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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hollywood Globe Trotters

Well now isn't this nice ... Kevin Federline packed up his sons Sean Preston and Jayden James and took them over to visit their mother Britney Spears as she enjoys her new-found freedom outside of rehab. Equally nice, K-Fed was the recipient of flowers and balloons on his birthday -- were they sent from Britney? Could be ... BUT ... while things look nice and cheery on the surface, something else altogether is possibly brewing behind closed doors:

Photo credit: Splash News

News reports are circulating that Kevin Federline will score $19 million in his divorce with Britney. Hardy har har. TMZ knows the real deal -- and Kevin isn't getting anywhere near 19. The real story -- put a decimal point between the 1 and the 9 and then reduce it significantly. As for why K-Fed isn't in a position to bargain -- Britney's disso-queen lawyer, Laura Wasser, drafted an airtight prenup before the marriage. Kevin will end up pocketing around a mil. The divorce is winding its way to a quick end. Britney and Kevin are getting along, and they have agreed in principle to a custody arrangement. As TMZ first reported, there will be a 50/50 custody split for now, but in the long run , Britney will get primary custody. As for how Britney is doing, we're told she has had an utter personality change since going into rehab. She has become "nice as well as reasonable," according to a source who has contact with her. Damn. So Britney is still planning to stick it to Federline. Ah well, I can't say that I blame her. All these nice visits and public shows of support are all well and good ... but when it comes down to the nasty business of divorce, well, all bets are off. Ha! [Source]


Well, it's about time that Lost starting picking up the pace. When David called me and demanded that I watch Lost last night, I knew it had to be good ... he's so over the show that his excitement was very telling. I have to agree ... last night's ep was pretty good:

Screencaptures courtesy of Lost Media

Okay, let's get the little things out of the way ... we learned that Ben was born on the island (or at least he says he was), Rosseau finally saw her long-lost daughter Alex with her own eyes and Kate showed she still has feelings for Jack. Jack was getting ready to leave the island ... and then all hell broke loose. We found out why John was carrying around all that C-4 explosive ... he planned on blowing up the submarine so that no one could leave the island. This little plan worked for Ben, since he really didn't want Jack to leave so ... voila, the perfect scenario. Ben is very good at playing John ... about as good as his dad was able to play him. We found out how John broke his back and became paralyzed ... his con man dad pushed him out a window. I totally didn't see that coming. I was always under the impression that he got hurt in a car accident (and that Katy Segal, his girlfriend, was killed ... now we have no idea what happened to her). As the show was coming to an end ... I kept thinking, Ben better not whip out John's father, The dad better not be behind that door ... that would be too impossible to believe and then ... there he was. WTF? So either John's dad is one of the Others, recruited for the sole purpose of running into John on the island or he was kidnapped long ago and held captive until this moment. In either instance, I'm having a hard time swallowing it ... but these are the things that make Lost interesting. It struck me that Ben and Locke are now becoming very close ... almost like the same person. I wonder where their relationship will lead. We were led to believe that someone will die in next week's ep ... but I somehow doubt we're being mislead. [Source]

UPDATE: Pink reader Sara alerted me to the fact that the original Sawyer (the con man who turned "our" Sawyer, James Ford, into a con man) was also from Talahassee ... could they be the same man? It makes sense that there is another connection to another person on the island. Nice obeservation, Sara!

Naomi Campbell unveiled outfit #4 for her fourth day of her 5-day sentence of community service. Today, she is wearing fur again (like she did on Tuesday) and left her hat at home. Perhaps her strategy is to alternate fur and leather every other day? Um, yeah, I think I'm exerting way too much effort analyzing her dressing habits. Anyways, Naomi is, once again, embroiled in a bit of controversy involving a cell phone -- but this time, she is not the one at fault:

It only took three days, but Naomi Campbell is at the center of another controversy involving a cell phone -- this time, not her own. TMZ has learned that an employee in the Department of Sanitation was reprimanded -- and faced possible suspension -- for trying to take a picture of the supermodel with a cell phone camera while she was working inside. Sanitation Department staff, we're told, have been asked not to interact with Campbell, and workers exiting the building have been tight-lipped about Campbell's stint scrubbing their locker room. A Sanitation rep did not respond to a request for comment. LOL! Well, you gotta give it up to the person who tried to snap the pic ... I'm sure it would've been worth some bucks had they been successful. You know, instead of a punishment comprised of a reprimand and possible suspension the Sanitation Department head should've just let Naomi beat the hell out of the offender with their very own cell phone. Now that would've been poetic justice. [Source]

Angelina and the Joliettes (Maddox, Zahara and the newest addition Pax Thien) have finally arrived in Los Angeles ... here is a picture of their private jet after it landed on US soil:

Photo credit: Splash News

Er ... that's all I got. Apparently, the family teleported off the plane and out of sight because I've yet to find photos of the Jolies here in LA. I'm sure it won't be long before we'll get to see Brad Pitt join the rest of his family out on the streets of LA for a lovely little photo op. [Source]

Vivica A. Fox is the lastest celeb who has been arrested for drunk driving, getting busted for blowing over a .08 in her sobriety test ... OUCH!

TMZ has learned Vivica A. Fox has been busted for DUI. It happened last night on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley at 10:57 PM. We're told Fox passed a marked black and white while going approximately 80 mph. Sources say the officers went after the 2007 Cadillac Escalade she was driving. The officers administered a field sobriety test -- which Fox was unable to perform. The former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant was then placed under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Fox was taken to Van Nuys jail where she submitted to two breathalyzer tests. CHP spokesman Leland Tang told TMZ, "It was definitely over the .08 legal limit." Apparently, Vivica is such a fine, up-standing citizen that she was released on her own recognizance and was ordered to show up for court at a later date. I'm surprised the cops didn't give her a box of Godiva chocolates for her trouble. Celebrity justice is so comical ... and sad. [Source]

And the Hollywood rehab turnstile just keeps on turning ... out comes one celeb and in goes another. Jesse Metcalfe has decided that he needs to get a handle on his addictions (or is he "desperate" to get a handle on free publicity ... it's unclear) and has decided to announce, thru his people, that he has admitted himself into a rehab treatment program:

ONE celeb gets out of rehab, another goes in. On the heels of Britney Spears' release from the Promises clinic, Hollywood hunk Jesse Metcalfe checked himself in to an undisclosed rehab center for alcohol abuse this week, a rep for the star confirmed. This decision was made Monday, the day before Page Six broke the story of Metcalfe's weekend-long binge at the Mondrian hotel in L.A., where sources reported he looked like he hadn't slept in days and was acting "very angry" and "out of control." Now, Metcalfe's rep has sent us the following statement: "On Monday, March 19, Jesse Metcalfe entered a rehab facility to deal with alcohol issues. He realized he had a problem and was anxious to deal with it immediately. The actor, best known as the hunky gardener on the ABC show 'Desperate Housewives' and the star of the film 'John Tucker Must Die,' hopes that the media will allow him the privacy to deal properly with his treatment." And the surest way to attain privacy from the media is to issue press releases and to give interviews. Yeah. [Source]

Xtina Aguilera, The MisShapes, Lance Bass and others were on hand in NYC yesterday for the 8th anniversary party for Nylon magazine ... Xtina, as the anniversary issue covergirl, served as party host for the event at the Gansevoort Hotel:

Photo credit: Splash News

Interestingly, Xtina showed up with a whole lotta big hair, Greg K. from The MisShapes showed up with pink hair and Lance Bass showed up with his regular hair ... and no date. Hmm ... maybe it's not really interesting after all. [Source]

Jennifer Lopez is in Barcelona, Spain with her undead hubby Marc Anthony to do promo work for her new Spanish-language album Como Ama Una Mujer:

Photo credit: Splash News

She looks cute ... and dare I say pregs? Tho, we know that she is not pregs, I'm only saying that her outfit makes her look like she's pregs. But yeah, she can't be pregs ... zombies have no way of impregnating women, so there. [Source]

Michael Jackson is on his way to the US ... here are pictures of the crazy one making his way thru Heathrow International Airport in London with a couple of his children in tow. Only the eldest two can be seen in these photos ... his youngest child, Blanket, must be folded up in the luggage or something:

Shrouded in veils and surrounded by police and security guards, it's just another normal day for Michael Jackson's children. As they prepared to board a flight from London's Heathrow for Los Angeles yesterday, Prince Michael, 10, Paris Katherine, eight, and five year old Prince Michael II - known as Blanket - had their heads and faces obscured by dark swathes of material. Despite their tender age, not even their eyes could be seen through the heavy folds of cloth. Those close to the star say masking the children is a simply a security measure. They say Jackson believes the children could be a target for kidnappers, and he hopes that by covering their faces he can ward off this perceived threat ... According to insiders, the three do not associate with other children, and do not attend school or nursery. They only occasionally see nurse Debbie Rowe, the mother of two of them, while the birth of the youngest remains a complete mystery. Yikes! I feel so bad for those kids ... they are sure to have many, many years of therapy to look forward to in the future. It's too bad the kids' faces were so completely covered with that dark material ... perhaps one of the kids could've seen that their daddy forgot to snip off the tag string off the front of his shirt. LOL! [Source]

Here are a few pictures from the Parisian Good Charlotte in-store appearance they did earlier this week:

Photo credit: Splash News

Not only did the guys sit and sign autographs for their fans but they also played a short set as well. Love it! [Source]

Can someone tell me what it is about skinny, pasty white boys wearing black socks and shorts that is so appealing?

Photo credit: Flynet

What? It can't be just me that sees it. Maybe it's just the Adam Brodyness that I'm reacting to. [Source]

Lindsay Lohan is back on the West Coast and yesterday she created quite a stir at The Ivy on Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood -- you know, cuz they never get to see celebrities at The Ivy. Here are pictures from the melee:

Photo credit: Splash News & Mavrix

But, what's this ... is she actually carrying a book about God? Has Lindsay Lohan found the error in her ways and has she decided to devote her life to the Lord above? The book that she is carting around, titled God's Promises for Every Need, is described as this: This hardcover rendition of the best-selling trade paper edition of God's Promises for Your Every Need reminds the weary soul of the peace and sustenance to be found in God. This collectible, legacy edition is a beautiful reminder of God's love, whether for gift-giving or personal reflection and devotion. Promises focus on -- Courage, Patience, Comfort, Forgiveness, Fellowship and Security Interesting, this reminds me of that book that Britney Spears was seen carrying around that dealt with another list of spiritual things. Apparently, this book is rife with quotes from the Bible ... which doesn't really strike me as Lindsay Lohan reading material. Perhaps she was holding it for a friend? Strange. [Source, Source]

My girl, Michelle Trachtenberg, is one cute little fashionista ... here are pictures of her enjoying a couple of LA Fashion Week events earlier this week:

She's been out of the limelight for the past few weeks ... staying out of trouble, I would hope. Something tells me that she's been keeping out of sight so that she can read the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comics in peace and quiet ;) [Source, Source]

Queen Latifah is still in Hawaii trying to enjoy her little birthday holiday as best she can ...

Photo credit: Flynet

... which involves picking her butt and giving various fingers to the paparazzi. That is so hot. [Source]

Tori Amos is moving full speed ahead with new promo materials for her new album American Doll Posse. The official cover artwork was confirmed yesterday ... and also a new promo photo was released that introduces 5 characters that will be closely tied in with the album:

The American Doll Posse line up consists of (see photo at the top, from left to right): Santa, Clyde, Isabel, Tori, & Pip Additionally, Tori has released this message (which can be downloaded HERE):

Hey there, this is Tori. So by now you may have heard about American Doll Posse. I wanted to officially introduce you to the girls. They will all be going on tour. We're out shopping right now, and I can't keep a-hold of a-one of them. They'd love to get to know you; they've all heard so much about you. You can look for them online. They will all be accessible if you can find their blogs, which they update frequently. Instead of an Easter egg hunt this season, I'm hosting a Posse hunt. Happy hunting.

I love it! Tori is jumping on the blog-bandwagon (tho, I doubt she’ll be doing all the writing herself). Thus far, none of the Posse blogs have been found yet ... but I'll be posting them when they do start to surface. [Source]

Here is your first look at Sarah Jessica Parker's budget clothing line called Bitten:

I'm not sure how many folks out there are interested in buying clothes that cost less than $20 but I hope it turns out to be, at least, a marginal success ... I'd hate to have to think about all those kids in working in the sweatshops that make the clothes suffering for nothing. [Source]

In a little more up-scale fashion news, Madonna's new clothing line for H&M called M by Madonna is finally released in stores today:

Lucky folks in NYC and LA who show up at H&M stores to buy pieces from this new line will be entered in a contest to win autographed trench coats, signed by Madonna, like the one pictured above. I think Jim and I are heading out to H&M later on today to check out the hoopla ... besides, I need some new sunglasses :) [Source]

And last, but not least, I have to send out some Birthday Lurve to my good friend Tony:

Even tho Tony and I used to date about a million years ago, we've managed to stay very good friends. We celebrated his birthday early last weekend at PopStarz but today is his actual birthday so I have to give him a shout-out! Happy Birthday, Tony! XOXOXO

Les News:
Last night I met up with my friend Lizy for an amazing Middle Eastern dinner before we went over to the Knitting Factory to see The Oohlas play a show:

Can I just tell you how much I love Ollie, Greg and Mark? They are the coolest peeps ... and they are awesome on stage. They were particularly en fuego last night ... Ollie was dancing all over the place, Greg was just trying to keep out of her way ... and I spent much of their set jumping up and down with Mark ... it was so fun! Click HERE to see all of my pictures from the show last night.

I have to give a shout out to Pink readers Monica and Sarah who came over to say hello ... Monica totally made my night and I heart her for it. Ollie told me some amazing news ... but I'll have to save it for a later date :)

Tonight ... Tracey and Zakiya arrive for their long weekend here with me in LA and I can't wait to see them! But, before they arrive Jim and I have some errands to run and I am going to see a screening of Blades of Glory -- which I am *very* excited to see!

And ... I guess that is all ... I am out!



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