March 23rd, 2006

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

JGL recently updated his website, HITRECORD.ORG, with two new videos.

One is a conversation he's having with papparazzi thats hilarious.
He gets inside of a papparazzi's mind, sort of.
He calls it "Pictures of Assholes"
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The other is a short film he shot after making Brick.
It's called "Escargots" from the poem “Chanson des escargots qui vont à l’enterrement,” by Jacques Prévert
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and just for the hell of it, some pictures from his upcoming movie, Brick

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Brick come out on March 31, in NY and LA.
synopsis via imdb:
Brick, the dynamic debut feature from writer/director Rian Johnson, won
the Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for Originality of
Vision. Brick, while taking its cues and its verbal style from the
novels of Dashiell Hammett, also honors the rich cinematic tradition of
the hard-boiled noir mystery, here wittily and bracingly immersed in
fresh territory - a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and
high school. There, student Brendan Frye's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
piercing intelligence spares no one. Brendan is not afraid to back up
his words with actions, and knows all the angles; yet he prefers to
stay an outsider, and does - until the day that his ex-girlfriend,
Emily (Emilie de Ravin of Lost), reaches out to him unexpectedly and
then vanishes. Brendan's feelings for her still run deep; so much so,
that he becomes consumed with finding his troubled inamorata. To find
her, Brendan enlists the aid of his only true peer, The Brain (Matt
O'Leary), while keeping the assistant vice principal (Richard
Roundtree) only occasionally informed of what quickly becomes a
dangerous investigation. Brendan's single-minded unearthing of
students' secrets thrusts him headlong into the colliding social orbits
of rich-girl sophisticate Laura (Nora Zehetner), intimidating Tugger
(Noah Fleiss), substance-abusing Dode (Noah Segan), seductive Kara
(Meagan Good), jock Brad (Brian White) and - most ominously -
non-student The Pin (Lukas Haas). It is only by gaining acceptance into
The Pin's closely guarded inner circle of crime and punishment that
Brendan will be able to uncover hard truths about himself, Emily and
the suspects that he is getting closer to.

source:, Pictures, and IMDB
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J Lo to perform in Dubai

 Jennifer Lopez, a well-known American actress, Latin Pop singer, fashion designer, and dancer, will exclusively perform live in concert at the Dubai (UAE) Autodrome on April 27. This will be her first ever concert in the Middle East region. The event managed by Mirage Promotions is a full on live concert, with 15 people on stage and a sound & light production is part of this Pop, R&B and Latin Music extravaganza at Dubai's favorite mega gig concert venue. 'Following up with our Regional sell out events with Destiny's Child & Phil Collins in 2005, we are excited to open a new season of Mega Events with this exclusive concert," says Thomas Ovesen General manager of Mirage Promotions. Online ticket sale will start on March 22.
TradeArabia News Service

Here is where you can buy tickets:

10,000 tickets sold out in 30 minutes.
another tickets will be printed and sold in Dubai shops on 30th March.


My boyfriend has a friend that lives in Dubai and is organizing this, she also said there are talks about a DVD and Robbie Williams would also be performing in Dubai soon. Dont know when though.

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Natalie Imbruglia's little sister

SOUNDS like Laura Imbruglia would have a friend in her eccentric brother-in-law Daniel Johns. She's got a touch of the weirdo about her if her latest interview is any measure. The budding singer describes her sound as "quirky electro-clash punk folk rock/pop on an acoustic guitar, without the electro-clash part". She's got a demo out called It Makes a Crunchy Noise which she says is named after the sound of bugs when you step on them. As you do.
- From Sydney Confidential

She's got a website, music there
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MTV Brings Annual VMA Hell Back Home

After a few years of letting us have some semblance of tween-free happiness, MTV’s president Christina Norman announced today that the 2006 Video Music Awards would return to Manhattan. The shitstorm goes down August 31 at Radio City, a safe distance from the tragic and ill-timed hurricanes of last year’s debacle in Miami. Norman praised this year’s potential for “insanity,” to which Mayor Bloomberg responded:

”An event of this magnitude and cultural importance will generate tremendous media exposure and with the thousands of visitors expected will yield a positive economic impact projected in excess of $25 million.”

So that’s the price: $25 million, and you can do whatever the hell you want to this town. Hell, we’re going to drag our yacht up the Avenue of the Americas for the perfect red-carpet arrival.

via gawker

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Movies - Revolutionary Road

K-Fed's 28th Birthday....whoopty doo! :-p

Britney Spears threw husband Kevin Federline a birthday party on Tuesday in his favorite city: Las Vegas, PEOPLE magazine reports exclusively.

The singer and Federline, who turned 28 on March 21, arrived just after 8:30 p.m. at the restaurant Tao Las Vegas at the Venetian, where they slipped in through the back door and joined their 10 guests in a private dining room.

Spears (in a black halter dress with a lethally low-cut back) drank a Cosmo, while K-Fed (in a wife-beater and a New York Yankees cap) went for a Jack and Coke, shots and beer. The group dined on sushi, chicken satay, lobster tempura and grilled Kobe beef, followed by cake (served by two little people in tight dresses).

By 10:30, Federline had finished opening his presents and the party headed to Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace, where Spears snuggled with the birthday boy on the club's VIP bed when she wasn't dancing barefoot to tunes spun by DJ Hollywood (she requested Prince).

"They didn't leave each other's side all night," a clubgoer tells PEOPLE. "They danced together – Britney was doing all her famous dance moves. Toward the end of the night, they were all over each other – kissing and hugging, having a great time." The couple finally called it a night at around 2 a.m


The New New Edition...

Who says you can't go home again?

A decade after releasing their last album, Home Again, the now grown-up members of boy band New Edition--Bobby Brown included--are reuniting to perform at the Essence Musical Festival in July, organizers announced Tuesday.

Brown, who left the group in 1986 to pursue a solo career, will join Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe and Johnny Gill onstage during the Houston-based music fest, slated for July 1-3, in what may be a preview of New things to come.

The group said in January that it would hit the road again in 2008. The announcement came shortly after Brown joined another New Edition offshoot--trio Bell Biv DeVoe--onstage for a few numbers during an Atlantic City gig.

As is the case with many of Brown's musical achievements, however, the band's tour announcement was eclipsed by the singer's personal life. In January, it was reports of a possible split between Brown and wife Whitney Houston--which the "Don't Be Cruel" singer adamantly denied--that stole some of New Edition's thunder.

But the "Cool It Now" group will have a chance to recapture some glory at the upcoming festival, which has been a New Orleans tradition since 1995 but had to relocate this year in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. New Edition is joining a lineup that includes Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Earth, Wind & Fire and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Jamie Foxx and Magic Johnson are also scheduled to participate in the festival's "Now or Never" empowerment seminars, which will educate attendees about helping Katrina victims.

A Brown-less New Edition joined forces in 2002 with Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment, culminating in the 2004 album One Love.


Talented indeed!

Doherty Pleads Guilty Then Kicks Reporter By JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writer
25 minutes ago

Moments after pleading guilty to seven drug charges Thursday, Pete Doherty lashed out at reporters covering his court appearance and kicked one in the arm.

Trudi Barber, a reporter for the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Radio One station, was kicked amid scenes of what she described as "total chaos."

The 26-year-old Babyshambles singer was more than an hour late for his appearance at Thames Magistrates' Court in central London. He had to battle through a crush of reporters and photographers to get inside.

He then pleaded guilty to seven charges of possessing drugs including heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, which police said they found when he was stopped once in December and once in January.

Doherty, the former boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, is already under court supervision for drug charges. In early February, a judge imposed a 12-month community service order and required Doherty to submit to regular drug tests.

His lawyer, Sean Curran, asked Judge Jane McIvor to put off the matter off for six months so they could see how Doherty progressed.

"I would not like the court to impose anything that would go against the grain," Curran said. "He is a very talented man. Unfortunately, every move he makes has been in the spotlight."

McIvor ordered Doherty to return to court April 20, "which will mean we will know the results of his next review on April 12." She warned that all options remained open for sentencing.

It was when Doherty left the court — wearing his trademark trilby hat and a gray suit — that he allegedly kicked Barber in the elbow and knocked her microphone on the ground.

"It was total chaos here outside the court both when he arrived and when he left," Barber said on Radio One.

"Afterwards he leapt over the railings outside the court," she said. "All of a sudden he lashed out, kicking me in the arm that was holding the microphone."

Doherty then ran down the street pursued by nearly two dozen members of the media. He jumped over the trunk of a Jaguar sedan and into the driver's seat, nearly colliding with another car when he tried to pull out into the street.

Source: Yahoo! & AP

About as talented as a stunt actor for an action film...

the devil wears prada.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Directed by David Frankel

Writing credits
Aline Brosh McKenna
Don Roos ("Happy Endings," "Opposite of Sex," "All Over The Guy")

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Plot Outline: [Based on the bestselling novel,] a young woman (Hathaway) scores a job working for one of New York City's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly (Streep).

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source(s): here, here and here.

Macy Gray is doing BIG things

Not only has the raspy-voiced songstress raked in the dynamic production duo of Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am — collectively known as the Jawbreakers — to helm the new LP, which is called Big and due later this year, she also locked down a collaboration with one of R&B's most celebrated vocalists.

"Natalie Cole is on the album," revealed Gray, who also laid down songs with Outkast and Sleepy Brown. Despite the A-list guests, Gray said she wanted to keep the outside influences fairly small. "We didn't need [a lot of guests]," she said. "The music is so hot that it speaks for itself." Gray also collaborated with Whiteleaf, a team of beatmakers who recently contributed to Floetry's latest, Flo'Ology.

Gray, who is currently in the process of mixing the album, said Big is "definitely the best album I've ever made," adding that it's a blend of classic Macy and new sounds. "It's [going to have] everything: hip-hop, R&B, rock and roll ... even, like, old folk music," she said. "We managed to come up with some new beats, so it's real hot."

Gray doesn't just have music on her mind. She has a small role as a madam in the Outkast film Idlewild, alongside Terrence Howard, Ving Rhames and Faizon Love (see "Outkast's Manager Swears Idlewild Is Almost Done; Group Plans Rosa Parks Tribute").

Gray will also be launching her new clothing line, Natalie Hines, this fall (see "Macy Gray Tries On Clothing Line, Rapper/Stripper/Burglar Role").

— Brandee J. Tecson

Source:, bitches

Gay Aiken

Last night I was at this murder mystery dinner in Santa Monica. While the actors were "interviewing" some woman, I noticed a guy at her table, in the very corner, looked very much like Clay Aiken. It turns out it was, and he was not enjoying himself. Apparently, murder mystery theater was not to his taste, or so he said. He was very nice about chatting with fans while he ate (though, he was in the corner, and thus a captive audience). He was at a table with all women, but didn't seem that interested in any of them. He left before it was over.

Apparently, a number of people fingered him as the murderer on their answer sheets. One person even wrote "Clay Aiken. Why the fuck else would he be here?"

Why indeed.

I can't decide if going to dinner theater with a group of women confirms or denies his utter gayness.

Simpsons News

Fans of The Simpsons and The Office best not miss this Sunday's episode of the former, as it'll finally be the one written by Ricky Gervais, which we've been hearing about for ages.

Not only that, but producer/creator Matt Groening was so impressed by the real-life Simpsons intro (filmed in the U.K., but which you've no doubt seen floating around the Internet) that it's going to open this Sunday's actual episode.

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Soap stud Diego Serrano ("Young and the Restless") stars in the upcoming all gay film "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" opening nationwide June 16. Check out the films trailer to see him between the sheets with "Camp" star Daniel Letterle.

♉ eva → fucking towels

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Here's a little nugget of information:

"Tom Cruise, who is near the top of Scientology's Bridge, at a level known as OT ("Operating Thetan") VII. OTs are Scientology's elite -- enlightened beings who are said to have total "control" over themselves and their environment. OTs can allegedly move inanimate objects with their minds, leave their bodies at will and telepathically communicate with, and control the behavior of, both animals and human beings. At the highest levels, they are allegedly liberated from the physical universe, to the point where they can psychically control what Scientologists call MEST: Matter, Energy, Space and Time."

I'm sorry, but that's hilariously crazy. And if you're offended, or disagree, well, too bad. I will continue to think that you're crazy until you show me convincing footage of Tom Cruise moving shit around with his mind.

Source: Rolling Stone expose on Scientology

Where will the AI cover songs end???

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This is a little bit rant and a little bit revelation, so I don't know if it will make it through, but...

OK, we all know that American Idol is about fresh-faced singers doing cover songs. But covers of a cover? Chris Daughtry admitted that he was "inspired" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers' version of Higher Ground during Stevie Wonder week. No problem.

But he smiled his cocky little grin when the judges told him how original he was for making Walk the Line "his own." How wrong they were.

A quick search of Napster shows that he did the band Live's cover of the Johnny Cash classic. It's cool if you want to be the rock dude, but don't take credit for other people's work. Check it out for yourselves.

And while you're at it, check out Chris' band, Absent Element's, website High school battle of the bands champs!

Edit: Fixed link
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    The real Johnny Cash

Blind item

I was reading Faded Youth and came across this...

"Which acting legend, who recently spewed a flurry of criticisms regarding some of Hollywood's most famous couples, is apparently cheating on his beautiful younger wife with Laura Elena, a former Miss America-turned actress best known for her role in 'Mulholland Drive'?"

a few posts below this was a post about Michael Douglas.

"After slamming Brangelina in an interview with GQ magazine, it appears the rumours are true -- the bitch really is crazy! Either he is filming 'Cast Away 2' or this Hollywood legend has lost his marbles. I blame Zeta!"


So, do you think it is Michael Douglas cheating on Cathrine zeta Jones or someone else? Who else has been criticizing other Hollywood couples?
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i made a discovery last night.

so kirk cameron has a show on TBN & i knew he was a born again christian ?? but what i didn't know was how completely ape shit he went. the show is called "way of the master" & last night they talked about "hell", "redemption" & "judgment day" & him & his co-host went up to people on the street & called them "lusting, adulterating liars" & told them they needed to "join the faith".

it was amazing.

Presenting LiLo as wonderwoman???

LINDSAY LOHAN is desperate to play Wonder
Woman in the forthcoming movie version of the comic book superhero. 

The 19-year-old actress admits she would love to broaden her talents and
be an action star.

She says: "Wonder Woman would be cool.

"I'm trying to find roles right now that are different to anything I've done
to show my abilities, to show that I have some sort of stretch in me.

"Because most of the things that I've done so far are aimed at younger girls
and are light-hearted." 


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    Shakira-My hips dont lie

Dazed and Confused: THE EDITION TO BUY!!!

Comes Out This Summer 2006.

All new high-definition digital transfer, supervised by Richard Linklater and cinematographer Lee Daniel

Audio commentary by Linklater

"Making Dazed," a 50-minute documentary by filmmaker Kahane Corn

Booklet featuring new essays by film critic Kent Jones, music critic Jim DeRogatis, and author Chuck Klosterman, plus character profiles, and memories of the film from cast and crew

More than two hours of rare on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage featuring cast and crew

Footage from the 10-year anniversary celebration

Audition footage

Deleted Scenes

Original trailer

Collectible film poster

Beats that lame-ass flashback edition that came out last year. This is definitely going to be the DVD to get this summer!


"I'll be like Bruce Lee in them skins goin' WAAAAH"

Bruce Lee Musical To Hit Broadway

Martial arts superstar Bruce Lee is set to be the subject of a new Broadway musical featuring music provided by David Bowie. Theatre bosses want the show to be ready to premiere in 2008. According to, Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang has been hired to write the musical and Matthew Warchus is reportedly onboard to direct. Bowie has been linked to project because he was recently spotted chatting with Wachus in Toronto, Canada - where Warchus is poised to launch his new The Lord Of The Rings musical. The Bruce Lee musical follows hot in the footsteps of plans for a musical based on kung fu movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. & hkentertainment

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Still More On The Fate Of 'Arrested Development': Bateman Speaks

What's the best way for fans of beloved, perpetually limbo-occupying series Arrested Development to get news about the show's fate? Bump into star Jason Bateman on the street in Toronto and just ask him what the hell is going on with the rumored Showtime-sponsored resurrection.Television Without Pity eminence Glark relates his encounter with Bateman on the site's AD message board:

"Here are the things I remember (and he gave full blessing to post the info as he loves the site and you guys but he's too shy and too cute to post on the boards):
- Mitch loves you guys and it was nice to see people getting the show and enjoying the show especially at times when network directives were "make the show 30% dumber"

- Showtime has picked up the show for 2 years at 12 episodes a year (maybe it was 13) with a third year option

- The ball is in Mitch's court and Jason said Mitch will be making that decision within the next 24-48 hours though I don't know if that means we'll know about it at that time or not"

This report was posted yesterday, so despondent, anxious AD faithful may have only one more day to savor the exquisite torture of uncertainty that defines their fandom, then finally decide whether it's time to torch their replica frozen banana stands and make a clean break with their turbulent past.


Mariah To Become Fashion Model

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Pop diva Mariah Carey is considering expanding her talents to modelling, after her newly-svelte figure sparked a string of high-fashion offers. The "We Belong Together" hitmaker - who has dropped 20 pounds (nine kilograms) over the past few months - caught the attention of prestigious design label Louis Vuitton when she filmed the promo for new single "Say Somethin'" in the chain's Paris store. Carey's spokeswoman says, "Until now it's not been something she wanted to do, but it seems the time is right. She's got quite a few fashion labels after her and we are in talks."

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    Unbreak My Heart - Toni Braxton

Starring ... what’s his name again?

To be famous is a ridiculous way to live one’s life. The existence of Paris Hilton proves this. In fact, to be famous is also to invite unwanted scrutiny, ridicule and scorn from mean-spirited journalists like me. But fame is also the only means our culture has devised — besides being showered with gobs of cash — to appreciate the achievements of creative people. So we look at the famous and the not-so-famous and wonder who deserves more, or less, and why.

For example, why is it that Tilda Swinton is less well-known in this country than Rob and Amber? Why am I aware of Rob and Amber’s existence at all? And I bet you just went, “Who’s Tilda Swinton?”

So I’m going to tell you who she is, and nine other actors just like her, all doing very cool work that deserves to be seen and appreciated, some occasionally winding up in big movies or being paid very well on regular TV gigs, but still living under the radar of name-recognition…

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America's Next Top Model Discussion Post!

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Since our resident recapper orbitalocularit has sadly stepped down from her throne this season, I thought I'd throw a post out there and see if anyone bites. I don't know about you but when I witness twelve young aspiring (and often perspiring) models sharing a penthouse, I really need to talk about it...

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