Thursday, November 30, 2006

Grease Is The Word

Okay ... so here's the good news ... Britney Spears has gone at least 24 hours with out exposing her genitals to the public at large. Homegirl was spotted doing a little shopping at her friendly neighborhood CVS in Malibu, CA and -- thank the all the gods -- decided to wear a pair of blue jeans:

Now, I'm not saying that she was wearing undies but thankfully the jeans make it a moot point. Yay for no vagina! I only wish she had some common sense in those plastic CVS bags. [Source]

And now the bad news ... Britney has taken on a new BFF ... a male BFF ... a oftentimes sweaty and grossly disheveled-looking BFF: With Paris Hilton nowhere in sight, Britney Spears settled for a D-list sidekick last night. TMZ spotted the pop star-turned-trainwreck at the Roosevelt Hotel last night, and while she finally kept her goodies to herself, she had a posse even more pathetic than her recent late-night peep shows. Among the hangers-on; Hilton BFF Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis. Trust me, I am way more grossed out than you are. How is it possible that Britney is able to associate herself with the worst possible image problems ever ... and only in the span of a few days? It's incredible. And just when you thought things couldn't get any worse ... we have to deal with THIS. Click HERE to watch video of the gruesome twosome steppin' out last night. BOOOO!

I ... uh ... don't really know how to say this ... but ... these days, Kevin Federline is lookin' like the better half of Spederline. Sure, he doesn't have the clout to get any celebs to hang out with him (even D-listers have some semblance of pride) but he is capable of going out in public looking ... well, better than Brandon Davis:

I'm not exactly sure how The Federline managed to pay for dinner at Mr. Chow (where this pic was snapped) but props to him for having the tiny bit of sense to realize that it really takes no effort on his part to come off looking better than Britney -- which just kills me! I'm so serious, if we end up seeing pictures of Brandon Davis with Britney's babies I'll flip my shizz! How has this nightmare come to be?! This is even worse than the Twilight Zone. Again, I say BOOOOO! [Source]

Blah ... this Britney saga is so depressing, now I'm afraid to see what's coming next.

Ugh ... let's move on ... Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet were all on hand for the New York premiere of their new movie Holiday (not to be confused with Last Holiday starring Queen Latifa -- not that anyone out there actually saw that movie ... well, not that anyone out there will see this movie but anyways, I'm digressing). Here are a few pics from the red carpet:

Holiday tells the tale of two unlucky-in-love women (one from the UK and one from the US) who trade lives for the holidays to see how the other half lives. It's exactly the kind of cheesy romantic flick that couples may find a great alternative to all the kid fare (Charlotte's Web, Santa Claus 3), the horror fare (Turistas, Black Christmas) or in case all showings of Dreamgirls are sold out. Eh, it's not really my cup of tea (even if Jude Law is in it) so I think I'll pass. [Source]

Speaking of Charlotte's Web -- Dakota Fanning, wearing an absolutely atrociously hideous little dress, is traversing the globe to do promo for her new live-action movie version of the beloved children's book. Here are pics of Dakota doing her thing in Tokyo, Japan:

I absolutely do not get that dress. It's horrid. I can't believe someone dressed her in that thing and thought it looked good. She should sue that person. Anyways, I'm pretty sure there will be big demand for this movie. Charlotte's Web is one of the most famous kid's books around and there are a lot of big-name voices in this movie. Julia Roberts voices Charlotte and Oprah Winfrey plays a duck (or is Gussy a goose, I don't remember) so that should clue you in on the level of starpower in this flick. To me, there will never be a greater pig movie than Babe ... and the fact that this is actually a spider movie doesn't matter. Babe rules! But, this movie might be cute. [Source]

Hayden Panettiere was among the celebs at the GQ Man of the Year Awards awards here in Hollywood last night ... and personally, I thought she was the hottest person there:

The dress is hot, the color is hot ... Hayden just looks hot! She is a great addition to the ranks of the reigning Hollywood "It" Girls. As I said before, she already has Britney Spears handily beat ... and no matter how desperate Brit is to break into the in-crowd, it just ain't workin'. She really should be taking lessons from Hayden. [Source]

Nicole Richie paid a little visit to Santa Claus this week ... here are a few pics of Miss Richie getting her Santa fill:

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Don'tcha just love it when celebs get into the holiday spirit? [Source]

Newly single Joel Madden and his twin brother Benji Madden stepped out last night to attend the Paper magazine Nightlife Awards party in NYC. And uh ... well ... Benji's got a new look goin' on:

I'm not exactly sure what inspired this new make-over but it sure is ... interesting. All I know is it gets cold in NYC in December, I hope Benj covers up that head before he catches the flu. [Source]

See, it doesn't get that cold here in Southern California and yet Adam Brody is out walking the streets of West Hollywood wearing a very loud flannel shirt:

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He's lucky he's cute. [Source]

Here are a few pics from the Pussycat Dolls show at Manchester's MEN Arena in the UK this past Tuesday night:

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Say what you will about PCD, they are workin' it as hard as they can. I never thought they had a chance at being successful but it turns out that I was way wrong. They've been able to come out with hit after hit -- none greater than their song Buttons (featuring Big Snoop Dogg). I can't really hate on them at all. We'll see if they end up having the staying power to last (the fact that lead only singer Nicole Scherzinger is coming out with a solo album next year might be problematic for the girls as a group) but if they keep employing the hottest songwriters and producers, there's no reason why they can't have at least another successful album. [Source]

Ethan Embry, who played the airhead Mark in one of my fave movies EVER -- Empire Records, was held up and robbed in front of his home in Studio City, CA earlier this week. So what does Ethan do after he gives the robbers what they want ... why, he runs into his house to get his gun and fires off a couple of shots, of course:

Actor Ethan Embry was mugged at gunpoint by two men Sunday night outside his Studio City home. TMZ has confirmed the "Can't Hardly Wait" star told police that two men recognized him from his film and TV roles, and robbed him and wife Sunny Mabrey in their driveway. The thugs allegedly stole Embry's wallet containing $400, a watch, and threatened Mabrey. As the men fled in a silver SUV, one eyewitness tells TMZ that Ethan raced into his house, emerged with a handgun and fired three rounds -- though it is unclear whether they were in the air or toward the vehicle. Police, however, refused to confirm this information to TMZ. Damn. I wouldn't want to be messin' with Ethan Embry, that's for sure. Who knew that Mark had such a vengeful streak? [Source]

Finally! The moment that comic book geeks have been anxiously waiting for has arrived. It looks like the Fantasticar will make its appearance in the new F4 movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer next summer. It's a shame, tho, that they couldn't do something with the name ... it always struck me as just a really bad name for their mode of transportation:

The mileage is great, because it doesn't use any gasoline. And traffic isn't a problem, because it can zoom along at 30,000 feet. About the only problem with the Fantasticar is, well, it doesn't exist — at least in real life. It will, however, make its long-awaited debut in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which gets its first look here. The vehicle, a staple of the Fantastic Four comic books, ranks right up there with the Batmobile and Ghost Rider's flaming motorcycle as the wheels of choice among comic devotees. Uhh, I think that is stretching it a bit but whatever ... But translating the flying car from the page to the big screen was no small effort, says Tim Flattery, conceptual artist for the Fantastic Four sequel, which hits screens June 15. He showed several designs to director Tim Story, including one based loosely on the Batmobile, which he designed for 1995's Batman Forever. But Story rejected the designs as "too aggressive," Flattery says. "He wanted something that looked less like a predator and more friendly. That's always been the Fantastic Four theme." Surely this new design will have fanboys scrambling for the toy version of the Fantasticar in no time. LOL. [Source]

Hilary Duff is featured on the cover and within the pages of the new issue of Lush magazine ... and I really have no words to describe the interesting photos:

I guess I can say, Nice hat? Hey, I'm trying to be good here. [Source]

Beyonce has been spending some time at Walt Disney World in Florida this week hanging out with a new girl group ... here is a picture of Beyonce posing with Princess Jasmine, Belle and Cinderella ... who will all be appearing in the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade that will air on Christmas day:

Is it wrong to note that the princess have nicer wigs than Beyonce does? [Source]

And finally, I have to send out props to my good friend the Thigh Master for calling to my attention that today is Elisha Cuthbert's birthday ... this year she turns 24 ... Elisha plays Kim Bauer on 24 ... yes, the planets have finally aligned thusly:

So the Birthday Lurve goes out to Miss Cuthbert on this momentous occasion ... head on over to Thighs Wide Shut to feast your eyes on the Thigh Master's amazing birthday tribute. [Source]

Les News:
Yesterday, Tracey sent me a few amazing pictures of Princess Zakiya chillin' in her very own grown-up big girl bed. Yes, folks our little baby is growing up fast ... she's already outgrown her crib:

This child is utterly amazing ... and so damn beautiful :)

Tonight, I'm meeting up with my pal Matt for a movie and then I'm planning on meeting up with my friend Irene to see The Sounds play a show. Should be a fun night ...

That is all, I am out.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sleeping With The Enemy

Sigh. Here we go again ... more of the same, more of the worst, more of horribly unintelligent Britney Spears shooting herself in the foot ... with an AK-47 ... at point-blank range ... repeatedly. Brit-Brit managed to amputate herself from Paris Hilton's hip and spent last night out with just a regular friend of hers. At a seemingly routine stop at a gas station Brit made sure to give the paps what they wanted:

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And so ... the vagina slip has become just another Britney Spears cliche ... but unlike her other famed trademarks (the ratty extensions, the scrunchies, the gum chewing, the bare feet), this new trend of hers just seems horribly damaging. The fact that these crotch shots come off more trashy than sexy should be troubling to Britney and prolly more importantly, her "people". Larry Rudolph! Where are you?! I realize that Britters is a grown woman (who has already been married twice and given birth twice) but she seems clearly incapable of making the right decision in any circumstance. Kevin Federline can't even be blamed for any of this. What has the world come to when K-Fed appears the lesser of two evils when compared to Britney Spears?! Okay ... that might be taking it a bit far but she seriously seems set on flushing her career and certainly her image down the toilet. [Source]

Here is another shining example of Britney's poor judgment ... she appears to have become smitten with one of the paparazzi photographers who has been following her around lately ... does this remind you of anyone else?

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That's right ... Anna Nicole Smith once found comfort in the arms of a paparazzo named Larry Birkhead and then nine months later gave birth to a baby girl who she claims is not his but he claims is his daughter. Personally, I believe that Larry Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicole's child (I don't believe a word that comes out of Howard K. Stern, Anna's lawyer and fake husband, or Anna Nicole's mouth on this matter) and I have a horrible fear that Britney could possibly end up in the same predicament. Yes, this may sound like I'm jumping the gun a little but c'mon, it's not at all outside the realm of possibility. If Britney Spears becomes the new Anna Nicole Smith I'm checkin' out for good. [Source]

Incidentally, I'm not exactly sure if there is trubs in paradise already between Britney Spears and Paris Hilton but one second it was announced that they would be co-hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas next week ... and then the next second it was announced that Britney decided to pull out and not host the awards show with Paris at all. Hmm ... I wonder if there was a little spat betwixt the ladies?

Things seem to be just fine between Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie (as they should be) ... the pair met up last night at a Volkswagen party for their new concept car called the Tiguan and proceeded to have a fabulous time together ...

... Hollywood "It" Girls Hayden Panettiere (Class of '06) and Kristin Cavallari (Class of '05) were also in attendance. And not to harp on the matter but, this is the type of event that Britney should be making appearances at ... not random gas stations in Malibu showing off her no-no spot. Whatev ... I'm gonna let it go for now. Incidentally, Paris looks cute in that hat ... I wonder if she borrowed it from Lindsay Lohan? ;) [Source, Source]

Speaking of Lindsay, it looks like she's trying to make kink couture happen ... and if anyone can make it fetch, it's L. Lo. Here are a few pics of Lindsay showin' off her new pair of gold handcuffs ...

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... cuz, you know ... you never know when they might come in handy. I understand that Lindsay has been hanging out with Stavros Niarchos lately. I wonder if she borrowed him from Paris? [Source]

While all of this drama has been unfolding here in Los Angeles, Jessica Simpson has been busy in Louisiana working on a new movie ... oh, it looks like she got a little visit from Papa Joe Simpson on the set:

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You gotta give it up to Papa Joe ... he is always lookin' out for his little girl. [Source]

Josh Duhamel paid a little visit to MTV's TRL yesterday to promote his new Hostel-esque movie Turistas and was lookin' migh-ty damn fine doing so:

Yessss, he is a pretty man. I gotta say, I was a bit turned off when I heard that Turistas was a Hostel rip-off but I ain't gonna lie -- I'm totes gonna go see the movie. The trailers look great and there is always room for another gory horror film. And Hello! Josh Duhamel is half nekkid in it ... count me in! [Source]

North of the border, Gwen Stefani paid a little visit to the Much Music studios to promote her new album The Sweet Escape on the show Live@Much:

It looks like she is gonna wear out that new wig of hers in no time. It's all good tho ... The Sweet Escape is a hot album. I can't stop listening to it these days. I think I like it better than Fergie's The Dutchess. It's deff gonna make my Best Albums of '06 list. Have YOU heard it yet? [Source]

Speaking of horrible blonde wigs, EVE rocked a wig of her own at an in-store appearance at a MAC cosmetics store in Harlem, NY in support of World AIDS Day which happens this Friday December, 1:

I don't think that I like this new look of hers but I gotta give her mad props and lots of love for stepping up to raise awareness for World AIDS Day. I've even been re-considering my opinion of the Product (RED) campaign. Any endeavor that seeks to raise funds for AIDS research and treatment is a noble one in my book. I admit I was a bit turned off by all the heavy-handed ads that flooded the media a few weeks ago but, I can appreciate the merits of the campaign. [Source]

Awww ... how sweeeet! Long-time paramours Mickey and Minnie Mouse were both on hand for the Xmas tree lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York City earlier this week:

No word on whether or not Minnie suffered any wardrobe malfunctions. [Source]

Snoop Dogg was arrested last night, again (I think for the third time in recent weeks), on weapons and drug possessions charges after he finished taping a musical performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ... WTF? Has the man got it in for the Snoop D-O-Double-G?

Snoop Dogg was arrested for a third time in three months Tuesday night when police executed a search warrant on the rapper and his crew as they were leaving a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" near Los Angeles. The search turned up marijuana, a firearm and cocaine in a false compartment in the car that the rapper was traveling in and resulted in Snoop's arrest, charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and illegal drugs ... The execution of the search warrant on Snoop (real name Calvin Broadus) occurred on the roadside outside the "Tonight Show" studios around 6 p.m. and shut down traffic for hours, according to reports. Authorities have warrants to search Snoop's Diamond Bar, California, home and "his personal vehicle, as well as other vehicles and persons with whom he is associated," according to the police department's press release. The warrants were part of an investigation that stemmed from an October 26 incident at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, where police arrested the rapper for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and for transportation of marijuana. Snoop's attorney, Donald Etra, told MTV News that the rapper was pulled over as he was leaving the studio where the "The Tonight Show" is taped, and that he made the $60,000 bail and was released a short time after 1 a.m. Wednesday, nearly seven hours after his arrest. Etra said Snoop was not aware that police were watching him or were preparing to execute the warrants. "It's too early to discuss what happened and it is my understanding that at this point no charges have been filed by the district attorney," he said. "At this point he is innocent of all charges." An arraignment in the case is set for January 11. OUCH! I wonder how one explains the existence of cocaine hidden in a false compartment of one's car? Snoop has always struck me as a great guy, it sucks that this stuff is happening with him. I suppose we'll see what comes of any of this. I'm usually pretty confident that these sorts of charges tend to go away in Hollywood ... but how many times can the guy get arrested and charged and still walk away scot free? [Source]

Pamela Anderson is speaking out about her divorce on her official website where she blogs from time to time ... in her latest entry she discusses her concern for the way the press is handling news of her divorce:

This latest entry comes right after her entry that confirmed news of her divorce which came right after her Happy Thanksgiving post ... which is actually kind of sad. There are a lot of stories going around about who's at fault for this divorce (you can blame Kid Rock or you can blame Pamela) but the whole thing is just sad. I thought they'd last forever! Well, I guess we'll have to wait and see who Pam marries next. [Source]

Here are a few pictures from the sold-out tour closing show the Scissor Sisters played at London's Wembley Arena earlier this week ... also, check out who hung out with the band at the after-party:

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Not only do I <3 Ian McKellen but I also love that Sophie Ellis-Bextor was there as well! She is one of my fave UK popstars. Lily Allen, who opened the show, was also in the hizzy partying with the jubilant Sisters after all was said and done. Next up, the Scissor Sisters head for a Japanese tour in January. Woot! [Source]

Fergie Ferg is on the cover of the November issue of Paper magazine ... here are a few photos from her photospread:

Fergie looks a bit like what Tammy Faye might look like if she were a member of the cartoon rock band The Misfits who was starring in the sequel to Boogie Nights ... but just not as cute. [Source]

And finally, here are a few screencaps of Michelle Trachtenberg starring as video blogger Willow17 from last night's episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent:

Yeah, she's pretty fly for a white girl. [Source]

Les News:
Last night I finally got to hang out with Jim after what seems like ages since I'd seen him last. He was off gallivanting in NYC last week and last night was the first chance we got to hang out since his return. We had a quick Italian dinner where we were able to just hang out and catch up. We made plans to hang out more this week before I have to fly off and do my own gallivanting in NYC next week.

Things continue to be quiet here on my end. It's actually nice not having to go out every night. I know that I'll be bizzy soon enough so I'm just happy enjoying the alone time that I've been having lately. So yeah ... I guess that is all ... I am out.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Lips Don't Lie

Ye gods ... things just keep going from worst to more worst ... like ... how is it possible to cast all the frequent vagina slips that Britney Spears has been throwing around like used pieces of gum in a positive light? I realize that she has been out of the party-girl scene for a while and she might not be totally up-to-speed on the etiquette but c'mon ... flashing your bizznazz pretty much every night? Seriously? It took years for Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to get around to showing off their private parts -- and even then they've done it with relative infrequency. Britney Spears decides to lose her husband and then decides to lose her underwear. Remember those bygone days of yester-year when all we had to deal with was Britney's thong straps peeking out of the top of her low-rise jeans ... shoot, there was even a time when Britney wore her undies on top of her jeans -- remember that? Well, those days are long-gone it would seem ... 'cuz Brit-Brit sure ain't wearing any undies in these pics:

Boo! It's not even sexy. Britney has skipped right over the nip slip/boob slip phase and gone straight for showin' off the big enchilada ... er taco. What else is there to say? When Paris Hilton has to try and get you to keep your legs closed, you know you've got a problem. Surely there must be a support group that Britney can go to for help ("Hi, I'm Britney and I'm determined to destroy any shot at a successful career."). Sad. Just plain sad. How are fans supposed to react to all of this nonsense? If you feel the need to see what Britney's is offering you can see the EXTREMELY NSFW pictures HERE ... but be warned, you'll prolly lose a little piece of your soul by looking. I know I did. [Source]

While Britney was bizzy getting her freak on with Paris Hilton last week, Kevin Federline spent Thanksgiving feasting on Shar Jackson's infinite charity. Here are a couple of amazing personal pictures, via DListed, from inside Shar Jackson's Thanksgiving Day affair:

I cannot understand for the life of me why Shar would be so kind as to allow K-Fed into her home to partake of her Thanksgiving dinner. If things were cool with Britney, he wouldn't have had time for her or those kids and yet, Shar thought it best to invite him into her home to be with his family. Props to you Shar, you are definitely the woman! It's unclear who the blonde chick posing with The Federline is but the possibilities just boggle the mind. K-Fed is hangin' with this chick and Britney is hangin' her vagina out for all the world to see -- who wins? [Source]

BTW, love the kid in the Eminem t-shirt. LOL!

In shocking Britney Spears news, she was seen last night wearing a knit yellow hat:

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EWWWWW! How low can Britney go? [Source]


UGH ... I still feel kinda icky from all that unsavory Britney mess ... so let's talk about how awesome Heroes was last night. Last night's ep, titled 6 Months Ago, was the show's flashback episode that kinda told the origin stories of the Heroes. We were given a lot more information on the Heroes themselves and got to see how they came to be who they are today. This show is so great ... it is defintely my fave show of the season:

So, c'mon ... you kinda knew that Sylar was going to start out as a mild-mannered quiet guy. Making him a watch repairman is perfect. Since he has the uncanny ability to "figure out how things work" he is the perfect psycho for carving up other superheroes so that he can take their abilities for himself (sorta like the evil version of Peter [whose ability is to temporarily absorb other people's powers]). We now know exactly what went down with the car accident that paralyzed Nathan's wife and we also learned that the bad superpower peeps got their abilities before the good guys did. It really seemed to me that Eden, the Haitian scary dude and Sylar were all very capable with their abilities while the good guys were just realizing their power. It's a bummer that Charlie couldn't be saved ... finding out that she had a blood clot in her brain that would kill her regardless of Hiro's attempt to save her life was sad -- but a great plot twist. I suppose Sylar eventually relieved that blood clot. Even tho it appears that Hiro has the coolest power of all, we found out that there are limits to what he can do. He can affect the future but he cannot change the past (altho, things get tricky with time-travel -- since his future self came back to the present [future Hiro's past] and gave Peter a message that changed the future [future Hiro's past] successfully (since he did save the cheerleader) ... but let's not get all into that mess. Next week is the Heroes "fall finale" and it promises not only an amazing ending but also the death of one of the Heroes (the preview said something like "a Hero will fall" and it showed a gun). Now that's what I'm talking about ... that's a cliffhanger. I hope the Lost folks are watching Heroes ... they could use a few pointers. [Source]


Woot! Prison Break was good too. I kinda saw the ending coming a mile away ... tho I was surprised that FBI Agent Psychoman got killed so soon (well, shot at least ... he may live yet). Seriously, new Prison Break episodes started airing well before Lost and had it's "fall finale" well after Lost and is, by far, the more entertaining of the 2 shows. Hello, it's even returning with new episodes sooner (01.22.07). Man, next year is going to rule ... 24, Prison Break and Heroes all on the same night ... my Mondays are going to be booked solid. Wee!

One more bit of Heroes-esque news, Hayden Panettiere was among the celebs at the 75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade last week and here are a few cute pictures from her appearance:

She's a cutie ... and I understand that Hayden is coming out with her own album next year ... add to that the fact that she's fully clothed and well -- she's already got Britney Spears beat. [Source]

Here are a few great pictures of the whole Gyllenhaal brood -- Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal (plus his pooch) and Peter Sarsgaard -- out for a little walk this week ... and we finally get a peek at cute little Ramona:

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Gyllengaard have a right to be proud ... that baby is so cute. She looks like a little old man. I can't wait to see pics of unkie Jake babysitting little Ramona ... can you imagine pictures of Jake holding Ramona?! [Source]

Yep, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ... nor does the son of the apple of that tree ... Frank Agnello, one of Victoria Gotti's upstanding sons, was arrested in Long Island, NY for possession of narcotics during a traffic stop ... and heeeere's the mug shot:

Agnello, 16, was found with marijuana, OxyContin and morphine pills when authorities pulled him over on a Long Island road for failing to heed a stop sign, Suffolk County police Lt. Donato Mignone said Monday. The teen, who was driving a rented sport utility vehicle, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. He could face up to a year in prison if convicted. Agnello's attorney, Adam Mandelbaum, said no drugs were found on Agnello during the Nov. 10 arrest in Dix Hills. "The rest of the matter is under investigation," Mandelbaum said. He said Agnello will plead not guilty at a Jan. 24 hearing in Central Islip. Mignone said police discovered the OxyContin and morphine pills in the SUV's glove compartment, console and trunk. He said two passengers were also charged. Agnello was also given a summons for driving without a license, police said. What?! Driving without a license?! Outrageous! Whatevs ... it won't be long before these charges just go away. But that mug shot? OY! It'll last forever. I wonder what Frank spent all his money on that he couldn't afford to buy hair gel and hairspray? Hmm ... Nice bangs, Frankie. [Source, Source]

The cast of the movie Dreamgirls convened last week to do a little press conference to promote the movie ... can you tell which one of the castmembers is not like the others?

Hmm ... I wonder what's got Beyonce's undies in a twist? [Source]

Jessica Alba is hard at work in Vancouver, BC working on the new Fantastic Four movie ... it appears that she hasn't been keepin' up with the latest goss and that is why she has to rely on her folks (pictured with her) to fill her in on what's the haps in Hollywood:

Yeah, Jess ... we're all still pretty much reeling from the death of Jilary. Boo. [Source]

Here is a cute picture of Reese Witherspoon on the set of her new movie Rendition and it looks like she's rockin' the fake belly for one of the scenes:

Yeah, she better hurry up with that beach ball ... Katie might need it back soon. [Source]

It appears that there are still droves of Take That fans willing to brave the cold to catch a glimpse of the reunited boy band ... here are a few pictures from their in-store appearance yesterday in the UK:

I'm sure there are many of you who have no idea who Take That is. Think the British version of New Kids on the Block but more ... sassy. [Source]

Speaking of sassy-ness, Ricky Martin is on the cover of the new issue of Ocean Drive Espagnol magazine ... the accompanying photoshoot is very ... Ricky Martin-like:

I'm not sure exactly what Ricky is going for in these pictures but ... I kinda like them. They're very ... cheeky. [Source]

And finally, Nicole Richie has decided to use her My Space profile for good instead of evil. She posted and then removed the following blind item on her profile:

It reads: BLIND ITEM: What 35 year old raisin face whispers her order of 3 peices of asparagus for dinner at Chateau everynight, and hides her deathly disorder by pointing the finger at me, and used her last paycheck I wrote her to pay for a publicist instead of a nutritionist?

HINT: Her nickname is lettucecup ...

Gee ... I wonder who it could be. [Source]

In completely un-related news, the raisin-esque Rachel Zoe (Nicole's ex-stylist) is now saying that the tabloid reports that she was fired by Nicole Richie are untrue, saying: "There has been a lot of speculation as to the cause of my parting with client Nicole Richie. The tabloid reports have no merit. After trying to be a good friend to Nicole, we made a mutual decision to sever our working relationship. Changes are inevitable in any business relationship. I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful life, I have been married for 10 years and have been a stylist for more than 15 years and am lucky to work with such a diverse group of women of all shapes and sizes that inspire me everyday. I have nothing but love for Nicole and wish her only health and happiness." There now ... I'm sure everything is just hunky-dory between these two ladies. Love it.

Les News:
Yesterday was another quiet day ... chores, laundry, reading, writing ... the usual. I'm really trying to just lay low for the rest of the week. It turns out that I will be visiting David in NYC next week so I'm gonna just chill until I get to see him.

Tho, there are those concerts coming up ... and Jim and I still have a dinner date we have to keep. Ahhh ... life. Hope yours is swell. I'm out.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Jilary Is No More

It is my extremely sad duty to report that Hilary Duff and Joel Madden are no longer together. Pink reader Cat sent me a news report that alleged that Jilary had broken up recently. At first, I dismissed the story as just another one of the endless break-up rumors but I have received confirmation that the story is, in fact, true -- the couple have broken up:

Madden made a guest DJ appearance at Enclave on Wednesday night and openly talked about how he is currently single. Madden told clubgoers Duff broke up with him about ten days ago and that their eight-year age difference was causing problems. (Madden is 27, Duff is 19.) To say that I am bummed about this would be a complete understatement. Hilary and Joel are the coolest people and I have always been a big fan of their relationship. I know that they truly were happy together once-upon-a-time but sometimes things just don't work out (boy, do I know all about that). I'm a firm believer that things work out for the best in the long run. It's clear to me that there was no impropriety that lead to the break-up ... the relationship just ended. [Source, thanks Cat]

I'm reluctant to take sides in something like this (Team Joel!) but I do wish the best for both of them. Boo ... what sad, sad day.

On The Rocks! Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock Split!

Seriously ... WHAT THE EFF IS GOING ON HERE?! TMZ is reporting that Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from her quadrupley married husband Kid Rock (nee Bob Ritchie)! I... am ... stunned!

TMZ has learned that Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from husband Kid Rock. Anderson, who is represented by celebrity hotshot lawyer Neal Hersh, cited irreconcilable differences. The couple was married August 3, 2006. And they looked so happy at the FIRST of their FOUR WEDDINGS! Stunned ... I'm just stunned. And just yesterday I blogged about how much of a perfect match they seemed for one another. Well ... that settles it, I'm sure that GQ is going to take away their title of Newlyweds of the Year. [Source, thanks Kimberlie]

But in all seriousness ... this is a major bummer. Who gets married FOUR times and then divorced all in the span of four months?!

Divorce all around ... which marriage is next on the chopping block ... TomKat's?

Drama, Thy Name Is Hollywood "It" Girl

And so ... the downward spiral continues ... and by that, of course, I am talking about Britney Spears' insane need to self-destruct in any way possible. Okay ... perhaps I'm jumping the gun a bit here but all of her recent behavior is very reminiscent of the early days when she was hanging out constantly with Kevin Federline. I recall thinking back then that it was only a phase and that she was just having fun ... and look at how that turned out. Granted, all this partying that Britney has been doing with Paris Hilton isn't exactly the same scenario as it was with K-Fed -- at the very least, Paris can't get Britney pregnant ... I don't think. I'm trying to keep a positive outlook on all this recent craziness, after all, I want nothing more than for Britney to reclaim at least some semblance of her former glory. Even with all this crazy partying, Britney is still in a position to stage a successful comeback ... we just have to keep hope alive (yep, that's what I keep tellin' myself).

In the meantime, we get to entertain ourselves with pictures of Miss Spears going out every night, spending the wee hours with her new BFF Paris Hilton. Here are pics of the ladies after one of their late night party sessions ... with Brit-Brit looking pretty worse for the wear:

It's a good think that Britney took off her shoes to carry them, otherwise she might've ralphed all over them (not that they look like anything fancy). Damn ... none of this is cute, y'all. I think the whole Spilton thing was cute for about 2 minutes early on but I am having a hard time seeing any positivity in any of this behavior. It is interesting as hell tho ... what is really going on? I wonder how this will end up? If there is a Britney Spears/Paris Hilton musical collabo in our future ... well, I just might have to find a tall building to jump off of. OY! [Source]

Er, remember how I said that I think I would trust Britney's children with Paris Hilton over Kevin Federline? Well ... I think I was kidding because seeing pictures of Paris and Sean Preston just seems so ... wrong:

Well, at least we know for sure that he's his daddy's son. Yes ... all kinds of wrong. [Source]

In somewhat pleasant and more innocent Britney news, Christie's auction house is offering pages of old Britney Spears homework for sale. I have *no* idea who would actually want to own old pages of Brit's homework (for not even I, Britney Fan Extraordinaire, have any interest in owning such an article) but it is available for purchase:

If you've ever dreamed of owning the insightful ruminations on the Greek tragedy Antigone by Britney Spears in her own hand ... and you've got the extra $500-700 (asking price) lying around then what are you waiting for?! Personally, I'll wait around until something more interesting from Britney's childhood goes on the auction block ... like her long-lost innocence. [Source via Source]

Lest you think that it is only Paris who is having an adverse effect on Britney, let me assure you that the bad influences are going both ways. Here are a couple pictures of Paris patronizing a local gas station in Malibu, CA near Britney's home:

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It's funny ... under other circumstances it would've been K-Fed who was sent to the gas station to fetch provisions. Just replace the stained wife-beater t-shirt with the Juicy velour tracksuit and you can hardly see the difference. [Source]

Apparently, Britney's love of the public restroom has also rubbed off on Miss Hilton. Out of Order sign be damned ... Britney has taught Paris well. One has to wonder if she wore shoes into that charming-looking powder room. Blech!

One last bit of crazy news ... Lindsay Lohan is telling anyone who will listen that she was assaulted by Paris Hilton at a private party over the weekend -- and then she acquired the super power to stretch her limbs like Mr. Fantastic or Plastic Man. My, my ... that's a very long arm you have there, Lindsay. Was the drink that Paris threw at you spiked with radioactive material?

Lindsay Lohan has accused her on-again-off-again rival Paris Hilton of hitting her for no reason at a party held at a mutual friend's house in LA ... Sporting a bruise on her left arm, she made the astonishing claim to a camera crew that was waiting outside her Los Angeles hotel. She said: "I'm saying this on tape. She hit me for no reason, apparently, at my friend's house. I didn't know she would be there and she hit me with a drink and poured it all over me. It hurts and it's not OK. I'm sorry for everyone who thinks I'm crazy but I'm just trying to act" ... While they definitely attended Saturday's party, no-one in the Paris camp is commenting on the Lohan allegation. Tho, it now turns out that Elliot Mintz, Paris Hilton's brilliant mouthpiece, is now refuting Lindsay's allegations saying that things got "heated" and a "drink was thrown" at Paris and Britney but that Paris did not hit Lindsay. Seriously, WTF? is going on here? Have all of the Hollywood "It" Girls gone and lost their minds? My guess is that they're all just playing around with all the attention that is heaped upon them day in and day out. It's hard to believe this allegation, or that a "feud" exists at all, when the day after the assault claim was made you see pictures of the parties involved hanging out and having a good time together. [Source]

Let's move on ... shall we? Here are supercute pictures of Nicole Kidman at the UK premiere of her new movie Happy Feet (which was the #1 movie over the long Thanksgiving weekend here in the US) who was all smiles until an unruly media person started asking her about her husband, Keith Urban -- who is currently cooling his heels in rehab, then her Happy Feet turned into an Unhappy Retreat:

SCREEN beauty Nicole Kidman pulled out of a star-studded bash to celebrate the launch of her new movie after a bust-up with a TV crew. Nicole, 39 -- who walked up an ice-blue carpet for yesterday's premiere of animated penguin tale Happy Feet -- reacted after she was asked about husband Keith Urban's rehab for a booze relapse. The actress looked upset as she spoke to other journalists, onlookers said. She later failed to attend the film's after-party. Irregardless of the unpleasantness from the movie premiere, Nicole looked amazing. I have been hearing really great things about Happy Feet ... I might have to check it out for myself. [Source]

Here are a couple of reallllly cute pictures of the recently reunited Christina Ricci and Adam Goldberg. The couple have been pretty much together since the late summer and things look pretty good between them:

I think they make a really cute couple! I just love Adam ... every time I see him I can hear him saying "See ya, pals!" in my head. I wonder if Christina makes him say that line in bed? I know I would. Sexy! [Source]

Um ... Evangeline Lilly appears to have a couple of problems ... firstly, it looks like she ventured out in public to do a little Xmas shopping wearing only a dress shirt and a pair of boxer shorts ...

... and secondly, it looks like she bought way too much wrapping paper. What a pickle! WWJD? [Source]

Every the astute businesswoman, Madonna thought it best to peddle her new book The English Roses: Too Good To Be True on the Home Shopping Network. Um ... yeah ... here are a few screencaps from her appearance:

I don't know about you, but I hear the book is pretty good ... but obviously, not good enough for QVC. [Source]

My girl Michelle Trachtenberg is guest starring in tomorrow night's episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on NBC where she will be playing a lonelygirl15-esque video blogger (who was fake herself) named WeepingWillow17 who befalls some heinous crime which must be solved and brought to justice. Here are a few screencaps from WeepingWillow17's video blog which is featured on the episode:

Click HERE to watch WeepingWillow17's video blogs and make sure you tune in tomorrow night to check out the ep. [Source via Source]

In other blog news, Pete Wentz has updated his official Buzznet blog with new personal pictures and tales of his exciting rock-star lifestyle:

I am dying! You've got to read his stuff ... it's priceless. And big ups to the boy for still having in his possession a working Castle Greyskull, various Thundercats action figures, GI Joe action figures TOMAX and XAMOT and a couple of old skool Little People dolls. I bow to your awesomeness, sir! [Source]

And finally, here are a couple new Gwen Stefani promo pictures:

Now, I know that I said that I was "bored" with her whole look-thing but I guess that's not really true. I think I was just anxious to hear the new music. Now that I have gotten to hear the album in its entirety I can say that I am no longer bored. Right off the bat, I think I like this album a bit better than Love.Angel.Music.Baby. There are a few songs on her debut album that I just never got into ... The Sweet Escape is chock full of great songs. I've listened to it a couple of times now and I am impressed. The songs that she previewed on tour last winter have been well produced. I didn't care for them last year but really like them in their finished state. It usually takes me a few listens to really get into an album but this one I liked right away. Yay! [Source, Source]

Les News:
Yesterday evening I ventured out in public to pick up a few things I needed for my apartment, a couple of new books and a bite to eat -- pretty plain and simple. My friend Irene tells me that there are some hot concerts coming up this week so I might be seeing a couple of shows with her as the week progresses.

It's the last week of November already! Soon it'll be the last month of 2006! Does anyone else find this massively depressing? Maybe it's just me.

I guess that's it for now ... I am out!