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]