Monday, July 03, 2006

Independence Day Comes Early

Since the holiday weekend is especially long this year, I'm gonna keep today and tomorrow kinda light. Even tho many people are on vacation for the 4th of July holiday, I'm still writing regular posts while I still can. So let's get to it ...

Thank Jebus ... Lil' Kim has finally been sprung from prison! It was just a little over a year ago that the Notorious K.I.M. got sentenced to one year and one day in the pokey ... but today, thanks to good behavior (and maybe a little sumpthin' sumpthin' on the side?) the Queen Bee is free at last after serving only 10 months:

Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release from a federal detention center Monday morning after nearly 10 months behind bars. The rapper, who was sent to prison for lying about a shootout outside a New York radio station, walked out of the jail looking glamorous in sunglasses and an all-white, cleavage-baring outfit. Carrying a balloon and a bouquet of white roses, she waved to dozens of cheering onlookers -- some carrying signs that said, "Welcome Home, Queen Bee" -- before getting into a silver Rolls Royce. The car pulled into a nearby parking lot where she re-emerged to greet the throng. "I love you," she said, blowing kisses. Some fans stayed up all night to ensure they made it downtown in time for her 6 a.m. release ... he 4-foot-11 entertainer, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, began serving her time in the detention center Sept. 19. She was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, but was released early for good behavior ... Though several high-profile rappers -- including Beanie Sigel and Tupac Shakur -- have done jail time, Lil' Kim is the first prominent female artist to serve a prison sentence. She will remain under house arrest for 30 days and be under supervised release for three years. It is a happy day indeed! To be honest, it didn't really feel as if our dear Kim was taken from us for a whole 10 months ... altho, I'm sure it felt like an eternity to her. Ah well ... it's all over now, she's free (well, mostly free -- there's still the matter of that little 30-day house arrest thing) and should be back on the scene soon. You gotta admit, Kim doesn't look any worse for the wear having just been released from prison. [Source]

The same cannot be said for another Kim that we all know and love loathe. Kimberly Stewart looked a hot mess as she emerged from the Cuckoo Club in London over the weekend:

How is it that Lil' Kim can still look the diva after spending 10 months in prison but Kim Stewart looks a fright after spending one night at a club? Oh yeah ... that's right ... she's just plain nast. [Source]

Well ... you know what they say about All Good Things ... here are a couple of pictures from the last days of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's honeymoon ...

The Newlyweds have said goodbye to the South Pacific paradise where they honeymooned and hello to Nashville, Tennessee where hubby Keith resides. More specifically, the pair said hello to a Starbucks in Nashville because, apparently, Starbucks hasn't reached its evil claws as far as the South Pacific ... yet. At any rate, it's good to have the couple home, safe and sound. Now the speculation begins as to whether or not the couple will become parents. Stay tuned. [Source, Source]

Aww ... poor Jessica Simpson ... it looks like she didn't come away from her divorce from Nick Lachey unscathed ... it looks like the poor dear really lost her shirt in the divorce:

Well actually, it appears that her shirt is the only thing she's got left in the world ... that and her mangy dog. I'm not surprised that Nick decided not to go after Daisy in the divorce ... I mean, why bother ... he already got CaCee Cobb. [Source]

And so ... after Team England's heartbreaking loss against Team Portugal in World Cup play over the weekend, the Beckham bunch said their goodbyes, packed up their belongings and spirited away, out of Germany under the cover of night:

The Lionhearts crashed out of the competition after losing to Portugal in a penalty decider. And now the dream is over. The Wags [wives and girlfriends] and their guys packed up some quite substantial luggage and headed home. But we think the Cup is going to be a duller place without them. I tend to agree ... I know I was a bit harsh to the Beckhams yesterday regarding "getting over the loss" but I really do feel bad for them ... well, for Becks. This was his last chance to secure a win for his team in World Cup play and it just didn't work out for him. It must be especially hard to lose by way of penalty kicks. Ah well ... Becks, the world still loves you ... I will always <3 you ... and we look forward to seeing you smile again! [Source]

Jennifer Love Hewitt really knows how to hold on to her men ... it seems as if her kinky-side is what does the trick:

Photo credit: X-17

If J. Love's boy is sportin' marks that are visible ... can you imagine the marks that are not visible? Ouchie! [Source]

What the hell ... I know that Paris Hilton is known for wearing fugly clothes from time-to-time but generally she seems to have a wee bit of taste when it comes to putting together outfits. First we saw Kelly Clarkson wearing a crocheted mess yesterday and today Paris follows suit with this horridness:

If the men of Hollywood are doing the Homeless Chic look and the Hollywood "It" Girls are doing the Grandma Chic thing than what do we have to look forward to for the future of fashion? Is all hope lost? Will someone put out my eyes before I have to do it myself? [Source]

Well ... it's too late ... I should've gouged my eyes out when I had the chance ... check out this picture of Nicky Hilton walking like ... well ... you know:

The similarity is uncanny. I mean, what are the chances that these two figures would each have a dog head? [Source]

I seem to recall that Madonna grew to resent her father, when she was young, because he would force her and her siblings to attend Catholic masses all the time ... it looks to me that Madge is doing the same thing with her children ... except, instead of boring Catholic services she's forcing her kids to put up with boring Kabbalah services:

The Queen of Pop's son ROCCO stuck out his tongue as dad GUY RITCHIE dragged him along on a night out to the Kabbalah Centre in New York. But you can't blame Rocco. No child wants to be made to dress like their parents, and in his white togs and cap he looks like a mini-me of Daddy. Oh Madonna, how far you've come from your youthful beliefs. [Source]

Speaking of a youthful Madonna, Q magazine is celebrating the 80's in their latest issue and decided to put the Material Girl on the cover ... let's look back at the Madonna that we fell in love with all those decades ago:

It's funny ... all the crazy things that the various Hollywood "It" Girls do these days are the things that Madonna did all by herself back in the 80's. I vividly remember the good ol' Madonna ... she was a crazy, outrageous beyotch. There will never be another person like her. [Source]

And finally, I have to send out lots of Pink is the new Blog Birthday Lurve to our favorite crazy person Tom Cruise ... homey turns 44 years old today:

Sure the man has completely lost his mind and sure the man is trying to pull off the SHAM of the new century by trying to get us to believe that he and Katie Holmes have given birth to an actual baby ... but how can you not have a smidge of birthday lurve for the man when he's doing his best Lindsay Lohan arm-behind-the-head pose? Wait, do Scientologists even celebrate birthdays? Oh who cares -- Happy Birthday anyways, you cruiseazy whack-job! XOXO [Source]

Les News:
So my flight home to Detroit from NYC was fairly uneventful (but I did run into Pink reader Lissa at the airport who was also flying home to Detroit). Even tho I was bummed to be leaving David, I can take comfort in the fact that he'll be meeting me in LA by the end of the week ... but it's gonna be a long week ahead until I'll get to see him again.

I have so much to get ready over the next few days before I leave for LA on Thursday. The packing is mostly finished ... all I have left to do is take care of a few official matters, get the car and trailer ready for the trip and then hit the road. I'll admit, I'm not really looking forward to the drive but it must be done ... OY!

I hope y'all are having a great holiday ... That is all ... I'm out!