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Friday, March 23, 2007

Everybody's Workin' For The Weekend

Hurray! Naomi Campbell survived her 5-day sentence of community service ... well ... almost survived the full sentence. Here are pictures of Naomi as she arrives on the last day at her place of employment this week lookin' happy as can be. Today is the first day that she actually wore her work boots to work ... paired with her ivory-colored MC Hammer pants, she is such a sight to behold:

Photo credit: Splash News

All the reports say that Naomi has been a model sanitation employee (no pun intended) all week long ... and you gotta wonder if she's gonna miss her week-long stint as a workin' stiff. I bet she'll end up bringing home a few souvenirs to remember her experience ... maybe a mop, a broom or one of her fellow employees to berate behind closed doors safe and sound within the confines of her own home. [Source]

Tom Cruise was honored in LA last night at the Mentor Los Angeles Promise Gala which was held at the Twentieth Century Fox studios lot. Tommy boy was honored for his commitment to the welfare of LA's youth ... whatever that means. Here are a few pictures from the event's red carpet:

Photo credit: Splash News

It looked like it was a very coupley affair ... not only were TomKat in attendance but so were Demi Moore & hubby Ashton Kutcher, Nancy Wilson (of Heart) & hubby Cameron Crowe and JJ & Katie Abrams. It would seem that Hollywood couples are all about the mentoring ... or maybe they're all about the TomKat ... who knows? As much as I love to give Tom some good natured ribbing, I think it's cool that he is so committed to the welfare of LA's youth. He definitely should be commended for giving so much of his time to helping others ... and he should also be commended for making the world start to forget his cruiseaziness. Well done! [Source]

Madonna launched her first fashion line, M by Madonna, in H&M stores worldwide yesterday ... and the reception and reviews are pretty mixed. While one British publication calls the launch a success ("M for Madonna madness") another calls it an embarrassing failure ("Madonna's material disaster") ... I guess we'll have to wait to see how the whole line does in the long run:

One report reads: Hundreds of shoppers poured into the H&M store in Oxford Circus today as Madonna's fashion collection hit the high street. Fans braved freezing temperatures from 6am to be in the queue. They grabbed everything from leather trench coats to oversize sunglasses from the M for Madonna collection as the store played the singer's music. While the other reports: MATERIAL girl Madonna suffered a rare flop yesterday — when her fashion range went on sale in London and hardly anyone turned up to buy it. Only 20 people were queuing at the Oxford Circus branch of H&M when the store opened at 9am. There had been scenes of mayhem in November when Stella McCartney's range of clothes launched there. Hundreds were outside the store from dawn and catfights broke out as clothing rails were stripped in seven minutes. H&M said the low turnout was due to the collection going on sale nationwide -- while Stella's debuted at the store ... Luckily the millionaire singer, 48, was not there — as H&M played Kylie Minogue hits in the store instead of hers. LOL! Both reports are from the same H&M store at Oxford Circus. I'm sure that the truth is somewhere in the middle ... I paid a quick visit to the H&M store at the Beverly Center to pick up a pair of M by Madonna sunglasses and found the place was still bustling even as the store was closing. The place looked like a tornado hit but the store was far from sold out. I'm sure the Madonna fans will buy to thier hearts content ... but it remains to be see if other will as well. [Source, Source]

Jennifer Lopez continues her promo tour for her new Spanish-language album Como Ama Una Mujer in Paris, France this week. Here are a couple picture of J. Lo and her morbidly pale husband Marc Anthony as she shows off a couple of her current fashion looks:

Photo credit: Splash News

I don't know how I feel about the skulls blouse. Is Hot Topic offering haute couture clothing now? Yeah, the skulls thing works for someone like Avril Lavigne but I don't know how I feel about it on J. Lo. I bet Marc picked that top out for her. In the second picture, Jenny from the block is wearing a fur blanket draped over her body. Poop sandwich! I love me some J. Lo ... but the fur has got to go! [Source, Source]

Lindsay Lohan is showing off a new look of her own ... it looks like someone is trying out for Charlie's Angels 3:

You know, I don't actually hate this look. It actually works for Linds. [Source]

So ... each television season we get to see a full 24 hours of Jack Bauer's life on the hit Fox TV show 24 ... but have you ever wondered about all those other hours in his life that we are not privy to? I wonder what Jack Bauer's life is like when he's not busy saving the world from utter destruction:

LOL! Other unseen hours include Jack Bauer sitting on the toilet, Jack Bauer flossing his teeth and Jack Bauer taking out the trash ... which may sound unexciting but with his usual flare for torture these menial tasks become way more thrilling. [Source]

Oh no! Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whose new Showtime TV show The Tudors is about to debut on April 1st, had himself a little bit of trouble after paying a visit to his friendly neighborhood Crate & Barrel store this week:

Photo credit: Splash News

The poor guy ... see, this is why you hire underlings to cart around your boxes for you ... aluminum trash bins can be heavy. [Source]

Ryan Reynolds was lookin' like a bad ass as he made his way thru the airport earlier this week:

I'm so glad he got rid of that fugly headband ... I like the hat much better. That's a sexy man sack you've got there, Ryan! [Source]

New parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard took like Ramona out for a nap and a stroll in NYC earlier this week:

Photo credit: Splash News

The are *the* cutest family ... and you've gotta love Ramona's little pink tights. [Source]

Little Violet Affleck is another little cutie ... but her mom Jennifer Garner's latest flare for fashion leaves much to be desired:

I think the "mom butt" comes with the onset of preschool. [Source]

Supermodel Kate Moss, who starved away her "mom butt" years ago, has parted ways with her beloved Pete Doherty in order to get back to work. Here are pictures of Kate on the set of a Caribbean photoshoot yesterday:

When she's working, Kate Moss can't go for more than 15 mins. without suffering a wardrobe malfunction (Click HERE to see the uncensored NSFW image) ... which, I suppose, is why she's such a high demand model. [Source]

Here are pictures of another Kate hard at work ... here we have Kate Beckinsale on the set of her new movie Winged Creatures:

Photo credit: Flynet

LOLOLOLOLOL! She doesn't appear to have the same work ethic as Kate Moss, now does she? [Source]

And finally, here are pictures of Nicky Hilton wearing an entirely too short for our own good skirt:

Click above for larger NSFW uncensored image"

The good news is that Nicky appears to be wearing underwear ... the bad news is that she is wearing see-thru underwear ::SHUDDER:: Now how's that for a fun way to get the weekend started? [Source]

Les News:
Yesterday afternoon I met up with Adriana for a screening of the new Will Ferrell, Jon Heder movie Blades of Glory at The Grove. I absolutely loved the trailers that I saw for the movie and I was hoping the movie would be just as good ... I am happy to report that I pretty much laughed my ass off for most of the film:

One might assume that a movie about rival male ice figure skaters who pair up to compete in doubles competition might be a pretty ridiculous premise for a movie ... and you'd be correct in that assumption. But that's what makes the movie so fun. I absolutely hated Talladega Nights and was hoping that this movie would be better ... for me, it definitely was. While it's true that both Will Ferrell and Jon Heder essentially play the same characters in each movie they do, those same characters really work in the storylines of all of their movies. I must admit that I haven't been this entertained by a movie about ice skating since The Cutting Edge (starring DB Sweeney and Moira Kelly) came out in 1992. There are a lot of fun cameos by real life professional ice skaters but there was one glaring omission ... WHERE WAS TONYA HARDING? If there was anyone hard up for the money and publicity it would be her ... she really missed out on an opportunity here. Trust me, the movie is total fluff ... but it's pretty funny as hell fluff (altho, I don't feel that Jenna Fischer from The Office was utilized to her full potential). It's a fun movie ... I loved it, Adriana absolutely loved and I even heard another person in the theater proclaim it the best Will Ferrell movie he's ever seen. While I wouldn't go that far (after all, Elf is pretty damn good) I would say it's one of his better movies.

Tracey and Zakiya, after suffering thru a bit of a traveling delay, finally made it to LA last night. They arrived at around 10 and then baby Z proceeded to begin her destruction of my apartment :) She woke up very early this morning ... so it's been a very interesting morning already. She is napping now ... so Tracey and I can plan our day. The weekend will be fun, I'm sure of it ... I hope yours is too.

I am out!



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