January 6th, 2008

GQ interviews and photographs Lake Bell, bringing out both her funny and sexy sides

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You Can Ring My Bell
This year Lake Bell will tame Colin Farrell and—with Cameron Diaz—discover that what happens in Vegas stays in...well, you know. For now, she’d just like to spit in your mouth. Really. Any takers?

At 28, Lake Bell has had plenty of practice playing it straight: the eager young attorney on Boston Legal, the marine biologist on NBC’s Surface, and offscreen, the homebody whose surprise tabloid relationship with Colin Farrell was supposed to rein in the infamous rake, until it didn’t. And so when she begins a lunch interview by asking if the tape recorder is on, you believe her claim of stage fright. But as the conversation goes on—and Bell keeps checking on the tape—you realize she’s actually making sure you’re getting the wacky, raunchy spew that’s coming out of her mouth. She wants you to laugh. And we’ll oblige her.

You play Colin Farrell’s wife in Pride and Glory. Had you, um, seen his sex tape beforehand?
My godmother had seen it and sent me a link before we started filming. She was like, “Did you see this? You’re playing his wife.” It’s so strange, that first moment when you say, “Hi, I’m Lake,” and he says, “Hi, I’m Colin,” and you think, Yeah, I know. Like, I really know.

And then you started dating him.
Yeah. It was nice, mild hanging out that suddenly became “They’re getting married.”

I thought he was buying you a dream house.
I read that, too, and I was like, Awesome! When they said we were married, I was like, We are? I thought we had just broken up. My attitude was sort of, Whoa, what the fuck just happened? At first you’re crying like any other sissy idiot, but then you’re like, Wait a minute, that was incredible. He’s such a friggin’ awesome dude, and I’m friends with all of my exes. I’m not a hater.

You hook up with Rob Corddry in What Happens in Vegas. What’s on his sex tape?
Well, his sex tape is so raw and so naughty that it’s just hard to get through. You know what did it for me? It was that Swiffer. I found that offensive, because I’m a Swiffer user—I mean, I recently had to stop because of the tape. In the movie, Rob and I have a scene where we make out in a “creepy and humpy” fashion. That’s literally the stage direction.

Dog-on-your-leg type of stuff?
I told Rob I wanted to spit in his mouth. And then we’d make out.

How did you get into comedy in the first place?
My dad’s a Jew and my mom’s a WASP, so that should pretty much say it all. It was a comically dysfunctional family. I even wrote a movie about it: NOCD. In WASP culture—you’ll know about this, right? I can see that shirt is all buttoned up—they say, “Not our class, dear” when something is gauche. It’s a comedy about an 18-year-old boy, the perfect WASP in training, who finds out that he might be the product of an affair his mother had with a Jewish shrink.

Since you’re a writer, maybe you can help. We called this piece “You Can Ring My Bell.” What pun should we have used instead?
“Lake Titicaca,” of course!

You’ve thought about this. Is it bringing up bad memories?
I grew up with so many insulting puns thrown at me. If this were my stage name, it’d be fine, but I had this shit when I was young, yo! Kids would be like, Lake Erie. Or, Lake has no waves—that all changed after puberty, of course. Then I took geography and my comeback became Lake Superior, muthafucka! You could have gone with “Great Lake.”

We could have.
Hey, did you like that I spit a little bit there?

What?
I just spit a little bit.

I didn’t see it.
I was trying to save it for Rob Corddry, and then all of a sudden it happened to you. Oh well. Open wide. I’ll spit right in there.

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Diana author names Tom Cruise as 'World Number Two in Scientology'

World Exclusive: Contents of Andrew Morton's biography of Cruise revealed ... and the star's fury over shocking claims


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Tom Cruise has become the de-facto second in command of the Church of Scientology, according to a new biography - which makes an extraordinary attack on the star by comparing his 20-month-old daughter Suri to the Devil's child in the film Rosemary's Baby.

Andrew Morton's unauthorised biography claims Scientology has taken over the 45-year-old actor's life, with its officials selecting many of the staff at his Hollywood mansion.


The biographer of Princess Diana alleges Cruise is consulted by Scientology leader David Miscavige on "every aspect of planning and policy" and is tailoring his career to fit the aims of Scientology.

Miscavige is said in the book to have gone to extraordinary lengths to charm Cruise, even ordering his staff to plant a field full of wild flowers at a Scientology base in California after Cruise had told him of his fantasy to run through a wildflower meadow with his then newlywed wife Nicole Kidman.

The relationship between the two men is so close that, according to Morton's book, Miscavige even joined him on honeymoon in the Maldives after his wedding to Katie Holmes in 2006.

Cruise denies each of the claims vehemently, and Scientology lawyers are believed to be drawing up a lawsuit seeking £50million in compensation from Morton's publishers, St Martin's Press.

Cruise's lawyer and close confidante Bert Fields gave a rare interview to The Mail on Sunday to pour scorn on Morton's book, titled Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography.

He criticised a passage in which Morton claims some "fanatical" Scientologists believed Suri Cruise was actually the result of a sperm donation by Scientology's dead founder, L. Ron Hubbard.


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Sanjaya Wants to Grow Up to be Will Ferrell

American Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar hangs out at The Groundlings theater on Melrose Avenue on Friday in West Hollywood.

Do you Fanjayas think he can act as well as he can sing?

Past alums of The Groundlings improv include Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig and Cheryl Hines.

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Pete Tries to Woo Winehouse





"WHO says Amy Winehouse is off her head? The mixed-up singer reacted just like any other girl when potty Pete Doherty came on heavy.

...She was so upset that she burst into tears and threw him out of her flat.

It all started with a cat which the Babyshambles frontman thought would be the perfect romantic pressie for married Amy, whose husband Blake Fielder-Civil has been on remand in prison since November.

When he turned up with a kitten shortly before Christmas, Amy, 24, invited him into her pad in Bow, East London.
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But then it went downhill. Doherty delivered his bombshell and said he was falling for Amy. The mad rocker even asked for a Christmas kiss.

A friend of Pete's explained: "Pete has had a thing for Amy for a while. When Pete falls for someone, he gets completely lost in the moment.

"He said he couldn't stop himself from telling Amy he fancied her. But he's upset that he made her cry. Pete said Amy burst into tears when he revealed his feelings and said she was in love with her husband Blake.

"She asked Pete to leave straight away. He did, but he left the kitten behind. Amy's friends are now taking care of the kitten while she is on holiday and they've called it Lucky".

It has certainly had a lucky escape from Pete, 28, who was paid a visit by the RSPCA last year after admitting sharing a crack pipe with one of his own moggies.

Before they fell out, Pete and Amy discussed singing a duet together. Pete's friend added: "Pete is desperate to contact her because he wants to do some solo work in 2008 and he wants Amy involved. He has a lot of apologising to do."

But Amy, holidaying at Bryan Adams' villa on Mustique, has refused to take his calls. They have not spoken for two weeks, I'm told. "


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Orlando Bloom's dog attacks on TV show

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Orlando Bloom was forced to split up a brawl on the set of a British TV show - when his dog snapped at the sight of Irish comic Graham Norton's pooch.

The Hollywood actor was preparing for his guest spot on The Graham Norton Show last year with his furry friend in tow, prompting the funnyman to introduce his own dogs to Bloom's pet.

But Norton soon regretted his decision when the actor's animal bared its teeth and launched a "vicious" attack on his dog Bailey.

Norton tells Britain's Heat magazine, "Orlando Bloom brought his dog along to the show and I said, 'I have my two dogs here. Would they like to meet?'

And he said, 'That's a great idea.' So I bring them to his dressing room for a meeting and his dog just goes really vicious and attacks my dog Bailey.

"And Orlando goes, 'Oh, sometimes he's a bit odd with other dogs... I got him in a Moroccan street market.' Then I read somewhere that it had attacked another dog in Hampstead (England). That's a wild dog!"

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A successful comic actor made his presence known in the Little Apple.

Bill murray was on hand for the Manhattan High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night. The ceremony took place between the boys' and girls' basketball games.

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Del Close, Inger Strensland, Bill Buzenberg and Deb Richard were all inducted. Murray was under the guidance of Close at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, where Murray got his start.

Murray spoke to the students and fans for about six minutes, at times becoming lighthearted in delivering a serious message about believing in yourself, the way Close believed in him and in himself in going on to a successful career.

Murray also said Close taught him to always remember where you came from.

"Del Close was always proud to say he was from Manhattan, Kansas," Murray told them.

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Jessica & Tony's Mexican Getaway

Check out Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo vacationing in Mexico yesterday along with some of Romo's fellow football players and Jessica's parents, Joe and Tina. When the two lovers arrived, Jessica couldn't keep her hands off of the quarterback's ass.

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Jennifer & Violet out and about

Jennifer Garner and 2-year-old daughter Violet brave the NYC cold on a stroll through the Big Apple on Thursday.

The mother-daughter duo headed back to their Upper West Side home after another trip to My Gym NYC.

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Kelly Rowland spills beans on fall

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Kelly Rowland has told us the reason behind her collapse on stage last summer.

The Destiny's Child singer, 26, who dropped to the floor during her concert in Lagos, Nigeria, told 3am: "I was exhausted. Not only that, but the time difference threw me off and I was jet-lagged. I stayed up all night talking on the phone and didn't eat as well."

The unintentionally hilarious footage from the gig is a You Tube favourite. And expect to see Kelly at London's O2 soon - as she's looking to move close-by.

Kel added: "There are some new properties going up around the water in Greenwich, near the O2 Arena, that I went to visit and really liked."

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TOMMY LEE, DAVE NAVARRO Added To Lineup Of Performers During SUPER BOWL Week



Scott Wong of The Arizona Republic reports that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro have been added to the growing lineup of big-name performers who will be rocking downtown Scottsdale, Arizona during Super Bowl week.

Both Lee and Navarro will join DJs Skribble and Aero on stage Feb. 2 at a block party outside e4 nightclub in the city's entertainment district, general manager Ryan Hibbert said Saturday.

Navarro and Lee's appearance in the Valley could make for an interesting week. Their celebrity ex-wives are expected to be in town for parties as well.

Carmen Electra, Navarro's ex, is co-hosting the Leather & Laces party Feb. 1 at the Galleria Corporate Center in Scottsdale, with a performance by the band SUGAR RAY.

Meanwhile, former "Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson, Lee's former wife, is expected to swing by the "Best Damn Sports Show Period", which will be broadcasting all week from the FBR Open in Scottsdale.

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Street Drum Corps - Guitar Center’s Drum-Off - Photos & Video

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The Street Drum Corps performed live at Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Grand Finals on January 5th, 2008 @ The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood, CA with special guests Adrian Young of No Doubt, Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Bryon McMackin of Pennywise, Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion, and John Sawicki of Stomp.

Angels & Airwaves plus "Go Get A Late Pass" featuring ?uestlove of the Roots also performed. The event was hosted by Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction which had a Drum-Off featuring the top 4 undiscovered drummers in the nation.

After yesterday's drum-off, Donald Marple of Keyser, WV was crowned champion of the event. He also walked away with a prize package that included a Toyota FJ Cruiser, $10,000 cash, a feature in a Guitar Center ad campaign, a $2,500 Levi's shopping spree, a custom designed drum kit from Roland TD20 electronic drum-set, a set of cymbals custom printed with the winner's signature, a one year drum, cymbal, stick and head endorsement deal, and a write up in Modern Drummer magazine valued at more than $40,000.

Below are photos from the autograph session at Guitar Center, which occurred the day before the event on January 4, 2008:

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Also below are video web-o-sodes that goes behind-the-scenes of the event:
Episode 1: Street Drum Corps and Friends Behind the Scenes (Guest John Sawiki)
Episode 2: Behind the Scenes (Guests John Sawiki and Adrian Young)
Episode 3: My Puppet Balki (Rehearsal and signing, Guest Shannon Leto)

And of course, no post by me is complete with a mention of Angels and Airwaves. Here is video shot by a fan of AVA performing at the event yesterday. I'm sure better footage will pop up somewhere eventually.

And keep checking back here for updated photos and footage of the event.

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Behind-the-Scenes Photos of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" (2008)

Plot Summary: Sidney Young is a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps magazine its something of a shock! Thus begins Sidney's descent into success - his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes (Megan Fox) and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst) - that will either make him or break him.

Release Date: October 2008

Cast: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson


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More exposure (indecent) for Dog Chapman and his crew??!!

**This is my first post so I'm sorry if it's not exactly how they are usually done!! :)**

Didn't see this posted yet..


HONOLULU - Police in Hawaii say a sidekick of TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman turned himself in to authorities after a shopping centre security guard reported seeing him naked in his pickup truck performing a lewd act.

But Tim Chapman's lawyer insisted his client spilled juice on himself and was just changing clothes Thursday night.

Police say the guard told Chapman to put on his clothes and get out of the truck.

After dressing, police say Chapman started his truck and drove over a sidewalk, nearly hitting the guard, then drove off.

The guard told police that he recognized Chapman from Duane Chapman's show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and that he was performing an unspecified lewd act.

Duane Chapman and Tim Chapman are not related.

Tim Chapman's attorney, Brook Hart, said it was all a misunderstanding.

"It was simply a man who wet his pants with orange juice inadvertently and was changing them, doing nothing wrong at all and believing he had sufficient privacy to do it," Hart said.

Police said they were investigating whether to charge Chapman, 42.

The A&E television network put the show on hold indefinitely in November after the release of a private phone conversation in which Duane Chapman repeatedly used a racial slur to describe his son's girlfriend. He has apologized repeatedly.


 

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She's baaaaaack!

Fresh from her adventures in Capri, Italy, Lindsay Lohan drops by a Blockbuster on Friday night to pick up some videos.


I wanna know what they got.
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Gets in line like everybody else!


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SEASON 5 PREMEIRES TONIGHT!

The Wire, The Wire, The Wire—don't you get sick of critics saying this HBO drama is the best thing since TV was invented? Do you find yourself thinking, If it's so good, why aren't more people watching?

We did.

That is, until we watched the entirety of the first four seasons (as well as the first episode of this final season five, which premieres Jan. 6 at 9 p.m.), and we can only conclude the following:

Yes, it's really that good.

We won't lie. The Wire, created by David Simon and Ed Burns, can seem like a complex, unwelcoming series to the uninitiated. The show explores the city of Baltimore through the eyes of cops, crooks, kids, union bosses, dock workers, politicians, preachers, teachers, newsies, drug abusers and a fascinating guy named Omar.

The series, which boasts stellar novelists Dennis Lehane, Richard Price and George Pelecanos on its writing staff, has featured hundreds of characters and multiple story arcs—some of which are still in play going into this last season. (And the soundtrack is good, too.)

While it can seem complicated to explain all its richness to a viewer just dropping in now (trust us, we've tried), at its root it's simple: The Wire is about the system and how it can either eat a person up or be played with some savvy self-interest.

That said, it's also funny, gripping, smart and heart-wrenching. There are stories that have moved us in ways television just doesn't usually do. Cops who do the right thing, cops who don't. Criminals with vision and those who just want to work their corner selling drugs. People who try and fail, people who cheat and prosper.

It's a diverse cast of characters all the way down to, yes, Omar, a silk pajama-wearing, shotgun-wielding stickup man who only robs drug dealers and who takes his grandmother to church on Sunday. He's an amazing creation, but there are many more—Lester, Bubbles, Stringer Bell—just as compelling, if not as flamboyant.

Seriously, this isn't good-for-you TV, this is simply good TV. So, what are ya gonna do? Watch? Ignore? Say something down below.

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Promo Stills for "American Idol" Season 7

FOX adds Simon Cowell to missed "Idol" photoshoot
If you remember back in December, Simon Cowell was accused of allegedly throwing a diva-like fit and canceling on an "American Idol" publicity photoshoot at the last minute. The shoot cost $50,000. Simon's response: "For the first time in six years, I called in sick." Well anyway, FOX released the photos with Simon obviously photoshopped in. Someone obviously forgot to make his man boobs bigger and he should probably have his dick in Ryan Seacrest's mouth too.

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Season 7 (!!!!) of "American Idol" begins with a two hour premiere on January 15th @ 8pm on FOX. 

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Booted from the 4 Seasons




Add Brandon“Greasy Bear” Davis to the list of celebrities no longer allowed inside the Four Seasons Hotel. The whole Davis family has been on holiday in Maui, Hawaii where, no shocker, Brandon has been up to no good. While The Four Seasons touts itself a resort that is, “dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality," that no longer includes a partying Brandon, who after reportedly smoking pot in the lobby (which is a non-smoking area) was asked not to leave and never return to the luxury resort by hotel staffers.

A representative from the Four Seasons Maui stated, “The resort has no comment … as it is policy to never disclose information about any of their guests.”

Brandon is no stranger to the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. In 2001 he checked into rehab for substance abuse and again in 2006 he checked into Malibu’s Passages Rehab facility, a trendy $75,000 per month treatment center. In July 2007 his parents reportedly cut off his financial support after more troubles with substance abuse and he was seen asking friends for loans and staying in a very inexpensive room, by Billionaire heir standards anyway, in Miami.

Now that the Four Seasons is out, where will Brandon and his brother Jason “Gummi Bear” Davis go for a little R & R? Awww, Gummi, give your brother a big bear hug, you'll find another five star hotel to play in.

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"anonymous for 15 minutes"

Banksy, he of the snogging bobbies and movie-star admirers, has donated a painting to a raffle benefiting the respiratory ward at Bristol Children's Hospital. He's also interviewed in the latest issue of Swindle magazine.



How long are you going to remain anonymous, working through the medium itself and through your agent as a voice for you?

BANKSY: I have no interest in ever coming out. I figure there are enough self-opinionated assholes trying to get their ugly little faces in front of you as it is. You ask a lot of kids today what they want to be when they grow up, and they say, “I want to be famous.” You ask them for what reason and they don’t know or care. I think Andy Warhol got it wrong: in the future, so many people are going to become famous that one day everybody will end up being anonymous for 15 minutes. I’m just trying to make the pictures look good; I’m not into trying to make myself look good. Plus, I obviously have issues with the cops.

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Raffle tickets are on sale for £5 at outlets via the Graffle website. Tickets will be sold until January 16, and the draw for the winner will be made on 18 January 2008 at the Gorilla Gallery.

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Doherty Tries to CRACK the U.S.






" London, Jan 6 - Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has been telling his friends that he can make it in the US despite the drug charges against him.

Doherty is reportedly in talks with some premier music publications and has got at least one magazine cover, reports thesun.co.uk.

A close friend said, 'Pete is sure he can crack the US. He has been saying that as they let The Beatles in, he should be fine.' But Doherty will have to consider all the drug charges against him and how that will affect his chances of ever being granted a visa. "


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Brit: Someone will be your lawyer for FREE

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HEY, Britney - there's someone who still wants to rep you!

Divorce lawyer and former "The Apprentice" contestant Stacy Schneider told Page Six she's willing to take over as Britney Spears' legal counsel - free of charge. Spears' current lawyers at Trope & Trope have petitioned the court to sever ties with the untamable poptart.

Spears, who was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles early Friday morning after locking herself in her home and having a psychotic breakdown, could certainly use the help. Schneider claims she would even "move into Britney's house" to help her get control of her life and win her kids back.

"I hope my offer to represent her at no charge is communicated to her, even in the hospital," said Schneider, who also authored "He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart your Husband and Win your Divorce."

Schneider has plenty of plans for the out-of-control singer, who just lost permanent custody of sons Jayden James and Sean Preston to ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Her first rule for Britney? Stay home.

"Number one, I would tell Britney to hibernate. She'll no longer be airing her personal business in public. She needs to stay inside and stop the Starbucks runs so that no more bad-behavior stories leak out. If have to move with her and stay in and order Netflix with her so she doesn't go out, I will," Schneider vowed.

Her second recommendation is for Spears to shut up. "Britney has to stop mouthing off to the judge," said Schneider. "She has to learn to control her emotions."

Finally, if Spears is even able to show up in court, "She has to practice her testimony," said Schneider. "She only has one shot to win her kids back and she's not able to lip-synch her way through her testimony. What Britney's doing now is showing everyone that she's irresponsible or just doesn't care."

Schneider also wants to hit back at K-Fed's press-loving lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan.

"I would go on the attack on him. What Kaplan has done is paint Kevin as father of the year. I will mess up that picture and show Kevin as the loser of the year . . . I guarantee there's something out there that shows him as a bad parent . . . a leopard doesn't change his spots."
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Lohans got another boyfriend! Got to love her never ending search for the 1!

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BILLIONAIRE heir turned art dealer Andy Valmorbida may be yet another man caught in Lindsay Lohan's web. Despite recent reports, a source claims Lohan wasn't paid any money by Valmorbida to unofficially endorse Ariva tobacco lozenges, with which she's been photographed, but that she did begin dating him about a month ago. Photos of the duo dining together recently surfaced and Lohan was later spotted leaving Valmorbida's Beverly Hills bungalow. He couldn't be happy about her recent antics in Capri, where she made out with three men in 24 hours. Lohan's rep did not return calls. 
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NY Posts Nominees for "The Next Bimbo Trio"

HERE are our nominees for Hollywood's next Bimbo Trio: party animal Hayden Panettiere (who is sure to drop her good-girl act at any moment), camera-loving and sex-tape-making Kim Kardashian, and blossoming wild child Vanessa Hudgens, who spent the past week apologizing for the nude photos of her that leaked onto the Internet. After they've gone through a breakup or two and partake in a few boozy benders, they'll be poised to join Britney, Lindsay and Paris - if the reigning champs will give them room.   



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Queen Mother died owing millions

 
Jan. 5, 2008

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's beloved Queen Mum overspent her income while she was alive and left millions of pounds in debts at her death.

Queen Elizabeth, called the Queen Mother to distinguish her from her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, never carried money or did her own shopping and had little idea how much things cost, the Daily Mail reported. She preferred to drink Krug champagne, owned racehorses and bought paintings.

A letter written in 1926 when the Queen Mum was Duchess of York shows a lifetime of extravagant habits, the newspaper said. Writing to the court dressmaker, the duchess expressed concern about the cost of her dresses. Admirers say the letter shows she was worried about overspending. Others believe she was trying to get the dressmaker to knock the price down.

By the end of her life, Elizabeth's income from the Civil List was almost $1.3 million a year. Her daughter and her grandson, Prince Charles, quietly helped her out.

Her financial situation became more tangled as her longtime treasurer grew older. By the time of her death in 2002, Elizabeth owed $14 million.

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Brooke Hogan Auditions for Dancing With the Stars

 
By Latoya West

What do you do when your music career isn't taking off and your famous family has too many issues to continue filming their own reality show? If you're Brooke Hogan, you try to get on Dancing With the Stars.

The Hogan Knows Best star hopes she will be chosen for the show's next celebrity cast. Brooke's dad Hulk Hogan recently revealed to Newsweek, "She auditioned for Dancing With the Stars yesterday. " 

Smart move! But if Dancing With the Stars says no to Brooke, reality TV might still be in her future. Hulk told the magazine "I think she may have her own extension of Hogan Knows Best."

I'll keep you posted!

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Kristin Cavallari Turns 21 with Vegas Bash

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Kristin Cavallari won't divulge whether she will be joining MTV's The Hills, only saying that "it's a great show." But she's already partying like the cast – celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas.

The former Laguna Beach star marked the rite of passage at Luxor's LAX nightclub, where she danced to Soulja Boy and hung with friends.

"My first official drink was Grey Goose and soda," she said. "It's really exciting. I can go to the clubs and not worry about anything."

She was joined by fellow Laguna Beach alum Alex Murrel, and spent the night chatting up former flame Matt Leinart, who coincidentally was seated at an adjacent table in the VIP section.

Following her dinner at Company American Bistro, Cavallari's highlight was easily the sparkling birthday cake that was brought out for her.

Saturday night capped the weekend-long celebration for the onetime Lauren Conrad rival. As soon as the clock struck midnight Saturday, the newly single Cavallari (she recently broke up with Nick Zano) headed to Pure Nightclub to take in the sights.

And what about the guys? Cavallari wouldn't reveal details on her love life, only saying that she is dating "and having fun."

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Hey Britney, Where's Alli?

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The last few days have been — to put it lightly — a whirlwind for Miss Britney Spears. And usually, when things get tense for the troubled pop star, her cousin and best friend Alli Sims is by her side.

However, witnesses are telling OK! that Brit's best pal, who was at the singer's house during the early hours of Thursday night's standoff, is now 3,000 miles away in New York City, where Alli was spotted at Manhattan nightclub Tenjune.

"Alli came to New York to work," a friend of Brit's cousin explains to OK!. "She said she's here for work and really busy." And it looks like the stress of the whole Britney situation has gotten to Alli. "She's not talking about Brit, but she's obviously overwhelmed. People are calling and harassing her all day."

Meanwhile, Britney's mother Lynne was photographed in Kentwood, Lousiana, on Saturday morning, visiting the grave of her sister Sandra, who passed away in 2007 from breast cancer.

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That pesky roach that has been hanging around has finally crawled out from under the fridge. Git 'er! I'm joking. Mary-Kate Olsen is a hot ass bitch and by "hot ass bitch" I mean haggard ass bitch. I really think that coat was made out of roadkill found on the side of the highway.  
 
Here's MK leaving lunch in the West Village yesterday.  





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Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo Heat Things Up



While the rest of the Western world goes into a time of deep freeze during the winter months, stars like Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo find refuge in the Mexican sunshine.

Though they spent New Year’s Eve Stateside at a Dallas bar (an eyewitness reported, “Jessica was very touchy-feely, and he definitely didn’t shy away from her,") the “With You” singer and her Dallas Cowboy beau retreated south of the border for a little rest and relaxation on a post-New Year’s vacation.

And the paparazzi have been going crazy. Simpson and Romo have been spotted everywhere from snuggling together in the back of an SUV, to sunbathing on the patio of their luxurious beach digs.

And apparently Tony got the added bonus of hanging out with Mr. and Mrs. Simpson on the getaway. According to a source, “Jessica’s parents Joe and Tina came with them on the trip, along with some of Tony’s friends. They all got along great and had a lot of fun, with lots of exotic drinks and delicious food. Joe and Tina seem like they like Tony a lot.”

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P.S. I'm sure Papa Joe has already reminded Tony not to do anything with Jessica, that Joe hasn't done.
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So the 33rd annual Atlanta "World of Wheels" was in town, and with them came some celebs. I had no desire to attempt to see Jason Earles / Jackson of Hannah Montana (could you imagine the kids there?!), but I did go today and hung around waiting for:



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Britney Spears Escapes L.A. with Adnan Ghalib.

Britney Spears has done the impossible since her discharge early Saturday morning from Cedars-Sinai hospital: slipping out of her Beverly Hills home undetected despite the constant vigil of paparazzi and media outside.

The pop star, accompanied by Finalpixx photographer Adnan Ghalib, popped into the Daily Grill in Palm Desert around 10 a.m. Sunday.

"She seemed in a really good mood, laughing with the guy she was with," says the restaurant's manager.

Spears shielded herself behind large, dark sunglasses and "had a champagne mimosa to drink," he said.

She stayed at the restaurant about an hour, as Vegas Confidential's Norm Clarke first reported.

Spears, 26, had been keeping company with Ghalib, 35, before her recent meltdown. The two checked into two hotels over the past couple of weeks, but he was not on hand Friday during her stay in Cedars-Sinai.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20169682,00.html
Taylor Swift → Wildest Dreams
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FAN HITS TAYLOR SWIFT

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Taylor Swift making her mark

Sure, we've probably all had the occasional fender bender. But how many times has it happened where the person you rear-ended at the time turned out to be the person you were listening to in your car's CD player?

Well it apparently happened to one driver who ran into Taylor Swift recently.

"Yeah, somebody hit my car and then asked me to sign a broken piece of my taillight," Swift says. "Then it was crazy, five minutes later this other woman saw me on the side of the road and decided that she wanted to get an autograph for her daughter. So she pulled over to get my autograph and then somebody hit her car. It was quite the experience."

One vehicle Swift didn't have to worry about damaging recently was a pink "jacked-up" Chevy pick-up truck her label Big Machine Records purchased for her on her 18th birthday in December.

Instead of keeping it, Swift donated the truck to Victory Junction Gang, a children's charity aimed at kids battling terminal diseases.

"They have camps all over the country for kids who are sick," she says. "It's one week each some they forget they're sick and just have a blast and hang out with other people who they can relate to.. They look forward to it and I love that cause."

http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/S/Swift_Taylor/2008/01/04/4752970-sun.html

Halle Berry at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala

Halle Berry shows off her beautiful bump as she accepts the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday in Palm Springs, Calif.

The 41-year-old mom-to-be received her award from Hollywood director John Singleton.

Festival chairman Earl Greenberg said Halle was being honored “for her impressive body of work and a mesmerizing performance in Things We Lost in the Fire“.

Daniel Day-Lewis also received the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his work in There Will be Blood. His award was presented by the movie’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson.



cute! hope she has a boy.

i cant help but stare at her teeth in these pics, they are so perfect haha.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD: BEST CELEBRITY HAIR

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Despite Texas' reputation for big hair and bad taste, it is home of the national arbiter of good and bad celebrity hairstyles.

Long blond curls work for singer Carrie Underwood.

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., the Denton company with $2.4 billion in annual sales, has released its annual survey on celebrity hair.

Texas ties abound: No. 1 Carrie Underwood was romantically linked with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (current flame Jessica Simpson was No. 4), while No. 2 Eva Longoria hails from Corpus Christi. Denzel Washington (who was in Marshall recently for his movie, The Great Debaters) was the top male.

The worst celebrity hairstyles of 2007 belonged to Britney Spears (from Louisiana) and Kid Rock (Michigan), according to the online survey of 1,000 people, commissioned by Sally Beauty and conducted by MarketTools in November.

Maybe Texas isn't so tasteless after all.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-p2hairstyles__06bus.ART.State.Edition1.2b01fec.html

Kingston Rossdale: The Goose is Loose!

Stylish couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale take their son Kingston, 2, to feed the geese bits of bread at London’s Regent’s Park on Sunday morning.

Gwen, 38, and Gavin, 42, also took pictures of Kingston having some fun in the winter sun on the park’s swing set. The couple used their Blackberry Curve to snap photos.

And check out THIS PICTURE of Kingston sitting opposite daddy Gavin on the four-way see-saw spring. Kingston looks like he was about to fall off and Gwen was reaching out to catch him. We totally could have had another Britney situation on our hands!!!



aw cuteness!

those heels to the park though? lol

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Eight psychiatrists tell TMZ they are shocked Cedars Sinai Medical Center let Dr. Phil go up to Britney Spears' room without her prior knowledge or consent.

The shrinks had various things to say about Dr. Phil's visit to Brit's room, but the theme was unified -- that the hospital should not allow any doctor who does not have in-patient privileges into a patient's room, unless that patient has given prior consent. TMZ has learned Britney had no idea Dr. Phil was coming to her room and indeed when he walked in she became agitated and walked out. She eventually came back in and he pretty much did all the talking for around 15 minutes.

One psychiatrist called it "intrusive and inappropriate." Another shrink told us the hospital "is supposed to be a safe place. If the patient doesn't want to see someone, that person doesn't get in -- period."

Another shrink, who said he was "outraged and disgusted," added, "It is incredible that the hospital allowed Dr. Phil in her room. It's a total violation of her rights."

One doc surmised bluntly the hospital was "star struck" and let the TV doctor's profile override its judgment. 
 
We're told early yesterday the show wanted to book Brit for a TV intervention that is being taped on Monday. We're told she wants nothing to do with it, and the show will not have her on. We're also told Brit's parents, who wanted Dr. Phil to visit Britney, had agreed at least initially to be on the program.

One shrink said splashing a private medical matter on TV and saying it's an intervention -- especially without the proper medical diagnosis -- is no way to run a railroad.


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EVERYONE in her life has sold her out I think besides Jamie Lynn & Bryan (her brother)

nicole richie is nervous about childbirth



Like any soon-to-be new mother, Nicole Richie is anxious about childbirth. So much so that Janet Charlton says Nicole is using a hypnotist to calm her nerves!

Janet Charlton writes:

Nicole Richie is terrified of childbirth. The closer she gets to her delivery date the more her anxiety she’s building up. She’s afraid of the pain and obsessing over all the bad things that might happen. To get a grip on herself she’s being treated by the same hypnotist who’s helped her in the past to give up smoking. This specialist has worked with a lot of Hollywood clients who need to deal with dieting or with assorted addictions, including drugs. He’s helping Nicole to relax and stay calm and think positive thoughts as the big day approaches.


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i wish she would hurry up and have the baby!
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Ellen Page Lives In Former Brothel

 Juno actress Ellen Page has moved into a haunted former brothel in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 21-year-old moved out of her parents' place and into the spooky pad with a close pal, not realizing it's seedy past.

In an interview with David Letterman on his The Late Show, Page said, "I've just got my first place. Me and my friends refer to it has the whore house, because it is a 130-year-old whore house and it's haunted. And I find very whorish materials that I owned go missing.

"Make-up and earrings went missing. I get scared at night and expect to wake up and see a transparent slut."



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EL OH EL. WHAT A WITTY BITCH.

OMG: Amy Winehouse wants a baby!!!


Just when we thought Amy Winehiuse’s life couldn’t get any crazier she has decided she wants a baby. The British singer has reportedly told husband Blake Fielder-Civil that she wants to start trying for a baby as soon as he’s out of jail. Friends revealed her plans last week and say she reckons it could be the solution to her and Blake’s problems. “On her last prison visit she told Blake she wants to try and get pregnant as soon as she can. She reckons it would pull them together as a family and help them focus their lives on something positive. It sounds like a crazy idea, but on the other hand it could be the thing that adds stability to her life.” Blake is currently locked up in London’s Pentonville prison awaiting trial for charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and assaulting a barman. He was denied bail over Christmas, but has another hearing on January 18 at which he will hope to be released. The friend added: “Amy is really hopeful he will be allowed out and that they can get on with their lives. But one of the first things she wants to do is hit the bedroom and make her latest plan come true. Amy has her mind set on it and will do all she can to make it happen.” Meanwhile, Amy is back in England after holidaying at Bryan Adams’ Caribbean villa, and was all smiles as she stopped off at Barbados’ international airport to get her flight back to the UK. She chatted happily with fans and posed for photographs by the check-in desks. Speaking to one, she again mentioned she would like to renew her wedding vows with Fielder “but he is in jail”. Her roller-coaster life in 2007 included eating disorders, depression and self-harm as well as public fights with Blake, copyright problems and canceled gigs.

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JOE IS OK




The Jonas Brothers' Joe Jonas landed in the emergency room
Saturday night after taking a small spill following a show in Atlantic City.

The pop-rock band's lead singer, 18, suffered a small cut when he
tripped and hit his forehead on a grate while taping one of the group's popular
YouTube videos
, according to his Hollywood Records rep Lillian Matulic.

"He received a few stitches and is doing great," she said. "Their
next show is tomorrow night and he will be performing as usual."

In November, Jonas tripped over an exploding glass-window prop and cut his
hand
while performing at the American Music Awards in Las Vegas. Backstage,
the singer shrugged it off: "Just a little blood, but, whatever, rock and
roll."


The band, currently on the road with Miley Cyrus in the
Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds tour, is set to kick off its own tour after
finalizing a two-year, multi-million dollar deal with Live Nation. Tickets go on
sale for the Jonas Brothers concerts next Saturday.

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Friends: Britney Suffers from 'Psychological Disease'

 Britney Spears has "suffered from a psychological disease for years," says a source close to the singer.

Two separate sources who are acquaintances of the family believe the singer has never been formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but "there is no question she is bipolar ... she's had manic episodes for years."

According to Dr. Diana Kirschner, who has not treated Spears but is an expert on the subject, "people who show patterns of behavior like Britney are suffering from a dual diagnosis. They have both a substance abuse problem and a bipolar disorder or manic disorder." (In September, Spears was characterized by the court in her custody case to be a "habitual, frequent, and continuous" user of drugs, and was ordered to undergo random drug tests, but it's unclear if any tests returned positive.)

Michael Cartwright, the founder of a high-end treatment center in Malibu, says that based on media coverage of Spears's behavior, sheo (Oops! People made a boo boo) appears to have a drug and alcohol addiction and bipolar disorder. "She seems deeply ill to me," he says. Last March, Spears spent time in a rehab facility, the Promises Treatment Center in Malibu.

Several friends of Spears have been told that the singer has taken anti-anxiety medication, "and who knows what she's on now. This is really a matter of her being unstable, not suicidal ... she's not balanced."

PEOPLE has learned from multiple sources that the singer also suffered from depression after both her pregnancies. "She had postpartum depression after Preston was born," says a source who was close to the family during her marriage to Kevin Federline. "She didn't want anyone's help ... It got worse after Jayden was born."

Early Signs

Dr. Kirschner says bipolar disorder "usually starts in young adulthood from age 18 through early twenties. Up until that point, the person appears to be pretty normal, but it's like a ticking bomb."

She adds: "When a person has this kind of problem, it's very hard for them to be a good parent. The main thing is for the person to go through treatment and recover ... But they generally have to hit bottom in order to turn around and recover. If the person is laughing wildly as they're taken away in the ambulance, that does not indicate that there's much connection with the consequences of their behavior."

A close family friend says "the tragic thing is that Britney loves her children and would never knowingly put them in harms way. Her mental instability is getting in the way of her making proper judgment and it's extremely unfortunate." 

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I have one question: 
WHY THE FUCK IS NO ONE HELPING HER?! STOP SELLING HER OUT FOR MAGAZINES AND GET HER SOME REAL HELP NOT SOME DR.PHIL SHIT!
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Bif Naked diagnosed with breast cancer

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Flamboyant Vancouver singer Bif Naked has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Naked announced her diagnosis Sunday on George Stroumboulopoulos's radio show, saying she wanted to remind women of the importance of breast self-examination. Naked, whose real name is Beth Torbert, is 36.

She discovered the lump in her breast during self-examination shortly before Christmas, said her manager, Peter Karroll, and is scheduled to undergo a lumpectomy this week, followed by chemotherapy.

“It's serious enough for [doctors] to escalate all of their medical treatments,” he said. “It's not the worst and it's not the easiest [level of cancer]. It's stage 2 in that she's getting some extensive surgery, a lumpectomy, and they're going into her lymph nodes in one arm. The cancer is an aggressive form.”

It's well known that the punk rock singer leads a healthy lifestyle; she is a non-smoker, committed to a strict fitness regimen and vegan raw food diet.

“She thought she was indestructible, given her lifestyle, so she's really concerned that other women do the checks,” he said

The singer and actress joins a growing group of female celebrities to be struck with breast cancer in the prime of their lives.

Singer Sheryl Crow discovered her breast cancer two years ago at age 44, and Australian pop star Kylie Minogue was diagnosed in 2005 at age 37. High-profile Canadians who've received a breast cancer diagnosis include CBC TV host Wendy Mesley, who discovered a lump at age 48, and MP Belinda Stronach, who underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction last year, at age 41. All those women have received a positive prognosis for recovery.

Naked has the attitude of a fighter, and she even has the word “survivor” tattooed on her arm. On The Strombo Show, she said she was grateful her husband is “an ass man.”

Naked is a Juno Award winner best known for hits ‘Daddy's Getting Married' and ‘I Love Myself Today'.

Source: Globe and Mail

Which kid from Harry Potter was Popstar.com's Celebrity of the Year?



Rupert Grint wins!



He just won The Title Of Popstar.com's 2007 Celebrity Of The Year! It was finally annouced, after weeks of voting, the results were delayed until New Year's Day. lol Over a thousand fan messages will be mailed directly to Rupert and a press release will be published very soon.

Source - http://www.popstar.com


Tomorrow, the Harry Potter kids get back to filming HBP again. As a reminder, Emma put up an update on her official site...

Emma on HBP Filming: "I have started filming the sixth Harry Potter film and it's going really well. There are a few new faces around set, such as Jesse, who plays the character Lavender, who is really cool, although our characters really don't get on in the film! We have actually just finished filming a scene with Lavender and Ron kissing, where Hermione gets really jealous which was quite fun!"
- emmawatsonofficial.com
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Tim Reid answers fan questions




Dear Tim Reid,

Ever since I first met your son, I knew that he was something special. I understand that you and him didn't always get along, but I believe that you know what I mean when I say your son is unique and beautiful. He is the fruit of your loins, afterall. Anyway, after his death, I noticed a gaping void in my life that Tim Reid Jr. had filled so completely. What can I do to overcome my grief and find solace in these trying times? I have tried to eat away my pain with Hot Pockets, but even they cannot heal these wounds.

Your Everloving Typewriter Child,
XXXXY


I receive many kind letters and subpoenas regarding my son. He was a special boy with a special brain. I, Tim Reid, too have had problems with filling the void in my life he has left. I suggest you do as I did and hire an attractive 14 year old Taiwanese boy to fill the empty position in your limowscene company or, in your case, the empty spot in your black heart. In time, you will realize a young Asian is much more reliable and grateful for the 3 dollars a day you pay him.

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Aww, all grown up!


DANIEL RADCLIFFE is emerging as an early contender for an impressive double in the 2008 Bizarre Awards – in the Caning and Shagging categories.

The little fella from Hogwarts has been working his magic on the wealthy Chelsea set over Christmas — sinking alcoholic potions and practising his love spells on good-looking girls.

He put in a particularly impressive shift in the Crazy Larry club at the weekly College Dropouts night last Thursday.

The London hotspot is packed with filthy-rich young Chelsea muggles spending their allowance from Daddy.

Think lads with starched collars and ruddy cheeks surrounded by girls with short skirts and at least three surnames.

Dumbledore must have been giving secret classes in how to make friends and influence people.

Multi-millionaire Dan put his hand in his cloak and coughed up the best part of £500 for all his pals’ drinks.

A fellow clubber told me: “He paid for all the champagne and beers and told the club to supply his mates with anything they wanted. He was on top form and getting stuck in.

“He spent most of the night on the dance floor with two slim, well-spoken girls who were clearly impressed by his fame.

“He was asking the DJ to play his favourite songs between chatting up one of the blondes. They both left at the same time.”

I bet the young actor loves rolling out the line about coming back to see his magic wand.

The source added: “One of Daniel’s mates was laughing because he is fixated with slim, tall, blonde girls and loves a posh accent. Clubbing in Chelsea is a dream for him.”
Always a reliable source
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DROPPED!

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It seems winning American Idol is no guarantee that you'll actually keep your major label deal. Just before Christmas, rumors began circulating that season 2's Ruben Studdard, who released three albums for J Records since 2003 (the latest, 2006's The Return, to modest sales), had been dropped. (Studdard continues his management contract with 19 Entertainment.) Now the Hollywood Insider hears that season 5 winner Taylor Hicks has also lost his J Records deal. "Taylor is going to record his next album on his own," said a label rep. "He is no longer on the J Records roster." Back in March 2007, we wrote about Hicks' performance on the charts and later analyzed several more Idol hits and misses.

"I think I'll have a lot more freedom creatively this go-around," says Hicks, whose self-titled last CD came out seven months after he won "Idol."

"I'll also have the time now to create an album without the post-winning-'Idol' constrictions," he says. "I have time for the album to breathe artistically."

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Ask Katie Holmes (or Queen Latifah or Diane Keaton a Question)!!



Didn't See this Posted here yet.



Moviefone is looking for fans to submit questions for an upcoming Unscripted for 'Mad Money'.  If you haven't seen unscripted before, they are when stars of a movie interview one another with questions sent in by fans.  Thought some of you might wanna ask Katie---or Queen Latifah for that matter --- something. 

Source: Cinematical/Moviefone
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Katie Price (aka: Jordan) in Australia with baby daughter Princess Tiaamii

We caught up with Katie showing off her new figure in a tight t-shirt (matching daughter Princess Tiaamii’s) in Australia. It’s also been rumoured that her boobs weren’t the only thing that went under the knife and it’s believed she’s also had some work done on her lips and nose but were not so sure, what do you think?
P.S Pete must have heard us slagging off his blonde hair as he’s gone back to brown now, thank god!




aww. matching mother and daughter tee's. how cute.

and her boobs look so much better now.

(the lady with them in the first pic is peters sister and her baby son)

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