May 25th, 2007


new hitrecord video

Joe (a.k.a. Joseph Gordon-Levitt) posted a new hitrecord video 6 days ago. He kind of ADDs his way through introducing his new forums and how he's scared what people will write. It's totally worth watching at 2:16 where he jumps around with a cape on singing, "If I were King of the Germans..."

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Katharine McPhee shits on her album and single

The first single off her disc, the pop ballad, ''Over It,'' reached only No. 21 on Billboard singles.

''Let's just face it: Now that the first single is pretty much over, I can now say that that wasn't my favorite song,'' she says, laughing. ''In the nicest way you can possibly say it, I didn't want that song to be something that I was a part of. I don't know how else to say it.''
She says the first half of the disc shows ''the vibe that I was going for.'' But, she says in a high-pitched voice, ''Then it kind of goes off into this little, like, kind of weird, not-the-greatest cheesy, schmaltzy ballads and that kind of thing,'' while other songs she ''would have loved to have out on the record'' were left off.

This week McPhee's next single, ''Love Story,'' was released. It's a more hip and urban-sounding song that's ''counteracted with this very much of a pop vocal. And it also has this retro feel to it, 'cause it has this little doo-wop [she sings] 'hoo, hoo, hoo.' That's me! It's more of a vibe that I think is me.''

''You know, maybe people didn't think that I listened to urban pop music, but I do. I just didn't sing that on 'Idol' 'cause it's a little bit difficult to sing like Gwen Stefani stuff on the show.''


Pretty dumb to diss your single and say half of your CD is cheesy crap when you're trying to boost sales. This bitch is dumb.
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look at me bb!!

Well, it's over, I have now seen Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and oh my God, what a film it was. I mean honestly, even if you hate the Pirates saga, you will love this film, it was just so out there.
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All in all, Pirates did not disappoint. I came out of the theatres very shocked, it took ahwile to sink in. It was a tad long, but on the other hand, everyone was like 'No, just a little more, I want to see what happens to Jack!!.'

So, I encourage you to see it, it is very different from the other two, but it is much more satisfying and of course, leaves the end open for another sequel, which frankly I wouldn't mind - just so I can see witty Jack give me a toothy grin. *le sigh*

So...what did YOU think of the movie??
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Timberlake 'in love'

After four months of playing the field since his split from Cameron Diaz, is Justin Timberlake ready to "go steady" with Jessica Biel?

The two, who were first linked at a Golden Globe afterparty in January, recently spent several days together in the U.K., where Timberlake was touring. (They holed up in Manchester's five-star Lowry Hotel and took in a soccer match.)

And now "Justin's in love," a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE in its new issue. "She's the coolest chick ever. He wants to be with her all the time. He's ready to be serious."

Over the last few months, Timberlake, 26, and Biel, 25, have also been spotted snowboarding with pals at the Sundance Film Festival, and Biel recently attended a barbeque at Timberlake's L.A. home.

Reps for both had no comment.

Bruno Mars: Hawaiian Lion
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T.I. In July's XXL

The delicious looking rapper known as T.I. graces not one but TWO covers of XXL magazine in its July issue. He talks about being a sex symbol, taking care of his infinite number of kids, his forthcoming cd T.I vs T.I.P and being the King of the South.

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Kevin Zegers and Sophia Bush (Not related to the President) Filming "The Narrows" in NY

Kevin Zegers and Sophia Bush were caught in Soho, NY filming a Scene for their Independent Flick "The Narrows".
Kevin Zegers plays the Leading Role of "Mike Mandoro"
and Sophia Bush as "Kathy Popovich" as one of the leading ladies and Eddie Cahill (aka "Tag" from FRIENDS" as Mike's Best Friend "Nicky Shades" and Vincent D'Onofrio (from Law&Order fame) as Mike Mandoro's father "Vinny"

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Simpsons soundtrack to include Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, not Green Day

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Despite appearing in the movie itself, Green Day will not be appearing on the soundtrack to the Simpsons movie. Instead, the disc mostly features popular rap acts and contributions from Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and Lifehouse.

The disc is due out July 10th, 2007.
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Sally's Two Cents: Ah, you win some, you lose some. Just tell me when it's July 27 *FLAAAAAAAILS*
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Big Brother in racism ‘cover-up’

Big Brother in racism ‘cover-up’
Adam Sherwin, Media Correspondent

The future of Big Brother was hanging in the balance last night as Channel 4 faced accusations of a cover-up over racist bullying.

The channel’s head was defying calls to resign despite being ordered to screen an unprecedented three apologies after a damning report on the broadcaster’s failure to respond to the incidents.

New transcripts reveal that some of the contestants made up a racist limerick about the Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty that referred to the word “Paki”.

The scenes were never shown and Ofcom, the media watchdog, concluded that channel executives were unaware that the footage existed until three days later. Hertfordshire Police ended their investigation into alleged racist behaviour in March, saying that no further action would be taken. But officers were unaware that the footage existed because Channel 4 refused to hand over tapes of unbroadcast material. The police will now examine the transcripts.
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Channel 4 could now face accusations of misleading the public over the existence of the secret footage.

Andy Duncan, the head of Channel 4, was ordered yesterday to screen the apologies for “serious editorial misjudgments” exposed during this year’s celebrity series of what is the channel’s most important show, which usually thrives on controversy.

He told The Times: “We accept that what occurred was racially offensive and we should have done more to challenge and reprimand the housemates. But the Channel 4 board is unanimous that this is not a resignation issue. It was a case of human error.” He added: “Ofcom recognised the power of Big Brother to raise social issues. We don’t want people to be afraid to express their opinions.”

On Wednesday 12 new contestants will start the latest series of the show, which attracts up to 8 million viewers and contributes 10 per cent of Channel 4’s annual revenues. But, with Gordon Brown sizing up the channel for a £1 billion privatisation, its credentials as a public-service broadcaster will come under scrutiny.

The row centred on the alleged bullying of Shetty by her fellow contestants Jade Goody, the model Danielle Lloyd and the singer Jo O’Meara. The furore prompted 46,000 complaints and became an international incident, drawing a reaction from Mr Brown.

Ofcom discovered that Channel 4’s grip on events was so lax that it often did not even know what was being said by contestants during the programme.

The watchdog has imposed an unprecedented “statutory sanction”. Channel 4 must broadcast an Ofcom-approved apology before three big programmes – the first show of the new series on Wednesday, the first show the next morning and the first eviction show. Channel 4 avoided a fine by accepting Ofcom’s verdict and an agreement to introduce a strict new compliance system for Big Brother, including a welfare producer to monitor housemates and “diversity” training for staff.

Ofcom cited three occasions on which Channel 4 failed to handle the events appropriately: Goody referring to Shetty as “Shilpa Poppadom”; Lloyd saying that Shetty should “f*** off home”; and the argument over Shetty’s cooking that ended with Lloyd and O’Meara making derogatory comments about Indian eating habits.

Channel 4 breached the Broadcasting Code by failing to challenge racist behaviour that offended thousands of viewers and by offering no context or justification for its broadcast. Ofcom also made public the unseen footage which showed that housemates had joked about calling the actress a “Paki” in a limerick, before the row exploded on screen.

The incident was logged as “racist” by Brighter Pictures, the independent production company that makes Big Brother. But Channel 4 bosses said they were not told by producers about the atmosphere of increasing hostility for days.

‘Joke’ C4 tried not to tell

Transcript of unbroadcast Celebrity Big Brother footage from January 16 logged as racist:

O’Meara begins a limerick: “There once was a house that was happy, and then there entered . . .”

Goody “I’ve got a great one, but I’m not allowed to say it.”

Cleo Rocos “You’re all going to Big Brother prison.”

O’Meara “But it ends with ‘a nappy’. What’s wrong with you people?”

Jack Tweedy “But if you say ‘Along came some people who were tacky . . .’”

The “joke” carries on, with the housemates inviting each other to finish the limerick.

Rocos “Oh God, don’t give that to Danielle, for God’s sake.” Lloyd is called in to the Diary Room. The housemates debate why.

Goody “I think I know. I think maybe Danielle used the ‘P’ word . . . I can imagine her saying that under her breath.”

Lloyd emerges from the Diary Room and denies using the word.

On Jan 20 Big Brother calls Jo O’Meara into the Diary Room.

BB “Do you understand how it might have been considered racist to be using a rhyming slang that rhymed with ‘Paki’?”

Jo “Yeah, I can now, but do you know what, I didn’t really take much notice of it at the time.”

BB “Jo, as a result of this incident, Big Brother has no option but to issue you with your first and only formal warning. Big Brother has arranged for you to have a short conversation, off camera, with Steven, the psychologist.”

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Star Wars turns 30

FIRE up your light-sabre and prepare for hyperspace - Star Wars is 30.

And fans may be the ones getting the birthday present, with news of a "huge" announcement by creator George Lucas - rumoured to be a new Star Wars movie - expected in Los Angeles.

Australia's Star Wars appreciation society Star Walking Inc member Chris Brennan, in LA for the official convention celebration, said the rumour sweeping the venue is that Lucas will announce a new movie or movies set before the recent prequels at the time of Old Republic, when the Jedi regained control of the galaxy.

Brennan said: "He did make a slip in an interview a couple of weeks ago and say something about a forthcoming movie. The reporter went back to him and said, 'Did you say movie?'

"George said no, he didn't say that, and tried to cover it up."

Lucas has already confirmed a Star Wars live action TV series will be filmed in Australia from next year and will be set between the recent Episode III and the original 1977 Star Wars film, which is Episode IV.

Despite opening in just 32 theatres across the US on May 25, 1977, the original Star Wars is the second highest grossing film of all time behind Titanic.,23663,21788360-7485,00.html

I saw this movie en utero almost 30 years ago. My mother saw Star Wars the weekend before I was born. lol

p.s. pure speculation on my part but doesn't it look like Lucas has a goiter?
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Dean McDermott's Ex speaks out + Writing Excerpt

It was one of the more famous breakups of the time, even though the central parties involved weren't well known: Mary Jo Eustace and her actor husband, Dean McDermott.

But then, he left her for Tori Spelling.

"My birthday weekend last year, I came home, and somebody called me and said there was going to be something in [New York Post gossip column] Page Six, and I didn’t even know what Page Six was," Eustace, 45, tells PEOPLE. "So it just kind of exploded. ....I was offered several publishing deals to do a book, and I turned them down."

But Eustace, who now lives in Canada with kids Jack, 8, and Lola, 2, did write "a comedy script loosely based on my situation," and it is being looked at as a possible series. In the meantime, she has also written an essay for a new anthology called The Other Woman, which features
stories from 21 women about betrayal – an excerpt of which appears in the new issue of PEOPLE.

When The Other Woman Is Tori Spelling

When Dean called me from the set [of his TV movie], he told me how great he was getting along with his costar Tori Spelling. She was fun, caring and much hotter in real life. I assumed this was good. Before he left, jokes flew at the prospect of working with the daughter of a Hollywood mogul. I suggested he befriend her. "Who knows?" I laughed. It might be good for his career.

Now here he is, back. We're on vacation and I'm wearing my bikini with saggy faded bottoms. I know something is wrong. "Have you met someone?" I ask. He nods yes. "Is it Tori Spelling?" He nods. "We're soulmates," he says. "She loves me unconditionally."

"What conditions?" I scream. "You've only known each other three weeks."

I look down at my baby daughter. "We just adopted a baby." The phrase single mother pops up in my brain. I start to feel weightless as I cross the divide between together and alone.

"I'm not leaving the kids," he says. "I'm leaving you."

I begin to sob. I actually begin to worry that maybe it's all because I look fat. Maybe he was undecided, and this dreadful bikini sealed the deal.


Sounds like a douche. Leaving your wife for someone else is always bad, and there's probably not a right way to do it, but he still should have done it a tad bit differently.

Rock of Love

It's hard to keep a secret in television. Months after it was rumoured, VH-1 has confirmed that Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison, would-be country music star ("Damn you, Bon Jovi!") co-star of Pamela Anderson's second-most notorious sex tape-- and a man who always keeps a hat, scarf or fat hairband on his head-- will pretend to be looking for a girlfriend on a white-- er make that "rock 'n' roll" -- version of Flavor of Love.

Ten episodes of Rock of Love With Bret Michaels are set to run in July. Women will live with Michaels in his "Los Angeles rock palace" and be tested on their "devotion to him as well as their understanding of everything rock 'n' roll." The premise is that Michaels needs a woman who can keep up with his rock 'n' roll lifestyle and not be jealous of his real mistress--the stage. The gals will live with Michaels in his "Los Angeles rock palace" and be put through various challenges in a test of their devotion to him as well as their understanding of everything rock 'n' roll.

Michaels is an old pal of ours. He's is a rocker, all right. But he's also a diabetic and solid, down-to-earth guy who doesn't promise the off-the-wall wingnuttery of Flavor Flav.

So in other words this will be boring as hell....
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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, 43, and his girlfriend of two years, actress Connie Nielsen, 41, welcomed their first child together on Monday, My 21st. Bryce Thadeus Ulrich-Nielsen was born in San Francisco -- no birth details were released.

Bryce joins big brothers Sebastian, 16, Myles, 8, and Layne, 6, from Connie and Lars' previous relationships -- according to the statement, they're psyched!


there's something about him that rubs me the wrong way. but whatev' congrats to him

Rosie Leaves "The View"

ABC has just announced that Rosie O'Donnell will not be back on "The View."

Brian Frons, President of ABC Daytime, issued the following statement:
"We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave. Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to 'The View' and wish her well."

Barbara Walters said "I brought Rosie to the show. Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at "The View." I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change."

For her part, Rosie said "I'm extremely grateful. It's been an amazing year and I love all three women."


Fox making The Sims movie

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20th Century Fox has acquired feature rights to the life simulation computer game "The SIMS" from Electronic Arts, and has set project up with Fox-based John Davis. 

The five-year-old franchise is the best selling PC game in history, with worldwide sales topping 85 million, bringing in over $1.6 billion. Pic will be a live-action version. 

Steve Asbell is overseeing the project for Fox with SIMS Studio head Rod Humble managing the creative property for Electronic Arts. Brian Lynch will script; story is under wraps with talent yet to be named. 

"'The SIMS has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it," said Humble. "Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional story telling." 

Davis' most recent projects include "Norbit," "When A Stranger Calls," and "Eragon."

Lynch scripted and helmed upcoming "Big Helium Dog," and penned "Scary Movie 3," and is managed by Benderspink.


wasn't me!

Emma's brother responds (Aussie Big Brother)

Just a follow-up to the news about the Big Brother housemate whose father passed away without her knowledge last week.

The official website has today published a letter from Emma’s brother which discusses their reasons for keeping the information from Emma until she leaves the house.

The letter reads:

Emma was aware of the possibility that our dads impending death may occur whilst she was in the Big Brother production. Our dad had been ill for a considerable amount of time and wasn’t taken from us suddenly; the family did have time to prepare themselves.We reassured Emma that, in the event that this did happen, grieving our dad’s death when she was released from Big Brother would be no less meaningful or significant than when he actually passed away.

I personally spent the last week of dad’s life by his side and one thing he was absolutely certain about was the fact that he didn’t want his death to impose either negatively or positively on Emma’s Big Brother experience.

He made us promise him that no-one would notify Emma of his death. He was adamant and clear in expressing this request. He also requested that his death remain private from the Big Brother ‘hype’ but unfortunately due to the indecency of the person who leaked the information to the media we have been unable to honor this wish.

Emma and I have maintained a close friendship for many years. We have previously and recently in ‘lock down’, discussed the possibility of dad’s death thoroughly. I can confirm with absolute confidence that Emma has prepared herself and her views have been considered in the family’s decision-making process.

People may cast their own views and opinions but these people are not privy to Emma and dad’s relationship. We as a family wouldn’t want to interfere with anyone else’s family affairs especially in their time of sadness so we’re stunned by the reaction of so many that have based their opinions on a total lack of knowledge of our family’s internal workings. As Emma’s family we know her very well and are confident we have made the right decision.

Our dad was extremely proud of Emma’s achievements so far on Big Brother. He would watch her each night proudly from his hospital bed heckling rivals and laughing at Emma’s wicked attitude and antics. Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.

Rest assured that the family has made arrangements to postpone dad’s final service until Emma departs the house to ensure Emma is still given the opportunity to participate. As you are aware the funeral has already taken place however the family will reconvene with Emma to lay dads ashes to rest.

On behalf of Emma’s family including Tim [her partner], we sincerely thank the Big Brother production team for supporting and respecting our family’s decision. Our family is not familiar with all this media attention and we are extremely grateful and appreciative of Big Brother’s discretion and tact in dealing with this issue.

Matt (Emma’s brother)

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POTC3 sucked, y'all.

Pirates Uncovers $58 Million Worldwide!

Walt Disney Pictures' Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End landed a phenomenal worldwide gross of $58 million in its first two days of pre-weekend release, it was announced today by Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Marketing and Distribution.

Domestically, the film was virtually sold out in theatres across the country on Thursday night and collected a sensational $17 million from the evening showings. Overseas, the film grossed a swashbuckling $12.1 million from 13 territories on Wednesday, and brought in an additional $29 million from Thursday showings in a total of 39 territories.


Natalie Portman to star in music video

Paul McCartney snagged Natalie Portman to star in his new music video -- thanks to his fashion designer-daughter, Stella.

Portman, 25, makes a cameo as a ghost in the video for "Dance Tonight," a track from McCartney's new studio album, "Memory Almost Full." The video had its world premiere Wednesday on

"The connection with Natalie came from my daughter Stella, who makes non-leather shoes that Natalie buys, so I just thought, 'Well, I'll ring her up and just see if she'll do it.' So I rang her up and said, 'Hey, I'm Stella's dad!' " the 64-year-old former Beatle said in a statement posted on his Web site.

Portman, whose screen credits include "Closer" and "V for Vendetta," plays a "futurist electronic ghost" who is summoned by the sound of McCartney's mandolin.

Filmmaker Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") directed the video.

"Memory Almost Full," McCartney's 21st solo album, will be released June 5 in the United States. It's his first release for Hear Music, Starbuck Corp.'s new record label.

McCartney last released the acclaimed "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard," in 2005.


lol @ "hey, i'm stella's dad"

Baryshnikov pulls a Madonna


Don't call Mikhail Baryshnikov an author, even if that's his name atop the cover of Because…, a new children's picture book illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky.
Don't even call Baryshnikov a collaborator. "I'm more like Vladimir's sidekick," he says. "It was mostly his idea. He did most of the work. I bitched about it."

Baryshnikov, the world-famous ballet dancer, actor and choreographer, acknowledges that "I can't write to save myself. I can barely draw a circle." But he does have lots of ideas about artistic inspiration and how it begins and is nourished in childhood.

He and Radunsky, whose children's books include The Mighty Asparagus, have long been friends. Both are Russian émigrés. Baryshnikov defected in 1974; Radunsky emigrated in '82.

"We have children about the same age, and my children grew up on his books," Baryshnikov says in his office at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in downtown Manhattan.

For those of you who only know him as Carrie's russian lover in Sex and the City, under the cut there's a video of the movie White Nights, where he shows why he was one of the best ballet dancers in the history of ever. The rest of the article is also under the cut

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Fry criticises reality TV.

Stephen Fry has criticised reality television - which he says "picks over the remains of life". The actor and host of quiz show QI told how he "loathes and despises" shows such as Big Brother.

"Dancing On Ice is simply torture to me," he added in an interview with The Stage magazine. "I would rather skewer my own eyeballs out of their sockets with a blunt bodkin than I would watch that. I thrive on creativity, energy and excitement." Fry also revealed he had regrettably had to decline a role in Doctor Who: "When you are set a benchmark of excellence such as that of Russell T Davies, you have to have it right or not at all. So I decided reluctantly on not at all."

British actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry landed the plum job of writing the script for Dambusters because producer Peter Jackson found him a hilarious host of the Bafta awards.

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fry > laurie. bring it, house fanpoodles.

At the Cannes Film Festival 2007

I spent an absolutely crazy day yesterday waiting outside of the Ocean's Thirteen Premiere to get a gander at some stars. *NOT* something I'd do again, but definitely an experience. It is, expectedly, a complete madhouse. In addition to being smooshed and deafened by screaming Spanish girls, I also got some video of Brangelina close up and Matt Damon.

Matt Damon is at about 2:40 and Brad comes in around 3:50. For anyone wondering what it's like outside a real premiere though, definitely watch the whole thing.

Also, we were hanging out afterwards and suddenly, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou came running by, hand in hand. They were late for the movie. Either that or they didn't want to red carpet together, because most of the photogs had packed up by then.

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Blake is glad he didn't win

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Blake Lewis may have lost the title of American Idol to Jordin Sparks but he's perfectly fine with his second place finish.

"I never looked at it as winning and losing. I just tried going out and performing really well each day," the 25-year-old says. "In a sense, I’m kind of glad I didn't win just for like contractual reasons. I think if you're first you might have to come back for like three years or something."

Not that Lewis, who spoke to reporters on a conference call Friday, wants to distance himself from the show. "American Idol is such an amazing show and experience," he adds. "I honestly didn't care one bit [about] winning or losing, because I call myself a winner just by getting into the top 10."

Many Idol watchers – including the judges – say that Lewis' fate was sealed by the final song, "This is My Now," an emotional ballad that clearly suited Sparks' powerful voice over beat-boxer Blake.

Lewis agrees. "'This is My Now" is definitely not my style, a song I would never sing if I didn't have to," he says. "It fit [Jordin] like perfectly. And I honestly think they should have had two songs that were tailored to both of us, but I'm so happy with being second place."

Instead he's focusing on the future, which he hopes includes acting as well as performing music. "If acting comes calling and I get the right opportunities and the right script, or just to do voiceover work for maybe like a Pixar or DreamWorks movie – I think that would be a plus," he says. "I love being goofy, I love doing different voices. I've been doing it since I was a kid."

In the meantime, Lewis will focus on his singing career and he has a specific type of music in mind for his first album.

"My music. I've been making it for seven years," he says. "[It's] very electro-pop, hip-hop music in a sense of Duran Duran [and] Michael Jackson. I'm a child of the '80s, so it's definitely going to have very advanced thing to it with more of a melodic jazzy, like Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, but definitely more on the hip-hop and electronic kind of thing."

Asked which previous American Idol has a career that he would like to emulate, "None of them," says Lewis. "I want to set my own path."


They all say that, but I think they'd be singing a different tune had they won... just my opinion

Lauren and Audrina Partying on Cahuenga

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Lauren and Audrina from "The Hills" were out and about on Hollywoods trendy Cahuenga Blvd last night. The reality twosome were outside of Big Wangs(No, seriously) last night with 4 guys that I didn't recognize. They were obviously filming for next season with a full crew and 4 cameras. They were also wearing earpieces (for direction?? setup anyone?)

It was my husband, who makes fun of me for watching, that actually noticed them. He said "Hey, isn't that "The hills have eyes?" heh After we were coming out of Bigs Wangs ourselves the film crew was climbing in to an SUV and he asked one of the camera crews if they were shooting for the Hills and he seemed embarrassed to say yes. Then he followed up by saying "It's a paycheck man. Paycheck."


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Joel Madden is one of the coolest guys I've ever met. For some reason, I was expecting to interview a moody rock and roll character, but the Good Charlotte singer turned out to be a funny, articulate and very engaging person to be around. In fact, we had quite a few things in common, including a passion for Madonna that instantly broke the ice between us. It got Joel and me chatting about his childhood, gay issues and pesky paparazzi photographers.

Over the last few months, Madden has become popular tabloid fodder after has his much-publicized break up with teen starlet Hillary Duff and his alleged new romance with Nicole Richie. But all the tabloid headlines aren't bothering him. "It's the bullshit factor (. . .) With every job, there's always bullshit," Madden told me straight up.

After selling millions of records with the peppy punk pop of Good Charlotte, the rock entrepreneur started multiple successful projects on the side. Together with brother Benji, Madden launched his own DCMA Collective fashion line and he also moonlights as a DJ, spinning his own brew of pop, dance and indie rock in some of the hottest clubs in the country.

Back in March, Good Charlotte released their brand-new album "Good Morning Revival," a dance-oriented pop-rock effort that might surprise you. The group is currently touring overseas and just released the video for their new single "Dance Floor Anthem," which neatly encapsulates the spirit of their new CD.

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Monica Bellucci in French Elle magazine

David Lynch photographs her and other actresses in this issue.


I don't really get it. Looks nothing like what David Lynch would do in his awesome twisted way. Maybe it's supposed to be ~*~ironically glam~*~ or something like that, but I'm not feeling it.

The pics under the cut.

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Natalie Portman and Andy Samberg?

Just when it seemed as though Kellie Pickler and Jordin Tootoo would have the Hot New Celebrity Couple title to themselves for at least one day, along comes the following news:

Natalie Portman might be dating Andy Samberg.

A source tells Us Weekly that the 25-year-old actress is dating the Saturday Night Live star, who has also been linked with Kirsten Dunst (but what shaggy-haired star hasn’t been?).


Portman appeared opposite Samberg in a hilarious rap video - which was almost as funny as the Samberg/Justin Timberlake classic Dick in a Box - mocking her Little Miss Perfect persona when she hosted SNL in March 2006, but she didn’t begin seeing him until after she and longtime on-and-off beau Gael García Bernal recently split.

“If Andy is dating Natalie, I’m extremely jealous,” Samberg’s castmate, Kenan Thompson said.

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I found this cool website called MorphThing, that lets you morph together celebrities, and gives you the results. I've posted some popular/featured morphs. I would love to see what the rest of you at ohnotheydidnt    come up with!

Angelina Jolie & Jennifer Aniston:

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Step Up 2 To Begin Production..

When I finished watching the teen dance picture Step Up, I didn't really know how to respond. My beliefs had been questioned, my faith had been shaken, my soul was born anew. I sat there in the theater as the lights came up, looking around at the other tear-drenched faces in the audience, and we all just knew. You know? We knew we had been a part of something special, something powerful, something ... important. Not a day has gone by since that I haven't wondered what became of Tyler Gage -- the rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks, and Nora Clark -- the privileged ballet dancer with the heart of gold. Watching the sparks fly between those two mismatched spirits, (both on and off the stage!) did this wintry heart good, and I've wondered about -- nay, longed for -- a day when we might be able to see those dreamers Step Up ... just one more time. My dreams have become a reality. Step Up 2 begins filming this July, with John Chu directing. Chu directed the 2007 Chinese film, The Secret of the Magic Gourd, about "a boy who learns the meaning of work after a magic gourd grants him anything he wants." (I'm assuming it's a documentary). Step Up 2 will be set at the Maryland School for the Arts. There's no word yet on whether frequently wife-beatered heartthrob Channing Tatum will return or whether the sequel will focus on new characters, but I'm betting on the latter. With his performance in A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints so well-received and his next film being the buzzed-about Kimberly Pierce drama Stop Loss, I'd imagine Tatum is on to more serious projects. On a side note, are you aware that if Tatum O'Neal married Channing Tatum, her name would be Tatum Tatum? Something to think about.

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Simon Cowell tells Britney to 'go home'

Simon Cowell, in his infinite wisdom, has told Britney Spears via Good Morning America to “go home to your family” as a way of getting her life and career back on track.

Praise the Lord, someone said it. I hope she listens to Simon, too. He didn’t make his trillion dollars for being stupid, you know.

Here’s People’s recap:

In an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday, Cowell tells ABC news correspondent Juju Chang that Spears is perfectly capable of saving her career because she’s “still one of the most talked about pop stars on the planet.”

“She has the X-factor because people want to write about her,” Cowell says. “She’s not conventional, she’s not normal.”

At the same time, Cowell says that Britney “can’t handle the tension and the pressure” that comes from being in the spotlight so she needs to refocus herself at home.

“Lock the door, don’t go out with your stupid friends, have some home-cooked food, get a sense of reality,” he says. “Go lie in the garden, okay? And then say to yourself, ‘There’s more good in my life than bad. I’m still a rich, talented girl – now I want to get my career back on track.’ End of story.”

You know what Simon forgot to add on that list? The fact that Brit needs a BLOODY STYLIST. It should be number one on her comeback list, written in capital letters on a huge 50 foot billboard outside of her house so that she can’t miss it.

If I clap any harder at this man’s comments, my hands are going to chap. Bravo, Simon, for being the only professional music industry person to tell this girl what everyone’s thinking. Hopefully what is next on his agenda is for him to have a word with Lindsay Lohan to tell her that writhing on the floor with no panties on does not make you Oscar material.

Source [Celebitchy]

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Jessica Simpson strikes out with Leonardo DiCapprio

There’s a rumor the Leonardo DiCaprio and his model girlfriend, Bar Rafeali, have split. The two were seen out at Cannes recently and Rafeali was supposedly overheard saying “don’t worry about it” when asked where Leo was while she was out partying with friends. Leonardo was said to be cozying up to another model, Petra Nemcova, in late April, and if he has split with Bar that may have been part of the reason. One famous woman that wasn’t able to catch Leonardo’s interest was Jessica Simpson. She was seen following him around all night at a party, and he was furtively trying to ditch her:

Jessica Simpson was at an exclusive party on a private yacht after the Vanity Fair party at the Hotel Du Cap Saturday night, but she wasn’t fitting in with fellow guests. The part-time girlfriend of John Mayer “spent the whole night following Leonardo DiCaprio around like a lost puppy,” said our source. “He just seemed freaked out and kind of ignored her.”

Jessica Simpson and singer John Mayer recently split up, but the two were seen out on a date afterwards. They are said to have an on-and-off relationship, with Mayer dating someone else on the side.

Source [Celebitchy]

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Knee-high socks for Jessica

Not many people can pull off work-out shorts with knee-high socks, but Jessica Simpsons seems to look quite good in this outfit.

She arrived at her personal trainer’s gym to tone up and shape up. By the look of the running shoes she has on, it looks like they might all go out for a jog.

Also, I personally prefer the blonde Jessica over the brunette one. Simpson says that the change in hair color is for a new role, but others speculate that it has more to do with her split from former boyfriend John Mayer.

What do you think? Blonde or brunette?

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I hope they're kidding about her looking good.


Added 3 big pics.
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Fantasic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (stills) surface

More movie stills have surfaced of the next installment of the Fantastic Four movie, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren’t the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Johnny Storm (Chris Evans), Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), and Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) join each other on screen again as the force destined to save the planet from utter destruction.

We’ll all have to wait until June 15, 2007 to see the film!


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This movie is gonna rock, and you know it.

Again, sorry the pics are so big.
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Andy Samberg... sans Natalie Portman.

It hasn't even been a week yet since SNL's season finale, and I'm already going through Andy Samberg ~withdrawal~ so I decided to YouTube his name.

My results (all new never-before-seen-by-me videos, so I can only assume you have never seen either):

A video a fan made at the SNL Season Wrap Up. Andy embraces the camera at around 00:29

Jorma (Andy's "Lonely Island" comedy troupe partner, and SNL writer) interviewing Kal Penn ('White Castle,' 'Name-A-Sake'). Andy Samberg calls in at around 2:00

This entry is dedicated to all of the Andy fans who read the entry about him and Natalie Portman possibly being an item. You're welcome.

Sources: My loneliness,, boredom, and the love for Andy Samberg.

(and yeah, I do realize that if you strip him of his fame, humor, and nice attire, he'd be pretty fug, but the fact that you cannot strip him of his Jewishness makes up for it all)
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Trump -- "Disgusting" Rosie's Exit a "Great Service"

His Comboverness, Donald Trump, just couldn't resist taking one more swinging kick at Rosie O'Donnell on her way out the door of ABC, saying, "A great service was done by getting her off the airwaves ... she's a disaster."

The billionaire blowhard offered his pointed barbs to MSNBC this afternoon, just minutes after Rosie announced her departure ... and they were like a greatest hits compilation of Trump's Ro disses. "She's not a very smart person," check. "She's disgusting to look at," check. "She's aggressive," check. Of course, he had to get in a dig at Elisabeth Hasselbeck, calling her a "dimwit." Trump is against the Iraq war.

Donald, whose own show, "The Apprentice," just got axed by NBC, predicted that "The View's" ratings would rise in the wake of Ro's farewell, but declared that "The View" had become an "embarrassment" to Barbara Walters.

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Source [TMZ]

Just keep diggin' your hole, Trump.
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Coca Cola Buys 50 Cent's Glaceau for $4.1 Billion

May 26, 2007 01:59:58 GMT
by Peter Rooley

50 Cent has his bank account increases now that Coca Cola has bought Glaceau, the makers of the popular brand Vitaminwater, for $4.1 billion in cash.

The rapper invested in Glaceau in 2004 and owns of the company, who in turn, put out the grape flavored water and called it "Formula 50."

With Coca Cola acquiring Glaceau by May 25th, 50 Cent stands to make a roughly $400 million, which is his of his ownership in the company. Glaceau, whereas, will operate as separate business unit within Coca-Cola North America (CCNA), allowing the company to continue to grow and marketplace, while taking advantage of Coca-Cola's marketing, management and distribution resources globally.

In the meantime, 50 Cent's upcoming album "Curtis" may be pushed back until September 4th.


Holy shit, $400 million?