Friday, May 30, 2008
Thanks to sponsorship from Nestea and Nikon COOLPIX, we're gonna be throwing a bit of a Hollywood bash here in LA and I want one lucky Pink reader and a guest to enjoy an all expenses paid trip to LA for the relaunch party as well as a Nikon COOLPIX s600 digital camera. Additionally, the winner will be able to blog about the party afterwards on the contest page. Five runner-ups from the SoCal area will be selected to attend the shindig to party with us as well. All the contest rules and requirements can be found at PinkVIPBlogger.com so please make sure you check out the page to make sure you're eligible to win ... and then send in those entries and come party with me and my friends :) [Source]
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My my, that's a mighty nice piece of land if I ever did see one. Why, a young fertile couple could raise a mess o' young'ns on a farm like this. There's room to raise livestock, room to drive ATVs and there's even a spot right behind the barn that looks perfect for a moonshine still! It's perfect!! [Source]
Angelina Jolie on being pregnant:
"I love it. It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing. Also, I’m fortunate. I think some women have a different experience depending on their partner. I think that affects it. I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy."
Angelina Jolie on her international family:
"When I was growing up I wanted to adopt, because I was aware there were kids that didn’t have parents. It's not a humanitarian thing, because I don't see it as a sacrifice. It's a gift. We're all lucky to have each other. I look at Shiloh—because, obviously, physically, she is the one that looks like Brad and I when we were little—and say, 'If these were our brothers and sisters, how much would we have known by the time we were six that it took into our 30s and 40s to figure out?' I suppose I'm giving them the childhood I always wished I had."
Angelina Jolie on nannies:
"We don’t ever have anybody spend the night. We may have to adjust that when the next one comes. But we do have ladies that work with us, and they're also from different cultures and back-grounds. One lady’s a Vietnamese teacher—wonderful. One is of Congolese descent from Belgium. Another is from the States and is really creative and does art programs."
The full text of Angelina's interview with Vanity Fair will not be posted online until Monday (I suspect she'll still be pregs by then as well) but you can click HERE to read the rest of the excerpted interview at Vanity Fair's website now. [Source]
I wonder whatever could be the problem. [Source]
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Last night Kanye West played his Glow in the Dark tour in Edmonton, Canada (which was amazing). Chris Brown was in the city as well and during Rihanna's opening act he came on stage and danced with her. Anyways, the story is that backstage Chris and Rihanna got into huge fight and broke up. It was even reported that she was throwing pieces of a piano at him.
LOL! I don't usually post rumors like this but I really like the image of Rihanna chucking pieces of piano at Chris Brown. Who knows if they actually broke up (or were even "together" in the first place) or if this was just a lover's spat but it's a funny story nonetheless. Hee hee. [thanks Crystal]
Okay ... so Lost ... depending on who you are you either found last night's 2-hour season finale epically awesome, painfully boring or you don't watch the show and you're tired of hearing everyone talk about it. I find myself somewhere in between the first two batches of folks. While I didn't find the ep "epic" (in fact, I didn't even think it was the best Lost season finale we've seen) I wouldn't at all call it boring or at all disappointing. I expected to be more wowed by the major advancements in the story line (hello, explosions and disappearances) but I really wasn't knocked off my chair at all. I did hungrily feast on all the answers to many of the big questions that we got ... and I really did love the reunification scene between two of our favorite separated lovers:
I did love how the ep started in the same place that the season started last Fall ... Jack and Kate in the "present" talking about the death of someone they know and arguing about having to go back to the island. The name Jeremy Bentham got tossed around all ep long, which was meant to keep us guessing as to who they were talking about. For a minute, I thought it might turn out to be an entirely new character -- I was happy that it did not turn out to be a new character :) My friend Mark, who is a student of philosophy, immediately recognized the name and texted me THIS site which explains who he was and what he stood for (the bit about his preserved body is also very cool/creepy, I think). The big shocker at the end was that John Locke turned out to be Bentham ... which means he eventually gets off the island, visits Jack and Kate (and maybe others) in an attempt to get them to return to the island and is killed somewhere along the way. I was bummed that hottie badguy Keemy died so quickly (even tho he didn't die the first time I thought he died, he did die way too fast the second real time he died). I was also freaked out at how Walt looks now. The kid is totally unrecognizable. He absolutely transformed from the cute kid we knew into a pubescent heeby-jeeby stage kid who kinda scares me. I bet we'll be seeing more of him ... unfortch, not so much more of his father Michael who was killed in the boat explosion. Harold Perrineau has already given an interview to TV Guide stating that his character was, indeed, killed off last night. It remains to be seen if Jin died in the explosion as well ... he was running off the boat before the bomb went off ... and we know if Sawyer can swim all the way back to the island the so could Jin (tho, he might have a prob if the island disappeared before he managed to get there). Oh yeah, the island disappeared. We saw Ben go down a shaft into a very cold room with a big wheel (prolly full of that "negatively charged exotic matter" stuff that was mentioned in the Orchid video) and then a bright light (the same light that we saw at the end of season 2 when Desmond turned the key after not pressing the button) and then the island poofed away. Since whoever moves the island can't stay, that must be the point where Ben zapped himself into the desert. The Sun in the future (present) thing with Widmore is a set up for future eps as is Claire's appearance in Kate's dream (we heard backwards talking as well ... also, Sawyer whispered something to Kate before he jumped out of the airplane -- all of these things will come to light very soon). Happily Penny was the one that found Desmond and the rest of the folks on the helicopter ... that was a nice treat. So we know that Desmond is also "out in the world" like the Oceanic 6 ... I'm sure we'll be seeing more of him. We're also bound to learn what "really bad things" happened on the island after the survivors left and, of course, we'll see more of Locke -- even if he does die at some point. After all, all of the folks who left the island (including the corpse Locke/Bentham) have to go back to make things right. All in all, I liked the ep -- it didn't rock my work but it was very satisfying. [Source]
I'm looking forward to Season 4 (which won't air until January 2009) which, hopefully, will turn out a lot like this Photoshop manip made by ONTD! member destroyernova:
One last thing, in case you missed it ... the following "commercial" aired in the last ad segment before the ep ended:
It looks like a new Lost viral game is about to be played at San Diego Comic Con this summer.
Yeah ... so what did you think?
SaTC faithful, you're gonna love this film. I've been getting emails from international readers all week long about how much those folks are loving the film (which opened in places like Israel and London earlier this week) but I kinda remained hesitant to get all that excited before seeing the film for myself. I can now honestly say that the movie rocks balls -- it has everything that fans will be looking for -- I mean everything. Inside jokes, nods to the series, laughs, tears, anger, shoes, hot bags, shoes, fashion, shoes ... well, you get my point. Do not be late for the movie ... the opening credits give a nice recap of the series and catches us up a bit before the movie gets underway. We learn some new info about our fave characters (including Mr. Big's full name) and we are reminded of some of the fun things about the show that we may have taken for granted (the outfit that Carrie wears in the opening sequence of the series makes a cameo -- I actually squealed). Let me assure you, true fans of the show will LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie. I was very surprised that The New York Times gave the movie such a scathing review ... but this is also the publication that decided that Heidi Montag is a feminist hero. Entertainment Weekly gives a much more fair review (which you shouldn't read if you don't want to be spoiled.
I will say that Jennifer Hudson did an amazing job in the role of Carrie's personal assistant Louise but I was left wanting more. This was the first role that J. Hud has done since winning the Academy Award for Dreamgirls and her part kinda felt squished into the story. If they had cast an unknown in the role, I don't think I would've felt the same ... the character would've just faded into the background like all of the amazing purses, shoes, dresses and men did (and, hello, there is alot of nekkid man flesh in this movie -- the shower scene is sooo hot! Thank you Michael Patrick King). Honestly, this is the only negative I could find in the movie. Is it the perfect movie? Mebbe not for everyone but I think it deffo is for SaTC fans. It felt like an entire new season in one sitting ... I can't wait to see it again, honestly.
Okay ... so Kristen Davis and Michael Patrick King were the special guests at last night's screening ... KD did the "green" thing and arrived in a hawt-looking BMW Hydrogen 7, which is the world's first hydrogen-powered car for everyday use. She and MPK answered some questions after the movie and then hung out for a bit at the SKYY Vodka cocktail reception afterwards:
Lisa Kudrow and Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty) were among the celebs who came out for the party. I was able to record the full Q&A session with MPK and Kristen Davis ... which you can listen to here:
I would recommend NOT listening if you've not seen the movie yet ... there are some spoilers.
And ... on my way out of the screening, I ran into a bunch of Pink readers who had just arrived for the midnight screening of the movie:
Much love goes out to Erika, Elana and Rachel (and extra love goes out to Tamar who couldn't be with us cuz she's chillin' in Israel right now) ... it was great meeting you all.
OY ... so that's it ... take my advice, GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
PS: The title of this post will make sense after you see the movie :)
- It sounds like Nelson Mandela is gonna have a GREAT birthday.
- K-Fed loses a kid at Disneyland.
- Radiohead want Prince to "unblock" ther song.
- 50 Cent's house burns down in a suspicious, possibly baby mama-related fire.
- The littlest Hanson is a father.
- National Treasure 3 is on the way.
- Is there something else that former White House press secretary turned whistle-blower Scott McClellen wants to tell us?
- R. Kelly is starting to sweat.
- Neil Patrick Harris likes playing not-gay for pay.
- Neoprene is the second best thing to nekkidness.
- Sarah McLachlan hits the beach.
- Mila Kunis pumps it.
- The celebs come out to support the LA Lakers.
- Michael Lohan needs to get is own life.
- Idina Menzel is 37, Wynonna Judd is 44 and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is 55 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Tom Ford utilizes hot Brazilian full-frontal nudity in a new ad campaign. (NSFW)
- Toni Braxton cancels her Las Vegas residency to focus on her health. Get well soon, Toni.
- John Mayer really <3s Pete Wentz.
- Sigur Ros really, really <3 nekkid people. (NSFW)
- Peace Out, Harvey Korman.
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SLEEK, airy and abbreviated. The new Chanel store is as expertly packaged as the trendy shopping row it inhabits: West Hollywood's Robertson Boulevard. The boutique, which opens Friday, is the first in a new breed of smaller shops for the company that zero in on the season's trends and the neighborhood, a spokeswoman said. The concept behind the mini store -- designed by Peter Marino, who is also responsible for Chanel's stunning Rodeo Drive revamp -- is to present a tightly edited selection of the season's pieces, including ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, accessories and cosmetics, similar to what a shrewd fashion editor might handpick for a photo shoot, said Barbara Cirkva, president of Chanel's fashion division. Merchandisers may focus on a certain color scheme or a trendy silhouette or handbag within the larger collections. With Chanel's arrival on Robertson, the street's days as a quaint indie boutique district are officially over. (D&G and Ralph Lauren are poised to open soon.) But it's still the row du jour for young starlets and wannabes looking to get "caught" by the paparazzi. Chanel denies that the new outpost is an attempt to appeal to a younger crowd, but the trendy location and smaller scope do suggest otherwise. The 5,395-square-foot, two-story boutique includes a huge landscaped courtyard bordering the main floor. Up the polished black concrete staircase is a smaller space featuring pieces from the ready-to-wear collection with sliding glass doors opening onto a terrace. As on Rodeo, the color scheme is classic Chanel black and white, and original artwork was commissioned -- this time from Robert Greene, who created two oil works on vellum, collaged onto aluminum panels. Pieces from the latest haute couture collection will be on display, and the store will carry a limited-edition line of four eye-catching nail polish shades: Melrose (a shocking pink), Rodeo Drive (soft purple), L.A. Sunrise (primary yellow) and L.A. Sunset (warm tangerine). The bright hues make up the Robertson Collection, sell for $25 each and are exclusive to the new location.
I believe the "concept" is a high fashion version of a mini-mart ... you know, for those days when you need to pick up a $2,500 dollar purse but you don't have time to trudge all the way to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Sounds genius to me. [Source]
Wow! I knew that Chace was talented ... I just didn't know exactly how talented he really is. The second photo really reminds me of THIS scene from Madonna's Truth or Dare :) [Source]
Explosions, blazing lights and even military helicopters will all be part of making a Hollywood movie about giant, shape-shifting robots -- but, as the Bethlehem neighbors of the "Transformers 2" movie set will find out next week, it might not involve much sleep. The movie's crew will be turning the former Bethlehem Steel site into a nighttime war zone from 4 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Mayor John Callahan said Wednesday. The filming will continue the following two nights during the same hours. Notices were sent to neighbors and nearby business owners Tuesday warning them about the upcoming noise, glare and road closures that will come along with the filming of one of the movie's opening scenes, which will feature the computer-generated robots alongside Steel's instantly-recognizable blast furnaces. "It is essentially going to be a simulated war," Callahan said. "Overall, it's a great thing for the city," he said, citing the economic impact from the roughly 200 crew members staying in hotels and buying supplies. At the same time, city officials know the filming might be an inconvenience for anyone trying to sleep through director Michael Bay's pyrotechnic displays. Callahan said officials want to make sure residents know what's going on so they won't call police with worries or complaints about the noise ... The Bethlehem scene will be set in a fictional Chinese city. The movie's crew has already recruited dozens of local residents of Asian descent to work as extras. Members of the movie crew appeared to be building part of the set Wednesday at the western edge of the blast furnaces. Also on Wednesday, dozens of trucks carrying filming equipment rolled into a parking lot at the nearby Steel Ice Center. "It's pretty thrilling that they're going to be right here," said Nancy Hudson of Bethlehem, the ice rink's receptionist, adding that she and her family are "big fans of Optimus Prime" -- the heroic Transformers leader who changes into a tractor-trailer. "Right now, we're all kind of looking out and wondering what's going to happen -- and hoping that they have people watching their equipment," Hudson said, alluding to the pricey lights and other filmmaking supplies. In fact, security is tight on the movie set, the Bethlehem Steel site and even the ice rink's parking lot. When a Morning Call reporter checked out the parking lot Wednesday afternoon, a security guard with a badge featuring the "Transformers" logo politely asked him to move along ... Asked where other curious onlookers might get a glimpse of the action, Callahan declined to offer any suggestions. "We're not necessarily encouraging people to come out," he said, but he acknowledged that people are excited to see the filming and will probably find some good vantage points at a safe distance. "It's like the fireworks," Callahan said. "We don't tell people where to go to watch the fireworks, but they seem to figure it out."
Woot! This does sound exciting. You may recall that portions of the finale scene in last year's Transformers movie were shot in downtown Detroit, MI so I totally understand how much fun this must be for the folks in Bethlehem, PA. If any of ya'll manage to snap any cool pics, feel free to send them in for sharing on the blog. I can't believe we're already at the start of a new Transformers movie ... it seems like just yesterday that we heard production began on the first movie. [Source, thanks Nina]
ET breaks news that ANGELINA JOLIE has had her twins!
Details coming soon!
Thus far, only US Weekly has jumped on board to run with the story, citing both ET and "French media outlets" (the latter claim the twins were born last Sunday):
Angelina Jolie has welcomed twins, a source close to the actress tells Entertainment Tonight. French media reports have also surfaced, claiming Jolie, 32, was with beau Brad Pitt, 44, when she gave birth at a Catholic clinic in France's Aix-en-Provence this past Sunday. Her rep has not confirmed those reports.
I tend to not believe things like this until People magazine confirms but there is a sense of immediacy that kinda makes me think this report may be true ... but who knows. Could the Brangelina twins really be 5 days old already? My guess is that if Ange really did give birth then it must've *just* happened ... right? Until we get official confirmation, I'd hold off on sending out your congratulatory gifts to the new French Brangelina manse. [Source, Source]
UPDATE: ET added a bit more info:
A source close to the actress confirms that she has given birth to twins in France. "Babies are great and so is mom," we're told.
ET is also hearing that the names are ISLA (pronounced eye-la) MARCHELINE (after Angie's mom) and AMELIE JANE (after Brad's mom) JOLIE-PITT.
HMMMM ... ET has the names already? Either they will have the total scoop or total egg on their face.
UPDATE 2: Looks like it's ET with egg on its face, People magazine has received official confirmation from Brangelina's rep that Ange has NOT GIVEN BIRTH to her babies yet:
Contrary to a flurry of recent reports that Angelina Jolie has delivered her twins, PEOPLE can confirm it is not true.
"Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France," a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE.
See? This is why I don't believe it 'til I hear it from People. You may recall that Angelina announced that she was due to give birth in August ... soooo ... there you have it.
I think the answer might surprise you. Click HERE to find out who it is. [Source]
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See, you can tell that Jessica has gone "country" cuz she's wearing that nifty "cowboy" hat. See what she's doing here? She's letting the world know that she's a "country girl" with a "country" album by wearing a "country" hat. I knew that many folks might be confused by all of this so I thought it would be prudent to sorta spell it out for y'all. Oh, and you're welcome. [Source]
Okay ... so this isn't my full Lost recap from last night's 2-hour season finale (that will come later on in the day, I'm actually still processing) BUT the following portion will be EXTREMELY SPOILERISH if you've yet to watch last night's ep so I suggest you come back to this after you watch the ep for yourself ... if you've seen last night's ep, then read (and click) on ...
The big shocker at the end of the ep was the revelation of who is in the coffin. If you recall, the season premiere of Lost this year showed Jack in a flashforward to the relative present attending a funeral -- but we never knew who was in the coffin until the very last frame of last night's finale. If you watched last night then you know who was in the coffin ... but two alternate endings were shot to keep the secret (in case someone on set leaked the information) so below are screencaps from the two alternate endings ... which reveal two different people in the coffin:
Click above to find out who's in the box
To be clear, the person we saw in the coffin last night is the real "dead person". These two screencaps are from fake, alternate endings intended to throw off spoilers which were shot in an attempt to keep the secret from leaking to the InterWeb. I thought it would be fun to post these alternate ending scenes. Click HERE to watch video of these alternate scene reveals which aried this morning on Good Morning America. [Source]