Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Mother Lode

First things first, I have to send out a huge Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there today. Obvs, our mamas should be loved and respected each and every day but it's nice that we have an extra special day set aside for use to heap lots of love on our moms. I hope all y'all are having a great Mother's Day either with your moms or thinkin' bout your moms if you can't be with her today. XO

So ... let's get down to bizznazz ... while it's Mother's Day for the rest of the world, Paris Hilton is turning the day into Father's Day. Rick Hilton had to be admitted to the hospital this weekend in order to undergo a non-life threatening operation so Paris spent some of her time making a get well soon card for her daddy ...

Er, well it's more like a bedazzled get well poster that is covered in pictures of Paris. I'm not sure if such a garish display of love and affection will do much to make the hotel tycoon feel better and recuperate faster but I suppose it's the thought that counts. Maybe Daddy Hilton will whip up a nice poster like this for Paris when he visits her in the pokey? [Source]

OY ... as if Paris Hilton didn't have enough on her plate to worry about she has to add a sick father to her tale of woe. On top of all of this, Paris received a public tongue-lashing from none other than Tori Spelling's mother, Candy Spelling, in an open letter sent to TMZ:

Dear Paris,

As someone who has known you for most of your life, I pay special attention to your press coverage. (Apparently, I'm not alone, based on the responses every word about you creates on and elsewhere.)

Paris, I'm very worried about you. The last week has not only been an obvious roller-coaster for you emotionally, but your strategy went from blaming employees and stating silly excuses like, "I don't read," to your new lawyer's tactic to have you sound mature and take some responsibility. In between, the paparazzi continue to follow you shopping and taking self-defense classes (to protect yourself in jail?), and some over-zealous friends staged embarrassing protests (three people?), and wasted taxpayer funds with a petition to pardon you.

People who are rich and famous are not treated like "regular" people, even though you claim to now be just like everyone else. In most situations, your privileged life works to your benefit. You have opportunities, access and resources like few others; and frankly, you can get away with more bad behavior and excuses than most people could even imagine. However, as the real possibility of jail approaches -- whether it's 21 days or 45 or whatever the latest report is -- it's time to get real. It's time to find "a Paris" somewhere between "heiress" and a character on "The Simple Life." I know she's there, and I know she can be a good citizen and maturely face consequences other people would have to face under the same circumstances.

I am sorry you have been sentenced to jail. I can't think of too much that would be worse. But since you let this happen, use the next couple of weeks preparing not only by publicly learning to fight (not a good message to fellow inmates), but by looking around, realizing that you are not as truly entitled as your money implies. You are a young woman who can add more to her community than establishing new definitions for infamy.


Candy Spelling

Daaaamn! I'm not exactly sure where Candy Spelling gets off putting Paris Hilton on public blast like this but you gotta give the woman props for speaking her mind. She is in the unique position of knowing Paris Hilton in a way that many of us do not. Whether her comments come from a place of caring, concern or merely in the hopes of generating a little buzz for herself, she does seem to lay it all on the line and offer some good advice. While I've always made it clear that I would never wish harm or ill will towards anyone, I do adamantly feel that all people should be held accountable for their actions. I just hope that Tori Spelling never has any run-ins with the law because you know that Kathy Hilton is going to have to have her say.

So, while poor Paris is bizzy pooping her pants over her looming date with incarceration, Lindsay Lohan has been having herself a grand ol' time whooping it up on the beaches of the Bahamas with a nice group of friends. Here are pictures of Lindsay showin' off her goodies on the beach:

Photo credit: Splash News

It is always a good time when L. Lo hauls her cookies to the beach. Lindsay is usually very aware that there are multiple cameras focused on her at any given time and she can usually be counted on to put on a fun show ... no matter who she's with ... [Source]

... like, say for example, her new beau Callum Best. Lindsay brought along Callum to join her and her friends in the Bahamas so that they could spend some time getting to know one another:

Photo credit: Splash News

Woooo boy, they are not shy with the PDA, are they? Yessir, they are free with all the kissin' and huggin' ... but they're also into horseplay ... [Source]

... and horseplay can get you into trubs. Here are a coupe pictures of L. Lo and Callum frolicking in the water after Callum gets a little too overzealous with Lindsay's bikini top:

Photo credit: Splash News
Click above to see uncensored NSFW image

Linds usually has a hard enough time keepin' her boobies under wraps without Callum's playfu pawing getting in the way but ... well, there you go. It's been a few months, actually, since Lindsay has had a wardrobe malfunction like this ... I almost forgot what her nipples looked like. Hopefully she'll be better at keepin' "the downstairs" on the down low. [Source]

Back in LA, KIIS FM threw it's annual Wango Tango concert festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and brought together a nice group of performers for the event. Here are a few pictures from the Wango Tango fest yesterday afternoon and evening:

Usually, Wango Tango pulls the hottest performers for the show but this year's lineup seemed a bit weak. Kelly Clarkson and Fergie seemed to be the biggest names there. I am impressed that Robin Thicke was on the bill, I'm starting to like him. VH1 plays his video enough, I practically know the lyrics to his song Lost Without You. I'm not big on the male falsetto (that said, I'm really loving the new Maroon 5 song ... and the vid is hot) but he's growing on me. Ludacis was in the building as was Paula DeAnda (who is milking the hell out of that song Walk Away) so I'm sure the show was fun. I didn't know that Enrique Iglesias still had fans but ... hey, you learn something new every day. [Source]

Pete Wentz has unveiled the extremely limited edition poster artwork that is signed in the band Fall Out Boy's blood and will be randomly given away at each concert stop on their current tour. Not to be outdone by the boys from Chicago, Pete Doherty has unveiled his new artwork for sale that has been painted with his blood ... check it out:

From Pete Wentz's photoblog at these are the limited screen prints my brother made for the hctour. they are hand numbered to 50 and each has been signed in our blood. yes. we know we are creeps. we dont care. these will be given away at random, one per show. And regarding Pete Doherty's artwork: He is a singer and a poet and now Pete Doherty hopes to prove he's an artist, too. The Babyshambles star has unveiled his first public exhibition of his paintings and prints - produced in his own blood. The show, Bloodworks, includes four canvases and 10 other original pieces in blood, pen and pencil, ranging from a self-portrait to landscapes and even a crucifixion. Many are illustrations for his diaries, being published this month as The Books Of Albion: The Collected Writings Of Peter Doherty. Prices for the originals are yet to be fixed but limited edition prints will also be on offer, signed in pencil for around £350 or in Doherty's blood for £1,200. Robin Barton, of the Bankrobber gallery, presenting the show, claimed the medium was very appropriate for Doherty. "His use of blood lends itself perfectly to exploring the extraordinary personal and physical intensity that characterizes so much of Peter's life and work as an artist in the broadest sense," he said. I guess all this blood-art is cool in a goth sense but there is something really wrong about owning a print painted with Pete Doherty's blood. There is something about the whole notion that just seems ... dangerous. I'd be interested in seeing his artwork reproduced in book form but owning a blood-print just does not appeal to me. FOB are trying to do that KISS thing with their blood-signed poster so I guess that's cool. My goth days are long over (don't ask) so I think I'll be passing on any of these masterpieces. [Source, Source]

Woot! What do you get when you take The Simpsons and throw in a little Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub from the amazing TV series 24? You get the greatest episode of The Simpsons EVER!

IT looks like 24's Counter Terrorism Unit has been infiltrated again ... by The Simpsons. In a cartoon spoof called 24 Minutes, to be shown ... in July [in the UK], Bart and Lisa try to stop the baddies before they unleash a stink bomb at a school sale. LOL! I can't wait to see this ep ... and I can't believe that The Simpsons haven't done a 24 parody yet. Love it! 24 Minutes airs next Sunday night as the season finale -- and also the 400th ep! [Source]

Rufus Wainwright is on the cover of the new issue of the NYC magazine HX (which also features an interview with Tori Amos) and in his interview he talks about his new album, his new boyfriend and his love for Britney Spears:

Here are a few excerpts from his interview -- on whether or not he wants to have kids with his boyfriend Jörn Weisbrodt: Oh, God, no. He actually wants to have children and I don't. I think that children are faking it. I don't think they really talk that way. They're just small beings-it's like a costume. I don't believe them. On which woman he'd have sex with if he was a straight man: Sienna Miller. I would actually almost sleep with her now. Ever since I saw the Edie movie I kind of fell for her. On Britney Spears: I'm still a big Britney fan, just in terms of her being exactly what she should be -- a total wreck. I feel bad for her and everything, but she's sort of like an emblem of what's really going on. Ah, it's good to have Rufus back on the scene. His new album Release the Stars comes out on May 25th ... but you can stream it online at Enjoy! [Source]

And speaking of enjoyment ... it's time for the Hot Dude of the Week ... the weather is heatin' up and that means the clothes are coming off. It's time to hit the beaches y'all ... and to celebrate that fact, let's take a gander at Ivan:

Photo credit: All American Guys

Woo ... Mr. Ivan looks like he's ready to hit the beach in his tiny little speedo ... er, tho it looks like he's got something not-so-tiny packed into those shorts. Maybe that's where he keeps his lifeguard whistle, his cell phone and his wallet? Shoot, I ain't complain' neither way. I'm sure not of y'all are either. Enjoy! [Source]

Les News:
I am just about to head off to the airport to catch a plane back home to LA but I gotta say that I had a great week here in Detroit. My mom is doing very well since she broke her hip last January ... walking around as if nothing ever happened to her. I'm really glad that I was able to be home for Mother's Day with her. I also have to send out lots of love to my friends who are also mothers -- Sherri (who is vacationing in Las Vegas with her hubby this weekend) and Tracey (featured here with my beautiful goddaughter Zakiya):

I love y'all with all my heart.

So ... my travelin' days are over for a while (I hope). I am looking forward to spending time at my place in LA so that I can hit the beaches and soak up the sun. I hope y'all are having a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day. See y'all on the West Side.

I'm out.