Monday, January 09, 2006

And So It Begins ...

Just a little over a week into the new year ... and we have our first big celebrity break-up ... Oscar winner Hilary Swank and non-Oscar winning husband Chad Lowe have decided to call it quits and end their 8-year marriage:

"Hilary and Chad have decided to separate, but they are hopeful they'll be able to get through this tough time," Swank's manager Troy Nankin said in a statement Monday. There was no elaboration on the reason for the split. [Source]

This totally sucks ... I really liked Hilary and Chad as a happily married couple. It appeared that he was always so supportive of her skyrocketing career. It now seems that there were other things at work behind the scenes. Boooo!

Thanks for the heads up Fao.

Everyone's A Winner

Palm Springs, CA was all aflutter with the influx of celebrities in town for the 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival which kicked off with a celebrity gala and awards ceremony over the weekend:

It is always nice to see the A-Listers like Felicity Huffman, Charlize Theron and Jake Gyllenhaal turn out for events like these ... the fact that they were able to get Suzanne Somers ... I don't even know what to say. Well done, well done -- indeed! [Source]

Unfortch for Suzanne, there were no fitness awards handed out at the gala ... but lucky for Jake Gyllenhaal they were giving out acting awards. Jakey took home the Desert Palm Achievement Award:

Yeah, Jakey boy looked less interested in his award (altho, he does look 2 seconds away from crying in that first picture) and more interested in Ludacris (who was on hand as an award presenter). Looks like Shirley MacLaine (who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala) gave Jakey some good advice. [Source, thanks ML]

Charlize Theron also picked up an award at the Palm Springs gala thing ... she took home the Actress version of the Desert Palm Achievement Award that Jake received:

Congratulations to all the winners. Oh, and congratulations to Keanu Reeves for tiding himself up enough to present an award at the event. [Source]

In New York City, Reese Witherspoon was on hand to pick up an award of her own. She was chosen by the National Society of Film Critics to receive the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the film Walk the Line:

Yay ... I guess. Philip Seymour Hoffman took home the award for Best Actor. Brokeback Mountain didn't win a thing ... Boo. [Source]

Eva Longoria recently spent some time here in the Motor City to help unveil the Chrysler Imperial concept car at a pre-Auto Show event:

Is Chrysler this desperate for car sales? Eva wasn't even on hand to promote a car that will ever be on sale. Yeah, that makes sense. [Source]

Brad Pitt is a very safe flyer ... here are pictures of him doing his usual pre-flight check-up before taking to the friendly skies:

He's such a good boy ... you know, when he's not abandoning wives or anything like that. [Source]

Denise Richards has been spotted with a new dude which, obviously, means that she has moved on from Charlie Sheen and is hooking up with this new dude:

What else could these pictures possibly mean? [Source]

Kimberly Stewart has also moved on from her former flame Talan Torriero, as these pictures clearly show:

Damn, did he let her dress him? It would explain the fugly. The lad looks familiar ... he looks a bit like Jason Whaler from Laguna Beach (you can see the resemblance in the stubble and cigarette) ... perhaps his little brother? Yeah, I think she needs to quit trolling Laguna for dumb dudes to hook up with. [Source]

Prince Wills is becoming a man ... here are pictures of the young Prince being dropped off by his daddy at the Sandhurst military academy:

Like other recruits, Officer Cadet Wales will be expected to rise at dawn, polish boots, iron shirts, put up with endless room inspections and wash his own clothes. He will also take part in drill sessions and rigorous physical training. The Sandhurst program pushes recruits to exhaustion and will offer challenges to William, who has admitted he likes to sleep in. It must be really rough being a Prince. Good luck, Wills! [Source]

Adam Brody is such a down-to-Earth guy ... who knew that he shopped at The Gap for his underwear?

It was nice of him to give us a peek at his unmentionables so that we could, er, mention them. [Source]

Adam's OC co-star, Mischa Barton, had herself a little accident yesterday (Aunt Dot came to visit while Mischa wore white pants) but didn't let the little emergency keep her from her shopping ... she just changed clothes and continued on with her errands:

Ain't she a super trooper? [Source]

Awww ... check out these cute pictures of the very loving Heath Ledger with his wife and child ...

... nothing says I love you, hun like a sweet little ass grab (believe me, I know). So precious! [Source]

Ewww ... check out this gross picture of Nicollette Sheridan licking Michael Bolton's mouth ...

Old people sex is so hot right now. [Source]

Can someone explain to me how clothing that is so expensive can look so ugly?

I have a hard time believing that Coco Chanel would ever authorize tacky trucker hats like this one ever bear her mark. Boo! [Source]

And when did wearing nightgowns become the latest fashion option?

Things aren't lookin' too great for 2006. [Source, Source]

Yesterday was such a nice day ... Erik and I got to spend a nice relaxing afternoon with Brandon and Kirsten ... and even tho I really didn't want to, I kept letting them watch bits of Mona Lisa Smile over and over again -- why did I ever save that stupid movie on our DVR?

Erik and I spent the evening playing with one of his Xmas presents for me ... and no you gutter fiends, it's not what you think. We played Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture Edition -- which comes with a fun DVD and everything! It's not really important who won the game (but if you really want to know, it was me) what is important is that we had a lot of fun.

And that is all ... I'm out.