May 4th, 2007

Tori 5 Minute Interview



The singer/songwriter Tori Amos, 42, is one of the co-founders of RAINN, a charity which supports victims of sexual assault. Her ninth album, ‘American Doll Posse’, is out on 1 May.

If I weren’t talking to you right now, I’d be …

In the mixing room, driving the engineers mad.

A common misperception about me is …

That I’m sad.

I wish that people would take more notice of …

What they’re eating.

I’m not a politician but …

If I were, I’d change computerised voting in America right now. I did it in Florida last time, and I just thought afterwards, how do I know who I voted for will be counted? There’s no proof, especially when the company supplying the machines is a big supporter of the Republican candidate.

My ideal night out is …

A night in with the husband cooking, delicious wine and a good movie.

In moments of weakness I …

Cuss like only a minister’s daughter knows how!

I’m good at …

Well, cursing.

But I’m very bad at…

Anything domestic. Anything a wife should do, I’m terrible at. Anything a mistress should do, I’ll try.

You know me as a musician, but in a truer life I’d have been …

I think I’m unemployable!

The best age to be is …

Forty-two. As men get older, they’re treated as fine wine. Well, I want to be fine wine too! Bordeaux, preferably.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is …

Sometimes you cannot just look at someone’s potential; you have to look at where they’re choosing to be in this hour.


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They are Going to "Whoop" His Ass



Best Week Ever has a little video of Screech on Celebrity Fit Club basically talking caca on every single cast member. Since it's reality TV they decide to play it in front of all of them. Classic! He calls Kimberly Locke "a loser" which makes me thinks he's gotten alzheimers early. He doesn't remember the fact that he hasn't been a hit TV show...um..like ever? He doesn't remember that he released his own sex tape which was staged!?! He doesn't remember that he whored t-shirts out on the internet to pay for his house. Winner all the way!

He's so going to get his ass beat by Da Brat.

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Source: http://www.dlisted.com/node/9491

Screech is such a desperate asshole!
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Germany's Next Topmodel - Makeovers & 3rd Photoshoot

I had some time to upload more pictures from GNTM. These are all from Episode 4 when they had a makeover.

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...and the first photoshoot after makeover.

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[EDIT]: It was brought to my attention that lots of people missed the entry I posted yesterday, with the first two photoshoots. SO HERE IT IS! I'm trying to post them all in order, so next two photoshoots coming tomorrow. ;)
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BRITNEY @ HOB TONIGHT!!!

OMG!!!

I just got home from the house of blues!!
Frankie J opened for her!! that was cool...it killed some time for all of us and he was actually a REALLY good performer! so that was nice..

It was so amazing to be SOOO close to her!! her wig was shorter than her other two HOB gigs, and it looked cute. She lip-synched, obviously again. She seemed REALLY vacant at the beginning of her performance, but as she continued she cracked smiles here and there which really got the crowd going wild. She kept staring up at the balcony VERY intently during a lot of her performance, which was kind of wierd and it made us keep looking back up at the balcony to see what she was looking at...it was a little distracting! People were saying that sean p. was up there with his nanny...but I don't know that for a fact..just what I heard. I really didn't like britney's dancers...they were annoying for some reason, and they totally botched the part where they bring a guy up on stage!!! They didn't bring the guy up fast enough, and they had to improvise...so some guy who looked offical and who was back stage just ran up and sat in the chair and played along...but that was kinda lame. Overall, she looked great and it was just amazing to get to be there to see it!!! The audience was going CRAZY for her!! People literally flew in from Florida and various other places......that's just crazy!!!


After it was over, people were clearing out and a few people were staring up at the balcony....who was standing there but none other than LINDSAY LOHAN!!! I gave her the "I love you" hand sign and she blew me a kiss, waved and then gave a peace sign. we went outside and were freaking out about the whole experience and guess what......OMFG!!! Lindsay Lohan is standing 6, maybe 7 feet from me!!! and DAY-UM, that girl is FINE in person!!!!

I think I'm really overwhlemed with everything that happened tonight..so I'm signing off.....I'm sure i'll have more to say in the morning!!!
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Leslie Carter's band in 'View'

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Cliffnotes:

- The leader singer is Leslie Carter, Nick Carter's little sister.
- They're performing at a show on Saturday.
- The article is about the members and how they got together, their different musical upbringing, etc.
- Their new CD will be out in about a year, but they will be touring this Summer. :)
- Most people on here just call her "the girl who sang "Like Wow" years ago".
- You can listen to some of their songs here:
http://www.myspace.com/theotherhalfmusic
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Avril playing darts with Japanese boyband KAT-TUN

FIXED. I dunno wtf happened. Sorry.
LJ changed my youtube video to a LJ embedded video!

Everyone's favorite ~*~punk princess~*~ stopped by Cartoon KAT-TUN's corner DAT-TUN5 yesterday. Avril's song "Girlfriend" is the theme song to the talk show.

They changed the rules for her. Usually you have to get 5 in a row like bingo to win but this time you just have to hit the center.
Unfortunately KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi was still studying abroad in LA when this was filmed so he didn't get to show off his new English skills.

I can't believe I feel asleep before this was on! Kamenashi, those glasses and hat are fug.

Source: Youtube and my friends.
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Al Sharpton Leads March Calling For More 'Decency' In Hip-Hop Lyrics

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NEW YORK — The Reverend Al Sharpton led a demonstration across Manhattan Thursday evening (May 3) that saw him and throng of supporters march to three of the four major record companies, calling for more "decency" in hip-hop.

The march was in part a response to comments made by fired shock jock Don Imus, who claimed if his controversial remarks were made by a rapper it'd result in a hit song. Sharpton confronted Imus over his remarks on his own radio program, "The Sharpton Show," and vowed he would also challenge the hip-hop industry to clean up its act as well.

The rest is here
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There’s something about Cameron



I don’t know about you, but Cameron Diaz, currently who is all over Japanese TV in a Softbank cellphone commercial, always has struck me as being quite the shallow airhead. Every time she opens her mouth it seems as if she is trying to confirm every dumb blond joke that has ever made the rounds. This is why I was surprised by a full-page puff piece that The Japan Times did on her the other day, calling her “one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses.”

It goes on to point out that she is only the second actress ever to command $20 million for a film (for Charlie’s Angels II), and that:
Cameron Diaz, however, is not the simple, seemingly two-dimensional character she sometimes appears to be on screen. “I love my contradictions,” she recently told The Japan Times, and she has a number of them.
Well. . . Had my instincts been misleading me about this woman for all these years? Had I missed some kernel of sophistication and intelligence among those embarrassing Diaz sound bites that formed my impression about her?

As I continued to read the piece (which was based on an interview with Diaz), I quickly found out that there was nothing at all wrong with my instincts, as indicated by the following selection of quotes.

Exhibit A
On what she considers to be a juicy film role:
She laughs. “Yeah. A true-to-life, ball-busting breakout role. Something I get to laugh and cry and scream in, and maybe with a sad ending, ’cause lots of times they give you an Academy Award if you end up dying or something.”
Exhibit B
On her image in Japan as an icon of girl power:
“Because of the (Softbank) ads? I think it’s great. I think it’s great they asked me! Not just because of the money. I mean because we live in modern times, and Japan, it’s famous for always being at the edge of technology, and then they choose me to advertise . . . it’s great, ’cause usually anything technology-oriented, they go with a guy, choose a male actor.

“But also I think partly it’s [the effect of] ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ and maybe ’cause girls — in Japan and other places — they know I can kick butt!” She laughs. “I like guys. But if a guy messes with me, watch out! I have a short fuse.”
Exhibit C
On how she relates to her second-generation Cuban father’s heritage:
She stops to think. “I’m more influenced by growing up with a regular American childhood.” Her father worked as an oil company foreman and her mother was an export agent. “My dad didn’t share his culture much. It would be great to speak Spanish. It’s so useful in California and Florida, but . . . I do love guacamole. And someday I have to start reading books about Cubans and Hispanics and all that.”
Exhibit D
On the cutting of a song from one of her films:
She does, however, note that in her 2002 comedy “The Sweetest Thing,” a song was censored out. “The Penis Song” had Diaz singing with costars Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. “I don’t think men realized we were praising it,” she says. “They felt nervous or threatened. It’s OK for them to talk or sing about our body parts, but I guess it’s not OK for us to sing about theirs. It was a cute song.”
Exhibit E
On her decision to stop eating pork:
Finally, when asked what about her might surprise or intrigue her fans, she suddenly shifts gears, hurtling into an answer without pausing. “I surprised my dad, and I’m sure some Americans would be surprised — I don’t know if Japanese would be surprised,” she says. “I stopped eating pork, which is a big ingredient in Cuban food, which my father loves; it’s the one part of his culture he did share with us.”

And why did she stop? “I learned that pigs, which I’d always heard were very intelligent animals, they have the same intellectual capacity as a human 3-year-old. And my niece was three at the time I found this out . . . So you can imagine how I felt, and hopefully appreciate why I stopped eating pork.

“Chickens — I mean chickens! — they’re never very intelligent. But pigs are.”
And with that, I rest my case.

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Liv Tyler in The Incredible Hulk



Those who were hoping that Jennifer Connelly -- pretty much the one good thing about Ang Lee's 2003 film Hulk -- would somehow make the nimble transition into playing Betty Ross again in the complete re-do version now being prepped can stop their fantasizing. 29-year old Liv Tyler has been cast as Ross, the long-time love interest to Ed Norton's Dr. Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, which will begin shooting in Toronto this summer. As noted in The Hollywood Reporter, the Ross character has been a fixture of the Hulk comic since 1962; she is a fellow scientist who works with Banner to help him tame the beast within, not always successfully. The HR story also has plot details to reveal: the film will open with Banner and Ross estranged from each other, "but with the pursuit of the Hulk heating up and Banner on the run trying to cure his condition, Ross finds herself swept back into his life."

This casting move, coupled with her leading role in the upcoming horror film The Strangers -- a new still from that film was released today, by the way -- suggests Tyler's stock as a leading lady is very much on the rise, which is a trend I support. As for director Louis Letterier, I'm one of those poor, unfortunate souls who still hasn't seen either The Transporter or its sequel Transporter 2, so I'm in no position to comment on whether he deserved to be handed the keys to a high-interest franchise like this, but here's hoping this team that's being assembled makes something interesting out of it. Norton and Tyler are both intriguing actors, and I can imagine that at the very least they'll find some nice angles for their characters, whether the movie as a whole works or not.

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Spin-Off Doctors



On ''Grey's Anatomy,'' Kate Walsh's proposed new series is dead on arrival; meanwhile, the original cast kills someone

I'm trying to think of something pleasant to say about last night's two-hour Grey's Anatomy, and...I'm still thinking.
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kinda tl; dr, i know. but it is a funny article. and IDK i didn't hate last night, maybe it was Taye Diggs.

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Jessica Biel Wants Respect As an Actress

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Jessica Biel says she still struggles to get respect in Hollywood.

"Parts that I really want aren't going to me," the 25-year-old actress says in Elle magazine's June issue, on newsstands Tuesday. "Like `The Other Boleyn Girl' with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. I don't want to say that there's nothing I love that I can have. But there's still the occasional script that the director doesn't want to see you for. They want that top tier of girls."

Biel, who began her career on the family-friendly TV series "7th Heaven," has starred in such movies as "The Illusionist,""Home of the Brave" and "Next." In July, she can be seen with Adam Sandler and Kevin James in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."

Lately, she has been a fixture in the tabloids and on red carpets, sitting front row at Paris fashion week and sending celeb gawkers into a tizzy over her alleged fling with Justin Timberlake.

"The scary thing about having this opportunity is that if it's `your moment,' that eventually disappears," says Biel. "I think about reaching for `the moment' but never really achieving it. That way, I'm always striving."

Asked if media attention makes dating hard, she says, "It makes everything hard because you can't even go to pick up a prescription without somebody trying to snap a photo of what you have in your Longs Drugs bag.

"Thank goodness I'm a nice person."

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Another precious life.... Taken away by drunk driving. Sad.

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ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk at the time of his fatal accident, and marijuana was found in the sport utility vehicle he was driving.

Police Chief Joe Mokwa also said at a news conference Friday that the 29-year-old Hancock was speaking on a cell phone at about the time of the crash early Sunday on Interstate 64 in St. Louis.

"Mr. Hancock was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident," Mokwa said.

St. Louis medical examiner Michael Graham said Hancock's blood-alcohol level was 0.157, nearly twice Missouri's legal limit of 0.08.

Mokwa said 8.55 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana were found in the rented Ford Explorer. Toxicology tests to determine if drugs were in his system had not been completed.

An accident reconstruction team determined Hancock was traveling 68 mph in a 55 mph zone when his SUV struck the back of a flatbed tow truck stopped in a driving lane. Mokwa said there was no evidence Hancock tried to stop. He did swerve, but too late to avoid the collision.

Graham said the pitcher died "within seconds" of head injuries. Hancock was not wearing a seat belt, but Graham said the belt would not have prevented his death.

Mokwa said cell phone records showed Hancock was speaking with a female acquaintance at about the time of the accident. Mokwa said the conversation ended abruptly, presumably when the accident occurred.

Hancock, a key bullpen member on the World Series championship team last season, was driving alone. The tow truck driver was not hurt.

Hancock, who pitched three innings of relief in last Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Cubs, left Busch Stadium around 6:30 p.m. and arrived about two hours later at Mike Shannon's, a restaurant and bar owned by the former Cardinals third baseman who now is a team broadcaster. Police said Hancock left Shannon's shortly after midnight.

At 12:34 a.m. Sunday, the tow truck came upon a disabled Geo Prism and stopped behind it with its yellow lights flashing to protect the car, Mokwa said. A few moments later, Hancock's SUV struck the rear of the tow truck.

"If you drink, don't drive," Mokwa said. "Use a taxi. Have a designated driver. Call a friend."

Graham said Hancock had severe chest injuries as well as the fatal head injuries.

"There's nothing at all that could have been done for him," Graham said.

An estimated 500 mourners turned out Thursday for a memorial service for Hancock in Tupelo, Miss., recalling the pitcher as a goodhearted prankster. Among the mourners were Hancock's teammates, coaches, manager Tony La Russa and general manager Walt Jocketty. Hancock was buried Wednesday in rural Itawamba County, Miss.

Hancock made his major league debut in September 2002 and played for four major league clubs. He went 3-3 with a 4.09 ERA in 62 regular-season appearances for the Cardinals last season, leading the bullpen in innings, and pitched in three postseason games.

He was 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA in eight games this season.

Hancock joined the Cardinals in spring training last season after Cincinnati released him for violating a weight clause in his contract. He also pitched for Boston and Philadelphia.

The Cardinals postponed a home game the day of the accident against Chicago and haven't won since. They were swept in a three-game series in Milwaukee and had a day off Thursday.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2860122
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Artest is such a p.o.s.... Abuses his wife, starves his dog, punches Pistons fans.


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AUBURN, Calif. -- Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge stemming from a March 5 dispute with his wife, the latest in a string of off-court problems.

Placer County Superior Court Judge Francis Kearney sentenced Artest to 100 hours of community service and a 10-day work project through the county sheriff's department. Artest also was fined $600 and ordered to get extensive counseling.

Kearney modified the restraining order that has kept Artest away from his wife, Kimsha, and three children since the incident at his $1.85 million mansion in Loomis, 25 miles northeast of Sacramento.

Artest will be allowed to have peaceful contact with his wife, and there are no restrictions on contact with his children. The judge said an attorney for Artest's wife appeared before her Thursday morning to say that Kimsha Artest no longer wanted any restrictions on their contact.

He was accused of grabbing, pushing and slapping his wife during an argument and preventing her from calling 911. The couple's 3-year-old daughter was home at the time.

Artest was charged with corporal injury to a spouse, battery, false imprisonment and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, all misdemeanors. He pleaded no contest to the first charge, while the others were dismissed, although they could be restored if he violates the terms of his three-year probation.

Artest declined to comment outside the courthouse, but his attorney said he was pleased to put the matter behind him.

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Hasselhoff talks to Ryan Seacrest about the video leaked

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE

E! NEWS' RYAN SEACREST TALKS EXCLUSIVELY WITH DAVID HASSELHOFF ABOUT EXPLOSIVE VIDEOTAPE LEAKED TO THE MEDIA WHERE HE APPEARS TO BE DRUNK

Tune-In Tonight to E! NEWS (7:00pm and 11:00pm ET/PT) and www.eonline.com
For Complete Details

Los Angeles, Friday, May 4, 2007 – E! NEWS' Ryan Seacrest spoke exclusively this morning with David Hasselhoff to get his reaction to a leaked videotape where the actor and recovering alcoholic appears to be drunk.

This video was shot by Hasselhoff's 16-year-old daughter Taylor Ann in a Las Vegas hotel room and shows her dad appearing to be drunk on the floor, dressed only in blue jeans and clumsily trying to eat a hamburger.

"It's really sad and really affecting my children," Hasselhoff told Seacrest He went on to say his daughter simply forgot to erase the tape, not meaning for it to get out. She called her dad last night to say she couldn't believe all the lies people were telling about him.

According to the star, he has given his children permission in the past to tape him in the event of a relapse. Hasselhoff has seen the tape and admits to a relapse which lasted only a day and a half. He told Seacrest he wants to move on from this and continue to entertain.

Hasselhoff went on to say that the only person with access to this tape was his ex wife, Pamela Bach. The two are involved in a much publicized divorce and he believes she maliciously leaked it to the media. In regards to his case with Bach, he claims attorneys are not helping him and because of that, he is going to hire an exorcist for guidance.

Hasselhoff returned to work last night in "The Producers" in Las Vegas to a standing ovation.

Tune-In Tonight to E! NEWS (7:00pm / 11:00pm ET/PT) and www.eonline.com for complete details.

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source: email press release by E! sent to me
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Jay-Z in a Plane Crash?? (NO)

EDIT AFTER POST: TMZ has confirmed that Jay-Z was NOT aboard this plane. The three aboard the plane were "white men".

(Sorry it took me so long to update the post. I was driving home).




Rumors have been swirling this morning that rapresario Jay-Z (aka Sean Carter) was in a plane crash this morning.

TMZ has confirmed that a small plane registered to a citizen of Dublin, GA crashed near Asheville, NC in the Smoky Mountains. The FAA tells TMZ that the four-seat propeller plane did go down this morning, but could not provide any additional details.

At this time, TMZ has been unable to confirm if Jigga Man was on the plane, and his reps did not immediately return our request for comment.

Sources tell TMZ that he was on his way to Vegas this weekend to take in the Mayweather - de la Hoya fight.

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Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury?

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Musical biopics are the latest craze: Films depicting James Brown, Jeff Buckley, Marvin Gaye, and Joey Ramone, among many others, are currently in the works. Another of particular interest has recently cast its lead role. Sacha Baron Cohen, the hirsute and comical actor from faux-doc blockbuster Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, has signed to on to portray flamboyant Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a forthcoming yet-to-be titled film, the U.K.'s Mirror reports.

Cohen, 35, reportedly nudged out Johnny Depp for the role, which will depict Mercury's music, wild lifestyle, and untimely death in 1991 at the age of 45, due to an AIDS-related illness. "Film makers are working flat out to get the best possible script," an unidentified source told the Mirror. "Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modeling Borat's look on him." But tickling our thinker is who will be cast to play the part of Queen axeman Brian May and shred out his mountainous rock solos. Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother's got the hair...



Ok, I hate biopics as a film genre, they suck and are boring as hell and I much rather want to see a documentary with real footage of Freddie's life. BUT, if they are going to go with this, then I love that Sacha is the one portraying him.

Who do you think should play Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon?

Source http://www.spin.com/features/news/2007/05/070504_queen/

Gisele: Victoria's Secret -- Secrets Revealed?

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Rumors on the breakup between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Victoria's Secret are getting more plump and juicy by the minute!

According to the Brazilian media, among Gisele's long list of dealbreaking requests in contract talks were that she never be on the runway at the same time as ex BF Leo DiCaprio's current GF, Bar Refaeli! Get offa my runway, world!

Miss Bundchen also wanted to travel less and make more money. Fashionista gossipistas are saying that Victoria's Secret was not happy that Gisele packed on 15 lbs. after giving up cigarettes. "When you stop smoking you gain weight, because food tastes better than when it tasted like ashtray," quipped Miss B, whose weight gain and health kick sparked rumors that she might be pregnant with footballer Tom Brady's li'l pigskin.

Tom and Gisele haven't commented on their condition.

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Judge: Monroe right of publicity ended at death

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter, ESQ.) - A New York federal judge has ruled that Marilyn Monroe's right of publicity died when she did in 1962, paving the way for family members of the late photographer Sam Shaw to continue selling and licensing images of the icon, including the photo of her standing above a subway gate.

Monroe's estate sued Shaw Family Archives and Bradford Licensing Inc. in 2005 in Indiana alleging violations of the superstar's right of publicity by using her name, image and likeness for commercial purposes without consent. The suit was brought under Indiana's broad 1994 Right of Publicity Act, which recognizes a descendible postmortem right of publicity.

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Martin Left Smarting

A mole's friend has recently begun a relationship with a nice young chap who has the unfortunate habit of constantly bragging that Chris Martin is one of his best friends. Exactly the sort of thing any sane man would keep quiet about.

Surprisingly, his claims turned out to be true, and the dead-eyed Coldplay note-botherer joined the couple for a drink. From the outset Chris was rude, aggressive and arrogant, asking a series of personal questions and jabbing his finger into the increasingly annoyed young lady's face.

Finally, Chris turned his massive brain towards the issue of relationships, and asked the mole's friend if she had been married or engaged before, as that always made "a better woman".

"Oh, did Brad Pitt make Gwyneth 'a better woman' then?" asked the woman with wide-eyed innocence and a glint in the eye, leaving Martin open-mouthed and heading for the door.

Can't Get Screw Out Of My Head

Remember Kylie's strange obsession with the turban? A necessity surely, to cover up the brave little warrior's gleaming scalp? Umm, maybe not. A hairdresser to the stars has revealed that the turban actually came in very handy for hiding the little bolts drilled into that brave little scalp, which cantilevered the pop princess's phizog upwards and into place after a facelift.

On a related matter, the promo video for 'Giving It Up' had to be cancelled after it became clear that the latest batch of facial surgery had gone slightly wrong, and the perfect pop pixie appeared to be recovering from a particularly nasty stroke.

It's rumoured that another member of pop royalty disguised her own face lift by claiming to have fallen off a horse and dislocated her shoulder while out for a trot around her country estate...

 

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Yates confirmed for Half-Blood Prince




Yates Confirmed for Snape-Fest Potter VI


David Yates, director of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, confirmed to SCI FI Wire that he will return to the director's chair for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the blockbuster franchise. Yates, the British director best known for the U.K. miniseries State of Play and The Girl in the Cafe, is currently completing Phoenix, based on J.K. Rowling's fifth Potter book, and had been rumored to be attached to Prince.

"I am doing Half-Blood Prince, and I'm doing it because I love the world, I love the characters," the BAFTA-winning director said in an interview. "I think I have more business with this world and these characters."

Yates was brought on to the franchise to helm Phoenix, which has political overtones and deals in part with a rebellion at Hogwarts led by Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint).

"I've made a kind of tonal shift with the fifth film, which I want to continue and develop into the sixth film," Yates said. "And I can see the fifth story evolving into the sixth story in a really interesting way. So I'm on a journey with this material and this world, and I'm keen to complete it."

Yates would become only the second director to helm more than one Potter film, after Chris Columbus, who directed the first two. Alfonso Cuarón directed the third, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Mike Newell the fourth, Goblet of Fire.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens on July 13. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is in preproduction with an eye to a November 2008 release. The seventh and final book in Rowling's series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, hits bookstores on July 21. —Ian Spelling

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Jay Z was not in a plane crash. Big-time rapper Jay Z, Beyonce's long-time boyfriend, was said to have possibly gotten into a plane crash this morning.

Unconfirmed rumors were buzzing that hip-hop star Jay Z, real name Sean Carter, may have been in the plane that crashed this morning in Asheville, North Carolina.

Our friends at TMZ have confirmed that Jay-Z was not aboard the plane. The three men aboard the plane were "white."

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I copied from the source...wtf is with the "white" in quotations? Lol. I'm sure glad they weren't "black" or "hispanic" or "asian"!

Edit: Article on the crash with actual victims' info. (Thank you sssssssueeeeeee.)

Britney arriving at the HOB with SHOES!




She arrived in White-Trash Barbie guise as she pulled up to the venue, clad in an pretty-much-falling-off-the-shoulder top and denim cutoffs and -- hey look, kids! -- actual shoes, not boots! Then, Brit walked away from the gig shirtless and sporting a jean skirt on which she tried a couple times to write her own name, unsuccessfully.

I think she looks hot...

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Panettiere believes "Paparazzi are trying to portray her as the next out-of-control party girl"

With Hollywood already heavily stocked with hard-partying ingénues whose craziness has led them into rehab, could Hayden Panettiere be the next Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears or Nicole Richie?

No way, she says, calling the recent rehab craze "like a publicity stunt."

Panettiere prefers her own definition of "crazy": "Discovering who I am and enjoying myself. I'm not talking drugs. I'm talking about traveling the world and seeing different things. Possibly doing what Angelina Jolie does — to go over there and bring food."

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My favorite part of the article: She stays grounded, she says, by heeding these words of wisdom from Heroes co-star Adrian Pasdar (Nathan): "Always wear my undershorts, never go nude or buzz my head. Unless it's for an Oscar."


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New Order split up - this time for good?



New Order have split up, according to bassist Peter Hook.

As previously reported the band denied they were splitting earlier this year despite drummer Stephen Morris being quoted as saying: "We should stop for a while."

Speaking about his involvement in Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, Peter Hook told Xfm that the band have broken up.

He said: "I spoke to Perry, and he asked me to play bass, as he'd heard about New Order splitting up. Well yeah, me and Bernard (Sumner) aren't working together."

When asked if the split was permanent, he added: "Bernard went off for a break with Electronic, but that was different. But it's like the boy who cried wolf this time."

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Larrikin Love split up



Larrikin Love have split up, it has been announced today (May 4).

The group made their decision to call it a day earlier in the week, but have so far only told friends.

The band issued the following statement to NME.COM explaining why they will not continue: "Larrikin Love have announced today that they have split up. The band would like to thank all their fans for their support and love over the last two years and assure them that all is amicable between the four members."

However they added they would continue to make music, stating: "Further details of ongoing projects from all members will be announced in the fullness of time."

The group's future had been the subject of rumour for the last few days, although the first public confirmation of the their end came last night (May 3), when Jamie T - a friend of the group - dedicated his track 'Sheila' to Larrikin Love during his Shepherd's Bush Empire show in London last night (3).

The band, who consisted of Edward Larrikin, Micko Larkin, Alfie Ambrose and Coz Kerrigan, released one album - 'The Freedom Spark' - last year on Transgressive Records.

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Lindsay Attended Britney Gig



Guess who caught last night’s Britney Spears gig at L.A.’s House of Blues?

It was none other than Lindsay Lohan, of course!

Photogs caught up with the 20-year-old party princess looking demure in a white sleeveless dress as she entered the venue where Brit performed yet another 11-minute lip-synced set.

I knew sleeping with all those club owners were benefit Lindsay one day.

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PARIS + JT = SEXY MUSIC?



Justin Timberlake reportedly wants to record a duet with Paris Hilton.

The hotel heiress has struck up a friendship with the "SexyBack" singer - the ex-boyfriend of Paris' former friend Britney Spears - and claims he is working on a track for the pair.

Paris said: "I think we blend well and he says that he has something in mind for both of us. I can't wait."

The blonde socialite released a pop album last year - entitled "Paris," which entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart at number six - and scored a global hit with single "Stars Are Blind." However, her music career was short-lived and despite shifting 621,350 copies worldwide, her album was mauled by critics.

Last month, it was reported Justin was planning to work with ex Britney. Justin - who first met Britney while starring on children's TV show "The Mickey Mouse Club" and dated her for four years until 2002 - apparently wants to give his one-time love a helping hand and rebuild her faltering pop career.


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Wanna buy Kirk Hammett's house?

According to The Wall Street Journal, METALLICA guitarist guitarist Kirk Hammett has cut the asking price of his Pacific Heights, California mansion to a mere $10.5 million from the $12.5 million he'd been seeking since 2005.

The Georgian Mansion with 9,519 square feet, nine bedrooms, seven full baths, three half baths, a library, and a "billiard/family room" includes "a deep grassy garden and detached 2-car side-by-side garage," according to a posting on Hammett's realtors' web site. "The gated motor court affords ample off-street parking. Faithfully maintained and upgraded for more than a century, this property is among a select handful of timeless classics...at one of the City's very best locations." The home has large rooms with details of carved wood ceilings, wainscoting and French doors. Newer touches can be seen in the gleaming appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen. The master suite has views out to the Bay.


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Paris Hilton Arrives 10 Minutes Late to her Court Hearing.

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Paris Hilton Arrives Late for Hearing
May 4, 5:13 PM (ET)
By SANDY COHEN

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paris Hilton arrived at court 10 minutes late Friday for a probation violation hearing at which a jail sentence was a possibility. The heiress arrived in the back of a black sport utility vehicle and swept into the Metropolitan Courthouse with several men in suits, ignoring screams of photographers lining the route into a rear entrance.
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LOL PARIS IN JAIL!!!



A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in L.A. County jail for violating her probation in a reckless driving case.

An emotional Paris, with tears welling up in her eyes, told the judge moments before the decision "I'm sorry, I'm sorry." Witnesses inside the courtroom say that Paris' parent, Rick and Kathy Hilton, were both visibly upset as the sentence was handed down. Kathy, we're told, was especially distraught.

Paris will serve her sentence at the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF). She will begin her sentence on June 5.
lol u guyz *45 night in par--prison*

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BREAKING: Lost to end after two more seasons!

My E! Online partner in crime Marc Malkin just announced in his column, Planet Gossip, that ABC is set to announce that Lost will end production after two more seasons.

I know. Breathe, Lost fans. Breathe.

Here's what I can tell you. I just spoke to insiders at ABC and they tell me the network and producers have reached a decision on an end date and they are expected to announce it very soon. This is meant to be a good thing, because now the producers finally can start mapping out the remaining episodes and rolling out some of the major reveals and answers we fans have been waiting for.

I'm also told there are more big changes in store for the show!

According to sources, ABC is planning to push back Lost's return date to January of next year in order to air new episodes back-to-back, and it is also "extremely likely" that Lost will change time slots next season.

Still, the biggest change may be that massive, mind-blowing, cast-related "game-changer" I keep hinting about—to which I am sworn to secrecy, for it is that big—which is revealed in the season finale. (I cannot wait for you to see it.)

Word is, Lost is moving to an earlier hour, which will make at least one fan happy: Josh Holloway's brother. "I do feel like we're in the wrong time slot," Josh told me during my recent trek to the set in Hawaii. "Most definitely too late, because I lost my own brother. He’s like, 'Dude, I got to get to work in the morning!' I’m just going to say it. Let’s move it back to 9 o’clock or 8 o’clock."

Let it be said that Josh Holloway and his brother have mad pull.

So, what do you all think of saying goodbye to Lost in only two more seasons? And, more important, who needs a hug? 'Cause I could sure use one...

2:00 p.m. update:

Since this story launched earlier today, I have been hearing from multiple sources inside ABC that the story is "more complex" than what was originally reported by my colleague Marc Malkin in E! Online's Planet Gossip.

According to these sources, ABC will be making an announcement declaring an end date for Lost very soon. However, the exact number of remaining episodes and seasons is still muddy—and might not be exactly two seasons.

The good news? You don't have to wait long. I'm told the announcement will be made within the next few days.

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Yes, Angelina is still not black.

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On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned.

In the face of death, Danny's spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl." Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam. She wrote the book to introduce Adam to the father he would never meet. Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane's courageous desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world, serves as the purest expression of the joy of life she and Danny shared.


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New Britney Track, sorry no ~*~fotoz~*~

New Britney Track: Impossible

Ryan Seacrest and Ne-Yo discusss possible future musical endeavours for Ms. Spears.


Ryan: What about Britney Spears, are you working with her on her comeback album?

Ne-Yo: Yes

Ryan: So tell me about that, how’s it going?

Ne-Yo: Well I haven’t actually gone into the studio with Britney yet, in the past we have set up a couple of sessions and for obvious reasons she didn’t make it.

Ryan: They are not that obvious, why didn’t she make it?

Ne-Yo: I Think we all know why she didn’t make it. Britney was going through her battles, she was fighting her demons, if we put it that way. But I’ve done a few songs for her and you know I have sat them in a nice little box to the side and when she’s ready we go into the studio and put it down

Ryan: So these are songs that you have written specifically with her in mind.

Ne-Yo: Specifically for Britney Spears, yes

Ryan: Did you then write these songs as someone looking in on her life.

Ne-Yo: Um yeah, I was working really closely with her A & R people over at the label. And they were basically telling me what she did want and what she didn’t want. For example they said we don’t need any more songs about Mr. Federline

Ryan: No more of those…

Ne-Yo: No more Federline songs, no more songs about Kevin.

Ryan: So where do you turn, songs about her kids?

Ne-Yo: I don’t wanna give away to much but I wrote one song for her called “Impossible” and it’s basically saying nothing is impossible you know she’s like the underdog right now. Everybody is really questioning, can she come back? Does she have the mental stability to do it again? One of my favorite lyrics in the song is “doubt me, I want you to. I want you to think I’m drowning in myself. But baby no after what I’ve been through, lessons learned story’s told I know that nothing is impossible”.

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britney britney britney!

ps anyone subletting in the manhattan area for the summer? i need a place to staY!!


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Paris Hilton Jail Update - More info & Link to Video of her leaving Court House post-verdict.


Paris Hilton Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for Probation Violation
Friday, May 04, 2007

LOS ANGELES — A judge sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail Friday for violating her probation, putting the brakes on the hotel heiress' famous high life

Hilton, who parlayed her name and relentless partying into worldwide notoriety, must go to jail on June 5 and she will not be allowed any work release, furloughs, use of an alternative jail or electronic monitoring in lieu of jail, Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ruled after a hearing.

The judge ruled that she was in violation of the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

"I'm very sorry and from now on I'm going to pay complete attention to everything. I'm sorry and I did not do it on purpose at all," she told the judge before he announced the sentence.

She was then ordered to report to a women's jail in suburban Lynwood on the set date or face 90 days behind bars.

As a city prosecutor said during closing arguments that Hilton deserved jail time, Hilton's mother Kathy laughed. When the judge ruled, Kathy Hilton, then blurted out: "May I have your autograph?"

Hilton was among a series of witnesses who took the stand during the hearing. She maintained she was unaware her license was suspended and thought she was allowed to drive for work purposes.

She said that when an officer who stopped her in January made her sign a document stating her license was suspended, she thought he was mistaken and did not actually look at the document.


Hilton arrived at the courthouse 10 minutes after the scheduled 1:30 p.m. start time of the hearing.

The heiress arrived in the back of a black Cadillac Escalade and swept into the Metropolitan Courthouse with several men in suits, ignoring screams of photographers lining the route into a rear entrance. In addition to her mother, her father Rick also came with her.

Wearing a gray jacket and white shirt over black slacks and with a black headband on, she said nothing and appeared serious.

The celebrity case brought an unusual scene to the austere courthouse south of downtown in a commercial area. As if at a red carpet event, dozens of photographers and reporters lined up at the rear entrance. Yellow police tape substituted for velvet ropes.

Hilton, 26, pleaded no contest in January to reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. Police said she appeared intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. She had a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent, the level at which an adult driver is in violation of the law.

She was sentenced to 36 months probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

Two other traffic stops and failure to enroll in a mandated alcohol education program, are what landed the socialite back in court.

On Jan. 15, Hilton was pulled over by California Highway Patrol. Officers informed her that she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a document acknowledging that she was not to drive, according to papers filed in Superior Court.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies stopped Hilton on Feb. 27 and charged her with violating her probation. Police said she was pulled over at about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with its headlights off.

Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said at the time Hilton wasn't aware her license was suspended. A copy of the document Hilton signed on Jan. 15 was found in the car's glove compartment, court papers say.

Hilton was also required to enroll in an alcohol education program by Feb. 12. As of April 17, she had not enrolled, prosecutors said.

Hilton, heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, first gained notoriety for her hard partying as a teen. She attracted worldwide attention when a sex tape she made with a boyfriend was released on the Internet.

She stars in the reality-TV series, "The Simple Life," now in its fifth season, with Nicole Richie. She appeared in the 2005 film, "House of Wax" and recently finished filming "The Hottie and the Nottie." She also is a handbag designer and has a namesake perfume

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The judge called out her rep Elliot Mintz in court, describing his testimony as "completely worthless."

btw, Nancy Grace is laying it on especially thick tonight showing photos of young children that were killed in Drunk Driving accidents while saying things such as, "These innocent children were killed by drunk drivers, LIKE PARIS HILTON."

 

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Mel C Dismisses Spice Girls Reunion



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Melanie Chisholm Dismisses Spice Girls Reunion

Singer Melanie Chisholm has dismissed reports there will be a Spice Girls reunion concert. The star, formerly known as Mel C, denies there are on-going talks to reunite for a one-off Las Vegas-style show at Christmas.

It was rumored former bandmate Mel B jetted into London from Los Angeles especially for reunion discussions this week, but Chisholm insists she has not been involved in talks.

She says, "I have had mixed feelings about a reunion but I am against it. My fear is that we could never have the same magic as we had all those years ago.

"You see a lot of bands reforming but I think the Spice Girls were unique and I don't want to ruin what we had."

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Baldwin Absent, Basinger Pleased by Custody Proceedings



Baldwin Absent, Basinger Pleased by Custody Proceedings

She can't really say why, but Kim Basinger is "very, very happy" with the court's decision following the latest chapter in her now-epic custody battle with ex-hubby Alec Baldwin.

That's what the Oscar winner's lawyer, Neal Hersh, had to offer, anyway, after a visitation hearing Friday that the actress attended but her former spouse, purposely looking to avoid the media spotlight, did not.

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Indiana Jones 4 Script Includes Sean Connery



The San Francisco Film Society honored George Lucas on Thursday and the "Star Wars" creator talked to Reuters about starting Indiana Jones 4 and whether Sean Connery would be back:

Lucas said he is ready to begin work as a producer next month on the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones film franchise.

In a brief interview, he said veteran actor Sean Connery had yet to agree to reprise his role as Indiana Jones' father.

"We have a script with him in it," he said. "If he doesn't do it, we'll do a quick rewrite."


The fourth installment is targeted for a May 22, 2008 release.

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Giving Bon Jovi a Bad Name?



Giving Bon Jovi a Bad Name?
'Idol' music man Michael Orland thought Blake's twist on a hard-rock classic was "genius," but behind the scenes, "Bon Jovi was not digging it at all"


I think Blake will get a lot of the Phil and Chris votes. Speaking of which, there's an internal battle in the halls of EW about whether his rendition of ''You Give Love a Bad Name'' was brilliant or hideous. What's your take?
I thought it was so genius I couldn't believe it. I was scared for him, though. I knew it could go either way, as we saw with Chris Sligh weeks ago. I was in the room watching Bon Jovi with him and Bon Jovi was not digging it at all. But I thought it was so incredible and respectful of Bon Jovi's version.

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