Thursday, April 03, 2008
Lord ... even the haters have to admit that her body looks killer. I'm not the biggest Cameron Diaz fan but I have to admit that she really looks stunning on the cover of this issue. [Source]
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Heh, I don't really think that Mimi changed her clothes because I voiced my concern ... but still ... you gotta wonder ;) Work it out, girl. [Source, Source]
They may be pushing 40, but the New Kids are returning to the block. The Boston boy band New Kids on the Block, which sold 70 million albums in the 1980s and early 1990s, has reunited and plans to release a new album and go on tour. The reunion comes 20 years after the release of the group's multi-platinum album, Hanging Tough. The group released a new photo Wednesday and reportedly will appear on the Today show Friday morning — the same time an unmarked countdown clock on NKOTB.com ends. "The fan response to this has been incredible," band member Donnie Wahlberg told the Boston Herald. Wahlberg said he was convinced to get back together with his former bandmates — Joey McIntyre, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood — when they decided to record new music. Wahlberg said he wrote 80% of the new material with McIntyre and Jordan Knight. "I had no interest going out on a nostalgia tour and singing the same material," said Wahlberg, 38. But he added, "We absolutely will do the old songs for sure" ... The group disbanded in 1994. Wahlberg has acted on television and in movies, while Jordan Knight, McIntyre and Wood released solo albums. Jonathan Knight became a real estate developer.
I, for one, couldn't be more pleased that the Kids are getting back together. My tear-stained NKOTB pillowcase is nearly in tatters and I'm in desperate need of a new one. Oh oh oooh oh, Oh oh oooh oh indeed. [Source]
Tick-tock, tick-tock ... the video will not stay online for long, you've prolly only got about 4 minutes until it gets yanked. Thruout the vid, a translucent geometric wave of sorts eats thru everything in its path (including people, the scene of the couple kissing is great cool and gross) which doesn't reach Madonna and Justin until the end of the vid during their last dance routine together ... it's kinda sweet, even if it doesn't seem to make sense with the song's lyrics. Enjoy it whilst you can. [Source, thanks Kevin]
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So we just looked at the docs in the K-Fed custody case, and Federline's credit card bills give us a peek into how he rolls. BTdubs, it appears these charges were on his credit card business accounts: Ralph's grocery store, Toys 'R Us, Babies 'R Us, Encino Park Liquor, Garrett Popcorn Shop, Blockbuster Video, Ikea, Smart & Final, Onstar Service Plan, Big Fish Games, Target, Boston Market, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Party House Liquor, Waste Management, Quiznos, The Spirit Shoppe, Roundtable Pizza, Honey Baked Ham, Burger King, Foot Locker, The Liquor Works, PF Chang's, Victoria's Secret, Privilege, Ann Taylor, Wendy's, Chili's, NikeTown, In N' Out Burger, and of course, Corbin Liquor.
Talk about your big pimpin'. I wish I could be a washed up rapper, too ... cuz this really sounds like the life. [Source]
NAOMI Campbell was arrested at Heathrow Airport this afternoon after assaulting a police officer in a row over a lost bag. The supermodel was hauled away "ranting and screaming" from the First Class Lounge of Terminal 5. She was due to catch a 4pm flight to Los Angeles but mislaid one of her three items of hand luggage. Onlookers said she demanded BA staff find the bag and turned down their offer to find it and forward it on. As the row intensified airport staff asked her to leave the airport and said she was unfit to fly. Police were called and she was heard screaming: "Get off me, leave me alone" - before she attacked one and was taken away to Heathrow police station. BA269 left more than an hour and a half late while bags belonging to the model and her entourage were taken from the flight.
Yikes! It sounds like someone needs a refresher in her anger management course. It's a good thing Naomi got busted in the UK ... had she gotten arrested again here in the US she might've been sentenced to scrub toilets again. Oh, Naomi ... why you so violent? [Source]
We had so much fun ... the folks at The Late Late Show were very cool to us as an audience, they really made the whole experience fun. I'd go back to another one of their tapings ... but only for someone I really want to see. The one thing I learned over the past couple of days is that I'm not really the right person to attend these sorts of things. Back in the day, I used to wait in line to see concerts or shows on a daily basis (while I worked and attended classes full time) but I have long since lost the want of that kind of excitement.
This afternoon I'm supposed to be meeting up with some friends for a very cool ... thing ... but I'm not sure if it's actually gonna happen so we'll have to wait and see. Tonight, tho, I am finally going to get to meet Darion's parents for the first time ever. We're having dinner together and I couldn't be more excited. Darion's parents and I have this long distance love affair that I don't normally like to share publicly but I fear that all the lurve is gonna come spilling out tonight. I'm very excited :) Wee ... I can't wait!!!
- Jerry Seinfeld rolls his car in an accident, manages to escape injury.
- Bobby Brown claims that his marriage to Whitney Houston drove him to drugs ... in response, Whitney released this statement thru her publicist, "Miss Houston is sad that Bobby feels he need to say such things but she choses to take the high road and will not speak badly about the father of her child even if it's to set the record straight."
- Whew! Chace Crawford's sister says that he is "doing ok" after his break-up with Carrie Underwood.
- Sad news, Pink reader Gretchen gives me the head's up that Wally Bronner, founder of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI has passed away :(
- Are the Rolling Stones planning another new album?
- Matthew McConaughey to play Magnum, P.I. on the big screen? He better keep the Detroit Tigers baseball cap.
- Jay-Z is rumored to be joining Madonna and U2 on the Live Nation roster ... to the tune of $150 million bucks.
- Morrissey wins an apology from NME for their story last December that painted him in a racist light.
- Stephen from The Real World: Seattle reveals after all these years that he is gay. You may recall that he almost got kicked off the show for slapping his castmate Irene in the face for calling him "a homo".
- David Beckham gets a nice gift from his fellow England team mates.
- Mena Suvari hits the beach, shows off her cheeks.
- John McCain is really desperately trying to reach out to the youth vote.
- Suri Holmes-Cruise comes out of storage.OMG, Suri Cruise Emerges! Yay!
- American Idol axes another wannabe.
- Amanda Bynes is 22, Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210) is 36 and Sebastian Bach of Skid Row is 40 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Elvis Costello to get his own TV show.
- Madonna is reportedly headed for Malawi for the final hearing to adopt her son David Banda.
- Heath Ledger's former lover claims he is NOT the father of her child.
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Woot! I read this book when it was released last year (on the recommendation by Entertainment Weekly) and I really enjoyed it. As far as "horror" novels go, I don't tend to get scared by things that I read (save for the occasional Stephen King book) but there were some portions of this story that really creeped me the hell out. I have high hopes that the movie version will be able to adequately translate that creepiness onto the big screen. To be honest, it could go either way ... while I enjoyed the book very much, I can also see how a story like this might come across very cheesy in movie form. That being said, I still plan on seeing this movie, hopefully this weekend with David here in LA. I do suggest that all y'all read the book ... even if you decide to skip this movie, the book is worth the time. Here's hoping the movie doesn't ruin the book ;) [Source]
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It would seem that the old saying that bleached blondes have more fun is true. You gotta hand it to the guy ... I don't know that I could be so happy knowing that all these people are gunning for my money. Hulk's new blonde chick must have amazing powers of distraction ... which are obvs stored in her ample boobage. [Source]
It's a decade since they first prowled the streets of New York in their Manolo Blahniks, but the stars of Sex and the City have proved they're still as glamorous as ever. With Sarah Jessica Parker, 43, back at the helm of her all girl pack, the stars have posed for a new promotional shoot ahead of the release of their big screen debut in May. In flirty red confections - and with the help of just a touch of airbrushing - Sarah and her co-stars Kim Cattrall, 51, Cynthia Nixon, who turns 42 this month, and Kristin Davis, 43, appear almost as youthful as their black-clad 1998 promotional campaign ... Several endings have been shot in a bid to keep fans guessing whether perennial singleton Carrie Bradshaw will finally tie the knot with Mr Big. The film, which picks up from the series four years on, was delayed for some time amid reports of rows between Sarah and Kim, who plays man eater Samantha Jones. Cattrall famously negotiated hard over payment for the film, and reportedly had a bust up over Sarah's $US3 million salary - twice that of her co-stars. Meanwhile, Sarah has talked down rumours that there is another Sex and the City television series in the works. She said: "As a mother I just can't be away from my son that kind of time."
The ladies look amazing and I couldn't be more excited for this movie! I've being going back and forth about how the TV series will translate to the big screen and I really think it's gonna be a huge success. The key will be how the story plays out in movie form ... I'm not even all that worried that the movie will feel like a 2-hour episode, it's all about the story. I'm confident that the producers have had enough time to work up a storyline that will please fans of the show ... cuz if they don't, there is going to be serious hell to pay. [Source]
Mark your calendars y'all ...
May 30th will be here before you know it :)
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Recession? What recession? There's no penny-pinching in the Beckham household, if Victoria's latest shopping spree is anything to go by. Credit card in one hand, mobile phone in the other, Posh toured the boutiques of Los Angeles before breaking for lunch with husband David. She then hit the shops again with a pal, looking chic in a check pencil skirt and Louboutin stilettos. There was one nod to the credit crunch when Posh, 33, visited some second-hand clothing stores — but these were vintage specialists, and she was snapped at a till clutching an item with a £1,200 price tag.
Hey, if you got it -- spend it. I'm just glad that she ditched those awful bell-bottom jeans she was wearing in London ... I much prefer it when VB dresses like a stenographer rather than a hippie chick. [Source]
My friends Tony, Augie and Art and I made our way out to the CBS studios lot for the taping and we managed to get really great seats for the show. It was such a thrill being mere feet away from Kylie on that stage.
Click HERE for video of Kylie's cute interview with Craig and click HERE for video of her performance of her new single All I See.
Yes, the dance routine was the same one she did on Dancing with the Stars the day before but I much preferred the intimacy of this performance to the DWTS one. In fact, the whole scenario with the Late Late Show taping was much more enjoyable to the DWTS one. This taping was much shorter and was much more intimate ... I was going back and forth about whether or not to attend the taping and almost backed out. I decided to go to the taping since it'd prolly be a very long time before I'd get the opportunity to see Kylie so close-up again and I'm really glad that I did. Sadly, there was no opportunity to meet Kylie ... but my time will come, I'm sure of it.
The folks at The Late Late Show were really fun and made the day very enjoyable. I have to send out lots of love to Pink reader Andie who we met at CBS and who was very helpful in making sure we had a great time. This afternoon, Kylie will be taping an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which will air next Monday so make sure you tune in ... then I believe that Kylie flies back to the UK to resume rehearsals for her upcoming tour. It's a shame that Kyles has to leave so soon but we've really enjoyed having her here in the States. I wish she didn't have to leave but she does have work to do ... and I will be seeing her in London this summer in concert so ... I have no cause for complaint at all :)
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I fully trust that JL Spears is an independent woman but it'd be nice to see her strapping babydaddy/hubby-to-be stepping in to help with the chores that involve lifting ... not so much because JL can't handle it by herself but more so that she doesn't feel so alone. [Source]
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Clearly big bro doesn't want to share his workout regiment with his little bro. I'm sure it won't be long before OK! magazine puts Sean P and/or JJ on the cover of their mag, flaunting the secrets on how the toddlers manage to keep in shape. [Source]
It seems miracles really can happen. As the world watched Britney Spears' debut last week on How I Met Your Mother, it was obvious that the former pop star was looking good, dare we say it, even back to her old self! "It looked like Britney had lost 15 pounds in four weeks," a source close to the singer tells OK!. And sure enough — gone was the bloat, the ratty hair and the puffy face. In their place, a slimmer, fresh-faced girl with a smile on her face and determination in her step. So how did she do it? "Britney's a pro at losing weight fast," a Spears pal tells OK!. "She can drop seven to 10 pounds in two weeks." Although now, in Britney's case, it's about adopting a longterm plan she can stick to. Sources say Brit has given up her old unhealthy weight loss habits, like popping laxatives and diet pills. The 5-foot-4 singer has also replaced soda and fast food with five, small protein-packed meals a day. Doing so has enabled her to peel off the pounds. "Eating five meals a day will boost your metabolism," Dr. David Katzin of Fresh Diet, a meal delivery program tells OK!. "In fact, by eating superclean, Zone balanced foods at each of your five meals, you will find that your metabolism goes into overdrive, becoming extremely efficient at burning calories." And get this — Brit's even cut back on her Starbucks Frappaccino fixes! "Britney used to come in every day. Now she just comes in from time to time and orders a lighter version," a barista at a Malibu Starbucks tells OK!. To complement her healthier eating habits, Britney works out regularly as well, although you probably won't see her jogging around her neighborhood. The recovering pop star enjoys daily dance workouts at L.A.'s Millennium Dance Complex, where sources tell OK! she does squats along with chair and pole dancing. When she does run, it's on a treadmill at home, away from the spying eyes of the paparazzi.
Um, yeah, while this is an extremely positive coverstory (for once) the whole thing loses a bit of credibility since the magazine decided to use an image of our dear Britney lookin' 15 lbs. lighter ... from an old Glamour magazine photoshoot ... from 2003:
This week's OK! Magazine cover features a photograph of Britney Spears with the headline, "Britney Lost 15 Lbs in Just 4 Weeks!" and a subhead, "Back to her old body with the miracle food that sheds weight fast." Back to her old body, indeed. The image OK! uses to show Britney's transformation is actually from a 2003 photo shoot for Glamour's Women of the Year issue. With rave reviews of her guest spot on "How I Met Your Mother," Britney does actually show signs of a comeback and a return to her old star self. But unfortunately, OK!'s cover photo choice paints an unrealistic picture of her comeback, which is a work in progress — and shows that the only way to "Steal Brit's New Diet Secret," as the cover screams, is to go back over 4 years in time.
LOL! Clearly someone thought that folks wouldn't notice the recycled image ... but in the age of the ever-watchful InterWeb, things like this rarely escape detection. [Source, Source]
Here are bona fide new images of Britney Spears out and about and causing her usual commotion as throngs of paparazzi and gawkers alike swarmed around Britters as she tried to go shopping and then enjoy a night on the town. Clearly, Britney is still in high demand. There is some good news on the Britney front today, tho. TV Guide is reporting that Britney is in talks with CBS to reprise her guest-starring role on How I Met Your Mother:
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Britney Spears and How I Met Your Mother are looking to rekindle their mutually beneficial relationship later this season. According to multiple sources, Brit's in talks to reprise her role as Barney's fraternal twin Ted's stalker in at least one more episode. "It all depends on her availability," whispers an insider. Brit's first go-round on Mother was a resounding success for all concerned: The yet-to-be-renewed CBS sitcom received a much-needed ratings boost and Spears made headlines for doing something other than driving to her local Starbucks.
This is great news but it was totally expected ... after all, Britney helped HIMYM win their highest TV ratings ever ... of course they're gonna want her back on the show. I think it would be genius if she did reprise her role on the show, so much so that she becomes a series regular. Well, ok, that might be pushing it a bit ... but her acting role was such a positive experience, I'd love to see her move forward in that arena. I'd also like to see her stop wearing fluorescent bras underneath her white shirts but I guess we can't always have everything we want. [Source]
UPDATE: Click HERE to hear Britney Spears's former manager Larry Rudolph's interview with Ryan Seacrest on KISS FM this morning where he talks primarily about his role on the new MTV show Rock the Cradle ... but he does talk a wee bit about Britters ... it's deffo worth a listen.