Monday, March 17, 2008
So says this Chinese proverb tattooed in Mandarin Chinese (according to PageSix.com) down the side of David Beckham's left side ribcage which was revealed this weekend at the LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas friendly soccer match ... behold:
MMMM ... the tattoo is pretty sexy but he seems to be going a bit overboard with all the new ink. I don't mind all the new tats so much right now ... but if he ends up getting Thug 4 Life tattooed on his stomach then we're gonna hafta be dunzo! [Source]
This commercial features only the instrumental music from the song but I think it turned out pretty good nonetheless. With minimal effort on her part, Madge has managed to make her first single a huge money maker already :)
We pretty much ate and ate and ate until we nearly passed out ... and then we had dessert. The whole evening was really very cool ... as usual. After dinner, I somehow got sucked into watching Oprah's The Big Give with S&A. I dunno, the folks who are competing on that show don't seem all that genuine when they try to help the less fortunate. I can see how it will be easy to eliminate contestants as the weeks progress.
Tonight, I have the extreme fortune to be able to attend a premiere screening of the new Ryan Phillippe/Channing Tatum movie Stop-Loss. Because this is such a major event for me, I'm bringing along Steph to shoot pics of the event. I'm not entirely sure if I'll get to press the flesh with Ryan or Channing but, rest assured, I'm gonna do my best. Woot!
Another Monday is upon us ... please remember to party safe today for St. Patrick's Day! Have a good one!!!
PS: Today is the one year anniversary that me and my friend Mike met so I'd like to send out some public lurve to my good ol' buddy:
I can't believe it's been a year already ... Mike has become such a good friend to me, it feels like we've been buds forever. I'm sure this is but the first of many friendship anniversaries to come :)
- Horton Hears a Who was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend.
- Rapper DMX reveals in a new interview that he has never heard of Barack Obama; he even has a hard time believing that Barack is his real name.
- Sadly, it should come as no surprise that Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel was a drug abuser, according to Larry Birkhead.
- Ashlee Simpson doesn't trust Pete Wentz and his hog.
- Elton John is on Team Hillary.
- Radar magazine reveals the 2 newest official members of the Church of Scientology.
- Will a future version of the iPhone be a flip phone?
- Madonna's new single 4 Minutes will be available for purchase HERE at 12AM March 18.
- Are Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton feudin' again?
- Holy Eff! The word "fuck" goes before the Supreme Court again.
- Heather Mills becomes the $50 million dollar woman.
- Yikes! Not all same-sex lurvin' is hawt.
- Apparently Sports make you Sexy. (Semi-NSFW)
- Mischa Barton shows off her boobs again, for "art". (NSFW)
- Jennifer Aniston shows off her new sun tan.
- Reese Witherspoon says: It's Avon calling!
- Hugh Jackman is wet and half-nekkid again ... it's gonna be a good day :)
- Melissa Auf der Maur (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole) is 36, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins is 41 and Patrick Duffy (Dallas, The Bold and the Beautiful) is 59 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Michael Phelps does Vogue magazine.
- Daniel Radcliffe needs to kick the habit.
- Rachel Bilson designs a line of clothing for DKNY.
The unedited episode will debut on Showtime on Sunday March 30 but why wait ... you can watch the whole thing right now, right HERE. Enjoy!!
We've all been talking about it and now here's your first look at Britney Spears as a receptionist on How I Met Your Mother. Looking slim and sexy (from the shoulders up at least) Britney was reportedly on her best behavior last week while she filmed her cameo, although co-star Neil Patrick Harris said she seemed "fragile but professional." Ah, just how every actress dreams of being labeled.
Wow ... what a difference a week makes. Last Monday we heard that Britney Spears would be guest starring on an upcoming ep of How I Met Your Mother and today we have the first picture from the ep, scheduled to air on CBS next Monday, March 24. Hurray for Hollywood ... Britney Spears just might manage a successful comeback after all. [Source]
UPDATE: People magazine also has a preview pic of Britney on the set of How I Met Your Mother, check it out:
Yay! She looks so good! I am soooooo excited!!
Photo credit: Splash News and Wireimage
Oh look! Cousin Alli Sims decided to wear a particularly horrendous dress so that she could represent the absent Britney Spears. I'm sure Brit Brit just loves it when Cousin Alli, hungry for any and all attention possible, uses her name to get into swanky parties. I always find it so interesting that rich celebs like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are always so quick to show up to gifting events like this. I feel a bit guilty whenever McDonald's gives me one too many sweet and sour packets when I order Chicken McNuggets. Alas, I guess this is how the rich stay rich ... they spend their money as little as possible. [Source, Source]
TMZ has learned "The Punisher" star Thomas Jane was busted early this morning for DUI. Jane, whose real name is Thomas Elliot, was nabbed in Kern County, Calif. by CHP officers. He has been charged with DUI and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08% -- both misdemeanors. CHP tells TMZ Jane was stopped in a late-model Maserati for driving at "an extremely high rate of speed" on I-5. We're told he failed several field sobriety tests, including a breathalyzer. Cops also say he was also driving with a suspended license. A cooperative Jane was taken to the pokey and he's already out. His arraignment is set for April 9th.
Boo. Another day, another celeb DUI. It is such a sad comment on the times when this sort of news isn't even shocking anymore ... these days, it's basically a matter of "who is it now?" Folks, don't drink and drive ... no matter what the celebs may think, it's deffo not cool to risk the live of others just because you don't know how to call a cab. [Source]
And because there is a shot of Ashton posing in a skimpy pair of white Calvin Klein undies, we might as well take a closer look at what Demi Moore is all aflutter over:
Now, I'm not one to look a gift bulge in the mouth (quiet, you) but this one ain't all that special. I mean, as far as packages go this one looks a'ight and really holds no cause for complaint but it's far from David Beckham stuffed in Armani Underwear proportions. I think it might be necessary to have the men present their underwear-less goods for further inspection to see which one wins the battle of the bulge. In the name of fairness, it seems like the only right thing to do. [Source]
You may also recall that it was during the filming of this movie that rumors began to circulate that Jared and Lindsay had sparked up a romantic relationship (which now seems like eons ago). While it pains me to say that I don't think that this very serious film will be the right vehicle for L. Lo's acting prowess to shine thru, I wouldn't be surprised if Jared Leto ended up garnering accolades for his performance. It's uncanny how creepily disturbing he comes across in just the movie trailer:
You can tell from the trailer that this is the kind of movie where the creepy tension builds over the course of the film until it reaches its violent end. I'm actually a big fan of Leto's acting skillz, he tends to give really great performances in his movies ... it remains to be seen if Lindsay's involvement in the film will be detrimental to the overall effect of this dramatic film but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. [Source, Source]
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Former President Bill Clinton met with actor Brad Pitt and hundreds of volunteers in the Lower 9th Ward on Sunday at the site where a foundation headed by Pitt plans to begin building affordable homes for Hurricane Katrina victims. "We hope to see a huge change here in the next six months," Pitt told a group of residents as he posed with them for pictures Sunday and signed autographs. Pitt and Clinton walked a street as hundreds of volunteers on either side, wielding shovels and rakes, prepared the land for homes. For hours, they cleared overgrown grass and weeds that were covering street drains and sidewalks. The Lower 9th Ward was one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in New Orleans when Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, causing the city's levee system to fail with devastating flooding. "We're working to get the grounds ready so construction can begin," said Anne Bouthilette, a 20-year-old sophomore history major at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn ... "It is only fitting that we culminate a weekend focused on youth service by turning words into action," Clinton said in a prepared statement Sunday. A brass band played in the background as Clinton and Pitt shook hands and chatted with volunteers. Bouthilette said this was her first visit to New Orleans, and she was enjoying the opportunity to help with the city's recovery. "There's a pressing need for people to come down here and do work," she said. "There are still so many things that need to be done. Everybody can do something." Bouthilette was one of about 600 college students in New Orleans for the Clinton Global Initiative University, a three-day program that began Friday and was designed to challenge college students and universities to tackle global problems with practical, innovative solutions. The event wrapped Sunday with the volunteer effort in the Lower 9th Ward, at the site where Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation are building homes using environmentally friendly materials such as cisterns and solar panels for residents who lost their homes in the storm. Side-by-side Pitt and Clinton broke ground with shovels after their mingling with the volunteers.
It's truly heartbreaking that we are *still* dealing with the aftereffects from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina all this time since the storm destroyed the area. I find it unfathomable that these sorts of relief efforts have to be carried out by concerned private citizens rather than by our government who clearly feel that their focus needs to be someplace else. I know that many people scoff and take a negative view of celebrity philanthropy but I, for one, commend folks like Brad Pitt for putting their money where their mouth is. It really feels that if volunteers like these don't take up these causes and work towards a better future, areas like the Lower 9th Ward might continue to languish if they are forced to wait for the government to step in and take action. [Source]
In related news, Angelina Jolie found herself with sole custody of her entire brood of children Sunday afternoon while Brad was bizzy working with Bill Clinton and various volunteers at the Make It Right 9 ground-breaking ceremony. She decided to take all of her children (including her ever-growing baby bump) out for a stroll to a corner convenience store to stock up on junk food. Here are a few cute pics of mama duck Angelina and her little ones (Maddox, Zahara, Pax Thien and Shiloh Nouvel) following in kind:
Photo credit: Splash News
OMG ... the sight of mama Angelina with all of her kiddies is just too cute for words. I love that Brangelina have no qualms with letting their kids enjoy unhealthy snacks like Chee-tos (which appear to be the junk food of choice for discerning celebrity children ... just ask the Spederline boys). While I'm not at all surprised that Brangelina continue to work at expanding the size of their family, you have to wonder when they are going to stop. Their family of 6 is reportedly going to become a family of 8 (if the twins rumor is to be believed) but something tells me that they aren't going to stop until they reach double-digits. Hahahahaha ... they do make an adorable family -- now. It'll be very interesting to see what this brood will look and act like once they begin to reach adolescence. My money says that little Zahara will emerge as the Queen Bee of the family once as she continues to grow and assert her dominance. [Source]
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Some of you may remember seeing the trailer for Pathology, which also stars Alyssa Milano, in movie theaters last year and may have wondered what happened with the release date. The movie was pushed back to this year and is now set for release in theaters on April 18th. And since April 18th is still a while away, click HERE to watch a very R-rated movie trailer for the movie which is deffo NSFW yet well worth your time nonetheless. Woot!
Additionally, Seth Green (who is most beloved for playing the werewolf character Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was also in the hiz at the Wizard Comic Book Convention this weekend doing some promo work of his own ... here are a few pics of Seth actin' as goofy as can be:
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It's always great seeing ex-Buffyverse folks out and about at events. As y'all should know by now, the principal cast members of BtVS (including Seth Green) will be gathering at the Arc Light this Thursday night to participate in a reunion/panel discussion of the show hosted by the Paley Center. Any Buffy fan knows that this gathering will be a monumental feat since Sarah Michelle Gellar has also agreed to appear at this Thursday's event. It turns out that a very good friend of mine managed to scrounge up one of the coveted golden tickets for this event so, barring any cataclysmic occurance that might impinge my presence, I will be at this Buffy Reunion event. It goes without saying that I am *dying* from excitement. As it stands now, here is a list of the confirmed actors who are scheduled to appear at the event this Thursday: Amber Benson (Tara Maclay), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Eliza Dushku (Faith), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), Seth Green (Oz), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), James Marsters (Spike), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers) and creator Joss Whedon (and there still may be more panelists to be added to the bill). I realize that a vast majority of Buffy fans will not be able to attend this once in a lifetime event but I understand that the event *may* be released on DVD at some point in the future. Rest assured, I will do everything in my power to share as much of the experience as I can with all y'all ... again I say, Woot! Woot!
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I highly doubt that there is really any room for rivalry between these guys ... clearly Chace is the hunky heartthrob between these two (tho, he might have some competition in Cutie McCutester Penn Badgley) ... afterall, you don't see JC Chasez wanting to hang out with Ed Westwick now, do you? It seems like it's been AGES since we've had a new ep of Gossip Girl so I'm glad to see that new eps are being made right now. To be honest, I don't care if the cast members are the best of friends or if they secretly all hate one another ... all I want are new eps of the insanely infectious show. Give us the goss! [Source]
The scan of the back cover of the album isn't that clear so here is the tracklisting typed out:
01. Candy Shop
02. 4 Minutes
03. Give It 2 Me
05. Miles Away
06. She's Not Me
08. Beat Goes One
09. Dance 2Night
10. Spanish Lesson
11. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
It turns out that the tentative tracklist we saw a few weeks ago turned out to be the actual final tracklist. Thus far, no new songs have made their way to the Interweb but if promo copies of the album are being circulated already then I'm sure it won't be long before the songs do leak. We're getting closer ... I'm *so* dying to hear what Madge's new collabo with Justin Timberlake and Timbaland will sound like. I'm keeping optimistic that I'll dig it ... but it still remains to be seen. [Source]
May the luck of the Irish touch you all and may this St. Patrick's Day be the best one yet for each and every one of you! [Source]