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Performing "Despedida." That voice...! Gives me chills. And she looks amazing, as always. Golden Globes (and Oscars???) here we come!
Seventh Tree will be out on the 25th of February.
Ashley Olsen isdachu?
The list quotes their various reviews, but the whole list isn't formed JUST because they gave bad movies good reviews (it's also based on how many of them just don't write reviews well).
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source (click there for more in-depth analysis)
Pregnant socialite Nicole Richie is reportedly set to see a hypnotist in order to help her prepare for childbirth.
The 26-year-old ‘Simple Life’ star is said to be concerned about the pain involved in giving birth.
“The therapist is helping Nicole to relax, stay calm and think positive thoughts as the big day approaches,” claims US columnist Janet Charlton.
Nicole is expecting her first child with Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, 28.
Richie first broke the news of her pregnancy on TV show Good Morning America in August.
Nicole, the adopted daughter of music legend Lionel Richie recently moved in with ‘Good Charlotte’ frontman Joel as the couple prepare for parenthood. “Nicole sold her West Hollywood condo,” a source told PerezHilton.com last week. “She and Joel are living full-time at his place now.”
Missy Chase Lapine, the author of “The Sneaky Chef,” a cookbook whose recipes camouflage puréed vegetables and fruits in comfort food for children, sued Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld on Monday, charging copyright infringement and defamation.
In the lawsuit, which was filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, Ms. Lapine accuses Ms. Seinfeld of “brazen plagiarism.” Ms. Seinfeld wrote a cookbook, “Deceptively Delicious,” that also employs hidden puréed vegetables in its recipes for children.
Ms. Lapine is seeking unspecified damages.
In the complaint, she also accuses Mr. Seinfeld, the comedian, of “malicious defamation” for insinuating, among other things, that she was a “wacko” in comments he made on “Late Show With David Letterman” last fall.
Ms. Lapine’s book was published last April by Running Press, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group. Ms. Seinfeld’s book was published in October by Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins. Both have been best sellers.
The complaint cites similarities in the books, which it says include “original expression, philosophy, premise,” as well as specific words.
On the Letterman show, Mr. Seinfeld did not refer to Ms. Lapine by name, but spoke of a “three-name woman” and said that “if you read history, many of the three-name people do become assassins.” The complaint states that Ms. Lapine is “not a violent or dangerous person.”
Richard G. Menaker, a lawyer for the Seinfelds, said he had not seen the complaint but called the copyright infringement claim “absolutely without merit” and the defamation claim “absolute nonsense.” He added that Mr. Seinfeld’s status as a public figure “does not mean he loses his First Amendment rights of free speech.”
Similarly, Steve Ross, publisher of Collins, which is not named in the suit, said he had not seen the complaint but commented: “Any accusation of copyright infringement is false. HarperCollins stands unequivocally behind Jessica’s work.”
Ms. Lapine, through her lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, declined to comment. Mr. Kasowitz said, “She really brought this as a matter of principle to vindicate her own rights and her original work as well as her reputation.”
Perseus Books also is not a party to the suit, but its president, David Steinberger, said in an e-mail statement that the company supports Ms. Lapine’s “right to take steps to protect her intellectual property and to defend her reputation.”
What does frozen sperm have to do with Tom Cruise?
Andrew Morton thinks he knows.
While professional celebrity trash-talker Andrew Morton remains shrouded beneath a fake moustache and Jackie O. sunglasses somewhere, protected from Scientologists and Jerry Maguire diehards alike, the hilariously overblown claims in his new book, Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, have been teased in the U.K.'s Daily Mail. Here's the Coles Notes, in order of outrageousness.
Inconceivable!: Some of the most dedicated Scientologists have whispered that Suri Cruise was conceived using the frozen sperm of Scientology founder and dabbling science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. "In her more reflective moments, Katie might have felt as if she were in the middle of a real-life version of the horror movie Rosemary's Baby,in which an unsuspecting young woman is impregnated with the Devil's child," Andy Morton writes. Let's hope that's not how she spends her "more reflective moments." "[Tom] has been told about it and naturally he knows there are a bunch of lies about him," Tom's lawyer, Bert Fields, tells the Mail about the book. "You can imagine what it must be like to have someone compare your baby girl to Rosemary's Baby. Morton should be ashamed of himself." And yet, we somehow doubt he is.
The Dirt, Literally: Tom, the wild sexual beast that he is, had a fantasy of running through a meadow of flowers with his then wife, Nicole Kidman, Andrew writes. Learning this, the head of the Church of Scientology had his minions plant wheat grass and wildflowers around Tom's personal quarters at Scientology HQ. But it didn't turn out right, and so they tore it up and planted it again. We can't decide what's weirder--the rumour itself or that this rumour is one of Andrew Morton's big bombshells.
Beware of Dogma: Because Nicole Kidman's dad boasted about being raised Catholic and her dad was a psychologist, a discipline denounced by Scientology, bigwigs in the organization arranged for Tom to take a Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person course, which argues people like Nicole are bad influences. When Nicole and Tom split, a high-ranking Scientology official told her lawyer that if she didn't keep her mouth shut about Scientology, Tom would challenge her custody. Who would have thought Nicole Kidman could be considered so subversive?
Cult Following: When Tom was dating Penélope Cruz, her dad sought the advice of a cult-breaking organization, and their exchange is documented in a series of emails, proving without question that Penelope Cruz's father has internet access.
So those are all the big secrets about Tom Cruise. In a curious paradox, the book won't even be published in Britain because of the country's libel laws, but the book Tom's lawyer calls "boring" and "poorly researched" will be available in Canada on January 15.
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[ fantastic photo from www.tomcruiseisnuts.com ]
I know there was an earlier post about Morton's book, but I bolded the bits in this article that added a couple of LOLworthy details missing from the first version! Like replanting that lovely field. And the fact that the book isn't legal in the UK. Honestly, who DOESN'T need to take a Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person course at least once in their lives??
I totally think they should name the baby Rosemary. If they had any sense of humour at all they would.
Even ESPECIALLY if it's a boy.
Will you be reading Tom Cruise's bio?
Angelina Jolie's sleep ban
Angelina Jolie's children are banned from waking her up in the morning
Reportedly, Angelina Jolie's children are banned from waking her up in the morning.
Brad Pitt gets up early every morning with their four kids - adopted children Maddox, six, Pax, four, Zahara, two, and 20-month-old biological daughter Shiloh - and gives them breakfast while Angelina has a lie-in.
An insider told Life and Style Weekly magazine: "Sometimes the kids will go in and wake her, but they're not supposed to. Sometimes she'll get up earlier to take the kids to school, but Brad's usually the one who gets them out the door."
Brad, 44, has been hailed as a "super-dad" doing all the hands on work while Angelina, 32, has been busy filming new movies 'Wanted' and 'The Changeling' on location.
The source added: "Brad gets up really early with the children. He changes diapers and gets Zahara and Shiloh fed and dressed for the day. He takes this responsibility very seriously.
"While Angie was busy filming Brad was superdad. He got into the routine of getting up with all the kids, getting the Corn Flakes for breakfast and getting them prepped for school. When Brad dresses the kids, he lets them pick whatever they want to wear, even if it's weird or mismatched."
Brad has regularly spoken of his happiness at becoming a father and spending time with his children.
The 'Ocean's Thirteen' star said last year: "We all sing and dance to 'Wheels on the Bus' together. We hope they're not soaking up our moves because they'd be seriously lacking in their future. We'll get them some proper training. But yeah, there's a lot of dancing around the house, a lot of music time."
Hot damn! I'd go ahead & have a bunch of kids, too, if I could just BAN them from bugging me when I want to sleep in/read a book/go shopping/make a movie/paint my nails/get a tattoo... (I don't actually buy this story, btw, but Brad certainly makes being a SuperDad look good. And I've never quite gotten over Angie's quote about Shiloh: "I think I feel so much more for Madd and Zee because they’re survivors, they came through so much. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her...")
Janet and I are back and stronger than ever. y/y ?
The first (almost 4) minutes of episode 1 from season 2 of Torchwood:
Always the hot spot for celebrity sightings, Los Angeles Express Airport was the place to be for Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo fans last night.
The famous pair arrived at the rainy southern California airport looking casually jovial. Nick was wearing a dark v-neck t-shirt, classic blue jeans and a baseball cap, while Vanessa sported a white cap-sleeve tee and some booty-hugging jeans, complete with a trendy hat of her own.
And it looks like there may be some competition in the “Who’s got more Louie?” department, as Nessa was rocking her very own Louis Vuitton handbag, reminiscent of Lachey’s ex, Jessica Simpson’s own taste.
It sounds like the “What’s Left Of Me” singer is in for a busy Superbowl weekend, as he’s slated to co-host the Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic on Thursday January 31st with NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. But don’t worry, they’ll be done in plenty of time for the big game (which doesn’t happen until the following Sunday).
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PICS OF BRANGELINA @ CRITICS CHOICE (only like 2 were posted)
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For David Letterman fans, it may have been the kindest cut of all: His beard is history.
The late-night funnyman had the bushy beard he grew while off the air during the strike by the Writers Guild of America shaved Monday on his "Late Show." One barber buzzed the beard with an electric razor; the next one lathered him up and finished the job with a straight razor.
"We have to say goodbye to an old friend tonight, and I'm just sick about it," Letterman said.
He said he was "being pressured" to shave, although he wouldn't say by whom. Not shaving added 15 minutes to his day that he could use to goof off, he said.
He had fun with newspaper photos and cartoons about his beard, including one in which a couple sat at home watching his show. "Shhh," one said to the other. "He's about to do his opening fatwa."
Guest Tom Hanks brought Letterman a first-aid kit for a small cut above the lip.
"Shaving beards on TV," Hanks said. "That's what shows without writers do."
Letterman's show and others recently reached a deal that allowed their writers to return to work.
ETA: Thank you to sanrioboy for finding the video:
Just a picture of Carmen Electra with no make-up. Lol at the cat!
According to WWD, Kevin Federline's much-maligned Details "Power and Influence" issue is one of the magazine's biggest sellers of the year, selling "more than 75,000 copies, nearly 15,000 above K-Fed's March 2005 issue."
WWD reports: "Though Federline, a fledgling rapper and party promoter, is best known for marrying (and divorcing) one of the biggest former pop stars in the country, his image as a doting father has grown as his ex-wife becomes increasingly strange with every incident of head shaving, clothing removal and erratic driving reported in the press. 'K-Fed is certainly relevant and that's indisputable,' said [editor Daniel] Peres. 'Federline's popularity, Peres added, also speaks to the bigger theme of how even the most grotesque celebrities have become a larger part of mainstream news. 'That sort of tabloid nature of the news is permeating so many aspects of our culture, from watching Paris Hilton being released from prison as if it were hostages being released with Jesse Jackson brokering the deal, or how the death of Anna Nicole Smith got more coverage than the death of [former president] Gerald Ford.' But Federline's appeal to the consumer isn't as strong as other Details cover models — the August issue featuring Daniel Radcliffe will likely be its best seller of the year. The issue, the first Details cover by photographer Steven Klein, banked 91,000 copies, compared with 73,000 copies for the August 2006 issue."
Next up for the January/February issue? Zac Efron.
"Are you turning your kid into a douchebag" ty sing___ecstatic
TMZ has learned Eminem was rushed to the hospital over the holidays.
We're told Em was taken to a Detroit-area hospital for a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia. Sources tell TMZ Em's weight has ballooned to over 200 lbs.
Eminem 's publicist told TMZ: "Over the holidays, Marshall Mathers, pka Eminem, was under doctor's care at a Detroit-area hospital for complications due to pneumonia. He has since been released and is doing well recovering at home."
And no he isn't really that big, but he is no longer slim. Thus, he can't really call himself "slim" shady.
Chunky picture found by: sweet_tiff4prez
Eva, 27, was the 2007 winner of the Orange Rising Star Award, which recognizes international actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and have begun to capture the imagination of the public as stars in the making.
This year’s nominations included Sienna Miller, Ellen Page, Shia LeBeouf, Sam Riley and Tang Wei.
TMZ has learned actor Willie Aames -- yeah, Buddy from "Charles in Charge" -- and his son Christopher were robbed with the help of a silver steel automatic handgun.
At around 10 PM last night in Hollywood, a man wearing a black jacket and blue jeans approached Willie and Christopher, pulled a gun and demanded money. They forked over a wallet and loose cash. Total damage -- about $15! Willie and Christopher were unharmed.
We're told the robber fled the scene in a black car. A popo investigation is underway.
Sources tell "The Insider" that Britney Spears spoke with a British accent during her stay at Cedars-Sinai hospital last Friday. While Dr. Phil wouldn't comment on that during our exclusive interview, he did say that the troubled pop star needs to be in treatment.
"She needs to be in in-patient care for a period of time," he advises. "Is she having a rough time right now? Yes, she is. Why? I'm not really going to go into that at this point. But I can tell you this is a good person and I truly believe she'll get back to being a good person."
I love this bitch so much.
Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of Best Actor for There Will Be Blood, at the Critic's Choice Awards on January 7th, 2008:
With SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES by Emile Hirsch, Sean Penn, and Marcia Gay Harden:
This may be the closest we get to seeing an Academy Awards acceptance speech from him this year. . .
Okay, so not as movie-star pretty as. . .everyone else there, practically, but the man is a bad-ass.
And one of the best actors out there. Daniel Plainview for the win.
Only non-pirate man alive who can pull off gold earrings successfully, also.
Hey, that's pretty impressive in itself.
SOURCE AND ALL.
Band's first digital 3D concert film to hit the cinema
U2 have announced they are to release their first digital 3D film, creating a live concert production.
'U2 3D' was filmed during the South American leg of the band’s 2005 'Vertigo' tour, and captures performances onstage during the band’s concert in Buenos Aires.
Premiering at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the film will open in IMAX 3D and digital 3D cinemas across the UK on February 22.
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Uemura, who gained acclaim working with actress Shirley MacLaine on the 1962 Hollywood film "My Geisha," died of pneumonia in Tokyo on Dec. 29, according to a statement released Tuesday by his company, also called Shu Uemura. Its products were mentioned in the more recent film "The Devil Wears Prada."
He is survived by his wife and a son.
Uemura's family and friends attended a funeral Friday, according to company spokeswoman Ami Nakano.
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David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music
It seemed like a crazy idea. When Radiohead said it would release its new album, In Rainbows, as a pay-what-you-will digital download, you'd have thought the band had gone communist. After all, Thom Yorke and company are one of the world's most successful groups — a critical darling as well as a fan favorite for nearly 15 years. They hadn't put out a new album in more than four years, and the market was hungry for their next disc. So why would Radiohead conduct such a radical experiment?
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David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars
Full disclosure: I used to own a record label. That label, Luaka Bop, still exists, though I'm no longer involved in running it. My last record came out through Nonesuch, a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group empire. I have also released music through indie labels like Thrill Jockey, and I have pressed up CDs and sold them on tour. I tour every few years, and I don't see it as simply a loss leader for CD sales. So I have seen this business from both sides. I've made money, and I've been ripped off. I've had creative freedom, and I've been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will. It saved my life, and I bet I'm not the only one who can say that.
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Source 1: Wired
Source 2: Wired
If you noticed, both are a bit TL;DR for more ONTD readers and I totally didn't bold the interesting parts. Well, too bad, so sad. That isn't how I roll. Anyway, I was bored. I didn't know if this was posted, or at least didn't remember if it wasn't posted. I checked and couldn't find in the archives ... hahaha so here it is. :o
BTW, there are soundclips and videos at both sources ... well, same source, different page. :)
Actor Stephen Fry has lashed out at the way straight actors are praised for playing gay characters. The TV star has voiced his opinion on the way male stars who are heterosexual, are lauded as "brave" when they share an intimate moment on screen with other men.
"Straight actors can play gay people and they're rather congratulated on it. People say 'Ooh, how brave of you" - Stephen Fry. In contrast he says a gay actor playing a straight character would not be praised for convincingly portraying a relationship with a woman. The QI host was speaking about the single status of his latest TV character solicitor-sleuth Peter Kingdom. Fry, 50, said: "I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. But Fry, 50, added that no one says to a gay actor who plays a heterosexual person: "'How brave of you to kiss that woman, that must have been very difficult for you'."
He said: "It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like. And why should it be difficult for a man to kiss another man?" Fry added: "It's difficult to ride bareback backwards while unicycling, but to kiss someone isn't difficult.
Many Hollywood stars have received critical acclaim after taking on gay roles including Philip Seymour Hoffman who starred as Truman Capote in a movie about the gay author and Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger who were cast as secret lovers in Brokeback Mountain.
source = http://itn.co.uk/news/bdec9c4779954f6c620eeab6aa04cd58.html
Supposedly this is an action figure of the monster....
Britney Spears's wild ride left the troubled pop star car-less Monday night, after cops impounded her abandoned vehicle.
"Ms. Spears's car was impounded," Lt. David Grimes of the Los Angeles Police Department, West L.A. station, said – after a flat tire had caused the troubled pop star to leave her white Mercedes in the middle of the road in Brentwood, Calif.
"Officers on the scene told me it was blocking the roadway," said Grimes, "and that it was unsafe enough to leave at the location."
After she had left the car, Spears – who had ventured away from her Studio City home to go to a drugstore – was given a lift by some of the photographers who had been trailing her.
As for her Mercedes, "It was towed by a private company that's contracted with the city," said Grimes. "Her car is being held at the official police garage tow yard."
The standard pricing at the Quicksilver Towing facility is a $104 towing fee, plus $32 for each day it remains in the tow yard. If the car isn't picked up within 30 days, it gets put up for auction, an employee told PEOPLE.
Regarding the status of the impounded vehicle, spokesman Grimes said, "There's not a hold on the vehicle. She just needs to show up to obtain it. She'll have to pay tow fees, and that total cost depends on how many days she leaves it there."
He added, "But she won't get any citations or fines."
After photographers dropped the pop star and her assistant off at home, the two jumped into a Toyota Camry and went to the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles.
I love this bitch so much.
Star of '3:10 to Yuma,' out on DVD on Jan. 8.
By VARIETY STAFF
Posted: Tue., Jan. 8, 2008, 8:00am PT
Book I'm reading:
Rereading "Spell of the Sensuous" by David Abram. The how-to-be-a-human manual, in a world that is increasingly sound bite oriented.
Total number of books I own:
Hey man, I don’t have a problem! just need one more to get me through the night.
Three books that mean a lot to me:
"Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger
"The Inner Life" by Hazrat Inayat Khan
"Satan Says" by poet Sharon Olds.
What book would you like to see brought to the big screen?
Franny and Zooey.
Last film I saw:
"Into the Wild." Thank you, Sean.
Three films that mean a lot to me:
Just one day before the big New Hampshire primary, Mike Huckabee revealed he's the cheesiest candidate for Prez.
Outside the Letterman studio in NYC, the Huckster recounted to a fan how stifling it was in one of the western states. When the fan told Huck it was "dry heat," the candidates responded that dry heat is still hot and his proof was all about pizza. Watch the video and you'll understand -- to the extent Huckabee makes any sense.
He gained a few points in my book when he got into that ~girlfight~ with Romney during the debate on Saturday night.
So, what is everyone's prediction for the outcome of the NH primaries tonight?
Britney Spears’ aunt fears she’ll kill herself
Britney Spears’ aunt has spoken out about the troubled singer’s recent hospital drama - and fears the former pop princess will end up killing herself.
Chanda McGovern, who used to be married to Britney and Jamie Lynn’s uncle, and is mother to their 11-year-old cousin, Miranda, spoke about her concerns about both Britney & her 16-year-old pregnant niece Jamie Lynn Spears.
In a new interview McGovern says she is worried about Britney and indicates that the 26-year-old mother-of-two is suicidal, saying, “I’m afraid she’s going to take her own life.”
She added: “She needs real psychological help before she can move forward.”
Chanda also said that ‘Zoey 101′ star Jamie Lynn “made some bad choices,” but has a good head on her shoulders and “can be a good mother.” She criticized former sister-in-law Lynn for not being able to handle two problems at once (”her focus is on Jamie Lynn, but she needs to multitask”), and sends personal messages to each of her nieces, telling Britney, “you can only go up from here.”
Britney was thrust into the spotlight in spectacular fashion last week, after she was hospitalized on Thursday night. The troubled singer was restrained and rushed to the Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, with cops suspecting she was under the influence of drugs.
The LA Police Department were called after Britney locked herself in the bathroom with youngest son Jayden James and refused to hand him over to ex-hubby Kevin Federline.
On Friday the singer was stripped of her rights to visit her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, who are living with Federline. The order will remain in place until another hearing when the custody battle continues on January 14th.
I'm glad someone close to the family is finally speaking out about Lynne being such a ... moron.
Kevin Federline wants to stop Britney Spears seeing paparazzo boyfriend
Britney Spears’ estranged husband Kevin Federline has reportedly launched a legal battle to stop the Toxic singer from seeing her new paparazzo boyfriend Adnan Ghalib.
According to reports, Federline’s legal team are investing Adnan’s immigration status in the hope of sending him back to the UK.
“Kevin’s team want him sent home, if he hasn’t got his papers in order,” claims a source. ”They also plan to bring Adnan before the court to explain why he took Britney into hiding when she really needed further medical attention.”
Federline - who now has full custody of his and Britney’s two children – is said to be worried sick about his ex-wife’s mental state.
“Kevin and his legal team want to get Britney away from him [Adnan],” the source added to British newspaper The Sun.
“Dating a photographer who has tailed her for months is like sleeping with the enemy.
“They are concerned he is not looking out for her.”
26-year-old Britney - who was thrust into the spotlight in a spectacular fashion last week, after she was hospitalized on Thursday night, has enjoyed various evenings alone with the Birmingham born photographer.
Friends of the snapper claim he’s been chasing Brit for 18 months and has always wanted to bed her.
Before Christmas the ‘Gimme More’ star was captured on film by other video crews phoning Adnan asking him for a date.
I have a feeling that sending Adnan back to the UK wouldn't help Brit back on the sane train ...
Though Sean Penn and soon-to-be ex-wife Robin Wright remain tight-lipped about the events leading to their breakup, Star Magazine reveals the sordid details of their last weekend together.
It all started innocently enough, according to the magazine, with an intended romantic getaway in Lake Tahoe, Calif. The couple checked in to the Squaw Valley resort just days before Christmas, but sources said Sean didn’t request couple-friendly accommodations.
“Sean didn’t spend much time with his wife — he booked her a separate suite — and when Robin got fed up with being alone, she went over to his suite,” an insider revealed. There, she “found him drunk with two Russian girls!”
Allegedly the actor continued to party the night away, while Robin was nowhere to be seen. “When asked where his wife was, he answered, ‘Who cares?’”
Check yourself before you wreck yourself!
How's this for ironic -- Katherine was snapped at the premiere for her new flick, "27 Dresses." One of them clearly needs more fabric.
In Touch can exclusively reveal what actually happened after Britney Spears checked into LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last week. The troubled pop star was admitted under the assumed name Barbara Jean to the hospital’s 3rd floor Psych Unit. An eyewitness says she was calm after being medicated. But the 26-year-old did have an episode during which she hurt the pinky finger on her left hand, as well as cut her head, after thrashing into a wall behind her bed.
Britney was then taken to the 8th floor of the south medical tower to have her injuries treated. Insiders say that Britney’s presence caused mini-riots throughout the facility. One patient’s mother brought in a birthday cake, and wanted to have a small party for her daughter, but was informed that distributing food was against the rules. The mom screamed: “If Britney brought the cake you’d let her,” before kicking the door to Britney’s room, which caused Britney to yell back at the woman. According to the witness, Britney also declined to join the other patients in wishing the celebrant a happy birthday, even though the gathering was in the adjacent room. But, Britney did manage to sneak a few cigarette breaks during her stay in an approved smoking area!
Ozzy Osbourne "auditioned" to be the new announcer for 'Anderson Cooper 360'.
The CNN host searched for voices to best NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, who scored veteran actor Michael Douglas to be the voice of their broadcast.
Watch Ozzy doing his audition at CNN.com by clicking here or the picture above.
I know I speak for all of us when I say, "omg i love this girl! THE BEST She is so cute!! Love her so much :))) i can't wait to see her *-* OR read her exclusive blogs." Dedicated to the couple of people who spotted Hil at Misshapes. Thanks for your honesty
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Hilary would like to see things from a hater's POV but she can't seem to get her head that far up her ass
MR. BLACKWELL'S 48TH ANNUAL WORST-DRESSED WOMEN LIST
10.) Alison Arngrim: "Little Nellie of the prairie, looks like a 1940's fashion editor for the Farmers Almanac."
9.) Lindsay Lohan: "Lindsay the fashion frenzy strikes again! Lohan takes fashion to a new low."
8.) Jessica Simpson: "Forget the Cowboys. In prom queen screams, can it get any worse? She's a global fashion curse!"
7.) Avril Lavigne: "Gothic make-up courtesy the mad spatula-Fashions provided by.. The house of Dracula!"
6.) Eva Green: "Stuck in neon nightmares not fit for the sane. Fashion this loud could give Bond a migraine! A profusion of confusion from toes to nose!"
5.) Kelly Clarkson: "Her heavenly voice soars above the rest... but those belly-baring bombs are hellish at best! She may be the queen of 'Pro-Active' – but that wardrobe looks downright radioactive!"
4.) Fergie: "Another style-free 'Fergie' in fashion's hall of shame? Yes, when it comes to couture chaos, guess it's all in a name!"
3.) Mary Kate Olsen: "YIKES! In layers of cut-rate kitsch, Mary Kate's look is hard to explain... she resembles a tattered toothpick-trapped in a hurricane!"
2.) Amy Winehouse: "Exploding beehives above…tacky polka-dots below... she's part 50's car-hop horror."
1.) Victoria Beckham: "Forget the fashion spice - wearing a skirt would suffice! In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty posh can really wreck-em."
Britney Spears -- Us' worst dressed star of the year -- was left off.
Mr. Blackwell added a note at the end of his list: "For those of you who were expecting to see Britney's name adorn the 2007 list, I felt that it was in appropriate at this time to make comment, when her personal life is in such upheaval. I hope 2008 is a better year for her."
Over 7.3 million people tuned in for last Friday's season finale of Jamie Lynn's Nick show, Zoey 101, according to the NY Post.
Not only was that the show's best ratings ever, but it's also double the season's average.
Nothing like a teen pregnancy scandal to stir up some ratings gold for the wholesome network!
Unfortunately, people who tuned in to catch a glimpse of Spear's growing bump were probably disappointed by the season three ender. Nick already had both the third AND the fourth and final season in the can when the scandal broke!
the source yall
BY CARRIE STETLER
WHY ARE PEOPLE willing to pay more than $2,000 for a ticket to the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tour, which comes to the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday? Why is "Hannah Montana" the most popular show ever on the Disney Channel, drawing 5.4 million viewers?
How did a 15-year-old girl from Nashville with a one-hit wonder dad land on the Forbes list of the richest people under 25? Why is everyone -- from second-grade girls to Oprah Winfrey -- so crazy about Miley Cyrus? We list 15 reasons:
1. She 's not a spoiled brat. She loads the dishwasher, goes to church every Sunday and is grounded when she misbehaves.
2.Her character on "Hannah Montana" has popularized the expression "Sweet niblets!"
3. She looks prettier as Miley than she does as Hannah, her pop star alter ego.
4. Her monthly allowance is $300--despite the fact that she makes $3.5 million a year.
5. If it weren't for Miley, her real-life dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, who plays her father on the show, would still be known for the song "Achy Breaky Heart."
6. She has a cool name. Her birth certificate says Destiny Hope, but her parents called her Miley, derived from her infant nickname, "Smiley."
7. She doesn't have the strongest voice in the world, but she knows how to work it.
8. She has famous relatives. Her mom on the show was played by Brooke Shields. Her aunt is Dolly Parton, and her best friend's mom is Heather Locklear.
9. She has famous friends. She has dated Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, and her best friends are Emily Osment, her sidekick on the show, and Ashley Tisdale of "High School Musical."
10. Her "Hannah Montana" tour outsold shows by Justin Timberlake, the Police and Bruce Springsteen.
11. She claims her Hannah wig weighs 20 pounds when soaked with sweat, but she wears it with a smile.
12. As far as we can tell, she has never had a nose job or breast implants.
13. She's never been to rehab.
14. She doesn't give public updates on the status of her virginity.
15. Those pregnancy rumors back in September turned out to be untrue.
Jobs Before They Were Famous
We’re bombarded with images of today’s celebs, but did you ever wonder what they were doing before their faces were splashed across the tabloids, television and Internet?
Today’s hunkiest of movie heartthrobs held a smattering of odd jobs to get to where he is today. In his native Kentucky, Clooney sold men's suits and shoes and worked in department store stockrooms. He also cut tobacco, earning $3 an hour. Upon arriving in L.A., he did odd jobs for his aunt, singer-actress Rosemary Clooney, worked construction and cleaned a theater to pay for acting lessons.
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We're happy that Jens Lekman is back on the scene, but there's a big problem with Night Falls Over Kortedala. It came out in the wrong season! How are we supposed to enjoy all those sunny hooks in the middle of January? Fortunately for us, the nature of time is such that it won't always be this cold and/or gross out, and with the announcement of a spring tour of the U.S., Jens is now prepared to strike as soon as things turn nice again.
The sappy Swede's new dates come sandwiched between his appearance at SXSW in March and his sets at two ATP events (one of those being ATP vs. Pitchfork) in May. Of course, he also has plenty of European dates in February, and there's a trio of Australian shows coming up even sooner.
There isn't a celebrity in Hollywood that George Clooney doesn't know (or can't at least get a hold of in 30 minutes or less) but it appears that there is one star he is not interested in spending any time with: Jamie Lynn Spears. When asked by E! News last night what he thought of Nicole Kidman's just-announced pregnancy, George replied: "At least she is older than 16."
But George, who was one of the wickedest senses of humor in Hollywood, couldn't be happier for his Peacemaker co-star. "I'm thrilled for her, it's pretty great," he told E!'s Giuliana Rancic.
Lynne Spears finally arrives in LA?
Many sources are reporting that Britney's mom Lynne Spears has touched down in Los Angeles 5 days after Britney was taken to hospital. Let's hope so. It's about time...
* Do you think Britney will finally get better now that her mom Lynn is with her?
The girls went bowling with post-punk band Arctic Monkeys at All Stars Lanes in Bloomsbury Square before heading to a karaoke bar in Soho.
Girl of the moment Alexa, 24, is dating lead vocalist Alex Turner, 22 from the Arctic Monkeys. This indie chic girl is definitely on the rise!
DO YOU THINK Alexa Chung will become UK’s new Kate Moss/Sienna Miller?
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The blooper reel: Rachel, Hayden and Doug Liman goofing around.
They are adorable together but Rachel looks so short next to Hayden. Well, better a big height difference than a big age difference...
TMZ has learned what triggered the drama last Thursday night that ended with Britney being strapped to a stretcher and carted off in an ambulance.
Unimpeachable sources tell TMZ Brit pitched a fit that she had to attend a deposition in the custody case earlier in the day and she wanted "make-up" time with the kids that evening. Britney had visitation rights with the kids that day. She was supposed to surrender them to K-Daddy at 7:00 PM, but wanted two extra hours. K-Fed and his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, wouldn't allow it, so she locked herself in the house -- thus the stand-off.
Here are the probs with Brit's theory. First, the reason her depo was set for last Thursday was because she failed to show the day before. Second, Thursday's depo was supposed to begin at 9:45 AM and go until 11:45 AM. She didn't show until 11:32, so the depo lasted less than 15 minutes. We've learned she only had visitation rights that day between noon and 7 PM. The depo ended at 11:45 and her house was only 15 minutes away. So she really didn't lose any time with the kids.
Bottom line -- Brit was legally off base.
Blimey! I reckon this slag closed herself in the loo because she's a right nutter! Bollocks!
The date for the new 30 Seconds to Mars music video, A Beautiful Lie, has been changed yet again. This time to January 16, 2008. The video is directed by the wonderful Bartholomew Cubbins (a.k.a. Jared) .
And just because we need a picture...
Source and Source
Cue the 'eww' and 'jared is such a douche bag, lyke omggggg' comments. I still love you, bb. This post is dedicated to
Sources tell The YBF that 50 Cent was spotted extra boo'd up with a new chick. The source wasn't able to reveal the place as of yet--somebody's job just might get threatened. Anyways, his mystery lady, named Bambi, is also in his "Amusement Park" video. And I hear 50 looked so in love. The YBF is staying on the grind for those pics.
Lick the sourcey: http://theybf.com/2008/01/08/so-curtis-got-a-new-chick-named-bambi/
So he's turning his own video ho into a housewife? Ok...maybe she's not a ho. Just sounded good. More at the source.
To keep updated on Mark and his week living our dream, visit the source.
To view the “Queen Sized” trailer, please head here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN1C2owaYCA
For more information about “Queen Sized” including cast photos and interviews, please head right here: http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies/queen-sized
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jury selection will begin Tuesday afternoon in the trial of television star Matt Roloff, who is accused of driving under the influence.
Roloff was arrested in June, accused by deputies of swerving on West Union Road near Helvetia.
Deputies said Roloff failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was taken to the Washington County Jail and cited on charges of DUII, refusing a breath test and failing to drive within a lane.
It was the second time Roloff had been linked to a driving under the influence charge. In 2003, he had a DUII charge dismissed after completing an alcohol diversion program.
I am not sure when the next season starts but it is suppose to showcase the arrest, the trial and what not.
I am SO THERE Matt!
Do you have a favorite little person celebrity?
Enjoying a night out, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren checked out the Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs game last night. And Jess even gave Eva Longoria’s man Tony Parker a good luck hug before the game.
Even though the “Dark Angel” actress has a lot of cool stuff going on as of late (her pregnancy/engagement), she’s not too thrilled with the way she’s been hounded by the paparazzi.
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"Pete Doherty called Gold radio station especially to request The Beatles song 'I'll Be Back'. It was only when the DJ enquired about the listener’s week that Doherty replied "I'm off on the road with my band on Tuesday – we're off round Europe. The band’s called Babyshambles." (The Daily Star) "
LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 08: Flight of the Conchords performs during a keynote address by Comcast Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Venetian January 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs through January 10 and features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 140,000 attendees.
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George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are getting on in Hollywood years, but they topped a poll of the world's most attractive 40-year-olds.
The same week this U.S. poll listed the top 20 most attractive celebrities over 40, a U.K. poll of 1,000 men and women claims 40-somethings are enjoying the best sex ever, reports the Glasgow Daily Record.
Call it the naughty '40s.
Those in their 40s feel confident and creative about sex. Specifically, 42 percent believe they are "wiser" about sex after all these years. Fully 36 percent of men, but just 11 percent of women, said sex in the '40s was "better than ever."
The most attractive 40-something men:
2. Brad Pitt, 41
3. Johnny Depp, 41
4. Mel Gibson, 49
5. Tom Cruise, 42
6. Clive Owen, 40
7. Nicolas Cage, 41
8. Gary Lineker, 44
9. Simon Le Bon, 46
10. Gary Oldman, 46
They forgot to add Anderson Cooper, Hugh Jackman (well, he isn't 40 yet...but oh well...still HOT!) and Alec....lol.
Here's the list of women for sh*ts and giggles...
- Sandra Bullock, 40
- Teri Hatcher, 40
- Michelle Pfeiffer, 46
- Sharon Stone, 46
- Courteney Cox Arquette, 40
- Sheryl Crow, 42
- Andie McDowell, 46
- Heather Locklear, 43
- Geena Davis, 49
- Darryl Hannah, 44
Sources: Partly Taken from Here...images courtesy of Google Image Search.
Mariah Carey is fighting back against a new Internet report that suggests she is feuding with Jennifer Lopez.
The report, which has spread in the blogsphere Tuesday, includes a quote – supposedly from Carey – saying that she would rather appear on stage with a certain animal than ever share a stage with Lopez. The story, Carey tells PEOPLE. is "a complete untruth."
Carey insists that the quote did not, and would not, come from her.
"This is just some Internet gossip and it's pathetic that people actually entertain the thought that this could be real," Carey adds. "This is another sad example of two strong women being put against each other."
Carey has a new album due out in the spring, shortly after Lopez is due to give birth.
Wow, she's desperate. That story just hit the net yesterday, and she already responds quick as hell. She knows shes excited that shes being talked about.
you've seen the horrendous pics from her David Letterman
experience (or you haven't so go here).
this is the next day & i think she looks really good. not so much
if you don't like tats i guess. but in jeans she looks awesome
& she doesn't have nastiness hanging out. i say we all pitch in
some $$ & buy her another pair of jeans.
reallly zac? T.M.I.
According to court documents first obtained by CelebTV.com, an L.A. busboy has dropped a civil suit against Lindsay Lohan over a 2005 car crash. On Monday, an attorney for Raymundo Ortega filed a "notice of entry of dismissal and proof of service" in California Superior Court, seeking to drop a lawsuit he filed against Lohan on June 14, 2007. The busboy sued the 21-year-old star and The Ivy restaurant for negligence, alleging Lohan had been drinking at the Hollywood hot spot before her black Mercedes-Benz hit his van on Robertson Boulevard. Authorities at the scene determined Lohan had not been drinking. Further, Lohan stated in a declaration signed Dec. 15 that she was sober at the time of the crash. "I did not consume an alcoholic beverage or any type of medication or drug in the hours prior to my arrival at The Ivy," she said. "Additionally, at no time between my arrival at The Ivy and the subject automobile accident did I consume an alcoholic beverage, medication or other drug." Ortega nonetheless pursued the case, claiming The Ivy provided a then-underage Lohan with alcoholic beverages, and he sought $200,000 in damages.
January 9, 2008
Tim Reid Not in Rehab, Wife Says
by Craig Belcher
Tim Reid, the actor of Venus Flytrap fame, “just checked into rehab” at The Life Center of Galax in Southwest Virginia, entertainment Web site Mediatakeout.com reported Jan. 7. But Reid’s wife, actress Daphne Maxwell Reid, says her husband is just fine. “No, he is not in a rehab center. We have just spent the past three weeks visiting our grandchildren in Houston and Los Angeles,” Daphne Reid says in an e-mail.
A representative from the center tells Style Weekly that a client named “Tim Reid” is receiving treatment at the clinic, and provided the name and telephone number of his counselor, who did not return a call by press time Monday.
The center, which provides treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, opened in 1973. Its Web site states that “confidentiality is held to the utmost importance.”
Tim and Daphne Reid own the Petersburg-based film-production facility, New Millennium Studios — which they co-founded in 1997.
Tim Reid is known for his roles as the gentle father on the sitcom “Sister, Sister” and disc jockey Venus Flytrap on the 1970s sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.” The Reids also have been somewhat involved in the Virginia political scene. S
personally, if they acknowledge he's there and have record of him being there then he's there! i think daphne reid is in denial. =/
2007 wasn't such a great year for Paris Hilton.
But she sure has mahoosive ambitions for 2008.
Following her stint in jail last summer, the new Paris is all about fresh ambitions and ideas.
There were rumours of a trip to Africa, whispers of a new album release - but no worries that neither have materialised, since the world's fave socialite is now setting her sights on a big screen career.
And we're not talking a minor role in a teen-style slasher flick (aka Paris' stint in House Of Wax).
But rather an award-winning front-row performance to rival the likes of Halle Berry and Hilary Swank.
"Acting is the focus for me in 2008," Paris revealed to Neil Sean.
"I want to win an Oscar."
You gotta admire the kid's determination.
The wee inconsequential question of talent aside, she's laying her actor-type cards on the table for all to see.
Let's just wait and see if some bigwig Hollywood director will sit up and take notice.
I LIKE HOW HER AND LILO THINK THEY JUST THROW OSCARS AWAY
AND JUST GIVE THEM TO ANYONE
THEY DID GIVE ON TO J-HUD...
BUT YOU KNOW
Denying online reports, Alli Sims, Britney Spears' cousin and former assistant, tells Usmagazine.com that her reality show has not been canceled and her trip to New York over the weekend – when Spears was hospitalized – was not an affront to their relationship.
"While Britney was being hospitalized in LA, Alli, her supposed best friend, was self-promoting in NYC," an "insider" told Life & Style.
"These claims are ridiculous," Sims tell Us. "I had plans for a girls weekend, and my friends had already flown into town to meet up with me. Yes, I continued with my plans that included going to dinner and a club. How was I to predict what would happen the weekend I was gone?"
"As far as having a falling out with anyone, that is simply not true," Sims says. "I love Britney, and care way more about her well-being than any of these strangers making these claims."
Sims tells Us her proposed reality show has not been scrapped, as the report claimed, because it's still in the discussion stage. Sims asks, "How can it be pulled when it was never beyond discussion and experimental stages?"
On Friday, it was incorrectly reported that Sims had broken down a door to reach Spears before the singer was taken to Cedars-Sinai. "Even if I was there I would not have banged down the door with a hammer, that's not my style," she told Us.
As Nicole Richie and Joel Madden anticipate the birth of their first child, a rep for Madden's rocker brother, Benji, confirms that, despite reports of a split, his romance is still going strong.
In response to recent rumors that the couple had broken up, Good Charlotte's rep tells Us: "Benji Madden and Sophie Monk are together and very happy."
Madden and Australian model/actress Monk, both 28, have been engaged since December 2007.
In an internal email issued this afternoon, Los Angeles Associated Press assistant bureau chief Frank Baker notified his staff of a major policy change."Now and for the foreseeable future," he wrote, "virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal." OMG, did you hear? Britney is a BIG DEAL, y'all! Nervous breakdowns are totes the most efficient way to achieve household name status. Memo after the jump.
About the Associated Press.
The Jonas Brothers' manager Johnny Wright said the Best Of Both Worlds tour has provided 'massive exposure' for the boys:
“Now we’re looking forward to headlining dates in a smaller situation that will hopefully turn into something bigger for the fall of 2008. In between we will have a new album, a TV show and a movie.”
However, the JBs were scheduled to begin shooting their Disney TV series J.O.N.A.S. in January, but because of the Hollywood writer's strike the show has been put on hold. So they’ll play some first-quarter headlining dates instead at 2,000- and 3,000-seaters. Wright says:
“Our touring plans weren’t scheduled until September of 2008, but now we’re actually going to start doing some smaller venues in February of 2008 as a headliner.”
i wonder if hannah montana will run out of episodes plz?
Miley Cyrus recently told M magazine that she had a ‘serious crush’ on 2005 teen pop singer Jesse McCartney before she met him:
“I wrote a song for Jesse on my album and it’s called ‘He Needs Me.’ I wrote it because I had a serious crush on him before I met him. I told my mom and she said, ‘Sorry, he has a girlfriend.’ So I wrote a song about him. It’s so funny!”
The question is, why did she like him before but not AFTER she met Jesse?? And she didn’t even tell him about her secret crush when he appeared on Hannah Montana as her boyfriend [When You Wish You Were the Star]. She said:
“When Jesse finds out about it we’ll be laughing, we’re close friends. He’s like my best friend!”
The star of The CW's new hit show Gossip Girl — about the glamorous lives of teens in New York City's ritzy Upper East Side — is back for this summer's second Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film.
How different is California, where you were raised, from the Upper East Side?
Oh, it's like night and day. I went to football games on Friday nights. When we had a weeknight off, after school, we would go to school fund raisers. When these kids have a night off, they sip martinis at the Palace Hotel.
Do screaming teenagers approach you all the time?
We shot on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I think there were about 600 kids. It was in the middle of a school day — I don't know how they left school! It was very surreal.
You're the last of your Pants co-stars to land a TV show. Were you just waiting for yours to come along?
Definitely not. I had no clue this project would come along so soon, but I'm so thrilled I did it. America [Ferrera] feels the same about Ugly Betty.
Ferrera has won just about every award out there. Does she give you advice?
All of the [co-stars] have such an incredible bond. They are giving me advice on everything — from what kind of dog food to buy to how many hours of sleep I need in a night.
Nic, 40, appears a little overwhelmed by all the media attention. Celebrity pregnancy news will do that to ya!
Mrs. Kidman was a little more paparazzi-friendly yesterday while out to lunch at Lucio’s. She even hinted that the baby might arrive around her 41st birthday.
“I think it’s in July,” she said. “Very excited . . . thrilled.”
Translation: Nicole is possibly three months pregnant.
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BLACK EYED PEAS star WILL.I.AM is helping fellow rapper CHRIS BROWN realise his dream of recording with MICHAEL JACKSON. Will.i.am - who is executive producing Jackson’s new album - has asked the Thriller hitmaker if he would consider collaborating with his pal. And Brown is delighted Jackson has agreed to work with him.
Brown tells AllHiphop.com, "We are talking but… like I originally talked to Will.i.am, because he does some stuff for him. And then when I talked to Mike, he said 'Yeah we'll do something,' so hopefully we will do that record."
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ALSO some person on Wikipedia is going to interview somebody....and we get to pick the person! Well assuming they're available....LOL! Choose from Elyse, Yoanna, Brittany, Kahlen, Molli Sue, Jade, Joanie, Natasha. Source!
FINALLY Elyse is not going to jail! Source!
More Lost Weeks, possibly spoilerific interviews, and those Unseen Skins episodes at the Source.
Justin Timberlake has been spotted cosying up to his 'Alpha Dog co-star Amanda Seyfried.
The 'SexyBack' singer - who is dating 'The Illusionist' star Jessica Biel - and 22-year-old 'Mean Girls' actress Amanda enjoyed a drink together at New York's Pink Elephant club last week.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "They met up in the club and left together after just 15 minutes. Amanda's no Jessica Biel, but they seem to enjoy each other's company."
Justin, 26, met Amanda in 2006 when they worked together on indie movie 'Alpha Dog' which follows the story of a teenage drug dealer.
The 'Cry Me A River' singer has been dating Jessica Biel, 25, since February last year.
In August, it was reported the couple were planning to move in together, but while Jessica wanted Justin to move into her Los Angeles home so they could be close to the sea, he wanted to relocate to New York.
Tracie Rice has sued Lohan, claiming the actress terrorized her in a wild chase in Santa Monica. Tracie, who who called 911 during the pursuit, has filed legal papers alleging she's already spent $3,500 in therapist bills at $175 a crack.
Rice also says she's spent $400 on a medical doctor, $145 on a chiropractor, $150 on medicine and two grand in miscellaneous expenses.
Rice also says she's lost her job as a result of the incident, and that she was taking in between $60 - $75,000 a year.
And in other LLL (Lindsay Lohan Legal) news:
Lohan was driving her Mercedes down Robertson when it smashed into a van driven by Raymundo Ortega. The internet reports cite a document filed last month by Ortega's lawyer, Robert Klein, claiming Klein dropped the suit against Lindsay. Not true. The attorney only dismissed his case against Crossheart Productions, Lindsay's production company. She is still a defendant in the suit, along with the Ivy restaurant, which Ortega claims plied her with alcohol before the crash.
Julio Iglesias demolishes home
Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias has demolished his family home - because he failed to sell it.
The singer put his Florida home on the market for $25m but decided to bulldoze the property when it didn't attract any buyers.
He says: ''We went down, down, down (in price) and then I thought, you know, this is too cheap.
"The house was built for a couple (and) suddenly I had five kids."
The 64-year-old says he plans to rebuild on the land.
RED CARPET PICS
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Keira Knightley goes pop in the Winter 2007/2008 issue of Strut magazine.
In the special issue, the British beauty gets candid about life, love and her booming career.
Keira on her mission to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face: "I had been doing Pirates of the Caribbean for about two years, and as much as that was extraordinary and amazing, I wanted to do something completely different. I think that’s why I chose to do [these two two films.] I did Silk first and then I had five days off and went straight onto Atonement. I wanted to play these characters. I wanted something totally different from the Pirate experience."
Keira on nude scenes: "Some actors are absolutely not comfortable with taking their clothes off and nudity, and that’s completely fine, but I am. I’ve always been fine with it. No one is completely comfortable with her body, everyone has insecurities, but it’s not about that. It’s about, for me, my body, my face, my head, my mind — everything; that’s the tool that I have to work with. I’ve never had a problem using it. Anything I felt uncomfortable with I’ve always said no to. So I only do nudity if I’m completely comfortable with the surroundings and I’ve talked to the director and he’s explained to me exactly what he wants in the shot and I’m fine with it."
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Jan. 8, 2008, 6:02 PM EST
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES -- Academy Awards organizers insisted Tuesday their show will go on, though some say the Oscar broadcast could evaporate after the writers strike shut down the Golden Globes ceremony.
Without special agreements with the Writers Guild of America, awards planners cannot hire union members to work on their shows, and such major telecasts would be the target of pickets.
With the Screen Actors Guild in lockstep with writers, nominees and other celebrities would have stayed away from Sunday's Globes. The same prospect now hangs over the Oscars.
"No matter what anybody says, if the WGA goes on strike and SAG is in support, then there's no Oscar show. It's as simple as that," said Harvey Weinstein, whose former company Miramax was a frequent Oscar winner and who now runs the Weinstein Co.
He said it's more likely the guild ultimately would agree to let its writers work on the Oscars.
But Patric Verrone, president of the Writers Guild of America, West, said the union would turn down any request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its members to work on the Oscars.
Gil Cates, producer of the Oscar broadcast, said the academy will put on its Oscar show Feb. 24 as planned — with or without the writers.
"We are going to do it," Cates said. "I can't elaborate on how we're going to do it, because I don't want anybody to deal with the elaboration in a way that might impact its success."
The guild went on strike Nov. 5 over writers' shares of potential profits from programming on the Internet and other new media.
While the union has reached independent deals with David Letterman's production company and Tom Cruise's United Artists Films for writers to go back to work, negotiations with the bulk of Hollywood management have been frozen for a month.
Talks between the guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers broke off Dec. 7.
The strike has idled some TV programs and delayed a handful of big-screen films. Forcing high-profile awards shows off the air provides added leverage for the guild, depriving fans who like to watch the fashion and celebrity gloss of Hollywood's big parties.
Among annual telecasts, the Oscars run second only to the Super Bowl in viewership.
"The message we want to send is to bring the conglomerates back to the table to negotiate a deal, and then not only the awards season but the television season and the great film slate all comes back," guild leader Verrone said.
The producers alliance declined to comment Tuesday, said spokesman Jesse Hiestand.
Unable to reach a side deal with writers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday canceled the televised Globes dinner, typically a loose and rowdier night out for the stars than the Oscars.
An hourlong news conference on NBC, the host network to the Globes ceremony, will be substituted.
Calls and e-mails to a Globes spokesman were not immediately returned Tuesday seeking details on the precise format.
The news conference will consist of film clips, with awards probably announced by on-air talent from television news and entertainment shows, said Globes spokesman Stephen LoCascio. No nominees or other stars are expected to show up, he said.
The Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement to Steven Spielberg has been postponed until next year.
Parties by NBC Universal, the Weinstein Co., E! Entertainment and other outfits after the Globes also have been canceled.
Oscar nominations come out Jan. 22, nine days after the Globes.
But Sid Ganis, academy president, said: "We're not panicking. We're preparing our show, and we're moving forward."
Cates, the telecast's producer, thinks the Oscar show is "the most unique show on American television."
"It has been on through wars and through presidential assassination attempts," he said. "It would be shameful if the Oscars were in any way impacted."
Oscar planners have held out hope that the strike might be settled in time to let the show go on as planned. Writing on the ceremony typically would not begin until after the nominations, since "so much of the show is predicated on what those nominees are," academy spokeswoman Leslie Unger said.
The strike has cost the Los Angeles area $1.4 billion in lost wages, said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.
Cancellation of the Globes means an additional $80 million hit for local caterers, party planners, limousine companies, stylists and other support workers, Kyser said. If the Oscar ceremony fell through, it would add $130 million more in losses for the local economy, he said.
Golden Globe-winning films typically get a publicity boost that can mean millions more at the box office during the run-up to the Oscars. Studios still will be trumpeting their Globe wins, but without the televised ceremony, they lose what amounts to a three-hour infomercial advertising the movies.
Scrapping the Oscar telecast would be a huge loss for the academy and ABC given the millions of dollars in advertising income it generates.
If they dropped the telecast and held a private ceremony, Oscar organizers probably could avoid pickets by writers and ensure that celebrities would turn up.
Yet forging ahead with a ceremony that stars might boycott could backfire on the academy, said Tom O'Neil, a columnist for awards Web site theenvelope.com.
"The Oscars are more than just an awards show. It's Hollywood's family reunion," O'Neil said. "If they have to choose between the honorees in person or the TV show, and they choose the TV show, the message they send is it's not about us getting together and hugging and celebrating our greatest work together. It's really about the TV show and the revenue it brings in."
For all the economic impact the strike is having on awards season, there's also a personal side. Weinstein had been excited about the company he would have been keeping at the Globes.
"Here is my dream table. I dreamed about this table, like since I was a kid. The greatest table of all time," said Weinstein, whose Golden Globe dinner companions would have included new wife Georgina Chapman, Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Oprah Winfrey and Clint Eastwood.
"So Clint, Denzel, Oprah and Cate at my table. My nominees. I'll be at McDonald's instead with my kids."
Weinstein's "The Great Debaters," directed by Washington and on which Winfrey was a producer, is nominated for best drama at the Globes. The Weinstein Co. contenders also include the Bob Dylan tale "I'm Not There," which earned Blanchett a supporting-actress nomination, and the Iraq War drama "Grace Is Gone," for which Eastwood received two nominations for musical score and song.
Along with such veterans of Hollywood's awards season, there are newcomers such as "Hairspray" star Nikki Blonsky and "Juno" star Ellen Page, both with Globe nominations, who will miss out on their first major awards party.
"I'm upset for Ellen and for all the first-time nominees to not get to experience what that's like," said "Juno" co-star Allison Janney. "I'm sad for them, but I think we all support the writers and stand behind them. I hope they get it settled before the Oscars, because we want Ellen to get her Oscar."
The music is cute, and she looks cute dancing to it.
Pete Wentz thinks girls don't need a shit load of makeup to look hot. They do however need an Extreme Makeover including a nose job and extensions like his lovely lady, Asshole Simpson. Pete probably does like his girls wearing a bunch of makeup, because he wants to be the beauty queen in the family. Dammit! Petey doesn't like to share the eyeliner.
That cover is so fug its making Emo angels weep.
Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame keeps his stitches hidden underneath his curly locks as he walked back to his tour bus on Tuesday. Betcha he looks like Harry Potter with a scar across his forehead!
His brothers Kevin and Nick were also there, with bodyguards in tow.
The Jo Bros have a show tonight at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD.
Joe recently tripped and hit his forehead on a grate while taping a YouTube video for the group’s video channel at their Atlantic City concert.
Peep the Q-tips! Which Jonas brother has the earwax build-up, you think?
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Chyna was at the launch party for that "Dance War" TV show last night when TMZ caught up with her and she said the "Dancing with the Stars" producers were interested in her doing the show next season. That would be brilliant. She would be as graceful as those hot hippos in Fantasia's Dance of the Hours. Who the hell would be her partner anyway? Helga from American Gladiators?
source (with more pics of the beautiful Chyna Doll. DListed just died on me.)
Alan Thicke is arguably best known for his role as the sweet, warm-hearted father on the American sitcom "Growing Pains."
And so those who fondly remember Jason Seaver may not believe their eyes when they tune into the new CBC series, "JPod," premiering Tuesday night.
"I exploit my kid to get a job, I exploit him to hook me up with his former algebra classmate with whom I have a little fling but also to help me cover it up with the wife, I exploit him to keep me supplied with rum and Gatorade during the day, and at some point I even exploit him to nefariously hide a body."
Thicke is coy when asked whether he has sampled weed in his many years living in L.A., but says he impressed his adult sons - including rock star Robin Thicke - after hanging out at a party with Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star with a famous dope habit.
"They were never prouder of me than when they heard Snoop Dogg say on a radio show a few months ago that the weirdest person he'd ever smoked dope with was Alan Thicke," he says with another infectious giggle.
"They started getting calls and people were saying: 'Did Snoop get the name wrong? Did he mean Robin and said Alan?' What I copped to is that we were all at a party together and Snoop was smoking so maybe that's what he meant ... all I can say on this front is that if I were tested, it might have been second-hand smoke."
Thicke says he's delighted to be back in Canada and in front of the camera with "JPod." He wrote a book last year, "How To Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You," and while he came back home regularly to promote the book, Thicke says it's especially sweet to be acting on a CBC show.
guess I'm the only one who remembers him from The Alan Thicke Show?
The acclaimed indie comedy was the No. 1 movie at the box office on Monday
The independent movie Juno, which continues to please audiences for its sardonic charm and impress industry observers for its financial good fortune, moved into the No. 1 spot at the box office on Monday. Its $1.4 million gross came from just 1,925 theaters, beating the daily totals of the blockbusters National Treasure: Book of Secrets ($1.3 mil) and I Am Legend ($1.1 mil) — both of which played in nearly twice as many venues as the quirky comedy.
The Fox Searchlight release, about a spunky, pregnant high schooler (Ellen Page), has grossed $53 million in five weeks, despite the fact that it expanded into wide release only last weekend (when it finished No. 2, behind National Treasure). It is nominated for three Golden Globes — Best Picture-Musical or Comedy, Best Actress-Musical or Comedy (Page), and Best Screenplay (Diablo Cody) — and its ongoing box office success reinforces its position as a possible Oscar contender. Source
Ok that's just one day of grosses but that's pretty impressive sum total with only 2,000 screens. And how awesome would an Oscar nom or win be for this movie?
....Well, kind of. PageSix.com has learned that former Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad is set to move out of her current Hills home for a stunning 2 million dollar, four bedroom, four bath mini-mansion on the Hollywood flats just off Sunset Boulevard. We repeat: the Hollywood flats (just doesn't have the same ring, does it?).
The sexy reality babe turned fashion designer has been shopping for a new home for almost a year and has finally found her dream home - a gorgeous Spanish style Villa seen in our exclusive picture (below) right in the heart of it all. A well placed "reality realtor" tells PageSix.com, "The house is beautiful inside and out, Lauren has found herself a gem. This area is so happening right now."
Lauren fell in love with the place the minute she walked in the door and said, "I want it!" according to sources.
The star is set to move into the luxury home in around six weeks time and can't wait to tell her friends about the house-warming party she is planning, it's going to be a biggie we hear... and on camera of course!
And for those cozy nights in? Well Lauren need not worry as the street comes fully equipped with its own Blockbuster and Kentucky Fried Chicken just a half a block away... Ooh, how chic!
Legendary Pink Dots vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter Edward Ka-Spel talks about his love of sci-fi and fantasy themes the their music and why a certain astromech droid would be welcome to join the band when he's done hanging out with C-3PO.
Which character would feel right at home playing in the Legendary Pink Dots?
R2-D2 would be just fine in the Legendary Pink Dots. He has plenty of sonic possibilities and there would be no power struggles or ego issues. He'd be fantastic for the image too, though I would insist that he wear a red scarf.
That being said, who in your band would best blend in well with the Star Wars galaxy?
It has to be the Silver Man, especially when his machines take over and start rolling and bleeping around the room. Actually, the old analog synthesizers probably are machines that blend in the best -- so utterly alien and unpredictable.
Your song "The Saucers Are Coming" was a great an update to the War of the Worlds story! What kinds of sci-fi/fantasy themes do you like to explore in your music? How have Star Wars and other sci-fi and fantasy films influenced your music?
I have my favorite authors -- Harlan Ellison, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg. I cannot believe that this beautiful little pebble named Earth is the only spot in the universe where life exists. There simply has to be more than that and I will not rest until I've contacted a few of those "others."
Read my full interview here:
Legendary Pink Dots Want R2-D2
Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez spilled her horrific makeup confession to Twist magazine:
"One time I put tons of blue eyeshadow on my finger, and wiped it all over my eyes! The eyeshadow didn't look very dark on the makeup pad, so I kept putting it on without realizing I look like a clown!"
The story even gets worse. Selena says:
"It was all over my face! I went walking around the neighborhood, and this guy Charlie came up to me and said, 'Why does your face look that way?'
..I was so confused so I ran home. I had blue crumbled pieces on my face, it was so awful!"
Selena admits that now she it totally over her blue eyeshadow days."Light green is my favorite color of eyeshadow, it's not too drastic! It helps to know how to put it on, but I don't think I could wear blue eyeshadow again! I like to be natural.""
What do you think of Selena's makeup style?
I think she's so pretty. I can't wait to see what kind of career she's going to have in the next decade or so.
Big League Productions — the company that books Broadway musicals for touring throughout the world — is planning to launch a 30th anniversary tour of the Tony-winning revue Ain't Misbehavin'.
A spokesperson for Big League confirmed to Playbill.com Jan. 7 that "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and former "American Idol" contestant and Rent star Frenchie Davis will head the cast of the tour, which will kick off Nov. 14, 2008, and continue through mid-May 2009.
For more information visit www.bigleague.org.
The couple's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, confirmed that he had met a major entertainment firm that wants to make a film about their story.
But Gerry McCann said later he and his wife Kate had no plans for a movie about Madeleine.
In his latest blog entry on the official Find Madeleine website, he wrote: "We can categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine's disappearance.
"This is simply untrue. We are approached by a huge number of media outlets regarding a myriad of projects, only a tiny proportion of which we agree to.
"Each proposal is considered on whether it is likely to have a positive effect, either directly or indirectly, on the search for Madeleine.
"As stated by Clarence, there was a preliminary discussion between a production agency and a representative of Kate and I to discuss the possibility of a documentary about the issues we have faced since Madeleine was abducted.
"Clearly, Europe is a long way behind the USA in terms of its response when a child goes missing."
Mr Mitchell and another McCann representative held a meeting with the IMG agency in London last month, although the couple themselves did not attend.
Earlier Mr Mitchell had said: "The media are making money out of the situation themselves and we feel it is only fair and right that some aspect of that should come to the fund to help find Madeleine."
I think she should take over Late Night when Conan moves to Jay's show next year. Then NBC can promote both their shows as 'The Ginger Irish-Catholic Freakshow Block'
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16-year-old pregnant actress Jamie Lynn Spears was recently seen at a Mississippi baby boutique making some pregnancy purchases, reports People.com.
The Zoey 101 star picked up the popular What to Expect When You’re Expecting book as well as a sonogram frame. “It was just random things—she was in here with one of her girlfriends,” a clerk reports. “It was about two weeks before it hit the news that she was having a baby. She hasn’t been back. She’s probably laying low.”
Jamie Lynn has been laying low since her big sis, Britney Spears, suffered a well-publicized break-down. The actress was seen last Friday carrying a GED book to study for her high school equivalency exam. She had been attending the “prestigious” Parklane Academy in McComb, Miss., however is no longer attending the school. Sources are saying the school would have probably expelled her for being pregnant.
All together now: Aaaaawwww!
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~JOHNNY BELIEVES IN GOATS~
Gordon-Levitt also poised to join live-action pic.
US, January 6, 2008 - Turns out those rumors about White
Chicks star Marlon Wayans being cast in G.I. Joe are true.
Although the initial buzz was that Wayans, 35, was in the running to
Heavy Duty -- a role that ultimately went to Lost's Adewale
Akinnuoye-Agbaje -- he will actually play the lead role of Ripcord.
According to Variety, Ripcord is now the leader of the
Joes.; While there's no mention of traditional Joe leaders such as
Duke, Hawk or Flint being in the Stephen Sommers-directed film, the
trade paper adds that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick, The Lookout) is
negotiations to join the project in an undisclosed role.
In the comics, Ripcord (a.k.a. Ohio native Wallace A. Weems) is a HALO
(high altitude-low opening) jumper.
Variety also reveals that G.I. Joe will be set 10 years in the future.
Filming begins next month in Los Angeles for an Aug. 7, 2009 release.
When i first read this, for some reason, DAMON wayans entered
my head, and i was looking for all the BLANKMAN pics i could find.. oh
Also, i hope they don't leave DUKE out of the mix...
AND... this is my 378'th post.. so be kind.
Actress Lili Taylor, 40, recently sat down with h monthly to discuss her latest projects and upcoming motherhood -- she and longtime boyfriend, author Nick Flynn, 47, expect their daughter this month. In her 8th month of pregnancy at the time of the interview, Lili discusses her biological clock and lack of baby preparation
Kim is back and her MySpace is updated btw. What do you think of the pic: pretty girl - but too much make-up?
Jennifer Lopez has admitted she was daunted by her rapid rise to fame, saying it was like being on a “spinning carousel”. The star - who is expecting her first baby - told Cosmopolitan she spent so much time working as she launched her career that she had no time for herself.
"I think I was so hungry to succeed that when fame first stared to happen for me I just kept going and going, I was singing, I was acting, I was in the fashion world and I was flying all over the place with no rest and no time for either myself or the people I wanted to be with. I was on this spinning carousel. It was all a bit mad so I had to get off that ride and make big changes to my life. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy myself, because for a girl like me from the Bronx, wearing gorgeous clothes and having all that attention was just amazing.
Well, it didn’t take me long to realise that sort of fame can be scary. The more the circus builds up around you, the more you start to lose what got you there in the first place. For me, it was always about being a good performer and working hard, doing movies and making music. But that began to get lost in all the crazy stuff. I stopped being myself and believing in the things I’d always believed in."
Jen has also laughed off claims that she’s a diva, saying the rumours are “unreal”. There’s no truth in reports of her issuing outrageous demands backstage at gigs, such as insisting on a certain thread count for her linens.
"All that diva stuff was just so unreal, I never made demands like that. I would never ask for rooms to be painted white and I don’t even know how to count the threads on sheets! Sometimes you can get stuck in a world and you don’t know how to get out because it’s all so crazy. But you learn - boy, do you learn. Hey, I’m the Queen of Mistakes!"
She also revealed her pregnancy has already changed her.
"I can’t tell you how happy I am, I feel like a different person already. I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I want children - this is a very special time for us."
This post is dedicated to Lucy's pink Alexander McQueen dress. I'm in love with it...
Q&A: 'Degrassi:TNG's' Nina Dobrev Talks Mia
By Chris Jancelewicz
Nina Dobrev returns for the seventh season of 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' as Mia, the high school's resident teenaged mom. Mia's boyfriend was killed at the end of season six, and now she's back at Degrassi to face a series of new hurdles. AOL sat down with 19-year-old Dobrev to talk about life at Degrassi, and what it's like to play Mia.
What's it like to be a part of the Degrassi legacy?
It's cool. It's changed my life a lot, in many different ways. I came into it really new to the business, didn't really know much. I learned everything on set here, made some really good friends. Everyone's really positive - I love it.
Have you watched the old 'Degrassi'?
I'll be honest, I didn't watch it, no. I wasn't part of that generation. I know the concept, I've seen a couple of episodes now, being on the show. We have a library of all the episodes, past and new.
Spike was the teen mom back in the day, and now you're the teen mom. Times have changed!
Yeah, I'm the new Spike in some ways. It's definitely a challenge, but it's really cool, I've never done this before.
It really shows the difference a few decades can make. Spike was almost kicked out of school for being pregnant.
I know that it was a really big ordeal, in terms of even airing the episodes. It was a big controversy. But the thing is, whether people deny it or not, it's something that happens. Kids my age do get pregnant, even girls younger than me. Well, Mia got pregnant at 13, and had the baby at 14 - and that's really early.
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