiddle to wifey Mariah ... nope, not one bit. [Source]

Boys And Their Toys

David Beckham got himself a new set of wheels and was seen driving around town with his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz on board. Here are a few pics of the Beckham boys going for a spin in Becks's new Jeep:


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Awww ... it's so cute of Becks to deign to be seen in a "normal person" car like this humble Jeep. He prolly bought the thing on a whim ... with the spare change he keeps in the ashtray of his really expensive luxury vehicle. Hahahhahaha ... I wonder what Vicki B. is gonna say when she returns home from London. [Source]

Walk Of Shame

John Mayer was caught roaming the streets of SoHo in NYC this week, hanging his head and desperately trying to avoid being seen ... and I think I know why:


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I would be MORTIFIED if I were ever photographed while wearing the absolutely henious fashion tragedy known as manpris! I wouldn't be surprised if John Mayer never showed his face in public again ... after all, it would be the appropriate thing to do. [Source]

Down On The Farm

Unwed parents-to-be Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge were snapped enjoying some downtime in Liberty, Mississippi this week as the couple enjoyed a little sojourn into the wild while riding ATVs. It seems ... unwise ... for a pregnant girl to be riding around on an ATV this late into her pregnancy but I guess Casey-Lynn are crazy kids who are happy to throw caution to the wind in the name of having good ol' fashioned fun:


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Like the good ol' boy that he is, Casey took the ATVs to his friendly neighborhood do-it-yourself car wash to hose off his vehicles (in order to keep them in tip-top condition) in lieu of going to one of those new fangled, fancy automatic car washes. No sense in wasting good money when you've got a young'n on the way. I kinda like that JL and Casey are staying true to their country roots thruout this pregnancy thing ... I wouldn't even be surprised if they decided to forego a hospital and just hollered for the midwife to come birth their baby. Yee haw!! [Source]

Sex Und Die Stadt

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon moved the Sex and the City Movie party to Berlin, Germany for the latest premiere for the film yesterday ... here are a few pics from the pink carpet:


Thankfully, SJP decided not to wear a kooky hat on her head for the premiere party (like she did for the London premiere) ... in fact, she and the other SaTC ladies looked stunning in their finery. Personally, I favor Kristin in the green dress over the other outfits but they all do look very nice. I'm not really all about red carpet fashions but I'm kinda intrigued to see what the ladies will be wearing to all of these premieres. Where will the ladies show up next? It shant be long 'til we find out :) [Source]

FOB Meets FOB

Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz enjoyed an intimate dinner with the Father Of the Bride Papa Joe Simpson and his own father Pete Wentz, Sr. at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, CA last night ... which adds to the speculation that Pete and Ashlee Simpson are, indeed, getting married this weekend. Here are pics of the men making their exit from the restaurant:


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According to the rumor, Ashl33n are having their rehearsal dinner tonight here in LA and tomorrow, the invited guests are supposed to be shuttled to a super secret locale outside of the city for the nuptials. There is a new rumor that the wedding will take place at the Simpson home but that seems too obvs to me. It sounds like that rumor got started to throw the media off the trail of the real wedding:


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In fact, big white tents have been erected on the grounds of the Simpson home in Encino, CA as if it is to be the wedding site ... but I still think that the decoration is meant to be a decoy to deflect attention from the real, "secret" site. It won't be long now ... we'll know very soon which rumors will turn out to be true and which aren't true. In any event, I have to send out much love and good luck to Petey ... he's gonna need it to endure having Papa Joe as his new Father-In-Law. [Source]

Here Come The Brides

Mere hours after the California Supreme Court struck down the State's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional (making California the second State in the country to allow same-sex marriage), Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, that she and longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi (who was in the audience when Ellen made the announcement) are going to be married in the great State of California:


Ellen DeGeneres is putting the California Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage into action -- she and Portia de Rossi plan to wed, DeGeneres announced during a taping of her talk show. DeGeneres was taping the episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, the day the state's high court struck down California laws against gay marriage, and it was to air Friday, a person close to the production said. The person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. Citing the court's ruling, DeGeneres said she and girlfriend de Rossi ("Ally McBeal," "Nip/Tuck") would be getting married. De Rossi, 35, who was in the studio, and DeGeneres, 50, were applauded by audience members, the person close to the production said. Calls and e-mails late Thursday to DeGeneres' publicist were not immediately returned ... DeGeneres has boldly used TV before to make a stand for gay rights. In 1997, she brought her character on the ABC sitcom "Ellen" out of the closet, making the show the first on prime-time network TV to have an openly gay lead. The move drew cheers from gay civil rights organizations but was condemned by some religious groups. A month before, DeGeneres had proclaimed from the cover of Time magazine that she was a lesbian ... In a 2005 interview with Allure magazine, the comedian said she hoped she and de Rossi are "together the rest of our lives. I never would have thought my life would have turned out this way," DeGeneres told the magazine. "To have money. Or to have a gorgeous girlfriend. I just feel so lucky with everything in my life right now."

Woot! I am still floored that California is now a haven for same-sex couples to marry, just like any heterosexual citizens in the rest of the country are able to marry. This is just absolutely amazing news, I can't wait for Ellen and Portia to get hitched. Apparently, it will take 30 days for same-sex couples to actually wed (ie. for the overturning of the ban on same-sex marriage to go into effect) so it looks like we'll have to wait until June for all of these weddings to take place ... which is fine ... June is a great month for weddings :) Congrats Ellen and Portia, I wish you all the happiness in the world!!! [Source]

UPDATE: Click HERE to watch video of Ellen making the announcement on her show.