Sunday, May 18, 2008

Knock, Knock

Who's there? Why, it's a new Batman: The Dark Knight poster featuring the film's supervillain The Joker:


I cannot believe we are just about 2 months away from the release of the new Batman sequel already. It seems like AGES ago that the movie had begun filming and now we're so close to its release. I'm pretty sure there will be a heavy online viral push as we get nearer and nearer to the film's release ... this poster is but the latest tease that the biggest movie of the summer* is just around the corner. Woot! [Source]

*I'm going on a limb and putting all my money on B:TDK to be the biggest blockbuster movie of the summer, possibly of the year. You heard it here first.

Whitney Port Joins The Nip Slip Club

The Hills star Whitney Port has finally crossed over from your run-of-the-mill reality star into the realm of the Hollywood "It" Girl arena ... Miss Whitney suffered her very first wardrobe malfunction at The Ivy (no less) when the poor dear accidentally let one of her boobs slip out of her blouse:


Click above to see uncensored, NSFW images"

First, Audrina endures the leaking of topless photos and now Whitney does the nip slip ... yes, these ladies are finally making their way into the big leagues. I wonder which of The Hills ladies will next be going to rehab. [Source]

In Transit

Here are a few pics of David Beckham, all suited up in his LA Galaxy warm-up wear, as he and his teammates made their way thru security at LAX airport last night on their way to Dallas, TX to take on Dallas FC today:


Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin

I am happy to report that the Galaxy handily defeated Dallas with a final score of 5 to 1. I'm also happy that Becks was lookin' fine, as well. Yeah, not too exciting but Becks does look cute in his little outfit, no? [Source]

The TV Guide: This Old House

Since I've been running around all week long and I have another week of running around ahead of me this coming week (along with a quick weekend trip to NYC) I really wanted to take a day and do ... nothing. Well, that's not entirely true ... I blogged and watched a lot of TV ... and I sat down and read some New Yorker magazines (THIS made me LOL almost to death) and one of my favorite books, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski:


I first read House of Leaves back in 2002 and then again in 2006 ... so, of course, it was time to read it again. House of Leaves is one of those books I can read over and over again and still glean new insight each time. The book is so complex, I'm not really sure if a short blurb can do it justice. It's wildly inventive and very complicatedly interesting. I so wanted MZD's follow up book Only Revolutions to be as good ... unfortch, for me it isn't. I tried reading that book when it was released in hardcover -- no dice. Then again when it came out in paperback -- nope. I just recently downloaded the book in audio form -- hopefully that'll do the trick. But I'm getting off topic ... I'm back with the House and a few hours reading its pages already gave me the most vivid and life-like dream that I've had in months. I woke up this morning shocked that I had been dreaming. THIS site will lead you a forum that has more information on the book than even I know about having read it only 2 times. If this sounds intriguing to you, I suggest you check it out for yourself. It's one of the books that I love to give to people and except for Neil Gaiman, I really consider Mark Z. Danielewski as one of the smartest, most inventive writers alive today. I'm looking forward to delving back into the book.

Not sure what's up for today ... I suspect more reading. It seems criminal to stay in and read, tho ... I might venture out and enjoy the sun while I'm at it. Happy Weekend!

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Hot Dude Of The Week: Jason B

The time has come, once again, to feast our eyes on the Hot Dude of the Week ... and this week we have ourselves a blue-eyed wonder who has a hard time finding a pair of jeans to fit him properly and looks as if he cannot afford a belt ... for which, I'm sure, we are all very thankful -- meet Jason:


Photo credit: All-American Guys

MMM MMM ... Jason does look like a fit chap, don't he? There is something very disarming about the way he looks at you ... not that some of you are looking at his eyes (or even realized that he had eyes) since the rest of his hawt bod is so distracting. I like it all ... the blue eyes and the rest of him ... I'm sure all y'all would agree ... except for the pervs who still have no idea what I'm talking about cuz they've yet to take their eyes off his abs. Enjoy!!! [Source]

A Grand Opening

Sean P. Diddy Combs & a solo Nick Cannon (who apparently got permission from his mother wife Mariah Carey to go to a major event all by his big-boy self) were among the guests and John Mayer (sans Jennifer Aniston) & Alicia Keys were among the performers at the opening of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, CT last night ... here are a few pics:


Photo credit: Wireimage

Now, either Mariah Carey couldn't deign to be seen at an event (no matter the brand name magnitude) in Ledyard, CT or she has no problem letting her childgroom run free and party with the likes of partyboy Diddy ... but Mimi was a no-show at last night's MGM event. Personally, my money is on the former cuz I don't think her control-freakness jibes with the latter. In any event, Nick and Diddy were practically BFF inside Diddy's Den, a special section of the party (most likely meant to ensure that Diddy would attend and bring some famous friends with him). No word on if the boys got into some trubs ... but, again, I don't think anyone wants to get caught effing with Mariah Carey. I'm glad to see that John Mayer cut his hair for the event ... I wasn't really feeling his Alex P. Keaton-look at all. [Source]

Well, It's A Start

You know ... I just *love* it when men listen to me. Yesterday, I blogged about how Jake Gyllenhaal has been slipping into boringland now that he's "attached" to Reese Witherspoon and I publicly stated that I wished he would up his game ... it turns out that Jakey poo was listening and has done just that. Here are photos of a spandexed Jake going for a bike ride in Venice, CA -- er, unfortch he brought along Reese Witherspoon with him. I guess beggars can't be choosers:


In retrospect, I don't really mind seeing pics of Jake with Reese (especially when he's dressed like this) after all ... sure, there are other scenarios that I would much rather see in photos (ie. less clothing altogether, more singular Jake) but I am still pretty happy with what I get. I appreciate that Jake is mixing it up a bit ... I'll be cool with the snoozer photos if he keeps bringing at least a portion of the hawtness. That's a deal I can live with. [Source]

Britney Heads Down South ... Way Down South

After successfully navigating the waters of a pretty amazing last couple of months, Britney Spears packed her bags, her assistant, her Papa Jamie Spears and, apparently, Mel Gibson and made her way down to Costa Rica for some much-needed rest and relaxation on the beach. Here are a few photos of Brit Brit frolicking in the ocean this weekend:


Photo credit: Splash News

I cannot stop singing the praises of Britney Spears these days. She has turned her entire life around so successfully that it damn near brings a tear to my eye every time I think about it. I am so happy that Britney is taking some time off to enjoy a well-deserved vacay :) And, if she makes a new friend ... a new male friend perhaps ... then all the better -- well, maybe. Here are more photos of Brit on holiday riding around on an ATV with her assistant and some more beach frolicking ... with a mysterious new fella:


Photo credit: Splash News

I have no idea who this guy is* ... he may be a friend or he may be more ... he may have flown down to Costa Rica with Britney or she may have met him there. All I do know is that Britney looks extremely happy and that is all I've ever wanted for her. I hope she stays on vacay for another week or more ... she deserves to have as much fun as she can :)

*UPDATE: Pink reader Lisa gave me the head's up that the dude is Brit's agent Jason Trawick -- the genius who worked out the deal with How I Met Your Mother. I must confess, I don't see enough of him to recognize him so that's my excuse for my ignorance ;)

Ashl33n Tie The Knot!

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are now officially husband and wife after being wed in a family-oriented ceremony in the Simpson family home in Encino, CA. Earlier this week, when white tents started springing up in the Simpson home backyard, I guessed that maybe they were being erected as a decoy to throw the paparazzi off the trail of the real wedding site -- I guess the wedding planners weren't that savvy. Here are a few photos of some of the wedding guests who were lucky enough to be invited arriving at the Simpson home yesterday afternoon:


Photo credit: Splash News

But all eyes cameras were on the look-out for the arrival of Jessica Simpson to see if her rumored ex-boyfriend Tony Romo would accompany her to the nuptials. There was a report that Papa Joe Simpson suggested (insisted?) that Tony attend the wedding as Jessica's date as a show of support for the family ... it turns out that Tony did just that. Here are pics of Jessimo's arrival at the wedding site:


Photo credit: Splash News & X17

I'm very interested to see the photos that will surely be released to some magazine this week (you can be sure that Papa Joe worked out a lucrative deal for the sale of those photos) cuz I want to see Romo in a tux, posing with Jessica and smiling. I really do not believe the couple is still together and I want to see what lengths they will go to to look as if they were still a happy couple.

Here are pics of a real happy couple making their arrival at the wedding site yesterday ... Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were among the famous friends who attended Ashl33n's wedding yesterday:


You will note that Nic/Joel are standing in front of a big sign that greeted the guests upon arrival, informing them that they are giving away their rights by attending the wedding ... I was able to partially decipher the text of the sign:

*ATTENTION TO ALL PERSONS ENTERING THIS VENUE*

Please be advised that [the] possession of cameras of any kind (including ... cell phones with cameras) in or around the venue ... prohibited. If you are seen with any such device [it will be] confiscated by security personnel, and [neither the bride] nor the groom shall assume responsibility [for the return] of such device.

Plese be ... special event is being photographed [by approved] authorized personnel. By enterting [this venue you are] consenting to the inclusion of your [image in] connection with any such ... [agencies], and which manner ... to you and without ...


Brills ... Papa Joe wants to make sure that the sale of the wedding photos are not diluted by any unauthorized photography.

Anyways, the deal was done ... and a publicist for the couple gave the scoop to People magazine:

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz were married Saturday evening in an intimate ceremony, their spokesperson tells PEOPLE exclusively. "We're delighted to confirm that Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson were married this evening in front of family and close friends," said the spokesperson. Simpson, 23, wore an ivory lace wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier accessorized with a diamond necklace and earrings by Neil Lane as she and Wentz, 28, exchanged vows in front of 150 guests at her parents' Los Angeles area home. Dad Joe Simpson performed the non-denominational ceremony, while sister Jessica served as maid of honor. Wentz's English bulldog, Hemingway, was the ring-bearer. Guests included Jessica's boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, as well as actor Donald Faison with girlfriend CaCee Cobb. Simpson told PEOPLE on Friday that she was never the type to dream about her wedding when she was growing up, but changed her tune once she got engaged. "Now that I'm doing it, I definitely have that big dream. It kind of went more fairytale than I thought. I got really into it." Added Wentz, "She has this amazing imagination and to watch it take place is an awesome thing." With the help of wedding planner Mindy Weiss, Simpson got her dream nuptials: The Alice in Wonderland themed reception featured a wedding cake by Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings with a top hat, tea pot, stop watch and a pot of flowers on top. The elaborate centerpieces of black beauty roses were by Mark's Garden. Guests were served Rose Veuve Clicquot champagne followed by a sit-down dinner and dancing to a deejay.

Since news of the wedding came out, new reports have also come out "confirming" that Ashlee Simpson is 4 months pregnant. Nope, I still don't buy it. I believed Pete Wentz when he immediately denied that Ashlee was pregs when the rumor first came out ... could she have gotten pregs since then? Possibly (in fact, I know Papa Joe is counting on it). I'm sure they're gonna have a baby at some point but I do not believe that Ashlee was pregs in the weeks leading up to the release of her new album. No way.

Absent all this rumor drama, I am very happy that Ashlee and Pete have tied the knot. They make a great couple, Pete is a good man and I wish all the happiness in the world for the newlyweds. I worry about Papa Joe Simpson's influence on them tho ... he already ruined Jessica's marriage to Nick Lachey -- let's hope he learned the lesson and will stay out of this new union. Congrats and good luck!!!