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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Want Candy

Entertainment Weekly has just revealed the official title of Madonna's new album ... and without further ado, here it is:

The title of Madonna's forthcoming album will be Hard Candy, has learned exclusively. The record, her last studio effort for Warner Bros., includes a track called "Candy Store." Madonna chose to stick with the sweet theme because "she loves candy," says her longtime rep Liz Rosenberg. "It's about the juxtaposition of tough and sweetness, or as Madonna so eloquently expressed 'I'm gonna kick your ass, but it's going to make you feel good.'" The album, which features Justin Timberlake on multiple tracks and production by Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Nate "Danja" Hills, will see a U.S. release on April 29. The first single, "Four Minutes," will be out at the end of March.

Sweet! But also predictable (not to mention the name has already been used as the title of a 2006 Ellen Page movie). I'm still anxious to hear what this new music will sound like ... hopefully it won't be long 'til we hear something of substance from this new album. [Source]


One More Stop

After a grueling 3 month stint on the road, the party is just about over for the Spice Girls Reunion Tour. While Les Spices didn't quite get to visit all the countries they promised to visit at the onset of the tour, the ladies did manage to bring their Reunion Tour to quite a few cities across the US and Europe (some cities were lucky enough to enjoy multiple night shows ... which is odd since other cities (and countries, for that matter) were completely omitted altogether). But the sun will set on the Spice Girls Reunion Tour tonight as they play their very last show (reportedly their last show together ever) in Toronto, Canada (after playing their second to last show there last night) ce soir. Pink reader Candace was in the hiz for the Spice Girls' Toronto show and sends in this pic of Vicki B. suffering a wardrobe malfunction while on stage:

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You just know that VB couldn't let the Reunion Tour come to an end without stealing the spotlight one last time. If you're so inclined, you can click above to see VB's boob as it popped out of her top while she was trying to look as fierce as possible. Enjoy? [thanks Candace]

BTW, Pink reader Lauren is sharing a bunch of her pics and vids from last night's SG show in Toronto HERE.

After Vicki B's nipple made a spectacle of itself on the concert stage, Mel B decided to make a spectacle of herself at a nightclub in Toronto after last night's second-to-last Spice Girls concert ever. Here are a few pics of a very inebriated-looking Scary Spice at C Lounge last night:

Photo credit: Splash News

Hahahhaha ... you can tell that Mel B's hubby Stephen Belafonte was totally uninterested in hearing Scary's drunken rants ... which prolly led to more drinking and, well, there you have it. You gotta admit, Scary looks very pretty when she drinks, no? [Source]

In related news, it turns out that VB's hubby David Beckham will not be on hand to bear witness to the final Spice Girls concert ever (which, as I mentioned, will take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto tonight) because he is currently in Incheon, South Korea with his LA Galaxy soccer team for a 3-match Asian tour of games. Here are a few pics of a happy-looking Becks as he arrived at Incheon International Airport earlier today:

Photo credit: Wireimage

David Beckham arrived in South Korea on Tuesday as Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy kicked off a three match Asian tour. Beckham made no comment to reporters on arrival at Incheon International Airport outside the South Korean capital, Seoul. The 32-year-old former England captain plans to hold a media conference on Wednesday. The Galaxy will play FC Seoul in a friendly match on Saturday before continuing its Asian tour in Shanghai, China, on March 5 and Hong Kong on March 9. Beckham set up both goals Sunday as the Galaxy beat Australian side Sydney FC 2-1 to finish third in the inaugural Pan-Pacific Championship exhibition tournament in Hawaii. Los Angeles opens its regular MLS season March 29 at Colorado against The Rapids.

Ahhh Becks ... he is lookin' tanned and ready for action. It appears that Hawaii agrees with him. I'm glad that the LA Galaxy managed to pull off a win at the Pan-Pacific Championship tourney ... it gives us a bit of hope that the upcoming Galaxy MLS soccer season will turn out better than last year's did. Woot! I'm very much looking forward to seeing Becks in action while he's in South Korea. [Source]

After Madonna partied the night away at the impromptu and very private Oscar party that she hosted on Sunday night, she was up bright and early to fulfill her civic duty. She was called to appear for jury duty and, with coffee in hand, she heeded that call. Here are a few pics of Madge as she made her way out of the courthouse after she was dismissed from duty:

Photo credit: Splash News

In the space of 12 hours, Madonna went from partying with fellow A-listers at her Oscars party to waiting around in boredom in a jurors' room. After only a couple of hours sleep, an exhausted Madonna arrived at the Beverly Hills courtroom for jury service and spent four hours waiting to hear if she would be called for the jury. Madonna's spell in the jurors' room would have been a humbling experience for the singer, who is not used to being kept waiting. Despite her hard night partying, Madonna arrived at 9am dressed down in a Juicy Couture velour tracksuit top and knee-length shorts. Obviously exhausted and bit worse for wear after her party hosting duties, Madonna kept on her sunglasses as her bag was searched by security and she was given a red juror's badge to wear. During her four hour wait in the jurors' room, Madonna sipped on a large cup of coffee to keep her awake and was no doubt catching up on her Oscars party gossip on a series of text messages on her mobile phone. A tired Madonna was overheard saying "I got three hours sleep last night". Following her lunch break, Madonna surprised her fellow potential jurors when she arrived back at the courtroom in a complete change of outfit - a smarter combination of black trousers and jacket with white trainers. As well as her wardrobe change, a clearly flagging Madonna clutched another large cup of coffee to help her stay alert. After only an hour back at the courthouse, Madonna was relieved to be excused from jury service so she could finally get some sleep. A spokeswoman said: "She wasn't picked to be on a jury and has been officially dismissed. "There was only one jury panel picked this morning, for a DUI (driving under the influence) case, and she wasn't on it. That's her done with jury service. She won't be called back for the rest of the year."

Boy can I empathize with Maddy. Back in the days before I was teaching, I was known to enjoy a late night or two and had to show up for a full day of jury duty the next day. I, too, was forced to sit around and wait all day to see if I'd get picked to serve on a jury only to be called into the courtroom to be questioned in a drunk driving case (just like Madge) and then be dismissed without having to serve (and then later that weekend I got hit on by the lawyer who questioned me after we ran into each other at a club ... which is a story for another time). It's amazing how easy it is to do one's civic duty in this country. [Source]

In NYC, MTV's TRL was chock full of guests yesterday as pretty much everyone in Hollywood has got a new project to promote this week ... here are a few pics of some of the guests who stopped by TRL yesterday afternoon:

Photo credit: Wireimage

Snoop Dogg has got a new reality show to promote (Snoop Dogg's Father Hood on E!) Will Farrell has got a new movie to promote (Semi-Pro, opens this Friday), Jordin Sparks has a new single and video to promote (No-Air which features Chris Brown) and Ashlee Simpson also has a new single to promote (Little Miss Obsessive from her upcoming album Bittersweet World, due out on April 15). Yeah, there was a lot of stuff going on yesterday. Today will be a different story ... Janet Jackson, who's new album Discipline is available in stores and online today, will be taking over TRL this afternoon all by her lonesome. Should be a good show ... she did a pretty bang up job this morning on Good Morning America already. [Source]

In Canada, Ryan Phillippe paid a visit to Much Music in order to do a little promo work for his new movie Stop Loss ... here are a couple of pics:

Photo credit: Splash News

You know, I'd see this man in pretty much any movie he'd like to do but I am very interested in seeing Stop Loss already ... and not just because he is joined by hottie Channing Tatum in the film -- but that does have a bit to do with my reasoning. Stop Loss (the tale of a decorated Iraq war hero who makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty only to be ordered back to duty in Iraq by the Army, which upends his world and tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor) looks like a damn good movie with a very brave storyline. Many short-sighted folks have taken the position that this film is anti-American while I believe it is merely a story that actually happens in real life and has yet to be told on screen. If a movie of this caliber just so happens to star some really hawt actors, then so be it ... I'm in. [Source]

The Academy Awards are dunzo for another year but there are a few more tid bits left over from the big night Sunday ... here are a couple of very interesting pictures of Academy Award winner Javier Bardem and his No Country for Old Men co-star Josh Brolin gettin' a bit amorous at one of the Oscar afterparties Sunday night:

Photo credit: Wireimage

Don't you just love it when big strapping men like this like to rough house each other up? You can just smell the sexual tension. Ain't man lurve grand? [Source]

And speaking of man lurve, in the more traditional sense, here is an adorable picture of Grey's Anatomy star TR Knight and, what looks to be, his new beau Mark Cornelsen (a former Matthew Shepard Point Scholar) lookin' all couply with the hand-holding at the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood:

Photo credit: Wireimage

OMG ... aren't they just the cutest? It's great to see these guys lookin' so happy together ... I love it!!! [Source]

And here is the last of this year's Oscarness (I hope) ... Courtney Love, who got her ass all glammed up for the big night, made the rounds at some of the parties Sunday night and then rushed home to blog about it on her My Space profile. Here is the full text (errors and all) of C. Love's Oscar Party Wrap-up blogpost:

swank looked great, i bet that was Versace, she looke dgirly for the fiorst time in forever- im sad for PTA i love teh Coens but PTA well tehy shouldve let him release all 6 hours of There Will Be Blood cos thats what i bet there is of it, Kidman as anyone knows and me are not bffs by any stretch, and i though te edgy thing was cool but for some reason not onher- and her forehead is way too shiny it flips me out- iwas REALLY isnpired Diablo Cody won - that was fucking AWESOME in fact i think i just may have peed all over her My Space- i was supposed to be at Eltons Party at i think noon or something and if we dont hiurry it will suck- i really dont want to get there ina crush of shit and stuff- wait my pr is outside im calling her hold on- okay i hope the disaster has been averted but m,y expirience with that party is that i do NOT want to see Paris dancing ona table i really really DONT and i dont want to stuff a stale slamon canape in my mouth and i really need to get laid so i m off to do so. i love dthat tattoo on her ( Dibalo) and her cute thigh and the wietzman shoes were actually pretty unnatractuve really,. neat, i like the minnesota thing too, i wont be getting a bl;ack bob although i think abou tit contstantly , but it was inspiring rarely does anyone win when theyre an "outisder" particul;alrly chicks who talk about sex working- desp[ite the fact that EVERYONE i know in this town who wasnt upper middle class or didnt come from a hollywood family DID IT and even then i know of some exceptions. so i was really proud a little Nirvana moment if you will. "we won" my friend Daphne Guiness is here and i cant wait to see her. okay signiong off ,. im moving bu June really why? cos between a blood red Fortuny and a pink Fortuny id get all sorts of crazy shit by people who dont even know whata Fortuny is ! borrrring, ill be back but for now im so over L:A

Um, what? The first rule of blogging is that you shouldn't put fingers to keyboard if you've had too much to drink ... not that I know that C. Love was hitting the bottle before she started typing but ... well, it does read as if it came from an inebriated person (either that or a high school drop out ... oh wait ...). It's a fun read tho, I always love it when Courtney decided to weigh in and blog about what's on her mind at any given time. Incidentally, the second rule of blogging is that you don't talk about blogging -- but I guess y'all already knew that. [Source]

In the UK, Amy Winehouse was spotted making her usual trip to the jailhouse to visit her incarcerated husband Blake Civil-Fielder (who is currently cooling his heels behind bars on the charge of trying to pervert justice) in the AM and then roaming the streets of London in the PM. It was thought that Amy has been having herself lately since she's stayed committed to her rehab treatments but new scratches on her arms seem to belie that fact ... check it out:

Photo credit: Splash News

Amy Winehouse has sparked fears she is self-harming again after the singer was seen out last night with a criss cross of angry red scars on her tattooed arm. Amy, 24, was seen in central London wearing a vest top which exposed the marks sparking speculation that the stress of husband's incarceration, and her continued treatment for drug addiction, is taking a toll on the singer. Despite her problems, Amy has tried to salvage her career with a series of live performances for the Grammy Awards, and last week's Brits. But in a backstage interview a distressed Amy proclaimed her performance was shit. The disturbing pictures come after chain-smoking Amy was seen out again with artist friend Blake Wood last night. Earlier in the day, she had visited husband Blake Fielder-Civil in Pentonville prison. She visited Caribbean restaurant Jerk City, and then went onto Bloomsbury Bowls for an evening of bowling with the American artist. The pair also spent the previous evening together. Last year, the troubled star admitted she harmed herself as a child, and these latest photographs have prompted speculation she may have returned to the habit. In an interview with Q Magazine Amy spoke about a childhood episode of self-harming. She said: "It's a funny thing, a morbid curiosity. I'm talking about when I was nine. What does that feel like? 'Ow, that fucking hurts.' It's probably the worst thing I've done." She also confessed that she still suffers bouts of depression - and ends up "slapping herself". "Not punching myself in the face, but slapping," she says.

This is so sad ... just when you think it can't get any worse. I just hope that Amy stays true to cleaning herself up ... I would really hate for anything truly terrible to happen to her. I commend her for trying to straighten up her act ... bu if she really is self-harming herself then she is in dire need of serious treatment for that as well :( [Source]

Elsewhere in London, Kate Moss got herself in a tight jam:

Photo credit: Splash News

I never thought I'd see the day when a supermodel could find a spot so small that she actually get stuck in it. Hmmm ... remember when Kate was the crazy partier? She looks downright virginal these days :) [Source]

Awww ... here are a few really cute pics of proud parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden out for a little shopping spree here in LA this week ... it looks like they were in the mood to pick up a few things for their bouncing baby girl Harlow Winter:

OMG ... Nic/Joel are just so cute in these pics ... couldn't you just die? [Source]

Well, if these pics of Nic/Joel don't make you want to die then these pics of Benji Madden and Paris Hilton might ... these two were also spotted on a little shopping jaunt together this week ... holding hands and stuff ...

Photo credit: Splash News

Less than two weeks after Benji Madden split from fiancée Sophie Monk, the rocker is stepping out with another blonde bombshell. The new woman in his life? None other than Paris Hilton. "Yes, they are dating. It's pretty serious," a source confirms of the couple, who have been spotted together all over town – make that all over the country! In just the past few days, they have partied at Home nightclub in suburban St. Louis, shopped (while holding hands) at Hollywood's Fred Segal, and even grabbed lunch with Madden's mom. On Sunday night, the two hit the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where they cuddled in a massive booth and engaged in an intimate conversation. And the Madden brothers posted on their Web site a group picture that included Hilton. They called it a "nice little family photo" and described her as the "wonderful Paris."

Lord, this news is just too much for my fragile little heart to take. Let's just HOPE the reports are wrong and that these two are just friends ... friends who like to shop ... and, apparently, hold hands ... blech. In other disheartening news, it is being reported that Paris Hilton is returning to reality TV. It seems that Paris is severely lacking in friends so she's going to go on TV to try and find some:

"The show is going to be about her searching for a new best friend," a source tells "Paris is tired of the haters and she's looking for someone new. She's looking for someone new and cool who she can trust." The untitled project – expected to be picked up by either MTV or VH1 – will be her second foray in reality television. Hilton's The Simple Life, costarring pal Nicole Richie, aired from 2003 to 2007. The new show is "going to be full of good chick drama and you will see a side of Paris not seen on Simple Life," the source tells Us.

I'm sorry ... but doesn't it seem extremely sad to go on TV to try and find a new best friend? Wouldn't it just make more sense for her to save face and just buy a new friend? Ugh. [Source, Source]

Did you know that Stephen Dorff is too sexy for his shirt?

Photo credit: Splash News

Yep, there he was at LAX airport proving that very fact. [Source]

In other celebs in airport news, here are a few new pics of Parker Posey also making her way thru LAX airport:

Photo credit: Splash News

I just love her ... her new show The Return of Jezebel James will be debuting on FOX on March 14. I can't wait to see how well her new show will do in the ratings ... I really want her to succeed :) [Source]

Last week, I posted a pic of US Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps modeling the new Speedo LZR Racer swim suit (which will be the official suit of the US Olympic Swim Team at the Beijing Summer Olympics this year) and today we have a side-by-side comparison of Phelps in the LZR Racer suit -- airbrushed promo pic vs. the real deal in person:

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Uhhhh ... where did his penis go? I get that the makers of Speedo might want to touch up their promo pics a bit but I'm not sure I'm totally on board with a full Photoshop castration. Which do you prefer ... meat or meatless? [Source]

And finally ... here are a couple more pics of Hugh Jackman -- shirtless, wet and dripping -- on a beach in Sydney, Australia with his family this past Sunday afternoon ... you know, just because:

I know I posted some of these pics yesterday but it would be a SHAME to let these pics go to waste so ... there you go. I don't think anyone really minds all that much, right? [Source]

Les News:
Yesterday was a pretty great day ... I didn't do a darn thing at all. I spent part of the day tiding up my apartment but, for the most part, I just took it easy. All the running around I've been doing for the past few weeks has been getting to me so it was nice to just spend a lazy day by myself ;)

This afternoon, tho, I have to venture out into the world ... I'm meeting up with Steph and Alek from the blog Oh La La for drinks this afternoon and then I'm meeting up with Darion later on tonight for dinner and a movie. I am thrilled to report that the rain seems to have gone away and the sun is shining once again. Methinks it's going to be a great day. I hope it is for you :)

I'm out.



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