March 26th, 2006

SPEARS TREATS HUSBAND TO CHER SHOW

BRITNEY SPEARS served up a birthday treat for husband KEVIN FEDERLINE in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday (23MAR06) - a CHER impersonator. The couple have been living it up in Sin City this week for Federline's 28th birthday and Britney decided it would be fun to make her man think she had booked pop superstar Cher to perform for him. Celebrating after hours at hip venue Tao, Britney, wearing a white fedora and a sexy black lace print shirt and jeans, arranged a surprise. A pal stepped up to the club's microphone, wished Federline a happy birthday and introduced 'Cher.' A stunned Federline chuckled as a larger-than-life female impersonator stepped out on stage and sang along to Cher's IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME. A little person, dressed as a mini-SONNY BONO then joined the act to sing I GOT YOU BABE as the crowd roared with laughter. A fellow reveller says, "It was a special birthday indeed. Everyone found Britney's surprise really hilarious. Kevin and Britney and their friends were in fits. "Kevin finished the night off by dancing to his wife's I'M A SLAVE 4 U and then hitting the DJ booth to play songs from his new album."

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Stars and their family skeletons

Celebrities may have fame and fortune, but that doesn't make their uncomfortable family secrets go away. When "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher revealed her childhood sexual abuse by an uncle in this month's Vanity Fair, she joined a parade of Hollywood celebs with skeletons rattling in their family closets.

Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey and Woody Harrelson all have kin who ran afoul of the law — from bank robbery and a "self-defense" killing to sex offenses and murder for hire.

Maguire, the 30-year-old "Spider-Man" star, fights crime on the big screen, but his dad robbed a bank in April 1993 and was caught red-handed. Financially strapped after his sister died and left him to provide for her two kids, Vincent Maguire, then 38, hit the Coast Federal Savings Bank near his Reseda, Calif., home. Tobey's folks had split up, and he wasn't living with his father at the time.

The actor's unarmed pop botched the heist so badly (he fled on foot in broad daylight), he was caught within an hour. A neighbor saw him carry the sack of cash into his garage. He pleaded guilty and did about two years in a federal pen, court records show.

Tobey hinted at his troubled past in one interview. "All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off. But they've all given me a fervor — an angry ambition that cannot be stopped ..."

Theron won an Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster," but long before she played that role, she had a personal brush with homicide. When she was 15, growing up in South Africa, her mother fatally shot her father when he physically threatened them in a drunken rage. Cops ruled the killing self-defense, and the leggy beauty's mom wasn't charged with a crime. But the experience left a mark on Theron, 30.

"Sometimes, I think it was part of another life which happened to another person. Then suddenly it is so real and so vivid that if I think about it I will burst into tears, I will always carry it with me," she told interviewer Rich Cline in 2004.

Former "Cheers" regular Woody Harrelson's dad, Charles, is a convicted hit man who killed a federal judge at the behest of drug dealers in 1979, a Texas jury found. Woody's pop, who was also convicted of a contract murder in 1968, claims he was framed for the judge's death, but his appeals failed. He's serving a life sentence.

"I'm not saying my father is a saint, but I think he's innocent of that [judge's killing], yeah," Woody, 44, once told Barbara Walters.

Goody two shoes "Walk the Line" star Reese Witherspoon's older brother John Draper Witherspoon, 32, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to attend classes for addicts in Nashville for sexually assaulting a neighbor as she slept in 2002. He blamed booze for the incident.

And songbird Mariah Carey's older sister Alison Carey Scott, 44, who has battled drug addiction for years, was arrested twice last summer for prostitution in Suffolk County. She pleaded guilty and got probation.

And you thought your family was embarrassing. Now go give Uncle Seymour a hug.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/v-echo/story/402686p-341063c.html
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Oscars Leave Bitter Taste in Edward Norton's Mouth

  Edward Norton has slammed the Oscars and Golden Globe ceremonies as "orgies" of self-congratulatory behavior. The star admits he is often tempted to ditch acting altogether when the prize giving season comes round each year.

He says, "The award shows just f**king rude me out. I get really, really down on the whole thing. I mean, I'm glad Capote, Syriana and Good Night And Good Luck are being celebrated, but on the whole the thing that goes on between November and March is like an orgy. It's out of control. It's that totally disproportionate elevation of the artist and it's gross. I start to go, 'I should do something else.'"
 

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/03/24/oscars_leave_bitter_taste_in_edward_nort
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Sean Penn Has Ann Coulter Voodoo Doll


We love Sean Penn, he can always be counted on to do something, anything to get himself press. Remember his feeble attempt to save children from the floods of New Orleans, Louisiana?

Remember how it failed miserably when his decrepit boat started leaking dangerously and Captain Penn - the savior of children - who was desperate to do "whatever I can to help", reportedly forgot to plug a hole in the rescue vessel, which promptly started sinking.

The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and was frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic beer cup.

Penn rightfully attracted criticism from onlookers when they saw the boat was already crammed with several of his entourage - including a photographer - before any flood victims even climbed onboard.
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When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to paddle themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

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Page Six details the latest press to come his way: 'IT's a good thing for Ann Coulter that Sean Penn doesn't know voodoo. Penn has a plastic Barbie-like doll of the right-wing pundit that he likes to torture on occasion.

"We violate her," the ornery actor tells The New Yorker about his mini-Coulter. "There are cigarette burns in some funny places. She's a pure snake-oil salesman. She doesn't believe a word she says." Coulter mentioned Penn's father, blacklisted director Leo Penn, in her book, "Treason."'

Penn is a sick puppy.. And you thought he was just pretending to be Jeff Spicoli. What a tool.

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POLICE CALLED AFTER LIU AND HARTNETT PARTY TOO HARD

LUCY LIU was horrified when she joined her LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN co-star JOSH HARTNETT for a night on the town when the police were called to calm them down. The actress rarely lives it up when she's working but she thought a night out with cast and crew in Montreal, Canada would be harmless. She says, "We all went out to a tiny bar. They had a DJ there and I had a great time but I had to work the next day. I never go out when I'm working but they said, 'Come on one time.' "I thought, 'I'll just come by for 10 minutes,' and that was when we were dancing on the tables and the Montreal police came. We were disrupting the peace. "To my knowledge nobody got arrested."

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Paul Newman joins actors privacy group



Paul Newman has joined a group of actors asking for the extension of current privacy laws.

Newman, alongside Christopher Plummer and Charles Grodin, has asked the US state of Connecticut to ban use of a person's image or voice without consent for as much as 70 years after their death. The actors have cited advances in technology as their reason for the request.

Newman explained: "They could make a whole movie that looked like me, talked like me, acted like me, sounded like me, but wasn't me."

Plummer added: "We are suddenly being cloned into something we're not. We are robbed of our individuality and our life's work is tarnished."

The Motion Picture Association of America says it opposes the bill.

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Abdul Under Scrutiny

The New York Daily News reports sources close 'American Idol' dismissed an Us Weekly report that angry producers were looking to replace Paula Abdul with Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, and also nixed the possibility that Spears or Simpson could appear on the show as a guest. As for comments about Abdul's behavior on the show this season, her spokeswoman Michelle Bega complained that constant battering on the message boards and speculation in the press is "harmful and hurtful to an individual such as Paula who is nothing but a lovely and talented woman who is just doing her job."

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NBC Gives 'Four Kings' the Hook

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has given newcomer "Four Kings" the boot just five days after its post-Olympics return.

Scheduling updates released late last night confirm the Peacock has pulled the series from its Thursday, 8:30/7:30c home effective immediately. Repeats of "My Name Is Earl" are set to fill the half-hour for the next two weeks however no permanent replacement has been announced.

To date this season, "Kings" has averaged a lackluster 7.47 million viewers, making it the network's least-watched program on the night.

Prior to the news, co-stars Josh Cooke and Shane McRae signed onto the ABC comedy pilots "A Day in the Life" and "Our Thirties" respectively.

It's not clear if or when NBC will air the six remaining produced episodes of "Kings." David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are the executive producers of the series, a co-production of KoMut Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

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'Grey's Anatomy' a fever in the ratings






There are TV fans, and then there are "Grey's Anatomy" fans.

"Patrick Dempsey, when he nearly kisses Meredith, it's like nearly kissing me," said 37-year-old mother of two Jacki Moore of Burbank, Calif. "I've gone to a few of the fan sites and I look for pictures, and I Google his name pretty much every day to see if anything comes up. Oh, I'm telling you, I'm ready to put a poster up on my wall."


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IRL driver Paul Dana killed in practice crash.

‘This is a great tragedy,’ team owner says after 30-year-old dies at hospital.

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Driver Paul Dana died after a two-car crash Sunday during the warmup for the season-opening IRL IndyCar Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The other driver, Ed Carpenter, was awake and alert at a Miami hospital, IRL officials said.

Dana, 30, a former motorsports journalist with a degree from Northwestern, was a rookie who competed in three IRL races for Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing last year with a best finish of 10th in the race at Homestead.

The Toyota Indy 300 race was expected to be run as scheduled. Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Racing for which Dana was to race this season, said the team’s other two cars — driven by Danica Patrick and Buddy Rice — will be pulled out of the race.

Dana’s wife, Tonya, was in Indianapolis, where the couple lived, and was notified of her husband’s death while attending a church service.

“Obviously, this is a very black day for us,” Rahal said. “This is a great tragedy.”

Carpenter spun and hit the wall moments after the practice began at 10 a.m. EST. As Carpenter’s battered car slid to a stop, Dana slammed into it at almost full speed — about 200 mph.

Dana’s car nearly split in half. The chassis flew about 6 feet off the ground and pieces were strewn down the track. It nearly turned over, but landed on its wheels before sliding to a halt.

Buddy Lazier said Dana passed him and Scott Sharp after both slowed because of the accident.

“He carried way too much speed in and wasn’t aware of what was going on around him,” Lazier said.

Asked about Dana, Tony George, who founded the IRL in 1995 and is Carpenter’s stepfather, said, “I really don’t know at this point what happened or who was at fault. It’s just a real shame. I don’t know that it was inexperience. I don’t want to say anything about that.”

There was no immediate explanation for Dana’s failure to slow down several seconds after the yellow lights came on around the track because of Carpenter’s crash.

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"The Diva Doesn't Do Fur"

When a Russian millionaire tried to score points with Mariah Carey by giving her two fur coats worth $9,000, she was horrified and immediately "emancipated" the coats by donating them to PETA for use in their anti-fur campaign.

"Mexi Made Meatless? Ole!"

When Brad Pitt visited Julio's Barrio, a Mexican restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, he ordered the vegetarian chili and told the waiter, "It must be vegetarian. I don't want any meat put in front of me."

Other celebrities mentioned in the article, "Celebrity Watch": Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alicia Keys, Hillary Duff, Sarah Chalke, Andrew Jan-Dumbo

Source: Peta's Animal Times, Spring 2006, Volume 21, Number 1
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Remember?

Remember MTV's I want a famous face? Well I was perusing the ever present Myspace today when lo and behold i find



Jessica, the girl/man who wanted to look more like JLo so she/he could model?

Well here is her myspace

I found her on the JaniceDickenson models myspace because she was trying to post her pictures and get signed..
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regardless of which team she bats for, the bitch scares me

Project Runway left out Zulema's lesbianism even though, she says, "Everyone here's fucking gay!"
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This season especially, Project Runway’s use of recorded voice-overs and editing tricks were especially apparent. Despite that, I still clung to the idea that the show was above the fray, better than the rest.

Zulema Griffin challenges that idea in a candid and wide-ranging interview with Bay Windows. Besides Santino, Zulema was the show’s biggest villain, and the show focused on her villainy—leaving out, she says, a lot more of her personality. That’s not unlike arguments we’ve heard before, but Zulema comes across as more credible, and also doesn’t exactly blame the editing.

For starters, the series never disclosed the fact that she is a lesbian who’s been together with her wife, Sherie, for more than three years. At first, she said she was hesitant about revealing her lesbianism, but once she arrived, she realized, “Everyone here’s fucking gay! Why do I care anymore?” Zulema hoped her presence on the show would help “to inspire other people to not be afraid to come out. Unfortunately with African Americans, no one comes out.”

Alas, editors never revealed that she was gay or that she was married, although she says she understands this. “It’s probably because they were trying to limit my demographic. In order to make someone a villain, you can’t give them any endearing traits,” she said. More surprising, she says, is that producers asked her, “Do you want us to promote you in the gay market?” She said yes, but she soon discovered that, in December, “Everyone was in the article in The Advocate about being gay but me.”

As it turns out, Zulema’s wife is a television editor. She says that, in her application, “I just wrote down that she was in post production services because I had a feeling if I told them she was an editor, I wasn’t going to get on the show.” But when Bravo found out that Sherie was an editor, “the reaction wasn’t good. It was pure fear. They started reading legal jargon to me, yelling to me on the phone, ‘We have the right to manipulate your character any way we want to!’ They went from just talking to me like a regular person to reading legal jargon.” She declines, however, to discuss any specifics about her portrayal, saying, “I can’t really talk about some things, because legally they would just sue the living shit out of me.”


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Who knew Ashlee Simpson could surf?

The singer is hitting the waves for the "Kelly Slater Celebrity Surf Invitational," airing on MTV March 25 at 4:30 p.m. and also featuring Jack Osbourne and Ashley Parker Angel.



Braxton Olita, Simpson's bandmate and boyfriend, came along for the special — "He's my love!" she told Jane magazine for its April cover story. Simpson's relationship with Braxton first came to light following her collapse in Japan in December, but she's been dating him since the summer. The reason for the collapse remains in dispute, as she now claims in Jane that she was sicker than reported at the time. "I was dehydrated. I had bronchitis. Who knows exactly what it was? I think it was just complete exhaustion." And apparently celebrity status doesn't equal celebrity care. "I didn't go to a nice emergency room — I ended up in one with blood on the walls," she tells the mag.

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