A Los Angeles County district attorney's office spokesperson said on that no charges will be filed against photographer Galo Ramirez, due to "insufficient evidence."
Just prior to the crash, Lohan telephoned police from her car and said that she was "being harassed by paparazzi," Los Angeles police officer Sandra Escalante said at the time.
The paparazzo allegedly intentionally slammed his car into the star's $180 000 Mercedes SL65 coupe in order to get a dramatic photograph of Lohan, the star of the "Love Bug" revival Herbie: Fully Loaded, as well as 2004's Mean Girls and 2003's Freaky Friday.
The collision caused "moderate damage" to Lohan's car. The actress, her 19-year-old friend and the photographer sustained no injuries.
I know a bunch of Mariah pics have already been posted from 12/31, but here are some more :X
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it's sad because she thinks she's still hot shit :( :(
An insider has revealed to The National Enquirer that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are set to announce the name of their new child and have gone with the oddly gangster Capone. Gwyneth apparently allowed Chris to pick the name and he went with something he believed had "character." Plus, he also wanted to ensure that his son would be confused with a mafia crime lord and shot down during a turf war in downtown Chicago. Or maybe I made that last part up. Or maybe I didn't. Now you'll never know.
Wow. Way to make Apple seem like a nice name.
Did Comedy Central grant the Catholic League its Christmas wish? Following the Dec. 7 season finale of South Park, titled "Bloody Mary", the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights slammed the network for its irreverent portrayal of church icons and sought to block the episode from being rebroadcast.
It appears the group may have met with success. A repeat of the finale was scheduled to air Wednesday night, but was pulled from the Comedy Central lineup without explanation. In the episode, a statue of the Virgin Mary is believed to be bleeding from its rear end, inspiring faithful parishioners to flock from miles around to be healed by the miraculous blood. Eventually, Pope Benedict XVI is called in to investigate, whereupon he determines that the statue is actually menstruating and thus is nothing special. "A chick bleeding out her vagina is no miracle," the pope declares in the episode. "Chicks bleed out their vaginas all the time."
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Anyway, Ashlee and crew decided to spend Christmas vacation in Maui to relax because of all that's gone on in Camp Simpson over the last few months. Relaxing, Ashlee and her boyfriend (and band's guitarist) Braxton Olita stroll through Maui.
And if you want to see more from the day, I know there are more pictures up at ashlee-online.net.
Family plan for success!
By REBECCA LOUIE
Sunday, January 1st, 2006
It pays to have good genes.Celebrity siblings who crave acclaim (and all the free goods that come with it) are cashing in on the pop world's theory of relative-ity - that a family member's fame can jump-start their own careers. And while nepotism can prove problematic in realms such as politics, it's practically expected, and often endorsed, in our star-obsessed society.
"There are so many venues now, like fan magazines and television shows, that make being famous like this possible," says Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University.
"In the old-fashioned way, you had to be talented, perfect your craft, and then eventually become known because you are good," he continues. "Now, the idea is that you can get a record contract or TV or movie role by virtue of being related to somebody because celebrity has a gravitational pull. If you are near to it, you yourself become valuable and interesting."
But Thompson warns that while a blood tie to big names can get a foot in the door, "it can't float a career for very long."
There are exceptions. Aimee Osbourne, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's oldest daughter, must have been staring into a crystal ball when she turned down the opportunity to star in her family's super-successful MTV reality show. But most brothers and sisters of celebs just keep milking their connections. Here's a look at the latest projects from sibs cashing in on the family name.
Solange Knowles, 19: The former backup dancer for Destiny's Child didn't shine as bright as her bootylicious big sister Beyoncé when she released her own album "Solo Star" in 2003. Instead, she spent the following year focusing on family, marrying college football player Daniel Smith and giving birth to son Daniel Julez. With a role in "Johnson Family Vacation" tucked under her belt, Solange was recently cast in the cheerleading franchise "Bring It On 3." Still hopeful for a musical destiny, she is slated to perform on Kelly Rowland's upcoming album.
Jay J, 24: Brandy's little brother has been packing punches with his new single, "One Wish," released on his own label, Knockout Entertainment. Now a full-fledged heartthrob, he has overcome the awkwardness of adolescence and battles Usher for best abs. In a twist, he signed Brandy to his label last year.
Ashlee Simpson, 21: So what if she posed in her underwear in the December issue of Blender magazine? And who cares that she was caught on tape drunkenly cussing out the staff at a McDonald's? Ashlee gets props for a comeback year during which she rose above last year's "Saturday Night Live" lip-syncing scandal and delivered a soul-searching, chart-topping album, "I Am Me." True, bleaching her hair reminds us she's related to brash blond Jessica Simpson. But her tomboyish, rocker grit is still a seller, especially in contrast to Jessica's ditzy Barbie glitz.
Aaron Carter, 18: These days his name makes the tabloids exclusively as the former plaything of Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff. However, Aaron has legions of devoted female fans culled from touring with Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, to which older bro Nick belongs. It has been a long adolescent moment since his last album, "Another Earthquake!," in 2002, but word is he plans to rattle the world with hitmaker Pharrell Williams on a new album. Hopefully it will do better than his movie career; his film "Popstar" went straight to DVD in November.
Ali Lohan, 12: Lindsay look-alike Ali will soon hear whether or not she landed a spot hosting a kids' show for Disney, and is about to record a 2006 Christmas album. She's not even a teenager yet, which means there are plenty of sweet, sugarcoated years before this plucky soccer player from Long Island falls prey to body-image issues, well-publicized catfights, confessional lyrics and Wilmer Valderrama.
Jamie Lynn Spears, 14: Just like former Mouseketeer Britney, Jamie Lynn is kicking off her career in children's television, playing a student at a coed boarding school in Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101." Still a girl, and not yet a woman, Jamie Lynn can learn a lot from Brit's triumphs (multiplatinum record sales) and tribulations (Kevin Federline). The bad news: she's reported to be an on-set diva who makes her co-star cry.
Haylie Duff, 21: The actress' career has blossomed since lil' sis Hilary became a certified hottie. With a regular gig on television's "7th Heaven" and six films slated for next year, Duff senior may deliver true talent - or just pose in her knickers for lad rags like Maxim - she's their January cover - to win fans.
oh how the mighty have fallen.*
"Brad Renfro was a no-show for arraignment last Friday on a charge of attempted heroin possession. His lawyer said he had entered a full-time drug treatment program and the court agreed to postpone his arraignment to January 18 and allow him to remain free on $10,000 bail. Although if I was Renfro I would have just gotten plastic surgery and started my life over as an elementary school custodian or something. Because once you've hit rock bottom, starting your life over as Bob the Janitor doesn't seem like such a terrible option anymore."
*well he was mighty hot when he was like 15 and I was a young middle/high schooler. i don't know about since then.
Woody Allen, wife Soon-Yi, and their two daughters, Manzie, 6, and Bechet, 5, vacationed in the northwestern Spanish town of Oviedo.
Manzie is named after jazz drummer Manzie Johnson. Bechet is named after saxophonist Sidney Bechet. As you may have guessed, Woody is a huge jazz fan. He was in Oviedo to play clarinet at a New Orleans Jazz Band concert.
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reese and ava do a little shopping
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dylan douglas, son of micheal douglas and catherine zeta-jones
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Travis Barker talks about new daughter Alabama
"It's been amazing...I've been staying at the hospital and hanging out with her, and then coming back home and putting my son to sleep every night. It's so crazy having a little girl — everything from the way she cries to the way she looks at you is so different."
Oscar de la Hoya welcomes fourth child
Boxer Oscar de la Hoya, 32, and wife Millie Corretjer welcomed their first child together on December 29th. Son Oscar Gabriel weighed in at 9 lbs, 7 oz, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Baby Oscar joins dad's other children - son Jacob was born in February 1998, son Devon in November of the same year, and daughter Atiana arrived in March 1999. Atiana received two new half siblings for Christmas - besides Oscar, mom Shanna and stepdad Travis Barker welcomed Alabama Luella on Christmas Eve.
Seal and Heidi Klum won in the best couple category, while Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were named the most disliked couple of 2005, reports Femalefirst.
Actor Jude Law’s ex-fiancee Sienna Miller won the maximum number of votes for the most stylish female celebrity, while in the male arena, English skipper David Beckham was voted as the most stylish male celebrity of 2005.
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KATE Moss proves she has finally dumped junkie rocker Pete Doherty... by going skiing with a mystery toyboy.The supermodel was seen kissing and cuddling the 20-year-old, known only as Jamie, in Aspen, Colorado.
Kate, 31, met him a few weeks ago and despite friends insisting it's not a "serious romance", the couple appear smitten. Little is known about her new beau except that his is British, likes snowboarding, has long hair... and piercings. Kate nuzzled his silver nose-ring as they cosied up on a chairlift at the resort's Buttermilk Mountain slopes. Later he had his arm around the mum-of-one in a hotel bar as they continued smooching.
Asked about their relationship, Kate and Jamie both insisted: "We are just friends." The couple are believed to have been introduced by a mutual friend - Sir Richard Branson's son Sam. An insider revealed: "Kate finds Jamie very sexy. He has that rock 'n' roll look she loves. She has a bit of a complex about dating someone so much younger, but it also makes her feel good that she can attract him." Jamie is believed to be staying with Kate and relatives, including her mum Linda and brother Nick. Kate - who started dating Doherty, 26, after he performed at her birthday bash - went into rehab in Arizona after being exposed by the Mirror for taking cocaine.
And an article on Pete Doherty's reaction here.
1. Chronicles of Narnia - $32.84 Million
2. King Kong - $31.59 Million
3. Fun With Dick And Jane - $21 Million
4. Cheaper By The Dozen 2 - $19.3 Million
5. Rumor Has It - $11.62 Million
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Monday January 2, 11:32 am ET
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Will Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey reunite? Not if Usher has it "his way." Usher and Ms. Simpson were recently paired up -- both were voted pop music's sexiest-eyed stars. According to a Rohto V.(TM) Sexiest Eyes Survey released today, Usher narrowly beat out Nick Lachey to claim the title of sexiest eyes among pop music singers, while Jessica Simpson won the honor for the females. The survey was commissioned by The Mentholatum Company, the distributor of Rohto V.(TM) (row-tow vee) eye drops.
Among men polled, 19 percent said Jessica Simpson has the sexiest eyes among pop music superstars. Simpson squeezed ahead of the pack, which included Mariah Carey (16 percent), Gwen Stefani (16 percent) and Kelly Clarkson (8 percent).
Women voters were all eyes for Usher, ranking him number one with 18 percent of the vote. Following close behind are Nick Lachey (12 percent), Rob Thomas (10 percent) and Chris Martin (5 percent).(*)
"If eyes are the key to the soul, it's no wonder why America chose Jessica Simpson and Usher," says Jennifer Hamberger, marketing manager, Mentholatum. "Both artists pour their hearts into their work and it's paying off. With multi-platinum records, budding film careers and clothing lines in the works, everything they touch seems to turn to gold."
Mentholatum is the U.S. distributor of Rohto V.(TM) eye drops, which provide an instant surge of cooling, and relief that lubricates while eliminating redness. The company's next survey will expose who has the sexiest eyes in all of Hollywood.
The Mentholatum Company, Inc. founded in 1889, is a manufacturer and marketer of non-prescription drugs and healthcare products. Headquarters are in Orchard Park, New York, U.S.A. with operations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Scotland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, and China. The Mentholatum Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan.
(*)A total of 1,000 telephone surveys were conducted with consumers throughout the U.S. Respondents were selected using a "National Probability Sample," which allowed the results to be determined at a 95% confidence level with an error of plus or minus 3%.
Jen & Vince do the hotel for New Years Eve thing. She can't get comfortable and he thinks making faces is helpful in these dire times.
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Christina & Jordy out for New Years Eve... I don't think she was as wasted as that last post implied, but that's ok.
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Nicole Richie & DJ AM hang out on New Years Eve. Awwww.
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The Little Mermaid 3 (or are they on 4?) is set to be released any day now.
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Okay okay, I feel bad.
24 star Kiefer Sutherland went on a 7-hour rampage with friends this past weekend, ending it by wrecking a Christmas tree in a hotel lobby. Hollywood hellraiser Kiefer Sutherland even asked for permission --
Kiefer :: "I hate that ****ing Christmas tree. The tree HAS to come down. I'm smashing it - can I pay for it?
Staff :: "I'm absolutely sure you can, sir."
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EDIT He is NOT the socialite, he's just making an appearance.
Source: JJB & JustJared
Holy shit. Two more months!!
Last week, the couple showed up with a posse at the Caribou, the private establishment where Hollywood decamps during the holidays.
"Cisco pushed ahead to the door," says our snitch. "The doorman said, 'Are you a member?' When he said, 'No,' they turned him away. But it was more about his attitude, like everyone should know who he was. He really made a scene."
"The next night, they came back. Cisco said, 'We know Jack.' The doorman said, 'Jack who?' He said, 'Jack Nicholson.' The doorman said, 'Jack's a member, but you should have had Jack call.'"
Turned away again, they had somebody call one of the club's owners the next night. This time, they were granted entrance.
"They were much better behaved," says our spy, who speculated the pair might have gotten in the first night if the gorgeous-but-shy Barton hadn't been hidden behind her bold-but-skeevy boyfriend.
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Things aren't looking good for Paris Hilton in her legal feud with diamond heiress-actress Zeta Graff. Just before she left to frolic with man toy Stavros Niarchos in Maui over the holidays, Hilton gave a deposition in the $10 million slander suit Graff filed against her last year, in which Graff claims everyone's favorite heir-head deliberately maligned her. A source close to the case said Hilton admitted lying when she planted a story in the press that Graff, who had dated former Hilton fiancé Paris Latsis, attacked her in a jealous rage at a London club. According to the source, Hilton admitted in the deposition that Graff never attacked her. Hilton's former publicist, Rob Shuter, said in his deposition that the attack tale came straight from his client. (Shuter had the foresight not only to have Hilton sign a waiver so that she would be liable if he got sued, but he also saved her e-mails and logged her phone calls). Graff said in a statement to PAGE SIX: "Hilton will learn a valuable lesson about what happens when you try to ruin another person's reputation. She made a number of false statements about me, and she repeatedly lied under oath during her recent deposition. I look forward to her explaining all of this to a jury." Hilton crisis manager, Elliot Mintz, would only say, "In view of the fact that it's an ongoing matter, I'm not in a position to make any comment."
Granted, it's a highly arbitrary – and subjective – list, but it's fun just the same. For instance, "Scientologists in love" Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are OUT, while "Ranch hands in love" Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are IN – in Brokeback Mountain.
Among other people, Lindsay Lohan is OUT, superceded by the IN Kristin Cavallari, of MTV's Laguna Beach, The Post opines. Among comedians: Sarah Silverman, OUT; Amy Poehler, IN; Will Ferrell, OUT; Steve Carell, IN. Of actors, Kirsten Dunst, OUT; Rachel McAdams, IN. Likewise, Johnny Knoxville, OUT; Dane Cook, said to be the hottest comic on the college circuit, IN.
When it comes to couples other than Tom and Katie, it's Jude and Sienna, OUT, and George and Hilly, IN. They're so IN, in fact, that they may not be known to anyone beyond those readers who are tracking their couple's therapy sessions in the New York Observer, the same weekly paper that spawned Sex and the City.
In the hunk division, Adrian Grenier is OUT, his position usurped by fellow Entourage cast member Kevin Connolly. Nick Lachey is both IN and OUT, presumably because he's newly single and thus reincarnated, while supermodel Kate Moss is OUT (for obvious reasons), as Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss becomes IN.
The Post doesn't explain how it arrives at its decisions – but it does take its readers to task for still relying on newsprint when they should be following their kids' example and poking their noses into a PlayStation Portable instead.
January 3, 2006 -- NEVER send nasty letters to a spouse you want to divorce - they just might haunt you later in court. Best-selling author Terry McMillan found out the hard way during her ugly split with ex-husband Jonathan Plummer. Her marriage to the much-younger Jamaican, which inspired the book and movie "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," imploded earlier this year after Plummer confessed to a gay affair. But recently obtained divorce papers reveal he wasn't the only one getting his groove on. In a series of letters submitted to the court by Plummer, McMillan throws her own affairs in his face: "I wonder how you'd feel if I told you that I had plenty of sex when I was in New York. When I was in Spain and Paris," McMillan wrote. "That I have been cheating on you for three years because you were a drag, because you were boring, because you got on my nerves because you were embarrassing . . . you acted like a homosexual and you couldn't carry on an intelligent conversation." McMillan won her case in spite of the screeds, paying Plummer just $50,000 to walk away, reports Justice magazine.
Source: New York Post - Page Six