First concert after AMA fall
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Anna Nicole Smith's Son Was Fine
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- In the hours before his death, the 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith appeared fine to medical personnel in the Bahamas, who said Tuesday they saw him walking in his celebrity mother's room, talking and sleeping in the same bed with her.
On the second day of an inquest into the Sept. 10, 2006, death of Daniel Smith, nursing assistant Francis Woodside said the young man was sleeping in the same bed as his mother, while her attorney and partner Howard K. Stern slept in the other, about 3 hours and 40 minutes before a hospital-wide alarm that he had been found unconscious.
Woodside noted nothing unusual in the room except the sleeping arrangements. "We don't usually have that happen, patients sleeping in the bed with relatives," she told a jury that will decide the official cause of death and whether authorities should pursue any criminal charges.
Nurse-midwife Janice Knowles and phlebotomist Mavis Davis also testified that they did not notice anything wrong with Smith before medical personnel found him not breathing and with no pulse at about 9:40 a.m.
Police have said there is no evidence of homicide in Daniel Smith's death and an autopsy found the likely cause was a combination of drugs, including methadone and antidepressants.
Nurse Nadine Carey testified Tuesday that she found two round tablets on the bed that hospital employees previously said was occupied by Stern. She did not say what kind of pills they were, only that they were turned over to senior nursing staff.
Another nurse, Catriona McTaggart, said Anna Nicole Smith was "crying hysterically" as medical personnel frantically tried to revive her son after his collapse.
Smith was visiting his mother after the reality TV star gave birth three days earlier to daughter Dannielynn, who became the subject of a bitter custody battle after the former Playboy playmate herself collapsed and died Feb. 8 in Florida.
Testimony is scheduled to resume Dec. 10. Authorities at the coroner's inquest did not announce a reason for the adjournment.
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Anna Nicole with Daniel and his father/her husband
Hollywood's Secrets: What the picket lines reveal.
By Jennifer Ordoñez | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Nov 17, 2007 | Updated: 10:12 a.m. ET Nov 17, 2007
Striking comedy writer Michael Colton has a lot on his plate. His wife Carla is expecting their first child next month. He has a mortgage to pay, mouths to feed, shoes to buy, and, with no end yet in sight to the Writers Guild of America walkout, little hope of a secure income stream anytime soon. But the stress doesn't stop there. Each day during his four-hour picket shift Colton has to handle a new type of anxiety. What if a "funny" picket sign he writes bombs? "There's definitely competition for funny signs, but also fear of being unfunny. You don't want the biggest comedy writers in town thinking you're not good. Some people are scared to even risk it."
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"She has said that she would rather save the money she would spend on rehab for her home and future, but pals think that they can change her mind."
Celebrities In Order: Harrison Ford, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopi Goldberg, The Simpsons, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, Mariah Carey, Charlie Sheen, Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Adams Family, Bruce Willis, Jodie Foster, Kevin Costner, Brad Pitt (again), Nicholas Cage, and Winona Rider
Celebrities In Order: Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi, Steven Seagal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ringo Star, Michael J. Fox, Dennis Hopper, Pierce Broznan (ohmy), Timothy Dalton, Richard Gere, Ray Charles, Brat Pitt, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Cindy Crawford, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Connelly, Demi Moore, (?), Mel Gibson, George Clooney, Bruce Willis, Winona Rider, and The Simpsons
o/` NESCAFEEEEEEE! o/`
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The article is here. Try not to be huge bitches about it, it's my first celeb interview.
DAVID Hasselhoff, a judge on "America's Got Talent," apparently isn't happy with the jobs he's being offered lately. Spies at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel spotted Hasselhoff yelling and cursing at two companions at his lunch table Friday afternoon. One witness said Hasselhoff, after complaining about his career, stormed out as nearby patrons stared. Hasselhoff's publicist Judy Katz, who famously blamed his 2006 Heathrow meltdown on antibiotics, confirmed he had lunch there with his agent, but firmly denied that any unpleasantries were exchanged.
DIFFERENT GIRL-FUELED RAP ROW
THERE'S a good reason model/actress Julie Ordon was confused by recent reports that her "boyfriend," hip-hop marketer Steven Acevedo, and rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs were fighting over her last month at exclusive SoHo club Upstairs. "All of Steve's friends know the fight was actually over Jessica Gomez," a well-placed source told Page Six. Gomez, who modeled in Combs' fragrance campaign, was spotted "making out with Steve at Upstairs two weeks ago after all the drama cooled," said the source. "Julie has no idea Steve is with Jessica, and she couldn't understand why people thought Diddy and Steve were fighting over her. The fight was actually over another girl." Acevedo's lawyer, Mark Heller, told us, "Steve Acevedo is a lover, not a fighter. He always shies away from controversy both in court and out. During the altercation between him and Sean Combs, he never claimed to be in an exclusive relationship, so I would be surprised to learn any lady he is seeing would assume the relationship was exclusive. This is just one of the perks of being a world-class promoter." We were unable to reach Ordon for comment.
LYDIA Hearst denies she ever dated rocker Cisco Adler. Friday night at a fete for artist Izzy Gold at Blue & Cream, Hearst was overheard declaring, "I'm so single!" Although pals of Hearst say she was calling Adler her boyfriend at one point, her rep, Alan Rish, said they were always just friends. "They were never really boyfriend-girlfriend," he said. "They did have a little fling before becoming pals, but neither of them is ready for a real relationship." Adler will still perform at the Puma "Lydia Bag" launch Tuesday at the Thompson Hotel.
'MILLS' CUTS OFF MEDIA'S 'IDIOTS'
RAT-milk maven Heather Mills and her batty new mouthpiece, Michele Elyzabeth, are on a rampage, swearing to permanently cut off any news media outlet that dares make fun of Mills.
"Heather married Paul McCartney, period. It's not going away. And during this divorce they [the media] will need access and are not going to get it," Elyzabeth told Page Six yesterday. "They are [bleep]holes. There are limits and they make fun of her. They've crossed the line."
Elyzabeth - who has taken to videoblogging about McCartney's peg-legged ex with her flamboyant hairdressing friend, David Paul, and her lapdog, Bijou - said her latest beef is over the way some news organizations covered a statement Mills made Sunday in London's Hyde Park.
Mills, a militant vegan, urged people to try drinking milk from rats and dogs instead of cows, innocent beasts she feels are being exploited by humans. She spouted at the park's Speakers Corner, "There are many other kinds of milk available. Why don't we try drinking rats' milk and dogs' milk?" Some in the media immediately went in for the kill, calling Mills crazy.
"She was joking about the rats," said Elyzabeth. "But she was serious about the milk. It is very bad for people, especially children. A cow can only give so much." She said Mills was "furious" over the way the rat story was reported: "She told me, 'You can only take so much, then you become numb. Everything I do, people take it apart.' "
Elyzabeth and Mills are so angry, they've already cut off communication with some news outlets. "They want to make fun of her? Now CBS is out. 'Inside Edition,' out. Most British press, including the Daily Mirror and The Mail, out," Elyzabeth declared. Mills stormed out of an LBC radio interview in London earlier in the day on Sunday, because she apparently didn't like the line of questioning there, either. "Believe me, all these outlets will be sorry," said Elyzabeth, a former spa owner with a thick French accent. "It's good for me because I'm saving time by cutting them out of my schedule. A bunch of them are idiots, somebody should shut them up."
Elyzabeth, who has had her own sanity questioned for staunchly defending Mills, said, "I'm so happy doing this, I'll take what comes my way. They want to take me down? I'll take them down with me."
Source 1, 2, 3, 4.
Vanessa Hudgens gets her caffeine fix at the local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The High Schoool Musical star, along with Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and the rest of cast are all pretty much done deals for the feature film threequel: “I am so very excited,” Vanessa, 18, said at Sunday’s American Music Awards in L.A. “To do a third one for the big screen, I can’t begin to think how much fun we’ll have. [But] only a few people have actually signed the contracts … We’re all definitely on board.”
She looks kinda cute for a change, I love her hair and shoes.
p.s. It's my birfday today!
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And is that Aaaron Carter in the last photo or am I losing it? Is he making up with both LL and HD?
Ever-outspoken Rosie O'Donnell is finally, at long last, sharing her real feelings about our president, who has 425 days left in office.
"George Bush is a war criminal," she told an audience at a fundraiser for her For All Kids foundation, reports FOX News, turning the auction into a political pulpit. She also told the crowd that she's decided to register as an independent, so she can vote for New York mayor Michael Bloomberg for prez, even though he hasn't decided to run -- yet.
i am not sure
what to think
believe, read into
here and now, then and there
rosie brings us joy
makes us laugh, smile
but she also believes
wtc7 went boom boom
what to say, which side
to take in the fight
like those 2 mean girls
such potential she had
up her nose it went
take a shower, go into the sun
Carl stormed into the London Astoria before GIRLS ALOUD’s big G.A.Y. night performance.
He forced his way into the girls’ dressing room and launched into a jealous tirade at his flame-haired girlfriend in front of her shocked bandmates.
As he pushed Nicola towards the door to continue their row in private, her bandmates stepped in to separate the pair.
Carl – pictured with Nicola during a night out earlier this year – was kicked out by security and Nicola was left in floods of tears. After their raunchy show Nicola was consoled by the band and spent the night in a hotel.
The incident has further fuelled the girls’ concerns about the pair’s stormy relationship. A band source said: “Carl was in a real rage. It was terrifying.
“He stormed into the dressing room and started screaming at Nicola. It’s like he’s jealous of her success.
“He was suggesting she’d become too big for her boots, saying things like, ‘Why do you think you’re so good?’ He was pushing her towards the door to get her outside. The girls had to step in and stick up for Nicola.
“They were all in their costumes getting ready for what was a massive performance for them.”
In May Nicola and Carl were seen pushing and shoving each other in the VIP area of Liverpool celeb haunt Mosquito.
The pair, who have only been together for about a year, also had a huge public bust-up at the NME Awards after-party in London in March.
My source said: “They have a really stormy relationship.
“They are both pretty feisty characters and the relationship is very intense.
“They can get physical and push and shove each other around. Their rows often revolve around her success and the attention she gets because she is in a band. She shouldn’t be ashamed of what she has achieved, she should be proud. Although Nicola can give as good as she gets, she doesn’t need this.”
Whether Nicola can stick up for herself or not, this doesn’t look like a healthy relationship to me.
Nicola, it is time to do the right thing and show this idiot the red card – right now.
the security must have been so busy keeping nicola's boyfriend out that they didn't notice a naked lesbian stalker had sneaked into girls aloud's dressing room.
Point of Passion is the new must-see ad campaign launched by magazine publishing company Condé Nast Publications. It features people from all walks of life (actors, designers, wedding planners, supermodels) who capture the spirit of each of their 27 print and online magazines.
Featured: actress Christina Ricci (W), actor Hugh Jackman (Men’s Vogue), actor Patrick Dempsey (Details), chef Giada De Laurentiis (Bon Appetit), singer Sheryl Crow (Self), actor Terrence Howard (GQ), actress Eva Longoria (Glamour), actress Kyra Sedgwick (Allure), designer Vera Wang (Brides), designer Monique Lhuillier (Elegant Bride), actress Sharon Stone (Golf), actor Stanley Tucci (Gourmet), actress Molly Sims (Lucky), wedding planner Colin Cowie (Modern Bride), actress Mary-Louise Parker (The New Yorker), fashionistas Zoe Kravitz and Lorraine Nicholson (Teen Vogue), designer Diane Von Furstenberg (Vanity Fair), supermodel Natalia Vodianova with 2-month-old son Viktor(Vogue)… and more!
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With Turkey Day upon us, Alicia Keys provides the trimmings.
Coming off a scintillating American Music Awards perf, the J Records superstar provides plenty of reason for Clive Davis and company to give thanks with the year’s second-biggest debut week, with As I Am bowing at #1, scoring an impressive 723k in sales.
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Julia Roberts has collaborated with Giorgio Armani to create a bracelet for World AIDS Day, Reuters reports.
It is the first time the 73-year-old designer has ever collaborated with someone else on a product.
The special bracelet features a "Tree of Life" design available in red or brown leather, with the initials J.R. scrolled inside.
"Julia has helped to create a beautiful accessory ... which will be a visible reminder of the part that we can all play in fighting AIDS in Africa," Armani said in a statement.
eta, picture of the bracelets:
It's probably just medicine. Yeah, it's probably Aspirin. That's it.
Amy Winehouse continued her "Making A Fool Of Myself" tour yesterday in Blackpool. The show apparently went well and Amy came out to greet fans including a young girl. The young girl asked for her autograph and even replicated Wino's cokehive on top of her own head. Does that little girl know what Wino hides up in there?
I hope that little girl didn't see Wino's coke booger or she might want one of those too.
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The Office actress Angela Kinsey is pregnant, reports Us Weekly.
“She and [TV writer husband Warren Lieberstein] are very excited,” the 36-year-old’s rep confirms.
The actress is due in May and doesn’t know the sex of the baby. Congrats Angela and Warren!!!
Does this mean we’ll be seeing little Dwights running around Schrute Farms???
Its been nearly a month since Mariah Carey last promoted her new debut fragrance “M” at Macy’s in NYC. But the star is back and this time she is hitting Macy’s in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California.
Fans waited for hours to get a glimpse of the diva, who came dressed in tight Louis Vuitton jeans, a black top, purple cardigan and butterfly rings to match the perfume bottle top. Looking good Miss Mariah!
P.S. - This entry dedicated to not_kosher, whose birthday is tomorrow!
Janice Dickinson's son Nathan Fields, 20, has tried to strike a deal with The World's First Supermodel.. to stop her from having plastic surgery. Janice, 52, recently underwent a brow and neck lift and has admitted spending up to $100,000 on cosmetic procedures. Nathan revealed to Closer magazine:
"We've made a deal that from now on there will be no more. Well, she's said she won't touch the face at least. I'm not sure whether I believe her - she'll just do what she wants anyway. I just don't think she needs surgery. She's a beautiful lady and doesn't need anything worked on. But we're talking about a woman who's on quest for eternal youth."
No, I’m not talking about the 1986 John Hughes flick starring Molly Ringwald… I’m talking about the Sex and the City movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker! Today we caught a glimpse of Parker on set in the Meatpacking District of NYC while they were shooting scenes inside of a Diane Von Furstenberg store. Anyone out there in internet land excited about this upcoming movie? Or am I alone here?
"I just left "silent Y" in the bathroom. Oh and P.S., apparently the eighties are back."- Carrie Bradshaw (i.e. quote from the show)
The Top 25
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Eat your heart out James Franco. Scott Caan, the son of legendary actor James Caan and the star of Ocean’s 13, was spotted in West Hollywood by Flynet dining with a friend. This well-known tough-guy was looking like a true rebel without a cause eating and enjoying some second-hand smoke courtesy of his pal in the hat. Hey, what are friends for?
He has nothing on James Franco, and his friend reminds me of Jeremy Piven...
What hot dude defended Britney Spears's driving woes, and who did he blame them on?
Simpson, who split from US musician John Mayer in the summer, is said to be feeling lonely and has started gorging on French fries to cheer herself up.
A source said: "Jessica jokes about wanting a boyfriend, but it isn't funny. It hurts her to see her exes moving forward."
"She keeps getting crushes on the kind of guys who will let her down. That triggers her cravings. She usually gives in to them at bedtime."
"When she is at a hotel, she will often order a plate of French fries as a late-night snack."
"She knows it isn't healthy, but she doesn't have a lot of willpower right now."
Jessica has reportedly gained 10lbs since September and has turned to close friend Mike Alexander to help get her back into shape.
"She feels horrible. She is determined to work those pounds off - and she wants Mike to help her do it."
"He literally got her butt into shape for 'Dukes of Hazzard'."
"He will give Jessica the disciplined 'boot camp' workout she needs - lots of cardio, lots of lunges and weights."
"I wouldn't be surprised if she ended up in a romance with Mike. He has always been there for her."
"Jessica leaned on him when her marriage to Nicky Lachey fell apart."
"She feels safe when Mike is around."
I feel sad for her now, but she's gotta suck it up and be serious if she wants to find ~real love~
P.S. I love me some french fries, what's your guilty ~fat food~?
There's officially a new kid on the block: Former boy band singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant Joey McIntyre and his wife Barrett welcomed a son on Tuesday in L.A., his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
"The family is happy and healthy," according to McIntyre's rep, who says the new parents are still deciding on a name. "Everyone's doing well and they're excited he made it here in time for Thanksgiving."
The 7 lb. 12 oz. baby boy is the first child for the new father, who has nothing but admiration for his wife of four years. "My wife is a rock star!" McIntyre tells PEOPLE.
McIntyre, 34, and his wife, 29, found out they were expanding their family on St. Patrick’s Day, and later announced it on his Web site.
"Being an Irish guy that's a good luck charm! " McIntyre told PEOPLE in June.
Shia LaBeouf suits up for his new movie Eagle Eye on Tuesday, currently being filmed in Long Beach, Calif. Throughout the day, the 21-year-old actor got his caffeine and nicotine fixes, puffing away on cancer sticks and sipping on coffee and Diet Coke.
Actor William Sadler (Carlton Fog in Traveler, Sheriff Jim Valenti on Roswell) was also on set.
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Earlier this year Julie Taymor (The Lion King) announced plans to direct a Broadway musical based on Spider-Man. With Across The Universe now behind her, the casting process is upcoming. Taymor told The Daily Mail that she hopes to reteam with her Across The Universe cast for the stage project. Apparently Taymor would like to cast Jim Sturgess as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man and Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson.
Sean Kingston ("You're way too beauuuuuuuuuutiful, gurl...") spent all his dough on this stupid ass iced out 64-count crayon box piece and chain. He was spotted lugging it around outside the "Today" show.
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The "scentsational" Mariah Carey stopped by Ellen Wednesday to talk turkey – and perfume.
"You smell a little like s'mores," Ellen Degeneres said, welcoming the divine diva to her show Wednesday.
"I'm not really a fragrance girl. I don't really like scents," Carey contended as she spritzed her host from head to toe with her new perfume, M by Mariah Carey. "[But, the company] was like, 'We want this to be a representation of you.' "
The songstress worked closely with perfumers to arrive at both her signature scent as well as the pretty purple bottle which is topped by – you guessed it – a butterfly. "The marshmallow element you smelled before is the top note and was a subliminal thing – just to give you little campfire memories," she explained of her first-ever fragrance.
"My [signature scent] of course, is gin and Marlboros," countered a deadpan Degeneres. "When you come home [with it on], they're like, 'You've been out. ... No, I have Ellen's perfume on!' "
Though she'll smell yummy, Carey's hectic schedule will keep her from having a true Thanksgiving this year. "I'm working," she told Degeneres. "[Though] I really want to learn how to cook a turkey. It can't be that big of a deal, it just seems like one, to me."
OMG I can't wait to watch this shit!
Britney Spears has made an effort to follow at least one court order. Instead of driving, she sat in the backseat while a hired man escorted her and sons to the Four Seasons Hotel. Good Job, Britney! One step closer to rehab?
Just days after Kanye West lost his mother to plastic surgery complications, he has put his Beverly Hills house on the market.
TMZ has learned that the listing for Kanye's estate on Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills can be found on Realtor.com, and it's selling for a whopping $8,699,000, calling it "a rare offering." The two-story, 34,580 sq. ft. home features 6 bedrooms, 4 baths and a detached garage. Sources tell TMZ that the house is actually a "teardown" -- and the property is being offered just for the lot.
The estimated monthly payment on the house would be $44,492! A total bargain!
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“She’s sort of our new Michael Jackson,” says Dr. Drew Pinsky as he talks about the traumas in Britney’s past — her father’s substance abuse, and a family history of mental imbalance — and how they may explain her current mental state
US: What in Britney Spears’ childhood led her to where she is now?
DP: It's how her father treated her, it's the divorce and it’s the genetics.
US: How would her father’s substance abuse affect Britney?
DP: At least 60% of addiction is accounted for on the basis of genetics. I've never treated an addict that didn't have a family history of the disease. You have to inherit it from somewhere. We know that she is a drug addict because she's been admitted to a treatment center. You can't be admitted unless you’ve met criteria for addiction.
US: A person can’t be accepted for post-partum depression?
DP: If you go to a psychiatric hospital for post-partum depression, you go to the psychiatric hospital, you don't go to the chemical dependency program. She is a drug addict. It is an indisputable point. And she has a parent with an addiction. Just by having a parent with addiction puts you at about a 50% risk for having your own addiction problem. But, just because you have a genetic heritage doesn't mean you're going to get an addiction. A childhood trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, will also propel a person towards full-blown addiction.
US: What about the fact that she became an international star at such a young age?
DP: Her mental health has almost nothing to do with her career. Fame hinders getting to her now. It is hard to get through the sycophants who are enabling her and be able to find people around Britney who are willing to potentially sacrifice either their salary or their access to her by bringing her into treatment. That's the core problem. That is what is putting her in danger. That is what killed Anna Nicole Smith. She had people around her who didn't step up and say you need to get treatment!
US: We found out that her paternal grandmother committed suicide at the age of 31 because she was depressed for years after the death of her baby. Could that mean anything?
DP: It means that there is a long history of serious mental illness in the family. Britney is behaving very bizarrely, she has been admitted to a chemical dependency program, she has a stressful career, she's divorced, she has childcare demands, and she is in denial and is paranoid. She has a mom with the proxy relationship and a dad with drug addiction and alcohol problems. When you add that up you get the recipe for where she is today.
US: Is it her parents who should help her?
DP: Generally you want to bring the family in. You want to treat the family too. You want the family to support the recovery. You'll be amazed how people in the family start out looking like villains until you realize all the different layers to the situation. How the addict treats the family members can make people act in strange ways. I would urge everyone to not point fingers, there are no evil people here; they're all just trying to live their lives.
US: What about the effects from Britney being sexually active from age 14, dressing provocatively, losing her virginity, and yet maintaining this image of purity and virginity?
DP: I have seen many cases of young girls who have been prematurely sexualized in one fashion or another who try to recapture their virginity. They claim that the abuse doesn't count, "I'm a virgin now." I see that quite a bit.
US: Would this change her identity? She pretty much had to make those claims, because her managers were telling her not to talk about her boyfriend, all the while dressing her up provocatively for the public.
DP: Her life was a media event. Her needs were subjugated for her career and that is part of the problem here.
US: Court documents indicate that her father cheated on her mother and Britney allegedly cheated on Justin, did she learn that from her parents?
DP: It would be hard to learn to value sacredness in marriage with that as an example. But, if you want the moment in her life when it started to unravel, it was when she got involved with Kevin Federline. The crazy thing about the human is that traumatic experiences in childhood get repeated as attractions in our adult life. We are attracted romantically to that very kind of person that was so terrorizing to us in childhood. It's a crazy mechanism. So Dad and Kevin are the same guy.
US: She has said that all she wanted was to be a mother and be married. What happened?
DP: Those kinds of drives you can't be taught, you have to have a deep motivational desire. The problem was that the attraction that she was following was distorted by her childhood.
US: She has also said she wants to be a waitress or a school teacher. Would you send your kids to school where Britney Spears was the teacher?
DP: If she had been treated successfully first absolutely. You'd see a brand new person; she'd be incredible. But she needs a lot of treatment. She needs time, time, time and a high degree of structure. She is just not interested, people are trying to get her into treatment and she won't go.
US: One thing we’ve seen Britney is that she has arrested social development. Do you agree?
DP: She's sort of our next Michael Jackson. It's understandable that developmentally they don't have the usual skills. She doesn't have the usual responsibility; she doesn't understand the coping strategies of an adult.
US: And how is she going to teach her children? Or say no to them?
DP: She won't. It's grandiose thinking: “That's how I was raised and that is how my kids are going to be raised.” It's not a good thing.
US: What can be done for Britney? Is she permanently damaged?
DP: She can be treated. She is not an untreatable situation, but she needs to go away and drop out of sight and focus on her sobriety for at least nine months.
US: Can she leave her kids?
DP: The kids can be brought into the process. But, for at least 30 days she is going to be mostly away from the kids. Then, for another six months or so, she can be in an intensive environment. It's going to take a long time.
US: How much of this dysfunction did Britney create herself and how much of it is a product of her life and upbringing?
DP: Yes, the circumstances in her life and her genetics have contributed to where she is today. There was no sinister plot to make her this way. Now she needs to change and that is where you have to hold her accountable, particularly because she has children. An adult shouldn’t be blaming anyone other than themselves. She can get better, she just doesn’t want to.
Sources tell TMZ that a pharmacy technician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center mistakenly stocked a massive dose of a drug that ended up being given to Dennis Quaid's newborn twins.
Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace are in stable condition. But a well-placed source at Cedars tells us they are "still very concerned because of the bleed out," adding they won't know for another week if the mistake will cause "longterm effects."
Sources tell TMZ that pharmacy technicians stock the drug Heparin, used to prevent clots and flush out IVs. The drug comes in vials -- 10 units for babies, up to 10,000 units for adults. Protocol at the hospital is to keep the different units separated, but a technician accidentally put 10,000 units in the drawer where the 10 units were stored.
Last Sunday, both infants -- born November 8 by surrogate -- were each given two, 10,000-unit dosages. They began to bleed out just before midnight and were transferred to the neo-natal intensive care unit.
Cedars issued a statement last night, acknowledging the mistake and calling it a "preventable error." That's highly unusual. Also, the hospital claims seven patients were given the wrong dosages. Our sources say 13 patients got the wrong dosage.
Britney Spears’ court-appointing parent coach is begging to be taken off the case - because she thinks the star is crazy, according to U.S. reports. Insiders insist Lisa Hacker, who was assigned to monitor how Britney is with her two sons, is trying to get off the case. A source told Star magazine.
“Ms Hacker wants desperately to be reassigned, she stressed that it’s not worth endangering her own life for someone who doesn’t seem to care what happens to herself. She says Britney is crazy and that she can’t take it anymore. This isn’t good for her health. She’s a nervous wreck. The monitor is afraid every time she has to get in the car with Britney. It’s terrifying because she doesn’t pay attention to the road and is either talking or texting on her cell phone.”
Hacker’s biggest fears, according to Star, is when Britney drives. Recent pictures have seen her texting while she drives, wearing dark sunglasses at night - and even running red lights. The source added: “Ms Hacker says her job is to watch Britney while she’s with her kids. But Britney’s life is just too chaotic.”
Hollywood starlet Paris Hilton has been attempting to land a guest spot on MTV's hit show 'The Hills', but producers have denied her. Last Friday on set 'The Hills' in Los Angeles, crew members were overheard discussing Paris' failed efforts to get on the show. They revealed that producers feel her appearing on the show would be 'pushing the limits' after numerous reports have emerged of the show being fake.
However, the show is currently casting people to be part of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s upcoming wedding, E! Online’s Kristin reports. It appears that Paris will not be given a guest role. Roxy Olin (daughter of Brothers & Sisters’ Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig) is in final talks to be cast as Heidi’s Maid of Honor.
Singer Avril Lavigne revealed her husband, musician Deryck Whibley, is spending the holidays writing songs while he’s recuperating at home.
“He’s been writing songs a little bit right now at the house because he hurt his back so he has to stay at home,” Avril told OK! after performing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars results show last night.
“He had to cancel his tour. I’ll walk in the room and be like, ‘I think you should do this’ and then walk out,” she added, “That’s kind of the cool thing about doing the same thing. We can always give advice and be there for each other.”
While looking after Deryck, whom she married in July 2006, Avril’s also planning a big holiday season. “I’m going to be entertaining this year. I’ll be the host and having all my family over and cooking and everything,” she said.
Avril said of her best dish “I make really good butternut squash. I put it in the oven with rosemary, brown sugar, and honey on it. But if you want to be healthy, just put rosemary, olive oil, and pepper on it.”
Her New Year’s resolutions? “I’ll be on tour next year, so I guess just to work hard and be healthy and take care of myself.”
And obviously, Deryck, too!
Jordan is planning to have her breast size reduced so she can give a new set of boobs to Peter Andre for Christmas.
The glamour model, real name Katie Price, hopes that her new assets will be "perkier".
She told The Sun: "I'm treating myself to a boob job in three weeks so they're ripe and ready for Christmas. I'm having smaller implants put in and they'll be perkier."
A source from her ITV chat show added: "Katie's been talking about it for a while. She's all booked in now - and is hoping to show them off in a figure-hugging dress on the show.
"She keeps telling Pete it's his Christmas present."
Nick Bollea, 17, was arrested Nov. 7 on charges stemming from an August street racing crash that left a passenger in his car critically injured, Clearwater police said.
He turned himself in on charges of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury.
The Tampa Tribune reported a letter was sent to Bollea informing him Monday of the one-year suspension. He also received a letter telling him he has to pay a fine for driving 106 mph during the crash, if we wants to prevent his license from being suspended indefinitely. The amount of the fine was not known.
"We have the ability to suspend someone's license if we believe what they could be convicted of is a potential danger should this person remain on the road," said Ann Nucatola, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. "We've deemed him dangerous to the general public on the road."
A Hogan family spokesman, Adam Handelsman, has said previously that Bollea has no prior criminal record, and has challenged reports that he caused the crash by driving fast.
Clearwater police said the Aug. 26 crash happened when Bollea lost control of his 1998 Toyota Supra while street racing against a silver Dodge Viper driven by a friend.
Bollea's Supra struck a curb and spun across two lanes of traffic before slamming rear-end first into a palm tree. A report said Bollea was driving faster than 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Bollea's passenger, John Graziano, was not wearing a seat belt and was critically injured in the wreck. Bollea, who was wearing a seat belt, was not seriously injured.
Graziano, 22, has been deemed incapacitated, according to attorneys representing his father and mother, who are involved in a court dispute over who should care for him.
Besides the reckless driving charge, authorities cited Bollea for using a motor vehicle in commission of a felony, being a driver under 21 operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of .02 percent or higher and having illegal window tinting.
Blood drawn about two hours after the crash showed that Bollea's blood-alcohol content was 0.055 percent. The blood-alcohol level at which Florida law presumes an adult driver to be impaired is .08 percent.
Graziano, a Dunedin High School graduate and U.S. Marine who served in Iraq, suffered a broken skull and has been comatose since the crash, according to medical professionals who examined him and submitted reports on his condition to court.
Poor Ambreal Williams. She's definitely going down in America's Next Top Model history — but only as the first contestant to be eliminated twice. First Tyra Banks told her to hit the road, but the voluntary departure of Ebony Morgan saved her butt. Then, a couple of weeks later, the judges sent her packing again, and no way was hungry, photogenic Lisa about to give up her shot at the title. At least, besides mixed feelings and a minor makeover, she got this Q&A with TVGuide.com as a consolation prize.
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Nicole Richie is knocked up, so maybe the hormones are effing with her brains. Nicole has reportedly agreed to help promote a product that saves lamp posts from dog piss. The product is from Swedish inventor, Lennart Jarlerbro, and is being called the dog urinal.
Nicole said, "This invention is just so clever. It's a cute rubber cup attached to the post and a hose that pipes urine into the gutter."
The inventor said, "The average lamppost has a lifespan of 30 years but my invention could add a further 15 years."
It's nice that someone out there is thinking about our lamp posts! As a dog owner, it's bad enough having to bend over and pick up dog shit while everyone stares at you! The worse is when they get the runs and you have to wipe that nastiness....ok I'll stop. Now I can only imagine having to add a stupid ass rubber bowl to the post.
Nicole, please don't quit your day job. Wait, what day job?
The American hotel heiress caused quite a stir as she strutted down the streets of Shanghai, much to the delight of the crowds in the Chinese city.
In preparation for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 4, Heidi Klum made this video which, um, I don't even know. Is this supposed to make me want to buy lingerie? Because it doesn't. It makes me want to club Heidi Klum over the head and run for my life. She seems like a pretty enough girl, but I'd rather listen to the sound of a gun going off in my face than to her speak for twenty minutes.
Oh God. I can't un-hear it.
The article is made of lulz.
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Source: Me and my scanner
ONTD, we all know the truth! lol @ the private investigator
As we were packing up around Hum headquarters to spend the next few days with friends and family, we were suddenly stricken with how much we'll miss our favorite celebs.
To cope, we've planned our perfect celebrity Thanksgiving, and that will be our happy place to escape this weekend.
First, we need a proper hostess. Paris Hilton, of course! She has numerous event-planning gigs on her résumé, and obvs, the girl knows how to party.
Now that we have that settled, on to the guest list:
Have a Happy Turkey Day people...
How Lance Bass Brought OneRepublic, Timbaland Together
OR frontman Ryan Tedder caught the super-producer's eye (and ear) when he won a deal with the 'NSYNC singer during a 2000 MTV special.
Here's the TRL performance. lolz @ Dave Holmes
I just like the idea of Timbaland sitting at home watching Lance Bass on TRL.
Source / Source
This is from Wikipedia:
Tedder wrote and produced Jennifer Lopez's top 40 hit "Do It Well"; co-produced and wrote Natasha Bedingfield's current hit single "Love Like This" (with The Runaways); co-wrote with Jonathan "JR" Rotem & Evan "Kidd" Bogart on Ashley Tisdale's current hit single He Said She Said; co-wrote and produced Leona Lewis's first international single "Bleeding Love" (which is the fastest selling single of 2007 in the UK as well as the biggest UK radio debut, reaching #1 in October 2007); produced and co-wrote Blake Lewis' first studio album A.D.D. (including 1st single Break Anotha); wrote and produced single "Thrill Is Gone" by Baby Bash, and he also worked on Paul Oakenfold's Grammy nominated album, "A Lively Mind". In addition, Tedder has written and produced singles with artists such as Chris Cornell, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, Paula Deanda, Timbaland, Christina Millian, Bubba Sparxxx, Shayne Ward, Tupac, Lemar, Esmee Denters, Hilary Duff, Dima Bilan and a number of songs with various different rock acts in the U.S. and abroad. Tedder's frequent songwriting collaborators are Sam Watters. Rico Love, Wayne Wilkins, Savan Kotecha, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Jesse McCartney and Steph Jones.
Britney Spears was not shy about her bruised thigh while waiting in the car outside Mirabelle restaurant in Los Angeles early Wednesday morning. The pop princess showed off her prominent welts as she sat around in her black minidress.
Hey, at least she’s wearing underwear!
Earlier in the evening, Brit went public with waiter Michael Marchand at Mirabelle, where Michael works.
An eyewitness tells Life & Style, “Michael came in a little after midnight, and she came in right after. They were being discreet. Forty-five minutes later, they left the restaurant together. He was charming – he made Britney laugh and looked at her with this secret smile. They left in separate cars.”
Brit instantly fell for Michael when she was at Mirabelle in early November.
“Their chemistry was immediate. He’s very turned on by her,” says an insider. “They’re always texting each other.”
When asked about his romance with Britney, he said, smiling, “I can’t talk about that right now.”
HOW DO YOU THINK Britney got her right thigh all bruised up?????
Brand New will play a benefit in store for Looney Tunes on December 17th at 4pm. For those of you who have not heard, the Looney Tunes store suffered a fire this summer and is re-opening on its original site next month. This performance will be acoustic and limited to 300. To attend, please donate $20 for an exclusive show poster and wristband. For more information please head to http://www.ltcds.com.
Go see them.
They are amazing, I would kill to see them in a small setting.
Also, today is the biggest bar night of the year and I have to spend it at work from 9pm to the rest of my life. Someone kill me. Please
Variety reports that Brad Pitt has pulled out of a pay or play deal on State of Play, putting the Universal Pictures drama in a state of flux.
Pitt dropped out of the film early Wednesday, following two weeks of struggle and meetings with director Kevin Macdonald that prevented the film from making its original Nov. 15 production start date.
The trade says the studio will try to find a star to replace Pitt. If Universal doesn't recast and get the picture going by Nov. 29, it will begin losing the other actors in the film.
Pitt was set to star with Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman and Robin Wright Penn in the Matthew Michael Carnahan-scripted adaptation of the British mini-series. Pitt was playing a politician-turned-journalist who spearheads a newspaper's investigation of a murder, a trail that leads to the fast-rising pol whose campaigns were once masterminded by Pitt's character.
Universal said: "Brad Pitt has left the Universal Pictures production of 'State of Play.' We remain committed to this project and to the filmmakers, cast members, crew and others who are also involved in making the movie. We reserve all rights in this matter."
Writers' strike may help the CBC
MY PODCASTS MUST BE HEARD!!!
Timing couldn't be better for new lineup, programming chief says
Labour strife on one side of the border can lead to opportunity on the other side.
"Who'd have thought that we would have benefited from a strike – someone else's strike?" Kirstine Layfield, the CBC's executive director of network programming, said yesterday at the public broadcaster's first winter season launch event.
The ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America – which is quickly turning American prime time into a sort of rerun purgatory – has led U.S. networks to cast their gazes north for fresh programming while giving CBC-TV a chance to win over new Canadian viewers.
The strike, Layfield noted, "is perfect timing for our January launch. It'll give Canadians an opportunity to go and watch something different rather than watching reruns of American shows.
"Once (Canadians) see ... the quality and the stories that they like, you win them over pretty quickly," she added.
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Synopsis: A runaway and her boyfriend break into a home and hold a man hostage. As the night unfolds, secrets unravel and a single gunshot echoes through a Los Angeles neighborhood. Starring Pete Wentz (of platinum selling band FALL OUT BOY) and Bonnie Muirhead (of FOX's hit series HELL'S KITCHEN.)
click here to download the movie. It's gonna cost you $2.99 tho
Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins) has been cast as John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, says Ain't It Cool News.
McG is directing the summer 2009 release, which has an early 2008 production start and seeks to reinvent the cyborg saga with a storyline to be told over a three-movie span. Warner Bros. will distribute domestically.
The screenplay was written by Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines duo John Brancato and Michael Ferris.
The film is set in the future, in a full-scale war between Skynet and humankind.
LONDON — Ads for “Shoot ‘Em Up,” featuring Paul Giamatti and Clive Owen toting guns, have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority.
Two ads that were part of Entertainment Film Distributors campaign to promote the Sept. 14 theatrical release of the high-octane actioner cannot be shown again.
Ruling comes amid growing public concern over rising gun crime in the U.K.
First ad banned showed Giamatti nonchalantly pointing a gun whilst holding a cell phone to his ear with the text “just another family man making a living.”
Second ad outlawed showed Owen leaping in the air with a pistol in both hand and Giamatti in the background holding a sniper rifle.
Advertising watchdog ASA upheld 55 complaints from the public that the ads glamorized and glorified gun crime. Many complainants believed that the posters were offensive and insensitive toward families directly affected by gun crime, in particular the family of Rhys Jones, the 11-year-old who was killed in a shooting incident in Liverpool in August.
Entertainment responded to the complaints by saying that their contractors were in close contact with local councils around the country and this usually provided a safe guideline on whether a creative treatment was acceptable at the time of booking advertising space. Entertainment added that the weapons in the image of Clive Owen holding two guns had been specifically designed to be angled away from the viewer and the poster had been approved by the Advertising Viewing Committee of the Film Distribution Association, the body which approves promotional material for all 18 certificate films.
Pic wound up cuming a modest $1.9 million at theaters. It is released on homevid on Jan. 21. No one was available from Entertainment to comment on the DVD launch, which is still promoted on online stores such as amazon.co.uk with the leaping Owen poster.SOURCE
Milo Ventimiglia takes some time off from being a Hero and drops off a load of clothes at the dry cleaners in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He later stopped off at a framing store and a local art gallery.
The 30-year-old Heroes hottie has recently been out of work because of the writers strike. The Writer’s Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers said contract talks would resume Nov. 26.
Milo also recently denied rumors he’s dating costar Hayden Panettiere: “She and I are close friends. It’s only natural that people are going to couple us together.”
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I know some of us care about footie so I'll post!
Today was the Euro matches, I believe the final of the qualies...
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Is anyone else going? :D
EDIT: I just wanted to make it clear for some of you who dont keep up/watch or just werent tuned into the England match. There was no Rooney, no Rio, no Neville, no Owen...etc. The team was heavily injured.
Since leaving rehab, Lindsay Lohan has been easing back into the Hollywood scene, but it seems that her fast-paced lifestyle might be too much for her laid-back boyfriend, Riley Giles. "Lindsay is so hectic and demanding," says a friend. "She and Riley have been fighting a lot and I think that both of them are getting annoyed." Now that she's plunged straight back into the life of an A-list star, Riley is startled by her change in personality. "When he comes to visit Lindsay, it's always mayhem," says the friend. "He hates the spotlight, but she loves the attention." Riley wants to break up with Lindsay, but doesnt know how to do it yet.
Paris loves shoes, bags, boys — and dogs! Add one more pup to Paris Hilton’s ever-expanding canine family. "I got a new puppy in Korea,” Paris tells In Touch. “I was walking down the street and there was this pet store and the owner gave me a puppy because he said she looked like me. She's a Korean teacup Pomeranian and I named her Marilyn Monroe!” Well, we will say they’re both cute.
Nintendo have gotten hold of some early (albeit "internal") sales figures for Mario Galaxy. The game's sold an estimated 500,000 copies in the US during its first week on sale, which is not only impressive in its own right, it also makes it, according to Nintendo of America's George Harrison, "the best-selling Mario title ever in its first week". 500K is a lot. And that's just the US. And it's not even Black Friday. And it's not even Christmas! Back-patting press release follows.
I'm assuming that since we get regular movie boxoffice posts, album sells, and tv ratings posts then why not a video game as well since it all falls under Entertainment. anyone play it yet?
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TMZ has learned that the FDA issued an alert last February -- warning of the dangers of mistaking the low and high dose vials of heparin.
In the safety alert dated February 6, 2007, the FDA and Baxter Healthcare Corporation, one of the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture heparin, warned of the dangers of switching 10 and 10,000 unit vials of the drug. The alert was issued after three infants died in Indiana after they were mistakenly given adult doses. The memo tells hospitals to double-check their inventory to make sure errors in dispensing do not occur. We're told a memo with this information was also circulated around that time at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Despite the memo, the dispensing mistake happened last Sunday and Dennis Quaid's twins and several other patients were accidentally overdosed.
The California Department of Public Health says they are investigating the incident.
When the rain started to pick up, Daniel made a mad dash for cover!
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Everytime I see pictures of him, I get the urge to say "HARRYYY POTAAAH" outloud. True story.
Happy Birthday Matt boy.
Ne-Yo admits it: He was holding Hayden Panettiere's hand Monday night as the two hit a New York City nigtclub, but the two are not dating. He swears.
"Hayden and I just met yesterday. We've only known each other for one day," Ne-Yo told PEOPLE at the Ronald McDonald House Charity's World Children's Day event Tuesday, where Panettiere, 18, also made an appearance. "She was hanging out with some friends and invited me to come out."
As for the hand holding, "I was helping her out of the car!" says the singer, 28. "She had these shoes – they were cute – but they were torture devices, so I had to help her."
The duo only spent 48-hours together as they toured Ronald McDonald Houses in Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, and New York, but they definitely hit it off. "I'm a fan of Hayden's show Heroes, so I was excited to know she was going to do this with me," the singer continued. "Hayden is cool people. She's a little silly. But silly is good."
Having gotten along so well, there may be a business collaboration in their future. "We talked about me possibly writing a song or two," for Panettiere's long-delayed album, says Ne-Yo, who is also working on the upcoming Michael Jackson album. "I'd do it if she needed me to."
I guess the folks at PEOPLE don't know how to use commas; either that, or Ne-Yo thinks that Hayden is literally "cool people." The other conclusion I draw here is that Hayden is either a) a ho... for sho, b) a budding fag hag, or c) "just one of the guys!" What do you think?
eta: Apparently I'm an idiot and didn't know that "cool people" was an expression, lol. Oops.
While Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Kellie Pickler were clicking cocktails with the stars at the American Music Awards this past weekend, Constantine Mouralis was performing in the underwear section of Stein Mart department store in Ohio! He's hit the big time!
Attention all Stein Mart shoppers! There's a little douche to go with your panties this afternoon. You know you've made it when you're performing next to nursing bras in Ohio. It's only downhill from here.
Ashlee Simpson begged a photog not to take her picture last week during a cigarette break outside boyfriend Pete Wentz's East Village bar, Angels and Kings. "I don't want my fans knowing I smoke!" she pleaded. "It's so bad, but I just crave nicotine sometimes."
'Secret' Harry Potter book to go under the hammer
aka NERD POST
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A never-before-seen Harry Potter book is set to go on sale at a special auction in London.
The book, titled 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' is one of just seven that Rowling handwritten and illustrated.
The tome will hold special significance for Harry Potter fans as it is a book of five wizarding fairytales mentioned in the last Harry Potter book - The Deathly Hallows - that is left to Hermione Granger by Albus Dumbledore.
The book is being sold off at London auction house Sotheby's on 13 December (07), and is expected to fetch 100,000 dollars, reports Contactmusic.
All proceeds will go the Children's Voice charity that was co-founded by JK Rowling, and workd to help vulnerable children across Europe.
The book, which comes with a dedicated "thank you" from Rowling herself, is bound in brown morocco leather and mounted with silver and semi-precious stones.
The other six, Rowling had earlier revealed would be given to people "most closely connected" to 17 years of producing the Potter books.
It will not be published. (ANI)
If you got this, would you share it with people and scan it? Or keep it for yourself like a greedy bitch.
Today (11/20), Hanson and photographer Bryan Johnson visited the DD Dliwayo School in just outside of "Joburg."
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For those that didn't read the cut, basically the school is really poor and is in serious need of money. From now until Monday, Bryan is selling this shirt:
for $30, with all proceeds going straight to the school. He will hand the pricipal of the school a check on Monday before leaving for the States.
To buy a shirt, or to simply donate money, go here
For the very first time, BE hits newsstands with five exclusive consecutive covers, a first in the magazine’s 37-year history. The series of covers includes NBA superstar LeBron James; hip-hop phenomenon Chris Brown with gospel powerhouse Kirk Franklin; Queen Latifah; platinum chart-toppers Wyclef Jean together with John Legend, and tennis ace turned fashionista Venus Williams.
The BE HOT LIST is comprised of ultimate achievers under the age of 40 from media, music, entertainment, and sports. “These celebrities have shrewdly leveraged their fame to build multimillion-dollar empires that will sustain them beyond their careers in sports and entertainment,” said BE Editor-at-Large Carolyn Brown. “Plus, this year’s list delves outside box to include business executives, top-ranked money managers, and medical researchers whose impact on our world is undeniable.”
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watch the video to see what they're really like...or keep the mystery and ignore this post
Madonna's so vein...
Some Sydney Festival artists have unusual requests.
Before Bjork would agree to do a show at the coming Sydney Festival, she set one main condition: it had to be on the harbour.
"She would only play if we could find sort of a really unique setting for the concert," says Fergus Linehan, the festival's creative director. "We couldn't just do it in the Hordern, you know."
The Icelandic singer wanted the gig to be "beside the water - she wanted to play on the harbour", he says. The result is her concert in the forecourt of the Opera House. "It's the most beautiful setting and it's quite a spectacular show as well."
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Today is Björk's 42nd birthday! Holla!!!!!
Ellen Page and Diablo Cody (screenwriter of Juno) on Much Music:
Also, Ellen's response to being labeled a "feminist actress":
Yeah—I mean, it’s definitely not conscious. It’s not like I’m like, “Okay, what do I want to, you know, ‘groggle’ on about now?” It’s nothing like that. It’s about reading scripts that feel honest to me, that I want to pursue. And if it’s stereotypical and, I don’t know, devoid of risk or challenge, I mean, it’s just gonna be boring, you know? I mean, an actor can have passion about it—and if that passion doesn’t exist for a character, or for a script, then, you know, I really shouldn’t do it, ‘cause I’m gonna suck. And I know that. And, I think, you know, whenever it is an interesting female role, it’s all of a sudden a ‘feminist’ piece. [laughs] Or, like, there’s all, you know, “Oh, Ellen Page—what a feminist she is!” And it’s, like, “No, actually I’m just playing, like, cool female characters.” You know? It’s sad that that’s what we have to jump to. Do you know what I mean? It’s funny, ‘cause to me it’s like, “No, I’m just playing this girl.” You know? Would you really be asking, you know, Emile Hirsch about this? Is he a ‘maninist’ ‘cause he picks interesting male roles? [laughs] You know what I mean?
Read the rest of the interview HERE.
EDIT: LINK FIXED! Sorry guys. In any case, you can watch it here:
I have been asked to post the following press release this morning:
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Our first day in Africa began with the shoe drop at Esibonisweni School in an area in northern South Africa. In the caravan with Blake Mycoskie and the TOMS crew, we pulled into the crowded courtyard filled with nearly all the 800 kids who are students there. We unloaded the bulk of shoes and began to set up inside a nearby classroom.
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source : hanson.net, tom's shoes, a bryan photoblog (there's a lot more amazing photos here)
Circle Monday, December 3rd on your calendar in red . . . because that's when the long-awaited premiere of Tim Burton's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, starring Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as his confederate Mrs. Lovett, will take place! Honoring SWEENEY TODD's Broadway roots--the film is a faithful adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award-winning musical--the premiere is scheduled to occur in New York City at the Zeigfeld Theatre, at 8 pm.
If you are interested in attending the premiere--the movie only; the afterparty is not included--there is currently a charity auction in progress on Ebay for two tickets to the SWEENEY TODD premiere in New York. 100% of the auction proceeds will benefit Variety's Kids Charity; bidding ends on November 28th at noon Pacific time. If you want to be tempted into bidding your entire holiday budget and then some, click here to see the Ebay listing: http://tinyurl.com/2xnnqr but buyer beware--the urge to type in a really large number will be all but irresistible. Well, it is for a good cause!
The Zone thanks emma for posting the Ebay listing, and Theresa and FANtasticJD for breaking the first story about a possible New York premiere for SWEENEY TODD. We're counting the days!
If there isn't an LA premiere, I'll cry. I know that Johnny/Tim/etc. are here Dec. 1-2 for press......I will simply have to track them down at some event/interview/something. :(
Katherine Hepburn in a full-length Adrian gown in "The Philadelphia Story," MGM
Unidentified artist, 1940
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Richmond, Va.: I love you, Amy! Is it wrong that I listen to all the Sedaris family audiobooks and fantasize that you are my siblings instead of the people who are actually genetically related to me?
Amy Sedaris: Yes, it's wrong. You need to get a life.
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and other indulgences and secrets the starlet has to tell!
On her oldest sister, who is mentally challenged: “Liza is mentally challenged. She was my hero growing up. It was a blessing to watch her overcome every obstacle—tying her shoes, putting on a shirt, getting out the front door. And yet she still had a job and would come home on the bus by herself and help with dinner. You could only imagine the hurdles she encountered every minute of the day. Liza was a role model to get me ready for life in Hollywood. You don’t take health for granted. You don’t take life for granted. It seems so insignificant to go, ‘Darn it, I didn’t get that movie role,’ or, ‘Darn it, so-and-so is wearing the same dress as me to the Emmys.’ I didn’t know there was another way. I thought everyone should be sensitive and somewhat unselfish.”
On maintaining her figure and skin: “I think it’s a combination of a lot of things. I want to look like Demi Moore when I’m 42. It’s obviously emotional health. And it’s obviously your physical health, but there’s a lot of maintenance involved, and I’m not talking about anti-aging. I’m just talking about general health, getting your checkups and getting your blood tests and making sure you get your mammograms. For me, as far as skin, I’m a big advocate of facials. And I moisturize. And I read my magazines. I listen to good advise from people who really know, and I try to watch what I eat. But it’s diet. It’s exercise. It’s maintenance. It’s checkups. It’s attitude. It’s a lot of things. And I think you just need to be aware of what’s going to work for you”
On her secret indulgences: “Mexican food, of course. I’m a terrific Mexican cook, and I just love Mexican food. And I love cooking Mexican food. That’s pretty much my weakness…and barbecue beef…and Texas beef…and brisket. Any red meat I can get my hands on. I love it.”
From the Nov 25 issue of Parade Magazine
Vegetarian and animal lover Christina Applegate is encouraging holiday shoppers not to buy fur for the holidays in a revealing PETA e-card.
The Samantha Who? star, 35, tells PETA that her house "has been basically a zoo" since childhood.
"Everything I have has dog hair on it, and that’s just the way it is," says the actress, who poses on the card wearing red gloves with green trim – and little else.
The card reads, "Cross cruelty off your shopping list by avoiding fur coats, collars, and cuffs (unless it's fake fur of course.)"
Applegate says she turned vegetarian during lunch one day on the set of her former sitcom, Married with Children, when she was a teenager.
"[I realized] I can't eat something that has been alive," she said. "So I stopped, and that was it. That was the last time."
“Ladies and gentleman, still a bachelor, Brad Womack.”
That’s how Bachelor host Chris Harrison introduced Womack in last night’s The Bachelor: After the Final Rose reunion special since the millionaire hunk rejected both finalists in Monday night’s season finale.
So what was his explanation for dissing both women, Harrison wondered.
“My heart was broken, too, whether people buy that or not,” said Womack, who was just beginning an hour-long stint on the hot seat. “I didn’t want to make a false promise when I didn’t feel it in my heart. When I went ring shopping…I had a very big gut feeling that this just wasn’t right.”
That wasn’t enough to provide closure for either of Womack’s datemates, though.
Jenni Croft, the NBA cheerleader, was dealing with the recent death of her grandmother, Bettie, who’d appeared on an episode of The Bachelor. Croft wanted to know why Womack didn’t pursue either woman, proposals aside, when he claimed to have such strong feelings for both of them.
“When I was with you, I was thinking of DeAnna, when I was with DeAnna, I was thinking of you and how unfair it was to both of you,” Womack replied.
DeAnna Pappas, a Georgia realtor, also demanded some answers from Womack, after admitting to Harrison that she was angry and confused, but still held out hope for a relationship with the guy who’d rejected her on national TV.
“I left that day, after the final rose ceremony, more confused than I’ve ever been in my entire life,” Pappas said. “I’m angry, because it’s so confusing. I was falling in love with this person…I do still have those feelings…Did he think something better was gonna come along, or was it just too confusing for him? Most men only get one… if this man gets two, I just didn’t understand how he couldn’t choose one.”
But Womack squashed any thoughts of reconciliation. “I do believe in this idea of this over-the-top romantic idea of love,” he said. “I believe in that…If I saw enough there on that day, I would have fought tooth and nail to make something happen. I’m very confident in my decision.”
Womack, who told Harrison, “I obviously have a few problems, I’m man enough to admit it,” also denied rumors that he’s dated anyone since the show wrapped two and a half months ago.
“No. There’s also rumors that I have children. I’m not kidding. I’ve heard everything in the book,” he said. “I’ve heard I’m gay… it’s crazy everything I’ve heard. I’ll look you in the eye, anybody out there in America in the eye, and say I haven’t grabbed a single cup of coffee with anybody. I’m trying to process this, too.”
It's like a week old but it's a hot performance and hasn't been posted. I hadn't heard the song before and I thought that the Santos guy was douchy Adam Levine at first.
On last week's The Real World: Sydney, Shauvon Torres made a tough decision to leave Australia and head home to work things out with her boyfriend, David. For the last few episodes, David has been demanding that Shauvon leave as soon as possible and come home to him. Shauvon's roommates were understanding and supportive as she said her tearful goodbyes to go home to the man she loved. A new roommate will be joining the remaining six in Sydney. Before we meet her, Shauvon called BuddyTV today to talk about her decision to leave and the status of her relationship with David today.
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Blake Lively & Penn Badgley at The View (11/20/2007)
he looks hott and she looks cute.
Find out who was the guest judge tonight and who was sent home:
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ETA: pictures of the wining and bottom two outfits
source: bravotv.com & myself
shut the hell up
LOS ANGELES - Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford and other celebrities shared the Thanksgiving spirit Wednesday by serving hot meals to homeless people on Skid Row.
Wearing red aprons and plastic gloves, they stood alongside volunteers at the annual feast at downtown's Los Angeles Mission, doling out turkey drumsticks, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables and pumpkin pie.
Actresses Calista Flockhart and "The Hills" reality TV star Spencer Pratt were among others passing out almost 3,000 plates of food to lines of men, women and children.and
"It's very grounding," said Long, who dished out vegetables and rolls with her 7-year-old son. "I feel grateful for all the things I have."
A house band pounded out music as people sipped on bright green and orange punch at rows of tables outside.
, who said he has volunteered at the event for nearly a decade, said he cleaned the feet of some of the homeless.
"He washed my feet, and it was so special," Skid Row resident Yasmine Villalobos said. "I will remember it forever."
The air of festivity sparkled in contrast to the harshness of
Douglas, who helped develop the mission's Anne Douglas Center for Women, noted the event's affect on celebrities.
"Their involvement will help their souls as much as it helps the guests being served," he said in a mission press release.
In just one year, Michael Lohan’s life has changed dramatically.
“Last year, I was sitting on a steel bench on a steel table with a steel tray eating a turkey dinner in prison. This year, I am blessed to be out here doing good things, surrounded by the right people, places and things,” he says.
Michael has turned his life around since leaving prison and reconciling with his famous daughter. “Extra” caught up with Michael at the New York City Rescue Mission, where he says he and Lindsay are on the right track – and they’re even a family again.
“I'm glad Lindsay's back here in New York with her family and she has her mom and dad, who both support her,” he says.
As for Lindsay, he says, “She is doing very well…And when it’s time for her to speak, I'm sure she'll have a lot to say. She's walking the walk.”
So will the family be spending Thanksgiving together this weekend?
“What happens between my family and I, I really want to keep to myself because that would kind of betray the trust I have with them,” he insists. “Personal things are best kept personally.”
Michael and his estranged wife, Dina, have previously made headlines with their bitter custody and divorce battles. But now, Michael says he has only kind words for his ex, who is rumored to be shopping a reality show.
“If Dina has any kind of a show, as long as it has a positive message, I wish her well,” he says. “If it’s a good thing, good for her.”
As for Michael’s future, he says he’ll open a restaurant in California.
“I have some people in the restaurant business that were interested in opening a restaurant in L.A. and we're going to open one for Lindsay out there,” he reveals.