Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Breakin' Free

It's been a few days since we last checked in with Miss Britney Spears. As I expected, things have been very quiet on the Britney Front as she cools her heels at the Promises Rehab Facility in Malibu, CA -- which is a very good thing ... the longer she stays in rehab, the better chances of her successfully learning how to manage her demons. Pink reader Dani sends in these pictures of Britney walking the grounds of rehab as she indulges one of her addictions ... Coca Cola:

As far as we can tell, she seems to be doing very well ... despite the ridiculous and completely fabricated rumors going around to the contrary. You can see the new lips tattoo that she got on her right wrist. One of the two tattoos she had done that fateful night that she shaved off all of her hair. I would seem the lips tat does a nice job of covering her Pair-A-Dice tattoo that she got with K-Fed. Anyways ... keep on keepin' on Britney! We're all pulling for you! [thanks Dani]

But while Brit is still doin' the rehab thing, Robbie Williams is not. He is freshly sprung from rehab and the first thing that he did was have a night on the town:

Photo credit: Splash News

Robbie Williams left rehab after completing a 21-day programme for addiction to prescription drugs and headed straight to the shops and a nightclub. The 33-year-old singer was smiling as he left the clinic in Arizona last night and returned to his house in Los Angeles where he will receive more counseling. According to his aides, before checking himself into the £2,000-a-night Meadows clinic Williams had had suicidal thoughts and begged them to get him help for addiction to prescription drugs and sleeping pills. Hours after arriving back from Arizona, he went shopping in Beverly Hills, wearing a bright red V-neck sweater and showing off a new "love" tattoo on his knuckles. Smoking a cigarette and wearing matching red and white trainers and cap, he chatted to fans and at one point punched his fist in the air ... His spokeswoman Bryony Watts said: "He has completed his stay in Arizona and came out yesterday. He will continue with an after-care programme." She denied he had left the centre early, but a source at the clinic was reported as saying: "Robbie was meant to be here for four weeks but left after three." The day he was admitted to the clinic - his 33rd birthday - his mother Jan said his decision to go into rehab was "the best gift he could have given himself". While I am very relieved that Robbie has successfully completed his rehab treatment, I question the wisdom of going out to clubs on his first night out. The shopping I can understand ... the clubbing, notsomuch. Here's hoping that Robbie will continue to stay on the straight and narrow. [Source]

In other post-rehab news, it seems that Hania Barton (Mischa's younger sister) is also freshly sprung from her own stint in rehab ... as she was seen out and about with her sister in Hollywood this week:

Photo credit: Celebrity Babylon

From Celebrity Babylon: We spotted Mischa, 21, and Hania, 19, holding hands as they left an Indian restaurant in West Hollywood with a male friend, and their two dogs. The sisters were dressed fashionably, with Hania sporting red pantyhose with her thong showing underneath. According to an eyewitness Hania looked "kind of thin, but happy." Shocking photos of Hania, taken at a New Year's Eve party, with a crushed white powdery substance on her tongue made the rounds on the Internet. Just six-weeks later, she was checked into a Los Angeles rehab to conquer her addictions. It's unclear just how long Hania spent in rehab but one has to hope it was long enough. It's nice that her big sis Mischa is there to support her ... hopefully Mischa left her mysterious "cigarettes" at home. [Source]

Xtina Aguilera looks like she had herself a fun ass time at Hyde nightclub last night ... the poor girl looks barely able to walk on her own two feet:

Photo credit: Splash News

Let's hope she's not on her way to rehab, too. [Source]

Last night the movie The Namesake had its NYC premiere and while the principle star Kal Penn was not at the premiere, Jacinda Barrett (who stars in the film as well and who was a cast member on The Real World: London), Sofia Coppola, Mira Nair (dirctor of The Namesake) and Jhumpa Lahiri (the author of the book) were all in attendance:

Photo credit: Splash News

I caught the trailer for this film about a month ago and thought that it looked really good. While David and I were on our first layover to Spain, I found the book at a bookstore in the airport and ended up reading the entire novel on the flight over. It was such an amazing read that I picked up Lahiri's collection of short stories (Interpreter of Maladies) and finished reading that on my flight home from NYC. The books are amazingly well-written and very engaging ... I am hopeful the movie will do the book justice. [Source]

Yesterday, the mayor of Chicago proclaimed that Tuesday March 6, 2007 would be dubbed Jennifer Hudson Day ... as well it should because the girl is so damn fierce:

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson came home to Chicago to receive an honor Tuesday. Mayor Richard M. Daley will present the Chicago native with a plaque proclaiming Tuesday "Jennifer Hudson Day." "People told her 'You can't,' and she said, 'I can,' and guess who was right? Jennifer!" said Daley. "Chicago has been rooting for her... I'm proud to claim Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Jennifer Hudson day in Chicago. Give it up!" "If I can do it, you can do it, too," Hudson told the large crowd outside the Chicago Theater on State Street at 11 a.m. Amen, girl. Much congrats! [Source]

Kirsten Dunst continues to enjoy her little Hawaiian holiday ...

Photo credit: Splash News

... making very sure that she doesn't overexert herself. Perhaps she should have one of her minions hold her can of Diet Coke for her? It looks very taxing. [Source]

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are also continuing their holiday in the Caribbean ...

Photo credit: Splash News

... making sure to suck every bit of enjoyment out of their time together. [Source]

Ricky Martin joins the cavalcade of celebs who are enjoying themselves on holiday ... except Ricky appears to be enjoying himself alone:

I mean ... what more does a man in a speedo need out of life? I ... uh ... have no words for these pics ... they are ridiculous and a bit hot all at once. LOL! [Source]

Kylie Minogue has got herself a hot pair of legs ...

... which she loves to show off. She really does know how to use them. [Source]

I wonder what's gotten into the usually un-shy Scarlett Johansson?

Photo credit: Splash News

It's rare that she takes such pains to cover her entire head so that the paparazzi can't get a picture of her face. I wonder what she's hiding. [Source]

Vanessa Minnillo was on hand making all sorts of dumb faces at an event for Bongo Jeans:

Photo credit: Splash News

Even tho I quite like Vanessa (she is really one of the most beautiful brunettes around), I think that Kristin Cavallari was a much hotter spokesmodel for Bongo. I don't think we need to see what her pucker face looks like. [Source]

Oh No! It looks like former Laguna Beach bad boy Jason Wahler has run out of luck ... apparently, three arrests are all it takes for a Z-list "celebrity" to get a real taste of justice. J. Wahl is going to jail, y'all:

Jason Wahler, star of MTV's "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach," pleaded no contest today to one count of battery, and was sentenced to 60 days in Los Angeles County Jail. Wahler, 20, and model Kristin DeLuca, 25, were arrested in September 2006 after an altercation on Wilshire Blvd. The two and a group of friends were driving on Wilshire when their vehicle was blocked by a city vehicle and a tow truck attempting to move an illegally parked car. The pair jumped out of their car and got into a verbal altercation with the city employee and the tow truck drivers. Wahler punched one of the drivers and DeLuca kicked the tow operator and spit in his face. The drivers called the cops after restraining Wahler. His blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest was .22 -- nearly three times the legal limit. Wahler pleaded no contest to one count of battery, and in addition to jail time, was ordered to attend 104 AA meetings, 36 hours of anger management classes, and to stay away from all of the victims. DeLuca pleaded no contest to one count of battery and was sentenced to 24 months of probation. She also must serve 15 days working on the road with CalTrans. Wahler and De Luca must also participate in a one-day Museum of Tolerance program because of the numerous racial slurs they uttered during the incident. What an idiot! So not only will Jason have to spend 2 months in jail but he'll also have to attend AA meetings, take anger management courses and participate in a racial tolerance course -- he's hittin' all the biggies all at once. In one fell swoop he turned into Bobby Brown, Lindsay Lohan and Isaiah Washington -- he's bound to become a bigger celebrity now. [Source]

Here are more pictures of Jared Leto from his Purple magazine photospread:

These "Before & After" pics are very disturbing ... but I do have the strange desire to want to slap his fat belly a few times. Is that wrong? [Source]

And finally, Pink reader Marc alerted me to the fact that Ain't It Cool News has a bunch of production photos from the new Spider-Man 3 movie -- behold, the birth of Venom:

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited! Venom has got to be one of my all time fave comic book villains ... it looks like they took great pains to make sure the character remains true to form. Woot! I can't *wait* for May 4th! [Source, thanks Marc]

Les News:
So I didn't end up going to the movies yesterday but I think I'm gonna go today ... we'll see. I ran out to replenish my food supplies mainly because I got tired of eating left over plane snack food (various chips and candies). I also spent some time walking along the promenade and beach in Santa Monica. The temps. were in the mid-80s and the sun was so beautiful ... it was a perfect day for a beach walk.

I finally finished putting all of my unpacked luggage away and now I have to repack a bag for my weekend jaunt to Detroit. It'll be good to see my mom and my friends. Mom tells me that she is fully mobile once-again ... without the aid of a walker. Woot!

So ... I guess that's about it for now ... I am out.