Monday, May 22, 2006

Code (In The) Red

It appears that the hoopla surrounding Britney's latest faux pas (you know, the thing about how she wore pants that were too long for her legs and prolly caused her take a stumble, thereby almost dropping Sean Preston onto the ground, in front of a whole slew of photographers last week) is dying down ... so let's get on with the usual fare. Here are very benign pictures of Miss Brit doing some shopping on Madison Ave. in NYC late last week:

See ... no baby in harms way, no tears ... just Britney doing whatever it is that she does (i.e. making funny faces and biting her fingernails). Here's hoping she can enjoy a drama-free week ahead ... or ... mebbe not. [Source]


So ... I'm doing my best to keep away from tour spoilers for Madonna's Confessions Tour and, overall, I'm doing a pretty good job -- but these pictures just couldn't be avoided. This past Saturday night, Madonna held a Friends and Family only dress rehearsal and then opened her tour on Sunday night. Pink reader Scott was at the dress rehearsal and writes in to say that both Lindsay Lohan (with 3 guests) and Paris Hilton (with 1 male guest) were there as well. He also writes: Ellen D and Portia D were both there as well sitting very near Debbie Mazar and her baby. I'm sure there were more celebirti there..but that's all I saw..well..except for Jaimie King..lookin VERY gay..yet f**kable. :) Loves it! Here are a few pictures from the dress rehearsal and a couple from opening night courtesy of ... try and skip the next batch of pictures if you don't want to be spoiled:

From A better title for Madonna's Confessions tour might be the Go to Confession Tour, as you feel like you need to by the time the show is over. As we've come to expect from Madonna, her latest tour, which she kicked off Sunday at the Forum, is so provocative that it's hard to count the ways. Let's see, there was the whole hanging on a cross, wearing a crown of thorns thing. The riding the rhinestone-studded, black leather carousel like she's the main attraction at the erotic shop across town thing. And, of course, that nasty George Bush comment thing, which she brought back from her Coachella show last month. The show started off nice and sweet with images of horses on the screens and Madonna in full equestrian attire descending from the ceiling in a one-ton disco ball. A closer look at that outfit, however, revealed she's going for the dominatrix look and that whip wasn't meant for a horse. The show sounds amazing. As I said, I'm gonna do my best to stay away from any tour spoilers (well, beyond these pictures and this show report) so that I can enjoy the surprises live when I see the show for myself next month. [Source]

For further Confessions Tour spoilers, head over to Made in Brazil to check out some video from the dress rehearsal.

One last bit of Maddy news, here are few pictures of Madonna as she left the Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles late last week:

Hmmm ... it appears that lesbian chic is the new red string. It's a shame that Britney Spears is no longer studying Kabbalah (after all, her baby is her religion) because a butch make-over might do wonders for her career. [Source]

Sarah Michelle Gellar is at the Cannes Film Festival to premiere her new movie Southland Tales. Here are pictures of SMG with The Rock at a photocall for the film:

It is so good to have SMG back in the spotlight. I've missed her. [Source]

Here are pictures from the world premiere of Southland Tales at the Cannes Film Festival:

I wish I could say that she looks great but that dress is horrrrrrrible! It looks like it was pieced together with a bunch of used tissues. Boo! Oh whatever ... I love her to death ... welcome back SMG!!! [Source]

X-Men: The Last Stand has its German premiere in Berlin late last week, here are pictures of Famke Janssen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and a random dog at the movie premiere:

Boo! to Famke's capris and Hugh's shiny suit, but Yay! to X-Men III. X-Men is sure to give Superman Returns a run for its box office moolah. [Source]

David and Victoria Beckham threw a pre-World Cup party in London over the weekend and a plethora of celebs attended the black tie event:

A whole pile of famous showbiz faces arrived at Beckingham Palace for Posh and Becks' World Cup party. It wasn't just David's ball-kicking teammates who were invited, but the likes of the Osbournes, Will Young, Emma Bunton and P Diddy ... David and Victoria looked as glam as ever, with him in a DJ and her in a lime green dress. The bash took months to plan and cost a weighty half a million squid. I can't believe I'm saying this, but it looks like Victoria Beckham got all the looks in her family. The very pasty white blonde pictured above is Posh's sister. Maybe with gallons of botox and lots of silicone the sister can look just like Posh ... plastic and robotic. [Source]

Mischa Barton has been having a hard time hailing taxis lately ... here are a few pictures of Mischa getting ignored in NYC:

She looks so sad. [Source]

And here are a few pictures of Mischa trying her luck again:

Not even with her supercute puppy Ziggy can Mischa lure a taxi cab to pick her up. Hmm ... I wonder if she smells or something. [Source]

You know ... sometimes it's just way too easy:

Yeah, Mary Kate is bad ... she's bad ... she's really, really bad. [Source]

Check out these pictures of a shirtless Gavin Rossdale hitting around a few tennis balls over the weekend:

I'm guessing that this late in Gwen's pregnancy that she's not too interested in having sex. Poor Gavin has to resort to other activities to blow off some steam. I wonder how many balls the had to go thru to take the edge off. [Source]

Brooke Shields took her girls Rowan and baby Grier to church yesterday, here are a few pictures of the ladies and the nanny getting their religion on:

Baby Grier is so darn cute. She looks way cuter than baby Suri Holmes-Cruise ... oh wait, we've yet to even confirm that baby Suri even exists. Boy, TomKat is sure taking their time concocting the way they're gonna fake out the world with their fake alien baby. We need to see pictures already! [Source]

Michelle Trachtenburg is featured in the June issue of Cosmo Girl magazine rockin' a few different, classic looks:

I think I like the 60's mod look the best. She is so cute! [Source]

Lindsay Lohan is doing her best Elizabeth Taylor on the cover of the new issue of Interview magazine:

I gotta admit, she don't look half-bad. She makes a pretty good Liz Taylor -- altho, I'm glad that her eyebrows aren't usually this thick. [Source]

The Dixie Chicks are back with a new album and this time they aren't pulling any punches. You may remember that the Chicks made headlines and generated a firestorm of backlash a few years ago by famously telling a London audience, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." They publicly apologized for those remarks in an attempt to appease their furious fans. Those days are over ... the Chicks have rescinded their apology and are ready to launch a new attack on the president:

Natalie Maines is one of those people born middle finger first. As a high school senior in Lubbock, Texas, she'd skip a class a day in an attempt to prove that because she never got caught and some Mexican students did, the system was racist ... Now that she's truly notorious, having told a London audience in 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas," Maines has one regret: the apology she offered George W. Bush at the onset of her infamy. "I apologized for disrespecting the office of the President," says Maines. "But I don't feel that way anymore. I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever." A sizable chunk of their once adoring audience feels the same way about the Dixie Chicks. After Maines' pronouncement, which was vigorously seconded by bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, the group received death threats and was banned by thousands of country radio stations, many of which still have informal bans in place. The Dixie Chicks have mass appeal--you can't sell 10 million copies of two of your three albums without engaging lots of different people--but country radio is an indispensable part of how they reach people. Programmers say that even now a heartfelt apology could help set things right with listeners, but it's not happening. "If people are going to ask me to apologize based on who I am," says Maines, "I don't know what to do about that. I can't change who I am." It takes a lot of guts to go on the record with sentiments like this. It will be interesting to see how well their new album will sell if this is how they are promoting it. I have never purchased a Dixie Chicks album in my life (having gone to college in Oklahoma, I got my fill of country music) ... but I do plan on buying this new album. Go, Chicks, Go! [Source]

And finally, I have to send out lots of Birthday Lurve to my homeboy Morrissey, who turns 47 years old today:

Morrissey is the man, y'all. No one does fun, mopey music like the Mozzer. I am totally loving his new album Ringleader of the Tormentors -- he just needs to bring his tour to the US so that I can catch him on stage again before he gets the crazy idea to retire forever. [Source]

Welp ... I'm in NYC again for another week of hangin', shoppin' and lurvin' with my David. We have a few things planned for the coming week (not the least of which is enjoying the season finales of both 24 and Lost together) but I'm most interested in spending lots of quality time with him. Wee!

That is all ... I'm out.

PS: I forgot to wish all the canucks out there a Happy Victoria Day! Wee!! XOXO