Thursday, June 14, 2007
Totally Krossed Out
Photo credit: Splash News
You may recall that Kriss Kross, made up of the duo Chris Kelly (aka Mac Daddy) and Chris Smith (aka Daddy Mac) came on to the music scene in 1992 with a huge hit song called Jump (coincidentally House of Pain also had a rap song out at the same time titled Jump Around but this little fun fact has nothing at all to do with what I'm talking about now, I just really liked that song). Kriss Kross' big gimmick was that they wore all of their clothes backwards. They seemed to think it was a very cool idea but the trend never caught on (and I am happy to report that I never went out in public wearing my clothes backwards back then, at least not on purpose) ... something tells me that the trend prolly won't catch on this time either. Here's one instance where I hope Brit Brit is just crazy because if she's seriously trying to make backwards clothing a thing then I might have to jump ship. [Source]
Oh, who am I kidding ... I've lived thru the nip slips, the vag slips and The Federline ... I'll prolly never abandon Team Britney!
Here are a few pics of Britney out with her cousin Allie both day and night rockin' the white motif:
Photo credit: Splash News
It is being alleged that Britney may be in cahoots with some members of the paparazzi in order to make some money on the side. The theory contends that Britney changes outfits multiple times a day so that she can be photographed over and over, which leads to more photo sales and which may, in some way (monetarily?) benefit her. I don't necessarily believe that this is what is going on but to tell the truth I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be true. Doesn't this sound like that scheme that Papa Joe Simpson cooked up last year to make a profit off photos of his daughter Jessica Simpson? Maybe Britney has been taking meetings with Papa Joe. Hmmm ... [Source]
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and others were on hand for the NYC premiere of her new movie A Mighty Heart. For this premiere, it is being alleged that Angelina had her peeps try and put the press on total lock-down in order to control what was reported at the event. Fox News was furious that anyone would try and control a situation and spin the information in the way that they saw fit in order to serve their own agenda ... which I find HUGELY hilarious:
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Angelina Jolie's true colors came out Wednesday as she promoted a film about freedom of the press and then tried to censor all her interviews ... Her lawyer required all journalists to sign a contract before talking to her, and Jolie instructed publicists at first to ban FOX News from the red carpet of her premiere. Reporters from most major media outlets balked Wednesday when they were presented with an agreement drawn up by Jolie's Hollywood lawyer Robert Offer. The contract closely dictated the terms of all interviews. Reporters were asked to agree to "not ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships. In the event Interviewer does ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships, Ms. Jolie will have the right to immediately terminate the interview and leave." The agreement also required that "the interview may only be used to promote the Picture. In no event may Interviewer or Media Outlet be entitled to run all or any portion of the interview in connection with any other story. ... The interview will not be used in a manner that is disparaging, demeaning, or derogatory to Ms. Jolie." If that wasn't enough, Jolie also requires that if any of these things happen, "the tape of the interview will not be released to Interviewer." Such a violation, the signatory thus agrees, would "cause Jolie irreparable harm" and make it possible for her to sue the interviewer and seek a restraining order. I am told that USA Today and the Associated Press were among those that canceled interviews, and eventually Jolie scotched all print interviews when she heard the reaction. "I wouldn't sign it," a reporter for a major outlet said. "Who does she think she is?" ... Jolie is famous by now for directing press and selling rights to her photos. She has long been in business with People magazine, orchestrating photo shoots of her children. The money, she says, goes to charity. The fact that Fox News could be so outraged by behavior like this is completely laughable. The argument could be made that they have created an empire out of controlling the way that news gets reported in order to serve its own agenda. I am most appalled by the sanctimonious tone of their report. I agree that censoring the press and having news reporters sign contracts restricting what can be asked in an interview is absolutely wrong but I guess I do take issue with the fact that Fox News is the one crying about it. Talk about your pots calling the kettle black. [Source]
Paris Hilton was transferred from the loony bin at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in LA back to her former prison digs at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, CA at 11pm last night. Instead of returning immediately to her former cell of solitary confinement she will be spending some time in the medical ward at CRDC first. LA County Sheriff Lee Baca is claiming that the transfer is not due to the strong public pressure that has been heaped upon him over his handling of Paris's incarceration ... Paris herself is said to be in stable condition and is asking for your prayers:
TMZ has confirmed that Paris Hilton was shipped back to the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood last night -- the same jail where she allegedly teetered on the verge of a mental breakdown. Authorities decided she was OK to leave the medical ward at Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles. Sources tell TMZ that Hilton has been doing much better with the proper meds, and we're told that there has been pressure on the Sheriff's Department to move her back to the Lynwood jail when the medical facility was no longer necessary. We're told that now Hilton has been deemed "medically stable." What remains to be seen is if the medicines Hilton was taking will continue to be properly administered. LA County Sheriff's Spokesperson Steve Whitmore gave a press conference this morning to discuss Paris's mental condition and to explain her transfer back to Lynwood: In a statement at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. headquarters, spokesperson Steve Whitmore announced that Paris Hilton's medical condition is stable and her condition will continue to be monitored. Whitmore also made it clear that the decision to move Hilton from Twin Towers back to Lynwood around 10:55 PM last night was entirely up to the Sheriff. When TMZ asked if Nancy Grace or any other person in the media had anything to do with the Sheriff's decision, Whitmore said, "No, the Sheriff, after he gets consultation and receives the best information available, makes the decision." Whitmore also would not comment on how Hilton was transferred back to Lynwood Jail, and said that she would be staying there until June 25. Hmmm ... does this mean that June 25th is the magical date that Paris will be released? That means she's still got over a week left to go. Anyways, regarding her new jailhouse digs at the CRDC, it sounds like Paris will be stylin' on a plush 12' x 8' pad to sleep on ... at least for a little while: She hasn't returned to the lap of luxury just yet, but with her transfer out of Twin Towers Correctional Facility last night, Paris Hilton's life just got a little less nuts ... Hilton's new 12' x 8' pad is an upgrade from the mad scene over at Twin Towers, which has 196 beds on three floors -- many of which are occupied by crazy inmates. According to Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore, the Lynwood clinic is commonly referred to as a "step-down unit -- where female inmates are often transferred after their medical conditions have begun to stabilize." Paris is expected to remain in the medical ward until the medical staff decide she's stable, allowing her to be moved back to her old cell in the VIP section of the jail -- the same cell where she was reportedly melting down and on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Huh ... and she's going thru all of this because of a probation violation. I wouldn't be surprised if Paris Hilton never even jay walks again once she gets sprung from the slammer. Some lessons take a long time to be learned ... I just hope Paris really learns hers this time around. [Source]
In other celebs in trubs with the law news (and I do use the term "celeb" loosely), Sean Stewart, the son of Mr. Do You Think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart, was arrested on Tuesday on the charge that he assaulted a couple with, among other things, a brick. Sean, who is already free on bail, contends that he is merely being targeted because he's "rich and famous" but if Paris Hilton, who is richer and famouser than he is, can be sentenced to jail time then I think he has some cause for concern:
The son of rock legend Rod Stewart was arrested and thrown behind bars bars yesterday, after cops say he used a brick to beat the crap out of a man and his wife in the Hollywood Hills nearly two months ago. 26-year-old Sean Stewart, star of A&E's reality show "Sons of Hollywood," spent nearly an hour locked up in a Hollywood police station, where he was charged with four felonies, including two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of vandalism and one count of throwing substance at a vehicle. Stewart was released on $60,000 bail. As TMZ first reported, Stewart and a few of his buddies allegedly began throwing bricks, rocks, a mailbox and even a trash can at a random Ford F150 that was driving by a house near a party they were denied entrance to, around 4:00 AM. Sean has already had his lawyer release a statement regarding these charges filed against him:
"We have conducted an extensive investigation since these allegations were first raised. We have interviewed numerous witnesses who were at the party on the night of the incident. Our investigation has revealed that what occurred on the night of the incident is much different than what the complaining witness has alleged. We will share our investigation with the prosecution at the appropriate time. Our investigation has shown that the alleged victim only named Sean Stewart as a suspect after hearing that Mr. Stewart was at the party that night and that the alleged victim had a financial motive to make these allegations against Mr. Stewart. Our investigation has also revealed that any crimes which may have been committed that night, were in fact committed by the person who claims to be the victim."
Personally, my bet is that Stewart will reach a settlement with the couple and this thing won't even make it to court. Anyone with eyes can tell that Sean Stewart has a nasty temper, which can be clearly evidenced by watching his behavior on his A&E reality show Sons of Hollywood (don't worry, I don't watch the show, but I have seen some clips of some of Sean's colorful behavior). It is not entirely difficult to imagine the boy becoming enraged to the point of assaulting people with things thrown from his truck. The problem with the bad boy image thing is that it can actually be used against you when you when you eff up. [Source]
Victoria Beckham has left LA again but instead of flying all the way back to Europe she merely made her way across the country to spend some time in NYC. Here are pictures of VB arriving at LAX and then having to de-Louboutin herself as she passed thru security:
Photo credit: Splash News & Big Pictures
Nevermind the shoes, what I want to know is how a robot like Posh managed to make it thru the metal detector without making the damn thing explode. She is a very tricky artificial human being, that one. [Source, Source]
In other Beckham news, here are a couple pics of David Beckham (at least, I think it's David Beckham ... he is named in the photo caption) sporting an ankle brace as he chats up a fan in Spain:
Photo credit: Big Pictures
It's unclear if this brace means anything serious or if it's just a therapeutic thing. The pics were taken after the Real Madrid vs. Zaragoza game that took place this past weekend ... but ... [Source]
... This picture of Becks was taken at the Real Madrid training session yesterday afternoon:
Photo credit: INFdaily
No brace, no anguished look of pain on Becks's face, just his usual hawtness ... it would seem that he is A-OK. It won't be long before Becks will be showing up for LA Galaxy training sessions here in the States. Wee! He better keep the injuries at bay ... we need him in perfect physical condition once he arrives. [Source]
Pamela Anderson celebrated her 40th birthday with PETA at the vegan hotspot Sublime cafe in Fort Lauderdale, Fla this past Tuesday ...
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... the only problem is that her birthday isn't actually until July 1st. It would seem that Pammy is embracing the big 4-0, otherwise why would she jump the gun with all the early celebratin'? On another note, do you suppose that Pam has to wear her dress wrapped around her chest like that in order to keep everything she's got all nice and snug inside her garment? I'm just wondering aloud. In any event, Happy Early Birthday, Pam! Here's hoping for another 40 years of birthdays! (Seriously, I can't wait to see what her plastic breasts will look like on an 80-year old woman). [Source]
Queen Latifah was snapped enjoying a nice lunch out in LA this week:
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Now, I love me some Latifah, but it's plainly obvious that nobody looks good when they're photographed while eating ... even the Queen herself. I love that she looks happy as can be going about her day in relaxed comfort. I wouldn't hate her if she put on a little make-up but she looks great just the way she is ... especially when she's not eating. [Source]
Juliette and the Licks put on a free show at Spaceland in Silver Lake, CA this past Monday night before they head off to Europe to and other parts of the world to partake in various music festivals in preparation for the release of their new album Four on the Floor which is due out on July 24th. Here are a few pics from their show on Monday night:
I must admit, I'm a fan of Juliette and the Licks. I have their first album and caught a couple of shows back in Detroit. Juliette Lewis is a MAD WOMAN up on that stage. Adriana and I were supposed to go to the show on Monday but couldn't pull it together and make it out. I am looking forward to hearing what the new album sounds like. If you are unfamiliar with Juliette and the Licks, may I suggest you head on over to their My Space profile and check out some tracks. [Source]
Joel Madden of Good Charlotte is back in town and is proudly showing off his new hairdo ... which as much as I love the guy, reminds me of someone else:
Photo credit: Mavrix
But I can assure you that Joel smells very nice :) Actually, the 'do isn't all that new, he's been rockin' this look on tour overseas but this is the first time he's unveiled the look here at home. Hahahahaha ... all kidding aside, I think it's not a terrible look. [Source]
Speaking of guys who don't look terrible, here are newish pictures of Adam Brody, you know, just walking:
Yeah, not too exciting but pics of Adam are always a good time. [Source]
And finally, here are a few vintage pictures of Milo Ventimiglia from a photoshoot back in the day before we knew what a hottie he is ... plus one new picture for good measure:
As you can see, it took a little while for him to realize the power of his sexy hair. When he was but a fresh-faced lad, he wasn't aware of what he had going for him. You might say, he had to grow into his powers. Yeah, that might've been a bad attempt at referencing his role on Heroes so I'll just shut up and let y'all enjoy the pics. [Source]
- Lou Pearlman was arrested in Indonesia and will be brought back to Florida to face charges of bank fraud.
- Diddy is trying to put together an all-male group on the new season of Making the Band. May I suggest they be called Man-ity Kane?
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has already made $500 million bucks worldwide.
- Are you ready for Saw IV?
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor is hittin' the road ... in the UK.
- Rufus Wainwright has his suspicions about Anderson Cooper.
- Michael Phelps does Men's Journal.
- Yikes! The Rise of the Golden Scary Neck Monster.
- Heidi Montag hits the beach again.
- Cindy Crawford is still workin'.
- First, check out THIS photo of Diane Keaton ... then, poke your eyes out with a fork.
- Yasmine Bleeth is 39, Boy George is 46 and Donald Trump is 61 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Kelly Clarkson puts her tour on hold.
- Jennifer Aniston is not lookin' to adopt.
- Angelina Jolie wears a $26 dollar dress to her movie premiere.
- VH1 announces that it will broadcast the entire 6-hour Concert For Diana live on VH1 and VH1.com on Sunday July 1.
I have a thing to do this afternoon and then there might be dancing tonight. I can't believe it's almost the weekend again ... where does the time go?
I guess that is all. Lates.