Wednesday, April 30, 2008
It appears Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are ready to make beautiful music together. A source close to Mariah has confirmed to Access Hollywood that the music diva is engaged to Nick Cannon. Reps for both singers were unavailable for comment. The couple sent the rumor mill into overdrive when 38-year-old Mariah (with Nick on her arm) was seen sporting a dazzling new piece of bling on her ring finger at the after party for her Tribeca film, "Tennessee," in New York. When asked at the party what he loved about Mariah, 27-year-old Nick gave a one-word answer. "Everything," he told People. Up until recently, Mariah had been romantically linked to music executive Mark Sudack. However, she never confirmed the romance. Mariah was previously married to record executive Tommy Mottola from 1993 – 1998. Nick was previously engaged to Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks in 2007. However, the couple called off the engagement that same year. This will be the first marriage for the "Drumline" star.
I dunno ... there ain't enough info for me to believe this 100% but stranger things have happened. It'd be just like Mariah to rob the cradle for her next marriage. [Source]
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I'm sorry, y'all ... she's just gross. I hope whoever was dumb enough to put their mouth on her neck doesn't live to regret it (can you imagine the layers of dirt that had to be sucked off her neck in order to leave a mark like that? EW!) ... unless it's her jailbird hubby, who kinda deserves what he gets for entering into a marriage with this crazy mess. Blech. [Source]
Did you design anything new specifically for this episode or are they existing designs from your upcoming collection?
I did design some of the looks just for the scene for the show! The long gown was something that I would have put in my collection, the other black dress for just for the show and Becki Newton's outfit was just for her and the blouse will be up for auction!
Can we expect anymore scripted TV show appearances like this from you?
I'm not too sure if I will be doing to many more shows but if it comes along I'm up-for it, I'm just not searching for it. I'm really focusing on my collection!
What's up next for you?
Next for me is some great things, Costumes for a new movie with UMA Thurman, collection for Bluefly, collection for September fashion week, dressing celebs like Estelle for her tour, Heidi, maybe even Paris who knows!!!!!. I'm busy doing tons of mini fashion events, some mini shows of my own, working with PUMA, working on a project with GAIA online and the list goes on and on! I wish I could sleep!
Who is fiercer: Vanessa Williams or Heidi Klum?
I think that between Vanessa and Heidi they both take the cake with fierce-ness!!! But Vanessa is a diva and I love it!!!!
Hot! Christian is deffo gonna blow up in the fashion world, I have no doubt, but I'm so glad that he's up for doing guest appearances like this. He is going to have such a stunning career ... who knows, there may be more acting in his future. From the sound of his responses, I think the sky is the limit. [Source]
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You know, I've been giving Ed Westick a bit of a hard time on the blog for being out of shape and for some of the costumes he's been photographed in but, I must admit, he and his character Chuck are starting to grow on me. Chuck is a total fashionista on the show who has mad love for the man bag -- I love it! Also, Ed has been lookin' a lot better lately. He is officially off my hit list ... I want to see more fabulosity from Chuck Bass. [Source]
My good friend Michael gave me the head's up that the new Hong Kong Disneyland ride is available for viewing online:
Aww, it looks like so much fun. It's A Small World is currently closed at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA for renovation but at least we have this fun video to watch in the meantime. Head on over to the official Hong Kong It's A Small World ride webpage to hear the song in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. [Source, thanks Michael]
Damn, she really does look great. I love the outfit ... she looks stunning in that color and in those cute little shorts. Hockey player lurve must really agree with her. [Source]
Er, actually, they're pretty damn identical. Are they serious? [Source]
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Although they've kept their relationship quiet, In Touch has learned that John Mayer is crazy about Jennifer Aniston. He flew to Miami on April 23 and checked into the Four Seasons hotel, but insiders say that he spent virtually no time there during his visit — opting instead to hang out in the $3,000-a-night presidential suite at the Mandarin Oriental, where Jen has been staying while shooting the movie Marley & Me. And the two were inseparable over the long weekend. When asked how he was doing, after spending four days with his new love, John smiled. "My weekend was good," he told In Touch exclusively.
Well now ... they sure do look all coupley in these pics. I suppose they could just be "friends" but I don't really believe it. They really look happy together ... here's hoping they really are a hot new couple, I'd really like to see them happily joined already. Head on over to BauerGriffinOnline.com to see the full set of photos of Mayerston lurvin' up on one another. [Source]
Tonight is gonna be a real fun night ... David and I have been invited to attend Madonna's concert at the Roseland Ballroom to see her perform live and we are both very excited. I'm not sure what the camera situation will be like but I am hoping to be able to snap some pics to share on the blog tomorrow. But YOU can watch Madonna's Roseland Ballroom performance LIVE online at MSN tonight at 10PM ET (7PM PT) so make sure you don't miss it :)
The rest of the week is gonna be real fun, Darion arrives tomorrow night and he, David and I are seeing a midnight screening of Iron Man ... then David and I are seeing Patrick Stewart in Macbeth on Friday night and Darion and I are seeing Xanadu on Sunday. Woot! It's gonna be a kickass weekend. The sun is shining here in NYC and I'm feelin' fine. I hope the sun is shining brightly wherever you are in the world :)
- Is Nina Garcia being courted by Harper's Bazaar magazine?
- HX magazine talks to the men of OHLaLaMag.com
- But where is the Elvis Presley sex tape?
- Now YOU, too, can get that Kylie Minogue look.
- Peace out, Ling Ling.
- But will THIS song make it on the next Good Charlotte album?
- So THIS is what Miley's VF photospread could've looked like.
- J. Lo's new TV show is not so much "reality" as it is a "commercial".
- Is Clay Aiken using his "art" to tell us something about "The Real [Him]"?
- Meet the hottest new Hollywood couple.
- One of these things is not like the others, talk about the real life Hotties and the nottie.
- The Smart way to go topless.
- Mayerston hit the tabloids.
- Ashl33n talk to People magazine about EVERYTHING but babies.
- Kirsten Dunst is 26, Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) is 43 and Willie Nelson is 75 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Click HERE to find out who has the new Guinness World Record for holding their breath the longest.
- Pink Floyd singer loses his pig; finds his pig.
- Radiohead are going to stop giving away their music.
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Lynne Spears isn't thrilled that her youngest daughter is pregnant at 17. But she was delighted to go along with Jamie Lynn to learn the baby's gender -- and discover she's finally going to have a granddaughter! And she wasn't the only one happy with the news. "I heard Lynne talking about Jamie Lynn's baby," says a witness. "She said Jamie Lynn and the baby's dad [Casey Aldridge] were so excited when they found out it’s a girl." Though the witness overheard Lynne, 52, say Casey, 19, is "a bit nervous about having a daughter," Jamie Lynn is eagerly prepping for the arrival of her mini-me. "She has been buying tons of clothes and is going to do the nursery in white, black and yellow," says a Spears family insider -- who also reveals that the baby is due on June 29. Of course, Jamie Lynn has much more on her mind than just decorating -- like figuring out what to call her baby girl. "Lynne said Jamie Lynn made a list of all the girl family names on both sides of the family and is trying to incorporate one of them as the middle name," says the witness, who also overheard that "Lynne's flattered to hear her name is being considered."
Yeah, I can just see it now ... Bobbi Lynne, Raylene Lynne, Miley Lynne ... anyone of these names is a deffo possibility. You know, daddy-to-be Casey should be nervous about having a daughter ... those Spears girls can be a handful. I must admit, I'm anxious for the little tyke's arrival -- I can't wait to see what Spears: The Next Generation will look like. [Source]
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Miley was videoed gabbing on her cellphone while her little sister skipped around, seeming to love the attention from the paps (could she be a Jamie Lynn Spears in the making?). When asked by the photog what she has to say about the Vanity Fair photo, Miley gave a terse "No Comment", said a cheerful goodbye to the paparazzo and then hopped into her SUV. Whatta pro! This VF nonsense is going to shoot her into the fame stratosphere ... right on cue. Yeah, Team Miley knows perfectly well what they are doing. I suspect we'll be seeing tearful interviews on all the major outlets of Miley and her pappy Billy Ray apologizing and explaining how they were exploited very soon. They won't let this story die ... not just yet. [Source]
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 -- Dating Tips for Hollywood
Never believe them when they say they're in love with you.
Never believe them when they tell you where their heart is.
Never believe them when they say they're only going to sleep with you, especially when there is a social climbing opportunity in front of them.
Never underestimate their need for celebrity, money, and fame.
Never believe you can fix it by being true or nice.
Never EVER believe love is more important to them than anything Hollywood.
Don't date in Hollywood. Realize that for them, it's all BUSINESS.
Yeah ... I'm gonna take a *wild guess* and say that Ry-Chen have called it quits :(
I have to admit, I'm pretty bummed by this news. Ry-Chen were my #1 fave gay couple ... not only because both Reichen and Ryan are insanely hot men but ... well, OK, that's the only reason ... but still ... their coupleyness will be sorely missed. Le sigh and boo. [Source, thanks G]
VICTORIA BECKHAM's breasts don't know whether they are coming or going. Either she carries a small pump in her Gucci handbag or the SPICE GIRL'S bras are plagued with inconsistency. Her cleavage has caused many a debate over the years. Posh has always played down boob job rumours and looking at this recent pic, she might start to field suggestions of a possible reduction. Variety is the life of Spice, after all ...
My guess is that Vicki B. did not have breast reduction surgery done to her chest, I suspect that she has one of those inflatable beach ball nozzles fitted to her boobs so that they can be pumped up and deflated at will ... depending on how porno VB (and David Beckham, for that matter) is feeling at the time. My guess is that VB got her boob job done at the same place where Katie Holmes was outfitted with her expanding and reducing baby bump that allegedly carried Tom Cruise's baby (remember that thing? It was up and down and up and down every other week for the duration of her "pregnancy"). Isn't modern medical technology wondrous? [Source]
What the heck was going on last night? With the top five contestants -- Jason Castro, David Cook, Brooke White, David Archuleta and Syesha Mercado -- each singing two Neil Diamond tunes, Tuesday's altered American Idol format must have thrown Paula Abdul for a loop! After the contestants sang their first song, the judges had a chance to quickly give their first impressions before the contestants sang a second selection. At this point, a rushed and confused Paula started reading her notes and told Jason, "The second song, I felt like your usual charm was missing for me. It kind of left me a little empty and the two songs made me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to get into the top four." The only problem: Jason had only performed once! The crowd began to snicker while Ryan Seacrest and the contestants looked a little stunned. Awkward! Finally, Randy Jackson corrected Paula and she said, "Oh my God, I thought you sang twice ... You know what? This is hard!" Seacrest, trying not to laugh, did a little damage control, saying, "Paula, you’re seeing the future, baby. You're seeing the future."
Yeah, I don't think it's the future that Paula Abdul was seeing ... it's more like the bottom of a booze bottle that she's been seeing. Woot! I hope they never boot Paula from the show ... she is so fun to watch ... I might even start tuning in just to see her comments from here on out. In case you missed it, you can watch Paula's nonsensical commentary HERE.
As usual, Paula was left to explain her gaffe so that folks wouldn't think she was boozed or anything like that:
Discussing the small slip of the tongue she experienced while assessing finalist JASON CASTRO's first performance, Paula explains: "It got very confusing ... the producers come up to us in the dark and said, 'We are not going to have you guys judge after each performer, we are going to have all the performers go once, then twice and at the end critique them.'" Surprised by the last minute switch in judging procedures, Paula recounts, "I am feverishly trying to write notes for every performance." And when host RYAN SEACREST asked the judges to quickly sum up the performances, Paula explains that she was trying organize her notes, saying, "I was trying to give my critique for Jason Castro, and scribbled Jason's name, and that was DAVID [COOK]'s! ... We all just screwed up everything." She adds with a laugh: "This is live television. This is fun!"
OMG, SOOOO FUN!!! Whatevs, we love you Paula ... whatever your damage is, we love you. Don't ever change a thing. [Source, Source]
PS: Based on what I saw last night (in my totally unqualified capacity as a one time viewer), I say Vote Syesha! She looked and sounded the strongest to me. I wouldn't mind if David Cook won but I'm on Team Syesha with this
Go, Syesha, Go!
Heading the list of PEOPLE's 100 Most Beautiful People is a 29-year-old mother remarkably short on her beauty sleep – for which she lovingly credits her active 4-year-old son. The beautiful, sleep-deprived mom? Kate Hudson, PEOPLE reveals in its special issue, which goes on sale Friday. Was she always such a head-turner? Admits the actress: "I was a tomboy. I had three brothers. I was the girl with the dress on that always came back in the house filthy with scrapes and bruises. But I was always very girly. I had to be able to twirl so that my underwear showed." Her best time for looking good, she says, comes "at the end of the night, when everything's soaked in and I'm still up. I like the leftover makeup in the morning. You've got to wash your face but there's always the leftover eye makeup, I love that."
You know, there is no denying that most of these people are very beautiful (with the odd exception *cough* Rumer *cough*) but this list is more about buzz-worthiness rather than bona fide beauty. Every single person on the list has pretty much made an impact on pop culture and celebrity in general in the past year and that is really why they have been chosen for this list. In the end, does it really matter why these folks get highlighted? People mag's 100 Most Beautiful People list is a staple in our celebrity-obsessed culture so we welcome it ... after all, what is idol worship without the eye candy to go along with it? [Source]
Incidentally, there is a Google text ad running on the page at People.com for this story that struck me as really funny:
Take note folks in Hollywood that didn't make the list this year ... you have a full year to try and make the list next time around.
She looks like she's just stepped out of a Tokyo tea house. With her elegant kimono, bird's nest hairstyle and porcelain pale complexion, this lady is classic geisha material. But underneath the white foundation and heavy eyeliner is Kylie Minogue experimenting with her latest look. The singer - known for her stunning costume choices - looks breathtaking in a red kimono as she poses as a geisha in a shoot to promote her forthcoming world tour. The tour begins in Paris on May 6th and will reportedly cost more than £10million to stage. It includes shows in Greece, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Luxembourg, Russia, Latvia and Spain, and has already taken over half a million in sales. KylieX2008 is the singer's first major tour since her battle with breast cancer ... KylieX2008 kicks off in the UK in June at the Belfast Odyssey Arena before moving to Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester ending at the O2 Arena in London. Meanwhile Kylie is said to have abandoned plans to crack America after her latest attempt failed. She reportedly told a friend, "I gave it my best shot. I won't try again."
Well, if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, I guess Trent is gonna have to go to London ;) As I've mentioned before, I am *very* excited to be seeing Kylie Minogue in London later on this year. David and I will be making our way to the UK in July for my birthday with the trip centered around seeing Kylie Minogue at the O2 Arena. It's gonna be real hard to stay way from tour spoilers (well, too many tour spoilers, I'm sure I'll have to check out the press photos from the tour kickoff next week) but I am DYING to see KM live in concert this summer. I have no doubt that Kylie is going to turn it out ... I've seen pretty much all of her tours on DVD so I know the show will be amazing. Woot! If any Frenchies out there get to see Kylie next week and want to send in photos or reports from the show, please do ... KylieX2008 is bound to be a stunner!! [Source]
"I wish I got to see what you saw today," Spencer says. He's referring to this afternoon's cover photo shoot attended by Heidi and her three Hills castmates: Audrina Patridge, 22, Whitney Port, 23, and the show's protagonist, Lauren Conrad, 22, with whom Heidi has been engaged in an ugly feud. Once best friends and roommates, the two women have spent the past year and a half bickering back and forth in celebrity weeklies — a rift that, depending on whom you talk to, stems from either a Lauren sex-tape story that Spencer and Heidi leaked to the press (Lauren's version; they deny it), or Lauren's jealousy of Spencer and Heidi (their version; Lauren denies it), or Spencer's overall control-freakiness, or a cabal of genius MTV executives secretly pulling ratings/goosing strings behind a curtain. Whatever the case, the shoot was the first time Heidi and Lauren had been photographed, and not Photoshopped (as MTV has been forced to do), together in more than a year. Heidi says that on her way to the shoot she thought it might be a scam. "I thought I was walking into Punk'd or getting killed or something," she says. "Heidi really wanted me there for backup," Spencer says. "She was like, 'This is a setup.'" But the shoot happened ... as MTV publicists and show creator Adam DiVello nervously looked on, the atmosphere was cordial but chilly. Hills Kremlinologists studied cast interactions, but over the course of a nine-hour day, Lauren and Heidi never spoke to each other. "You can feel it," Whitney, The Hills' doe-eyed Switzerland ("I'm neutral"), told me at a quiet moment. "There's a separation." Heidi is sanguine about the split. Lauren, after all, is why she's on The Hills — Heidi was just a spitfire from the small ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado ("A seven-block town with one main street," says Heidi's mom, Darlene Egelhoff), when she met Lauren at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. "We were the only blondes in the class," Heidi recalls. "We were such. Good. Friends," she says emphatically. "A part of me just wants to go up and be like, 'Hey, how are you?' But the other part of me is so mad ... It's like I'm the odd man out." However awkward the Heidi-Lauren squabbling may be, it has been juicy business for The Hills. This spring's season premiere earned the show a record 3.9 million viewers — the highest-rated cable telecast of the year so far — with an estimated 5 million more views online. Graden believes The Hills is now a bigger franchise than other generation-definers like The Osbournes, TRL or Jackass. "People love feuds," says Spencer, taking a chomp of quesadilla. "Who were Paris and Nicole before they weren't friends? That's when they became superstars. If Lauren and Heidi were friends, people wouldn't tune in." Every rivalry needs its black hat, however, and Heidi, through Spencer, has eagerly, and perhaps too ingeniously, complied ... "It's jealousy, man," Spencer says. "It's human. I'm jealous of Jay-Z, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch. I feel for these people who wish they could be on reality television and not in their cubicles. You got to thank your haters." "You have to understand, we have so many fans," Heidi says. "The haters are the ones who ask us for photos. The haters are the ones who are downloading songs." She looks out at the restaurant, which is packed. Don Antonio's has always been a popular joint, but since she and Spencer started eating here on The Hills, it's getting crazy, she says. "The world works on haters now."
All joking aside (about the apocalypse, etc.), I am not at all surprised that both ladies agreed to come together for this photoshoot for Rolling Stone magazine. They are both very smart, very savvy ladies (political preferences notwithstanding) and they deffo know how their bread is buttered -- making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine is a huge accomplishment. Whether they really hate each other isn't even the point ... the fact that we believe that they hate each other and still agreed to be shot together is entirely the point -- it fuels our desire to want more, more, more ... and it's absolutely brills. Regarding the "haters" that Speidi are referring to ... they are absolutely right in their assertion that the haters are what fuel the demand for the show. If Speidi weren't positioned as the foil to good-girl LC then there would be nothing to keep the audience ravenously coming back to the show for more year, after year, after year ... the interest would've waned mid-way thru second season -- in fact, interest was waning and it wasn't until Spencer stepped in to help Heidi forge her own identity on the show that popularity soared. Whether or not it was all part of the master-plan (I suspect Spencer would say that it deffo was part if his master-plan), the vilification of the "venomous Speidi" is what changed the tone of the show and made it the huge success that it is. People love a fight ... whether it's real or not, we love to watch people go at it. That being said, I'm not sure that the separation formula between Team LC and Team Heidi will work for very much longer on The Hills. To me, it feels like it's just about run its course (the new scenes this season of Heidi and LC showing up in the same close quarters [by way of Audrina's intervention] is proof to me that MTV is trying to stir the pot a little to keep the audience interested ... but I fear that stuff won't work for very much longer). I fully expect Speidi to get their own show, maybe one based around their long-awaited wedding (that wedding will deffo happen one day and it will be televised ... I'm utterly and completely convinced) and The Hills phenomenon will come to an end -- perhaps that will be the real first signal of the end of the world. After all, what how will our existence carry on without our favorite guilty pleasure? [Source, Source]
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
... I think Nicole Richie <3s me :) [Source]
Yep, it's about that time for Armageddon to come rolling right along. [Source]
Stereogum reports that this time around, Annie and producer Richard X worked up a cover of Stacey Q's megahit Two of Hearts and that folks like Girls Aloud, Franz Ferdinand and Datarock may show up on her new album. Yummo! I absolutely love everything that Annie puts out ... the woman seems to know what kind of music really speaks to my soul. Brilliant pop is always welcome on my iPod. I can't wait to hear more :) [Source]
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HMMM ... LC and Heidi at the same event? They agree on politics and now parties ... one more sign that the girls are in cahoots and I'm sure the world will come to a crashing end. Madden brothers Joel and Benji provided the DJ tunes at last night's affair which I hear was a smashing success. You can always count on Young Hollywood to come out for fun events like this ... whenever there are electronics involved, you best believe Hollywood's elite class of freeloaders will ready to par-tay. [Source]
Meh ... this week's ep of The Hills was another snoozer for me ... nothing really all that exciting took place. The girls hosted their first party in their new home (which isn't anywhere near the Hills of Hollywood ... it's a very nice house nestled in the San Fernando Valley). The big event was Stephen's arrival ... but I was more interested in Justin Bobby's haircut:
The girls' housewarming party looked really tame ... not one single person puked in the pool or anything ... what gives? All the hoopla about Stephen's return was all for naught. The only thing that LC got from his return was closure ... I think she is finally over the boy (which is sure to break Lo's little black heart). Justin Bobby got himself a haircut (and presumably a shower) which tidied him up a bit ... he ain't lookin' too bad, I must admit. Poor Audrina ... forced to live in the servant's quarters out back of the house ... I'm pretty sure she won't be putting up with that for much longer. I bet Heidi could use a new roommate -- wouldn't that be scandalous? Man, I hope something exciting happens soon ... I'm starting to lose interest. Things are much more exciting on Gossip Girl ... which was infinitely more entertaining this week than last week. Georgina Sparks rules, y'all!!! The Hills better step it up. [Source]
So ... I have a few posts coming your way for the rest of the afternoon, I am just about on my way.
- Rosie O'Donnell is on Team Miley.
- In 90210-land, Hilary Duff is out and some Degrassi chick is in.
- One of the Dancing with the Stars contestants must bow out of the competition early due to injury.
- Kylie Minogue officially announces her new tour, KylieX2008 will kick off in Paris, France.
- You could almost hear the wail of sorority girls all across the country gnashing their teeth in misery.
- Fall Out Boy do Beat It.
- Australia offers its own brand of same-sex unions.
- Hulk and Brooke Hogan try to out gross Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus.
- Tila Tequila doesn't <3 bras.
- Kingston <3s K-Mart.
- Is THIS what drove Tom Cruise over the edge?
- Uma Thurman is 38, Michelle Pfeiffer is 50 and Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) is 53 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Scott Weiland gets 8 days in jail for DUI.
- Former Girl Gone Wild sues Joe Francis for being a sleeze.
It was so hard to choose one singular winner ... there were SO MANY amazing entries ... but only one person could win the big prize -- so much congrats, JC!!!
That being said, I really loved Pink reader Leah's photo submission (she, too, recreated the cover of Madonna's just released album Hard Candy) so I will be sending her a prize as well (she wins an iTunes copy of the Deluxe Version of Hard Candy). And, just for fun, here are 3 other photo submissions who I'd like to feature as honorable mentions ... from Pink readers Mark, Matthew and Paola:
I think you'll agree that all of these entries are very fun, very creative. Thank you all so much for participating ... Madonna's new album Hard Candy is OUT IN STORES TODAY ... make sure you pick up your copies!!!!
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War, Inc. is Hilary's first "grown-up" movie wherein she doesn't play a Disney character or isn't courting a teen audience. You may recall this is the movie where she drops a scorpion down the front of her pants and has a kind gentleman fish it out for her. I smell an Oscar!!! Actually, I'm reserving judgment until I see the finished product myself ... but if her Eastern European accent is any indication of the film's merit, well, I'm not really holding my breath for an award-winner.
BUT ANYWAYS ... Hilary's very steady boyfriend, NY Islander Mike Comrie, was also in the hiz last night to support his lady ... and the feeling is mutual. Hilary has confessed that the sport of hockey is her latest obsession. Um, yeah. Here are pics of Hila-rie making their way into and then out of the War, Inc. premiere last night:
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Hilary Duff can put away her Hockey for Dummies book. She's a full-on fan now, thanks to boyfriend Mike Comrie of the New York Islanders. "[Hockey] has kind of been a new obsession," Duff told PEOPLE at Monday night's premiere of her new film, War, Inc. "When I'm in New York, I'm going to hockey games a lot." And Comrie returns the favor. "He sits through days of press, of me doing interviews, like one after another after another, and doesn't complain about it," said Duff (who stars alongside John Cusack and Marisa Tomei in the offbeat political satire). "He was a good sport today." The 27-year-old Comrie also joined Duff – wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana dress and Christian Louboutin pumps – at her premiere, part of the Tribeca Film Festival. "It's fun to get all dressed up," said the 20-year-old. "I feel like I haven't done it in a long time." After the screening, the two chatted with moviegoers before heading over to Meatpacking District hotspot Tenjune for the after-party.
Ack ... they are so cute, I want to puke on my shoes. Well, at least they're happy together ... Hilary and Mike have been going steady for quite some time now, which is a very good thing. They do make a very cute couple so I can't really be mad at them. As long as Mike continues to stay in line, I'm sure they'll be very happy together for a very long time. [Source]
"CSI's" Gary Dourdan was busted in Palm Springs yesterday on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine and ecstasy and prescription drugs. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the actor was asleep in his car at 5:21 AM when they approached the vehicle and made the bust. We're told Dourdan was taken to Palm Springs jail where he posted $5,000 and bailed out.
OUCH! Homie is in big trubs, yo! We'll see if any of the harsh drug charges stick cuz you know, he's a celeb and stuff. [Source]
Presales for the upcoming tour are about to begin. Presales for the Lexington, KY show will open on Wednesday, with many more shows starting up early next week. We've been working very hard to get the best tickets in the hands of the fans, bypassing scalpers, ticket resellers, and ticketing agencies... This has been a difficult process to bring together outside of The Spiral, and frankly, it's a work in progress. The presale system you'll be using for this tour does everything we set out to do, but as of right now ticket purchasing requires a few more steps than we'd prefer. You can expect a more streamlined system for future tours, but for now, here's what to expect:
First, you'll need to be a nin.com member to access presales. If you haven't already, register for free at remix.nin.com (click "register" once you're at the site), or log in with your Spiral username/password (Spiral members: If you've changed your Spiral password since November 2007, you may need to use your old password to login).
Then, subscribe to the news feed, or keep an eye on nin.com for presale announcements. The first announcement, regarding the Lexington show, will go up tomorrow.
When you purchase presale tickets, you'll need to enter your legal name exactly as it appears on your identification. When you arrive at the show, there will be a designated entrance for nin.com presale ticket holders. Present your ID at the entrance and you'll receive your personalized ticket, which will have your name on it (no tickets will be sent out in advance). You'll then have to enter the venue immediately. This process is an effort to ensure that our presale tickets are purchased only by fans who are attending the show, and are useless to scalpers and ticket brokers.
More specific presale information will be posted tomorrow and in the coming days.
P.S. - purchasing presale tickets from nin.com will generally be less expensive than from public outlets.
While I'm not *entirely* jazzed about the notion that ticket pre-sales will be open to everyone (mostly because it seems to defeat the purpose of even doing pre-sales) I have to respect the band for being so democratic with their fans. Opening up ticket sales to real fans (and taking the necessary steps to ensure that real fans actually get the tickets rather than have ticket scalpers snap them up instead) shows NIN's commitment to their loyal fanbase. I am *very much* looking forward to seeing NIN on this tour (hopefully a few times) and will do my best to try and update my site when new NIN tour information gets posted online. [Source]
About 2 weeks ago, Christopher and I met up for our interview at a coffee shop here in Hollywood but because of loud noise that was going on around us due to construction in the area, Christopher decided to move the interview to his home which was nearby. I think it was very cool of Christopher to open up his home to me so that we could have our interview in relative silence (and with only his kitty Cotton to keep us company). Here is an MP3 of my short interview with Christopher Rice:
It was really very incredible to see the place where Christopher does most of his writing and to get to talk to the man in his home environment. It's not every day that I get invited into the home of people I respect and admire so our interview afternoon was a huge treat for me:
Blind Fall really read to me like a bit of a departure from his earlier work. But, in retrospect, it is easy to see the commonality in his work when taken in as a whole. I really enjoyed reading Blind Fall and would happily recommend it to fans of his work and to fans of mystery novels in general. I was very surprised by how the book turned out ... the ending was one that I didn't see coming. Christopher is a very talented writer and I very much look forward to reading his books for years to come. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I do.
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Lance seemed to be enjoying the melee as he pushed himself thru the thick crowd of eager admirers ... which is understandable since he's been boyfriendless for a few weeks now. I'd love to see him settle with a new man already ... it's really Tearin' Up My Heart to think of him spending nights alone, lonely and Ben Thigpenless. [Source]
Pamela Anderson—in her first visit to Washington since becoming a U.S. citizen—will make a personal appeal to her new government to replace a profusion of outdated animal tests with modern technology that is already widely used in Europe. In the shadow of the nation’s capitol, Anderson will hand-deliver a PETA science report—the impetus for a recent front-page Washington Post story—condemning the failure of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use sophisticated, non-animal test methods in place of animal tests ... "Being a citizen excites me not just because I can vote, but because I can crack the whip on Capitol Hill to defend animals," says Anderson.
Pamela Anderson has finally cast off the shackles of her Canadianness in order to become a full-fledged citizen of the US of A ... so I suppose congrats are in order for our friends to the North. Meh, we'll take her ... at the very least she will be one more vote for the animal-friendly lobby here in the US and we could really use her income tax revenue. God bless America!! [Source]
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Okay, so the first time I saw a trailer for this movie was way back around Xmas time when I was home for the holidays back in Detroit and I went out to see 27 Dresses with Sarah, her mom Nina, her aunts Gina and Lisa and her grandmother (yes, it was a gals night out, if you must know). Every single chick in that theater (and, yes, htere were a lot of chicks in that theater) swooned and laughed at the trailer for Made of Honor ... it was then that I knew that I'd be seeing the movie, most probably with Sarah and her family. Now, I'm not sure when I'll be home in Detroit again so I dunno if I'll actually get to see the movie with Sarah but I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be seeing it anyways. I'm not really big into the chick flicks but this one has Patrick Dempsey so, duhvs, I'll be seeing it. I'm sure it won't be that difficult to get some members of Le GangTM to come out with me ... who knows, maybe Sarah will make a special trip out to LA to come along. [Source]
This interview is scheduled to air on The Oprah Winfrey Show this Friday (May 2) ... but Tom will be appearing live on Oprah's show next Monday (May 5) to celebrate his 25 years in films since his breakout role in Risky Business. If the man ain't leapin' on couches in the first interview, he very likely will be doing so in his second appearance on the show. It's a shame that Tom has really toned down his Cruiseaziness in the last few months ... he isn't nearly as interesting now that he appears relatively sane again. Eh, I'll prolly tune in anyways just in case the man decides to flip out at the last second. [Source]
Dannii just rules. While her older sister Kylie Minogue gets the lion's share of the attention, it shouldn't be forgotten that Dannii is a pretty great performer herself. It's really great seeing her in performance mode ... I hope to one day be able to see her perform live with my very own eyes. But, considering it's taken me about 20 years to be able to see Kylie perform live, well, I might have a ways to go. [Source, thanks Kate]
Soooo ... I guess I'll have to make do with the photos ... like these of Dannii at a fashion show last night:
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She is a doll. I totally <3 her!!!
We'll admit, it never would have even occurred to us to ask Hills star Lauren Conrad about her personal politics if her arch-nemesis, Heidi Montag, hadn't come out earlier this month as a McCain supporter. After that, we didn't really have a choice. When we saw Conrad at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday, we asked her who would have her vote. "You know what? I believe in a private ballot," she said. "I've done several things to, like, encourage people to vote. But I think when you go in and endorse somebody it kind of affects how people look at you or look at candidates." That's disappointing. But luckily, asking questions is not the only trick up our reporting sleeve. During emcee Craig Ferguson's speech, he said: "I'm a new American so I'm trying to decide which party to vote for." We sensed an opportunity coming. "Should I vote for the Republicans?" he asked. We seized the moment and craned our necks in Conrad's direction. She clapped wildly. "Or the Democrats?" Ferguson asked. Conrad immediately placed her hands on the table and wrinkled her nose to her friend. Aha! What clinched the issue was when, moments later, she totally did not laugh at one of Ferguson's best lines: "What should President Bush do after this? I don't know, maybe get a job with more vacation." OMG, Heidi and Lauren are both Republicans and are rooting for John McCain. They agree on something!
HMMMMMMM ... I smell a rat. If LC and Heidi agree on political parties, what else do you think they agree on? Could it be that the bitter enemies are really very close friends who are playing us all for fools by making us believe that they hate one another so that we stay interested in their every move in the hopes that some dramatic and bitchy fight might one day ensue? Nah. They can't be that clever ... or can they? Is my world crashing in around me? Is everything that I hold dear and true falling to pieces right before my eyes? Man ... the next thing you're gonna tell me is that both of their fashion lines are made in the same Indonesian sweat shop overseas ... by the same tiny fingers of the same children who are forced to work themselves to death for pennies a day :( [Source]
Ain't it always the innocent, pious ones that end up falling furthest from their pedestals? It just breaks my heart, my achey breaky heart. [Source]
Ten points if you can find Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie in the vid. Enjoy!!
Monday, April 28, 2008
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Maddy dug those glasses out of her closet and let Lola wear them herself ... it's remarkable how similar both mother and daughter look. Granted Madonna was much older than Lola was when her photo was taken, there is no mistaking that Lourdes is deffo Madonna's child. [Source]
Ah yes ... the sands of time can be so cruel ... once-upon-a-time Jason Priestly was the one that all the girls screamed for and now, well, that simply isn't the case. Now it's Chace's time in the limelight so it was nice of him to let Jason win a video game or two. I hope Chace enjoys his time in the sun ... it won't be long until he's in the other seat, playing against younger heartthrobs celebrating his video game wins with jubliant glee. Hopefully he'll get to keep his hair longer than Jason has, tho ... that's at least one thing he can work to aspire to. [Source]
I believe that Dannii also performed at the event but I've yet to find photos of her performance. She really looks fabulous in that glittering gold outfit ... Woot!!! [Source]
Yes, it got hot, indeed. Again, I must say that I really feel like I missed out on a great weekend this time around. From everything I've seen, it looks like this year's Coachella Music Festival was deffo a good time. Ah well, maybe next year. [Source]
Kathy Griffin has split from billionaire Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. "He is an awesome guy, but I have to say he is in the friends category now," Griffin, 47, told Usmagazine.com at the GLAAD Awards in L.A. Saturday. "As a matter of fact," she added, "I got an email last week from him, and he is going to marry someone else... I think he might be married. I don't really know that for sure, though." She insisted there are no hard feelings: He even appears on the upcoming season of her Bravo reality show. "He is really cute and funny on it," she said, adding, "He's totally a life-long friend."
Whaaaa? They broke up AND he's already married or at least engaged to someone else already? Damn, that sucks. Poor Kathy ... I shudder to think about the things she had to do to that man's nekkid body and then it turns out that she doesn't even get to end up enjoying any of the fruits of his wealth! AND THEN some new chick swoops in and marries the guy, ensuring a very nice future for her and her bank account? Bummer. I'm sure Kathy's keeping her chin up tho ... I mean, I'm sure another eligible billionaire will be along any day now to fill the void. [Source]
As usual, I have a few things to take care of today, lots of cleaning and packing to do. The weather is still pretty hot today but I understand it will cool considerably by mid-week ... hopefully it won't be too cold on the East Coast by the time I get there.
- Baby Mama was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend.
- Britney Spears returns to CBS's How I Met Your Mother on May 12, filming for the ep starts next Monday.
- Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are pregs, y'all!!!
- I'm sorry ... Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
- Rufus Wainwright's new opera will focus on a day in the life of an opera singer.
- Who wants a cheeseburger? Amy Winehouse is buying.
- Coldplay plan to give away their new single for free; plans to play free shows in addition.
- Pete Wentz is on Team Speidi; LC is not amused.
- Click HERE to watch Prince perform Radiohead's Creep at Coachella this weekend.
- Ian Somerhalder strips down for Coachella.
- Zac Efron strips down for High School Musical 3.
- Halle Berry shows off her post-baby body.
- Mila Kunis does In Style magazine.
- If you think David Beckham's facial hair looks bad you're really gonna LOVE THIS.
- Jessica Alba is 27, Penelope Cruz is 34, Jorge Garcia (Lost) is 35 and Ann-Margret is 67 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Snoop Dogg will be allowed to go back to the UK after all.
- First her veins and now her legs? Angelina Jolie seems to be having a tough pregnancy this time around.
- Jamie Lee Curtis chimes in on the Miley Cyrus photo scandal.
The look does age him a bit but it's not entirely as heinous as I previously thought. The shaved head doesn't really help the look much but at least it's better than those God-awful corn rows that he used to sport a few years ago. I'm really on the fence about these chin pubes ... should they stay or should they go? At least he looks a lot hotter than Salma Hayek does. [Source]
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EEK! I guess you can blame the bad photos on poor angles or whatever (since there are other photos from the same day where Heather looks more like Heather and less like the crazy cat-lady) but the resemblance is pretty uncanny ... and extremely disturbing. Blech. [Source]
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Two ABC series were in repeats — as winners — at the annual awards honoring good work in media presentations of gays and lesbians. "Brothers & Sisters" and "Ugly Betty" received awards for outstanding drama and comedy series during the 19th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards at the Kodak Theatre on Saturday night. Both shows, which feature openly gay or transsexual regular characters, received the same awards last year from GLAAD. On "Brothers & Sisters," Matthew Rhys plays Kevin, a lawyer sibling whose dating life is frequently depicted on the drama. "Ugly Betty" features Marc St. James, the flamboyantly gay assistant played by Michael Urie, as well as Alexis Meade, the transsexual editor played by Rebecca Romijn. Other winners included Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" for outstanding reality program, Janet Jackson for the Vanguard Award and Rufus Wainwright for the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, in honor of the late casting director who fought homophobia in the entertainment industry. According to GLAAD, the awards honor individuals and projects in media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The awards are split into four ceremonies, held in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and San Francisco in March, April and May.
What an incredible awards show. To think that for 19 years, awards have been handed out to brave people and companies that have taken up the mantle of portraying GLBT people in a positive light ... which is no small task. If you consider that gay jokes are very present in most comedies and that you hardly ever hear anyone speak up on behalf of gay people whenever someone makes those kinds of jokes, well, it's very easy for that sort of behavior to be accepted as the norm. I love that very popular TV shows like Ugly Betty and Brothers and Sisters integrate gay characters so fully into their storylines without explanation and without comment so that Middle America can see them as regular characters, the way it should be. I thing ABC should be commended for their commitment to positive GLBT visibility. And I really look forward to the day when awards shows like the GLAAD Media Awards are no longer required to exist because positive GLBT visibility will just be an everyday, run-of-the-mill occurrence. [Source, Source]
"YES, I think that's it now," says Geri Halliwell. The singer is clutching a mug of tea and standing in the kitchen of her London home as she talks frankly about the Spice Girls and their recent reunion tour. "We've done it and I wouldn't want to go back, although I wouldn’t say it was definitely the last one ...." So there. Exactly ten years after she quit the band that made her name, Ginger Spice looks set to finally hang up her platform boots and Union Jack dress. Here, in her large open-plan house with its wooden floorboards and view of a leafy garden the size of a small park, Geri is well advanced with other, very different plans. She has become a children's author and today reveals how she has based her quirky new characters on her own days as a schoolgirl. She also explains why she has become a National Reading Ambassador for The Sun as part of the National Year Of Reading. "I'd love it if the average person who doesn't necessarily buy books could discover the delights of discovering a good story," she says proudly of her new role. Geri's infectious enthusiasm is currently focused on the project she has been working on in her upstairs office for the past four years. On Friday she publishes her first children's book, Ugenia Lavender -- one of a planned series of six titles aimed at the over-sevens. She is, it is fair to say, very excited about the project. "I know there is prejudice against celebrity authors but if you read my stories you'll know they're not ghost written -- only I could be that bonkers!" she says, self-mockingly. Her cartoon heroine, Ugenia, is clearly a mini Geri, with a swinging bob of clipped ginger hair, a smattering of freckles and a confident, mischievous smile. She is the child of a dinosaur expert and a breakfast telly presenter. The first story paints her as a classic misfit, struggling to find friends at a new school and suffering at the hands of a bully. "Ugenia is definitely a part of me. She's like my inner brat," Geri confesses, adding that the story is loosely based on her own experiences growing up in Watford, Herts ... Geri describes each plot twist in her new book with gleeful detail. "I try and put heart into it," she says. "I think people can feel it when it's real." We are interrupted as Bluebell, Geri's 23-month-old daughter by former boyfriend Sacha Gervasi, toddles into the room carrying a piece of burst pink balloon. Geri is quickly on her knees on the floor playing with her. "I'm a single-parent mother," she says matter-of-factly. "I'm a statistic. I'm like half of Britain. I'm more privileged than most so it would be an insult and hideous to compare myself to those who are really struggling, but I guess I’m like most working mothers in that I have to juggle everything."
Geri really talks at length about the inspiration for this new book series in the Sun article ... which even offers a chance to read the first chapter HERE. I dunno if there is a market for stuff like this but I'm sure she'll sell a few books. I guess it's nice that Geri is able to turn a passion of hers into a real project like this ... and if Madonna can sell kids books then why can't Geri ... tho, I suspect that someone like JK Rowling doesn't have much to worry about. [Source, Source]