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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Regretful" & "Embarrassed" Does Not Equal "Sorry"

A rep for Shia LaBeouf has issued a statement exclusively to E! News's Marc Malkin regarding that idiotic You Tube video that was going around last night and today which featured Shia calling his friend a "faggot" and getting slapped in the face. Because this isn't the kind of behavior that folks like to see in their young, up-and-coming box office stars, the rep issued the statement to explain how "regretful" and "embarrassed" Shia is that this video was made public ... tho, no mention of an apology made its way into the release:

Photo credit: INFdaily

A rep for the Indiana Jones star says he's "embarrassed" by a YouTube video that made its way around the Internet yesterday and earlier today. The clip, which has been pulled by YouTube, shows LaBeouf participating in a sophomoric slapping contest with a friend during what appears to be a boozy house party. LaBeouf successfully provoked his pal to whack him by calling him a "faggot." "The video tape that is currently being circulated is several years old and captures Shia playing a game amongst friends in which he uses a derogatory word towards a friend," LaBeouf's rep tells me exclusively. "He regrets having used the word in any capacity and is very embarrassed that this footage is being seen by anyone."

As I mentioned before, I was pretty grossed out by what I saw in that video. I still think an apology is in order. [Source]


Yee Haw! Jessica Reps The Big D In The Big Apple

Jessica Simpson has relocated, yet again, surfacing in NYC this week presumably to work on her new Country album ... or whatevs. Here are pics of Jess out on the town last night showing her Cowboys pride proudly on her hat:

Photo credit: X17

Hey, if rockin' the Dallas Cowboys star will keep the Tony Romo lurvin' a-comin', I can't hate. She's got a good man in him (well, a cute man, at least) ... I don't blame her for workin' overtime to hang on to him. [Source]


Veronika Stars

Sarah Michelle Gellar was spied on the streets of a very hot (and I'm hearing miserable) New York City this week making her way to and fro her trailer on the set of her new movie Veronika Decides to Die which is currently filming:

Photo credit: Splash News

I love that SMG is bringing back the big, bug-eyed sunglasses that Hollywood "It" Girl Nicole Richie made the summer fashion trend a few summers ago. I'm also glad that SMG is hard at work on a new movie ... er, one that doesn't have Scooby Doo in the title, that is. I think the world could always use a little more SMG. [Source]


Darkness Calls

Apple may have just announced the release of the second generation iPhone yesterday (which, IMHO, doesn't have enough changes to warrant me picking up a new one to replace my old one) but I'm a bit more excited about the prospect of the new Batphone The Dark Knight Edition Nokia 6205 cellphone from Verizon. Okay, not really ... but I have always dreamed of one day owning a Batphone. Unless this thing turns red and starts flashing when a call comes thru, I might take a pass ... here is is anyways:

Don't get us wrong, there's nothing wrong with Batman, nor is there anything wrong with this phone (that we know of, anyway) -- we're just having a hard time saying the full name of it with a straight face. The rumored Nokia flip is getting really close to release, it seems, and Verizon's getting the party started with "The Dark Knight Edition" which will come loaded with some "exclusive" content related to the latest Gotham City thriller. With a 1.3 megapixel cam, GPS, Bluetooth, and EV-DO, it's not likely to set Verizon's retail stores ablaze with sales -- but more importantly, it marks a renewed interest on Nokia's part in bringing decent equipment to the CDMA side of the fence. Look for it to be available on June 15 for $119.99 on a two-year contract before rebate.

See ... I always figured Batman for more of a BlackBerry type of fellow. That way he can BBM with Alfred or Robin while he's lying in wait for the bad guys to do something bad. That being said, I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the BlackBerry Bold and will leave the new iPhone and this Batphone to other more overzealous parties. [Source]


Dressing Down

David Beckham was lookin' pretty casual as he made his way into the ABC studios this week (mostly hidden behind his larger male bodyguard) to tape an appearance for Jimmy Kimmel Game Night which is set to air ahead of the next NBA Finals game in the Eastern and Central time zones and after the game in the Mountain and Pacific zones ... here are a couple of pics:

Photo credit: Splash News

Other guests on the Kimmel show include Magic Johnson, Adam Sandler and Liv Tyler. It's horrible, I know, but I've not been paying much attention to the NBA Finals despite the fact that my adopted LA Lakers are playing for the championship. I do know that they've lost the first two games to the Boston Celtics (who took my beloved Detroit Pistons out of contention). But if Becks is appearing in this little Kimmel show, then I might have to tune in at least once. I love it when Becks goes casual ... cuz that's when he wears his white flip flops. It's a cute look for him ... and don't look at me weird like I'm a fetishist cuz I know many of y'all feel the same. [Source]


The TV Guide: Gettin' Down To The Wire

UGH! You don't even want to know what kind of week I've been having thus far ... but I'm gonna clue y'all in anyways ;) Things on the redesign/relaunch are coming together at a furious pace and I'm pretty confident that the site will be tweaked to near perfection by the launch day on Thursday ... then y'all can have at it and tell me what's wrong or still needs fixing :) Honestly, I'm really looking forward to hearing input from all y'all on what you like, don't like or you find doesn't work or look right once the site goes live. I have a great team of folks who are working very hard to test everything, tweak everything, etc. but I'm sure we wont catch it all. With new functionality come new unknown problems. Things that are commonplace on other sites may take some time to get just right on the new Pink is the new Blog.

It's exciting, tho. The site looks great ... it's different enough to warrant this relaunch and yet still retains the general look and feel of the site as it is now.

I'll be glad once it's all over, to tell you the truth. I'm very much looking forward to the day when I can get back into a normal blogging routine.

Much love and apologizes for putting up with the sparse posting over the past few days ... just this morning (and I suspect all afternoon), I got caught up helping put out fires which obvs takes away from my work schedule. But, we're close and are on track for a successful relaunch on Thursday. I can't wait for us all to start playing with the new site together :)


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Carrie Underwood Does Cosmopolitan Magazine

America's favorite Country poplet Carrie Underwood is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. In her coverstory interview, Carrie talks to the mag about her innate unsexiness ("I don't consider myself sexy ... I'm kind of a nervous person in general. I'm socially awkward. I'm not tall and sensuous. I usually wear sweats everywhere I go. Oh, and I burp a lot.") her #1 relationship no-no ("Cheating is a dealbreaker. If you cheat you're gone…Getting revenge on a guy is just not worth it to me ... the best revenge I can think of is becoming famous.") among other things. Here is Carrie's cute and simple cover:

This year, Carrie Underwood won her third Grammy and toured for her megahit second album. Here, the private singer opens up about her "carnival ride" career and new perspective on love. Just three short years after winning the fourth season of American Idol , 25-year-old Carrie Underwood has seemingly undergone a radical transformation — from a shy, plainly dressed girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, to a chart-topping singer who performs in front of massive sold-out stadium crowds, sporting sexy above-the knee boots and black mini shorts. The keyword here is seemingly. The second she wraps her Cosmo cover shoot at a New York City photo studio, the petite blond sheds the designer duds that she’s been expertly posing in and slips into her own clothes: loose-fitting gray sweatpants, a blue hoodie sweatshirt, and white sneakers.

That's my Oklahoma girl ... keepin' it real to the very last. As much as I am not a Country Music fan, I find that I really enjoy both Carrie's music and her whole persona. For me, she is one of the very rare shining stars to come out of American Idol and I couldn't be more happy for her success. The entire Cosmo interview with Carrie comes out in the July issue which hit newsstands today. Check it out ... and then you'll get a feel for all the Okie folks that I came to know and love thru my college years at OU and you'll understand why I miss that place all the time. [Source]


Who Is This 'Stached Man?

Here are a couple new pics of an A-List actor in full make-up and costume on the set of his new movie The Informant here in SoCal ... do you recognize him?

Photo credit: X17

It's Matt Damon lookin' like he's about 4 jelly donuts away from retiring from the police force. Honestly, he don't look too shabby in this get-up. I could really do without the awful pleated pants and the John Mayer retro-80s hairdo ... but I kinda like the porn'stache. It really doesn't look so bad on him ;) [Source]


An Incredible Cameo


Well ... okay, it's not necessarily a spoiler since the information that I'm about to discuss is displayed prominently in one of the trailers for The Incredible Hulk but before the Sex and the City Movie was released, I caught one trailer that gave away FAR TOO MUCH info for my liking and, as a result, I stopped watching any trailers or commercials for the movie to keep from learning any more than I had already learned. If you would like to remain completely unspoiled in regards to The Incredible Hulk then try to look away now ...

... otherwise, check out this photo and read on:

Essentially, Marvel decided to throw in a Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) cameo in the new Incredible Hulk movie and then prominently advertise the cameo in TV commercials to A.) create a link between the two superhero stories, B.) lay the groundwork for the future Avengers movie and C.) try and get folks who liked Iron Man to take a chance on liking The Incredible Hulk (ie. the folks who came out to see Iron Man and may not be comic book fans but liked the movie cuz it ruled). In all three respects, I think it's brills. Personally, I think it would've been much cooler to sit on the surprise cameo until the movie got released but ... hey, they're trying to presell tickets, I get it. Click HERE to watch the TV ad for yourself, if you so desire. [Source]


Yo Bro!

So ... in the short history of reality TV programming we've had Bachelors lookin' for ladies, Bachelorettes lookin' for dudes and this summer, we'll have Paris Hilton lookin' for a new BFF ... so of course Brody Jenner, of The Hills fame, has to get in on the action as well. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Brody Jenner just signed on for his own competitive reality TV show for MTV entitled Bromance, wherein interested "bros" (I'm assuming straight dudes) compete for a chance to become an official part of Brody's entourage. Um yeah:

Photo credit: INFdaily

The network has committed to six episodes of "Bromance," which has been buzzed about online recently. The show, from Ryan Seacrest's production company, will feature a group of "regular guys" who come to Hollywood and compete in a series of challenges from skydiving to dealing with the paparazzi -- in the hopes of ultimately being chosen by Jenner to become part of his entourage. Along the way, contestants will be whittled down via "Hot Tub Elimination Ceremonies" after which rejected "bros" will be asked to leave the bachelor pad dripping wet in a swimsuit, luggage in hand. Bringing to mind various dating reality shows, contestants also will have shots at a "group date" and "alone time" with Jenner in every episode. "'Bromance' takes a successful TV format and turns it on its head," MTV senior vp series development Liz Gateley said. "Brody is the perfect fit for this concept; he is type of guy everyone wants to hang out with." ... Frankie Delgado, who also appears on "The Hills," is a producer. The project was packaged by ICM.

OMG! I love it! I can't wait to see what these "hot tub eliminations" look like ... not to mention the "group date" and "alone time" segments. So lemme get this straight, interested "regular guys" are going to compete for "alone time" with Brody Jenner in the hopes that they escape "hot tub elimination" on a weekly basis? And the prize is, essentially, winning Brody Jenner? Didn't we already see a show like this called Boy Meets Boy? Hee hee ... I jest, I jest. I dunno if this sort of thing has the wings to fly but it's an interesting-sounding concept. I can attest that hanging out with Brody Jenner is really fun so the prize is deffo worthwhile. I'm glad that Brody's getting his own show ... it'd be cool to see him on TV from week to week ... well, again. I just hope that Bromance stays on the air longer than Princes of Malibu did ;) [Source]


Prince Wills Takes A Dive

Prince William is really gettin his feet wet with his new Navy training ... literally. Prince Wills and his naval cohorts took part in wet winching drills in Portland Harbour this week ... here are a couple pics of Wills after he was deposited into the water and then hoisted back up:

Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin

As part of his training, Wills was ejected into the sea and he had to release smoke flares to gain the attention of his "rescuers" ... then he was hoisted back up to "safety" by a Lynx helicopter. Sounds like fun to me. Even tho his military training looks a bit like an episode of Fear Factor, I'm sure that Wills is taking it all seriously. Besides, I'm sure that all of this hardcore military training goes a long way in inspiring his girlfriend Kate Middleton to show him a little more lurvin'. But honey pie, I had to jump out of a helicopter into the Portland Harbour todaaaaaay = nookie. [Source]


Animal Rights Wrongs

While Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott are welcoming the arrival of their baby daughter Stella Doreen and Jessica Alba & Cash Warren are welcoming the arrival of their baby daughter Honor Marie, Amy Winehouse is welcoming an arrival of her own ... and that can't be a good thing:

Photo credit: Splash News

Poor thing. I'm not sure what exactly is in this pet carrier but I'm sure it's not all that excited about A.) living in that residence and B.) having Amy Winehouse care for it. I have my concerns too ... I just hope that Amy doesn't smoke it. [Source]


Tori Spilling

Tori Spelling gave birth to her second child at 3:13PM PT today ... bringing forth into the world a beautiful, bouncing baby girl:

Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott welcomed their second child, a daughter, on Monday, PEOPLE has confirmed. Stella Doreen McDermott was born at 3:13 p.m. in a Los Angeles hospital via C-section. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long, a rep for Spelling says.

Newborn Stella is the second child for Tori and hubby Dean McDermott (they already have a 1 year old son named Liam Aaron) ... he has a child from a previous marriage. Much congrats to the happy couple on the birth of their baby girl. [Source]



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