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Monday, June 09, 2008

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Lindsay Lohan is featured in a new campaign for the Visa Fashion Swapping event in the UK wherein she is photographed wearing second-hand clothing which, on her hot bod, looks pretty damn slick ... here are a few pics:

Hollywood stars usually hate being pictured in an outfit which has been worn before. But actress Lindsay Lohan showed she was proud to wear second-hand clothing as part of a campaign for ethical fashion. The 22-year-old was pictured wearing vintage clothes in a bid to encourage people to swap their unwanted threads. Lindsay is fronting this year's Visa fashion swapping event, which will take place in London this month in association with clothing charity TRAID. And she had no trouble making the re-cycled clothing look like they had just come off the shelf of a designer store. In one picture the sexy actress looked racy in a simple black blazer and a short red mini skirt. And without a top or bra under the blazer, the singer looked seductive as she posed for the campaign. Lindsay who has recently started her own fashion leggings range looked stunning in the second hand attire. The star who is backing the campaign to encourage shoppers to swap their unwanted clothing in the Visa Swap shop in Covent Garden says she is excited to have taken over this years event ... Lindsay said: "The concept of swapping clothes, getting something for nothing and refreshing your wardrobe appeals to everyone."

MMM MMM ... Lindsay generally looks good in anything that she wears, so it shouldn't be difficult for her to inspire others to participate in this Visa Fashion Swap event to help raise money for TRAID (the Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development). Linds is lookin' pretty sexy for a charity that sounds so dry. Leave it to L. Lo to sex up recycling :) [Source]


Chop Chop

Hayden Panettiere, who was spied lookin' all cute and cozy with her paramour Milo Ventimiglia backstage on the set of Heroes last week, was spotted out and about over the weekend showing off a new hairdo:

Photo credit: X17

I hope this haircut was authorized by the Heroes producers ... not to mention her dude Milo ;) I'm not sure how I feel about it, to be honest, it looks a bit uneven in the back. Watch it turn out to be a janky wig or something ... course, if it's not a wig and it's just a janky haircut, well, oops. [Source]


L. Lo In Labor

Lindsay Lohan spent part of her weekend relaxing by the pool at the Roosevelt Hotel but was up bright and early today to be on set for her new movie Labor Pains which is currently filming in Woodland Hills, CA. Here are pics of Lindsay and 6 of her closest friends arriving on set this morning:

Photo credit: INFdaily

You know, now that it's the "in" thing to be all responsible and not crazy, I bet Lindsay really working towards keeping her life on track so that she doesn't end up ruining what great progress she's accomplished over the past few months. I think this is a great sign of things to come ... I am very much looking forward to the new, improved and stable Lindsay Lohan. [Source]


For The Lurve Of Becks

Our boy David Beckham has been known to inspire love and devotion from hordes of people, both men and women, the world over and is generally not all that surprised when he ventures out in public when he is accosted or surrounded by his legions of fans. There ain't much that fans can do to shock our dear Becks ... that is until he took to the field at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA this weekend as the LA Galaxy took on the Colorado Rapids in gameplay. An overzealous fan ran into the field to show Becks how much he loves him ... and then was immediately given the smack-down by LA Galaxy player Chris Klein ... here are a few pics of the lurvefest:

David Beckham received a new first in his playing career today when a 'love struck' male fan ran onto the field to hug and high-five him, as his LA Galaxy side clung to a 3-2 lead over the Colorado Rapids in America's Major League Soccer. A shocked Beckham looked on as the fan was knocked down by Galaxy teammate Chris Klein and then pinned by one of Beckham's suited security men. But ever the gentleman, after realizing he was in no danger, Beckham helped pull the fan to his feet before the youngster was taken away. "I was slightly concerned when I first saw him running at me because he didn't have a smile on his face and he didn't have a Galaxy shirt on," Beckham told the LA Times website. "So I didn't know if he was going to come and give me a hug or something else. These things happen in games all over the world. Luckily, he just wanted to give me a high five and that was the end of it."

Awww ... what a good sport. Becks is a sweetie even when he's not sure if he's about to be accosted by an unknown assailant. Good for him. Pics not enough? Click HERE to watch the video. [Source, Source]

In related news, the littlest Beckham, Cruz, showed up at the Galaxy vs. Rapids game over the weekend showing off a few new tattoos ... just like his daddy:

Aww ... so cute. You know, it won't be long before these pretend tattoos become real tattoos. Something tells me that the Beckham boys are prolly gonna follow in their father's body modification footsteps very early on ... surely to the chagrin of their parents. Cruz would look ace with a full back tattoo, no? [Source]


The TV Guide: Sex! Sex! Sex!

Yesterday was pretty chill ... I ended up staying home for most of the day to work on redesign stuff. OY! There is still so much more to and I keep looking at that countdown clock and it's stressin' me OUT bigtime :) I'm glad I have David here because he is a wiz and will, hopefully, be able to help sort out the last minute stuff we've got left to take care of. That being said, there is still a chance my head might explode so ... fun times ahead ;)

We did venture out last night to meet up with Steph, Alek, Jordan and his friend to see Sex and the City (the third time for me, second time for S&A and first time for David, Jordan and his friend) ... after the movie, Jo Jo and his friend had to jet off while the rest of us grabbed some grub:

Then it was back home to work again. This afternoon, more work awaits ... I have a bazillion other things to do as well in the next couple of days. Sarah arrives tomorrow night and then the big party Wednesday night ahead of the relaunch ... Gods, give me strength.


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Mischa Barton was among the attendees at the annual A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival here in LA yesterday and I came upon a couple photos of Mischa enjoying everything that the party had to offer:

Photo credit: WENN

She's one of Hollywood's most glamorous young stars often praised for her sense of style and elegance. However Mischa Barton has fallen foul to that much-dreaded social faux-pas - treading in dog mess. The beautiful 22-year-old, sporting a pair of pink butterfly wings, was leaving the Hero Awards in Los Angeles with her mother when she took a wrong step and stood in the canine excrement. Fortunately Barton appeared unfazed by the mishap when it was pointed out to her by another guest.

Hee hee ... I think it's a bit much to say that Mischa Barton is "one of Hollywood's most glamorous young stars often praised for her sense of style and elegance" but I do feel bad that the poor girl stepped in a pile of dog doo while wearing her fabulous Christian Louboutin shoes. Tho, I feel worse for her guest/assistant/whoever who it fell upon to scrape the mess off Mischa's shoes. ICK but LOL! [Source]


The Incredible Hulk Premieres

Hollywood's second stab at a big screen movie adaptation of The Incredible Hulk had its Hollywood premiere here at Universal City at Universal Studios in the Gibson Amphitheatre yesterday afternoon. The Incredible Hulk stars Ed Norton, Liv Tyler and Tim Roth were joined by folks like TV's own Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, Buffy alum and Dexter star Julie Benz and Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney among others. Here are a few pics of these folks as they took to the green carpet Sunday afternoon:

Photo credit: Splash News

On the one hand, I'm glad that they are giving the Hulk another shot at box office glory ... on the other hand, I'm afraid it might turn out just as terrrrrible as Ang Lee's movie Hulk. I'm encouraged that the story is much more in line with both the comic books and the 1970's TV series but the CGI graphics kinda look a bit similar (ie. kinda Shrekish). My gut tells me that this movie will be better than the previous Hulk movie but it remains to be seen if that will actually the case. The movie opens in theaters this coming Friday ... I hope it has an incredible opening weekend :) Yes, I should be shot for that lame line. [Source]


Super Heroes

While a few celebs partook of the 2008 LA Pride festivities in West Hollywood, CA and a bunch of others made their way out to Santa Monica, CA for The 6th Annual TV Land Awards ... others still made their way out to the Wadsworth Theatre Grounds in Los Angeles, CA yesterday to participate at the annual A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival (which benefits the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation). Here are a bunch of pics of some of the folks who came out for the carnival yesterday:

Photo credit: Wireimage

Awww ... it looks like Nic/Joel, Speidi and Lance Bass all made friends with Barney the dinosaur -- which is really funny because my friend Darion ran into Lance later on yesterday night at a private Pride pool party and had little encounter with him. I wonder if Lance grabbed Barney's butt, too? Anyways, I love that Heroes star Zachary Quinto, Buffy alum Seth Green and ex-Young and the Restless star Lauralee Bell all came out to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. It is very heartening that Young Hollywood is so willing to lend their support to such an amazing charity. It's events like this that give me hope that Hollywood isn't really filled with vapid, self-serving folks and that people actually care. Wee! [Source]


TV Royalty Gets Its Day In The Sun

The 6th Annual TV Land Awards took place at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA yesterday and a cavalcade of classic TV stars took to the red carpet for the event. It must be said, tho, that whoever the genius was who decided to make the celebs walk the carpet (and be photographed) in the blinding mid-day SoCal sun should be fired ... you could almost see the make-up melting off the faces of some of our most beloved and revered classic TV celebs. Too cruel ... too cruel, indeed. Anyways ... here are a few photos from the TV Land Awards red carpet and a few golden moments as noted by USA Today:

Photo credit: Wireimage

As usual, the TV Land Awards brought together an unusual collection of Hollywood stars. On the red carpet and during the show, taped Sunday, they joked around or, more seriously, shared details of their lives. USA TODAY was at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., to catch the action:

Lionel Richie, who was presented the Icon Award for his 40 years in show business. He said on stage as he accepted his award, "Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie. … I stand here as survivor."

Justin Timberlake, who presented Mike Myers with his award. He was greeted by shouts of love from a male audience member. "That's OK. Nothing wrong with a little bromance," Timberlake joked.

Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island. She talked about the October arrest in Idaho that made headlines in February; she was placed on probation after being caught with marijuana in her car. "None of it was true," Wells said. "I was weaving on the road and trying to find the (car) heater. (Police) never gave me a breathalyzer test, but they asked to search my car and found three (marijuana) roaches. My friend had been driving my car earlier in the day. He admitted to it all." She continued, "The story mushroomed, and I lost out on a Girl Scout speaking engagement."

Gary Coleman of Diff'rent Strokes. Coleman walked the carpet solo but says that despite reports, he and wife Shannon Price are still together. Their one-year anniversary is Aug. 28, and she is expecting him "to come up with something spectacular," he says. He wouldn't comment on reports that he's still a virgin, but he had plenty to say about Price otherwise: She likes to sell items on eBay, including Coleman autographs. And she wasn't with him because she was at home, where "she has three dachshunds. She is very much a caregiver to them."

Um, hello! Clearly the most Golden moment of the whole affair was the arrival of 3 of the Golden Girls on the TV Land red carpet -- Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White. Altho all 4 of the Golden Girls are still alive, Estelle Getty suffers from Lewy Body Dementia and is no longer well enough to able to make public appearances (Rue McClanahan revealed in an interview a few years ago that Estelle has deteriorated to the point where she no longer recognizes any of her GG co-stars and, very sadly, has no recollection at all of the show). I know Estelle was there in spirit tho, she is always present in spirit whenever the Golden Girls get together. Despite the fact that we are inundated with a plethora of (oftentimes useless) award shows, I really love the TV Land Awards for the mere fact that all of our favorite classic TV stars have a chance to be featured all together at least once a year. I mean, how else would Barry Williams be able to occupy his days? The TV Land Awards will air on TV Land on June 15th. [Source]


Cuchi-Cuchi, Bitches!

Olivia Newton-John wasn't the only fabulous international performer to take the stage here in West Hollywood, CA this weekend to perform for the 2008 LA Pride celebration ... María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza Rasten was also in the hiz to perform for the assembled revelers. You may know her better as Charo:

Photo credit: Splash News

Seriously ... Charo has to be the one of the fiercest women IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. I've been a huge fan of Charo ever since I was a little kid ... my parents have been big fans of her for years. Some of you may know Charo from her stint on The Surreal Life a few years ago but she has been an accomplished performer for decades now. I wish I had known that Charo was performing this weekend cuz I would've gotten my buns down to the fete to see her perform. This post is for my boy Erik back home in Detroit who has to be the biggest Charo fan I've ever met ... I'm sending out a major Cuchi-Cuchi to you!!! [Source]


Take Pride In Your Work

Australia's own Olivia Newton-John (who we last saw earlier this year trekking along in China for her Great Walk to Beijing charity walk with Dannii Minogue among others) was the headlining performer at the 2008 LA Gay Pride celebration in West Hollywood, CA this weekend. Here are a few pics of Olivia on stage during her performance:

Photo credit: Splash News

From what I understand, this weekend's performance will be her only concert stop of the year. After Olivia completed her second of two encores, she was brought back on stage to be presented a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood which essentially named her the coolest woman on Earth! This year's Pride event scored a real coup by getting Olivia Newton-John to perform but it was really no surprise me. Olivia has been a huge supporter of GLBT rights and it made total sense that she would sign on to headline this year's event. Olivia, it is with all sincerity that I say, I Honestly Love You :) [Source]


Jessica Alba Gives Birth To A Baby Girl ... Possibly

US Weekly is reporting that Jessica Alba and new hubby Cash Warren became the proud parents of a baby girl that was born "sometime" this weekend here in SoCal. According to the mag (which is, thus far, the only publication reporting this news), the baby was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and granddaddy Alba was overheard talking about how beautiful the baby girl is. No formal official confirmation has been released by the couple thus far:

Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren have welcomed a baby girl. She was born this weekend at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Alba's father was overheard saying "she's beautiful." Warren -- in a T-shirt, jeans and baseball cap -- was spotted carrying food into the maternity ward Sunday. Her rep had no comment. Alba, 26, and Warren, 28, announced they were expecting last December.

HMMM ... the report is very light on deets and has no official confirmation. Also, People magazine has yet to report this news so ... I'm holding off on the congrats until we know for sure. [Source]

UPDATE: People magazine got confirmaion from the couple's rep, they did indeed have a baby girl:

Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren have welcomed a baby girl. Honor Marie Warren was born June 7 in Los Angeles, her rep, Brad Cafarelli, confirms. This is the couple's first child.

Accordingly, much congrats are in order!!!



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