Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Braddy Daycare

Britney Spears didn't have the greatest day yesterday, what with all the being stranded with an empty tank of gas and then getting hit with yet another parking ticket, but that didn't stop her from going out to do a bit of shopping in Beverly Hills, CA ... she even had time to change outfits -- imagine that. Here are a few pics of Britters out doing her thang (and showin' her thang) around town yesterday:

Photo credit: X17 & Splash News

I have to believe that there is a thin strip of thong wedged between those exposed butt cheeks and that she's not going back to her commando days of terror -- UGH! (Please Jebus, let it be so -- Please Jebus, let it be so) While Britney was out and about yesterday, Entertainment Weekly sniffed out the official deets on her new single which may be released to radio as early as next week: The first single from Britney Spears' long-awaited fifth studio album will debut as soon as next week, has learned ... A source who's heard the single says it's called "Gimme More," an up-tempo club cut produced by Timbaland protege Nate "Danjahandz" Hills (Justin Timberlake, T.I.). "Gimme More" was also reported as the name of the music video that Spears was spotted shooting in July. (Representatives for Jive, Spears' label, did not return calls seeking comment.) "People are going to love [the new single]," raved the source. "It's like when Justin came back [with FutureSex/LoveSounds] — she's got a whole new sound. She's funky." Another insider who's heard "Gimme More" is similarly enthusiastic: "It's a smash! She's going to come out strong. The only question is, with all the drama, are people going to want something fun or something more serious? This is a dance single." Well this is certainly good news ... but I'll believe it when I hear it ... hopefully very soon. [Source, Source]

Okay ... so the Brad Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt cuteness knows no bounds ... daddy took his little princess on another little NYC outing for just the two of them in Central Park and proceeded to give us a whole slew of really supercute pics:

Photo credit: Splash News

While it's prolly not good for little Zahara's arm sockets that she get swung around like that, I'm sure her rich parents will make sure to take care of any damage that might occur from this sort of horsing around. It's unclear where the boys were (with the grandfolks, perhaps?) or where the golden child Shiloh Nouvel was (perhaps in a box somewhere?) but it is very clear that Brad and Zahara had a great time in the park together.

After they were finished playing in the grass, the pair went for a horse-drawn carriage ride together:

Photo credit: Splash News

And then they stopped off to pick up some grub:

Photo credit: Splash News

Boy, Brad really enjoys those street vendor hot dogs, don't he? I absolutely love that it was just him and Zahara for the entire time. They make the cutest couple ever. [Source]

While Brad and the princess were bizzy playing around together, mama Angelina Jolie was off visiting Iraqi refugees in Syria on behalf of the United Nations in her role as Goodwill Ambassador ... she also made time to visit with the troops as well. Here are a few pics:

US actress Angelina Jolie met Tuesday with some of the 1,200 Iraqis stranded on the border between Iraq and Syria and appealed for more international support for those affected by the Iraq conflict. "I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to this humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) and its partners," said Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the agency. "My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq," she added. Jolie spoke to refugees stuck in Iraq's makeshift Al Waleed camp, and later watched scores of Iraqis crossing into Syria at a border checkpoint. "It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq's future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face," she said after visiting the camp. While in Iraq, Jolie left UNHCR officials to visit privately with US and other multinational forces based in the area. Jolie arrived in Syria on Monday, where she spoke to some of the thousands of Iraqi refugees registering with UNHCR. Nearly one quarter of all Iraqis in Syria are victims of violence and torture, according to the agency. After she was finished talking to the refugees, she spent some time with our own American troops who are stationed in Iraq: In this exclusive shot, Angie poses with Denver native Lance Corporal Samuel Petersen, 22, of the U.S. Marine Corps. The photo was taken today at Camp Waleed in Iraq, near the Waleed refugee camp that Angelina visited this morning. Petersen's mother, Sue, tells OK! that the Marines at this camp are training the Iraqi police on how to do border patrol ... On Tuesday, the Oscar winner ventured over into Iraq to meet with American and international troops, in addition to the 1,200 refugees stationed at a makeshift outpost, as they are unable to leave the country. For safety reasons, the 32-year-old made the trip by herself save for Mickey Brett, her head bodyguard, sources tell OK! But almost as soon as her goodwill tour began, it was already over -- she is winging her way back to the US today. It is amazing what this super-heroine can do in just a couple days' time. I'm just astounded that she can remain so committed to all of her charitable causes and still devote so much time to her family. She'll be back with her kids in no time, taking them to the movies or to a museum -- then she'll be back on set to continue work on her current film project. I'm not entirely sure that the woman actually sleeps ... and thankfully for the sake of the world, she doesn't apparently need to. [Source, Source, Source]

Beckham mania has finally died down around these here parts in LA ... things have finally seemed to settle down as the family has found a sense of normalcy. Becks hasn't had any soccer games in the past couple of days so the family went out for a day at the beach together in Malibu, CA with their friend Gordon Ramsay and his family:

Photo credit: Splash News

David and Victoria Beckham have teamed up with Gordon Ramsay's family for an afternoon of surfing lessons in Los Angeles. The ex-pats made the most of the Malibu sunshine and watched on while their sons joined the TV chef's charges for a session in catching waves. The parents decided to stay on dry land but Posh did make some effort to embrace surf culture – she left her high heels at home, instead taking to the sand in flip flops. Um ... hold up ... I'm sorry ... what the eff is wrong with these pictures? How is it that David Beckham isn't the hottest guy in either picture? Becks showed up at the beach fully clothed and decided to stand next to a couple of half-nekkid, much younger guys. Huh. Becks rarely makes mistakes like this ... but this one is a whopper. I barely even noticed him in the pics. [Source]

Apparently, Vicki B. wasn't all that impressed with the beach since she decided to ditch the family and get her rays the old fashioned Posh way -- at a day spa:

Photo credit: Splash News

It must be so hard being Posh Spice. It's nice that she's able to make time for herself for a little pampering. Whew! [Source]

The Heroes World Promo Tour rolls on as the contingent who went to Munich, Germany earlier this week made their way to Paris, France to meet their beaucoup de fans:

Photo credit: Splash News

Everyone looked all nice and spiffy ... Paris is the perfect place to get all dressed up merely to walk the streets and wave. [Source]

A new contingency of Heroes stuck around here in the US to keep the promo machine chugging here at home. Zachary Quinto (Woot!), Noah Gray-Cabey, James Kyson Lee and new cast member Dania Ramirez were all on hand for a Heroes Season 1 DVD release party/signing at the NBC Experience Store in NYC yesterday ... here are a few pics:

Photo credit: Wireimage

I'm glad that Zac is out there doing promo ... he'll deff make sure to keep the emo fans out there very happy. Zachary, Noah and James also paid a little visit to the Fuse TV show The Sauce this past Monday. The Heroes are everywhere ... wherever will they show up next? [Source]

Hilary Duff is also spending some time in NYC these days ... she brought her Dignity Tour to Radio City Music Hall this week ... and also brought along her new #1 fan, new boyfriend Mike Comrie:

I'm actually a bit surprised that Hilary and Mike are still going strong ... I was sure that their summer romance would turn out to be just a short one or two date fling (especially considering what I've heard about Mr. Corrie's previous dating record). It's nice to see Hilary happy again ... it looks like she is in a good place these days -- this Mike dude better treat her right, tho! [Source, Source]

Amy Winehouse, who seems to have recovered from her recent crazy flip-out on hubby Blake Fielder-Civil, has decided that the best way for her to battle her demons would be to take a nice Caribbean holiday on the isle of St. Lucia:

Photo credit: Splash News

Happy Day! The crazy couple appears to be back on track again. Hopefully Amy will be able to steer clear of those whacky tropical drinks (and other readily available substances) so that she doesn't have a relapse and beat/scratch the hell out of the love of her life again. I understand that blood is very difficult to get out of swimwear. [Source]

Ryan Reynolds brought his sexy ass to MTV's TRL earlier this week:

Photo credit: Wireimage

Yeah ... I don't really know what to say about these pics. I'm just gonna sit here for a min. or two and just stare at him. [Source]

Okay ... done.

And finally, Nick Hogan is speaking up publicly for the first time since his car accident this past Sunday evening. Nick posted a short message on his ever-faithful My Space profile:

I want to thank everyone who has sent their support to me. Right now I would like to ask all of you to focus your prayers on my friend John.

Additionally, his sister Brooke Hogan has also posted a short message on her My Space profile:

You have all been so wonderful to reach out to me and my family during this time. As you may know, Nick has been released from the hospital, but our good friend John remains hospitalized. Please send your love and prayers to John and his family.

But behind the scenes, TMZ is reporting that Clearwater police are investigating reports of a second car that might've been involved in the accident Sunday night: TMZ has learned that Florida police have interviewed the driver of a silver Dodge Viper that may have contributed to Nick Hogan's horrific late night crash earlier this week, that left Nick's friend seriously injured. Sources tell TMZ that several witnesses can place the Viper near the crash scene moments before and after the collision, but it may not be the only vehicle involved. A rep for Clearwater Police Dept. tells TMZ, "We suspect there may be other witnesses and we encourage them to come forward." Hmm ... perhaps this second car was parked on the grassy knoll in front of that palm tree that Nick's car slammed into. The plot thickens!! [Source, Source]

Les News:
Ah ... I do love the lazy days here in LA. The weather was so beautiful yesterday that I decided to just enjoy the day all by myself. Today's highs are forecasted for the upper 90s ... which is amazing beach weather but I have a bunch of things to take care of today that I didn't really take care of yesterday. I'm meeting up with Mike and his visiting family and friends for dinner tonight and I really don't know that his folks would be up for boogie boarding. Ah well.

Stay cool, y'all ... how is it already Wednesday again? OY! I'm out.