February 19th, 2008
Because I love Wrestling and I love Lindsay (and some of you do too...) and well she's a Celeb and so are the other stars of the E, here's a lil pic post for Ya'll :)
The Lindz poses with the WWE's newest Playboy covergirl, Maria Kanelis.
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Pics Courtesy of wwe.com
LOVE-split Ashley Cole has begged wife Cheryl to tell him what she’s done with her “priceless” wedding ring.
The Girls Aloud beauty, 24 – devastated over claims her husband cheated on her – has stopped wearing the diamond-encrusted band.
A source said: “Ashley is terrified Cheryl might have thrown the ring away in a fit of rage. And he is really worried that it means she has decided their marriage is over for ever.
“She always said the ring was priceless to her, so it’s not a good sign.”
Yesterday the Chelsea full-back was out in the cold for a different reason after it snowed in Athens where he was training for tonight’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos.
Sexy Cheryl’s blinging ring cost a whopping £80,000 and came from top jeweller Stephen Webster, who said: “It was a piece and a half – the most flamboyant wedding ring I have ever made.”
Ashley, 27, also forked out £50,000 on her engagement band.
Cheryl had previously spoken about how much it meant to her.
She said: “It’s worth Ashley’s heart. It’s white gold and yellow diamond, and it’s worth a lot of money, yes. But it’s a once-in-a-lifetime wedding ring.”
Cheryl was seen without the ring during her girly holiday in Thailand with bandmates Nicola Roberts, 22, and Kimberley Walsh, 26. It was also missing when she had a night out in LA.
Here are some vids of him singing his own stuff.
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The followups to "Drunk History" starring Jack Black and that kid from "Greek". Watch the kid's face when the narrator says "William Jefferson...was a dick".
Ben & Jerry's founders endorse Obama
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Writer Mon Feb 18, 7:12 PM ET
BURLINGTON, Vt. - The founders of Ben & Jerry's endorsed
"If there was ever a need for real change, and if there ever was a candidate to inspire us and make that happen, it's now," said Ben Cohen.
Added Jerry Greenfield: "Barack is showing that when you lead with your values and follow what you have inside that good things will happen."
Echoing Obama, Greenfield said he and Cohen succeeded when they opened their ice cream shop 30 years ago in Burlington by doing things differently, instead of copying the "tired ways" of doing business.
"What we saw is that when you want real change it's not a marketing slogan. You have to do things differently. And that is not going to be done by someone who's been involved in the system for years and years," Greenfield said. "It needs to come from inside and Barack Obama has it."
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and his wife joined the ice cream duo to announce their radio campaign backing the Illinois senator.
Cohen initially supported, who dropped out of the race earlier this month.
Rob Hill, director of the Vermonters for Obama campaign, said he looked forward to getting behind the wheel of one of the two ObamaMobiles — retrofitted Honda Elements.
Couldn't find one of him with B&J's...actually, was amazed enough when I found this one, so I didn't bother looking, really.
And damnit, they need to sell this flavour in Canada as well! I hate it when they make it exclusively ~*American*~ like with Americone Dream. ilu Stephen
"The Other Boleyn Girl"
i was going through pics the other night & noticed
how horrific natalie portman & scarlett johansson were dressed
for something to do w/their new movie.
earlier i see another event & again, they are dressed horrible.
i figured here @ ontd we have "who wore it better" posts,
so why not who is the worst dresser?
I know that there has been a few posts on here about some of the 24 finalists, but I got a link earlier that talks about even MORE contestants having more experience then they have let on, so check it out...
If it's "American Idol" shouldn't the contestants be OFFICAL AMERICAN citizens?
Also, who thinks that a person should only be allowed to enter the contest ONCE?
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore get makeup done
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Omg yes another charity link from me.
Go there, click the big purple button, food is donated to cute animals. You can do it once a day.
The twelve celebrity dancers stepping into the ballroom on season six of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars found out who their professional partners will be on Good Morning America Tuesday.The announcement was made live on the morning telecast, a day after the celebrity cast was revealed on Monday night’s Dance War finale.
Notably absent from the pro list is fan favorite and two-time finalist Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who confirmed to PEOPLE Saturday that he was taking this season off. New to the cast is Chmerkovskiy’s pal, mambo champion Fabian Sanchez. Returning favorites this season are two-time DWTS champs Cheryl Burke and Julianne Hough, as well as Edyta Sliwinska, the only pro to compete in all six seasons of the show.
Here’s the lineup of who’s paired with whom:
Olympic Gold Medal skater Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas
Actress Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel
NFL star Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska
Actor Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke
R&B singer Mario and Karina Smirnoff (pictured above)
Oscar-Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez
Illusionist Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson
TV and Radio Personality Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough
Actress Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough
Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani
Former Tennis Champ Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts
Actor Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. is bringing in a new celebrity: popular TV chef Emeril Lagasse.
The New York-based media and merchandising company founded by domesticity maven Martha Stewart announced Tuesday that it bought the rights to the Emeril Lagasse franchise of cookbooks, television shows and kitchen products for $45 million in cash and $5 million in stock at closing.
The final price could rise to up to $70 million if certain benchmarks are achieved.
The company did not acquire Emeril's Homebase, which includes Lagasse's 11 restaurants and corporate office.
Martha Stewart Living said the deal will "contribute immediately to our performance," adding $8 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The acquired assets generated $14 million in revenue in 2007.
Martha Stewart Living expects the deal to close in the second quarter.
Lagasse joined the Food Network in 1993 and has hosted over 1,600 shows. His programs "The Essence of Emeril" and "Emeril Live" reach more than 85 million homes daily.
It’s possible that the gain is for his role in the film State of Play or another upcoming project, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Sean Bean married his long-term girlfriend, British actress, Georgina Sutcliffe Tuesday morning.
The civil service took place at 11 a.m. in London, a spokesperson at Westminster's Register Office confirmed to PEOPLE.
Bean, 48, who starred as Baromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Sutcliffe, 29 have dated "for a long time," Sutcliffe's rep, who would not confirm any details about the wedding, told PEOPLE.
The Sheffield, U.K.-born actor, who has previously wed three times and has three children, emerged from the private ceremony in a navy pinstripe suit arm-in-arm with his new bride who was wearing a simple black pencil skirt, an ivory wrap top and carrying small bouquet of flowers.
According to the Telegraph, Bean told reporters that he felt "fantastic" before departing in a standard black taxi.
Journal notes, unseen pictures and art to be released this year
Eminem will publish his memoirs in a new book, 'Eminem: The Way I Am', on October 16.
The book, published by Orion Books, will feature unseen photographs of the rapper, as well as journal notes, hand-drawn art and lyric sketches, as well as a narrative and introduction written by the star.
Ian Preece of Orion Books is claiming that the publishing of the book will be a huge literary event.
“Everyone has their own take on Eminem,” he said in a statement.
“Because of where he is from, people think they know where he is at, what kind of person he really is. This book cuts through all that and gets to the source. It has an edge. It'll be one of the books of the year.”
Brit bosses supposedly worried about carnage the Prince Of Darkness may cause
Apparently the organisers of the Brit Awards, set to take place tomorrow night (February 20), are worried that presenter Ozzy Osbourne will get naked during the ceremony.
According to the Daily Star, the concerns arose after his wife, Sharon Osbourne revealed that the Black Sabbath singer regularly sleepwalks naked in hotels, requiring a bell to be attached to his hotel door to prevent him embarrassing himself.
The newspaper quotes a “source” as saying: “All the organisers are chewing their fingernails because of Ozzy’s appearance. They know how unpredictable he is.
“He has a real devious streak and the minute he realises he will be the centre of attention you just know he’ll want to play up."
Britney Spears' dad Jamie is taking this "keeping an eye on the daughter" thing seriously – Brit can't even go to the bathroom without minders.
It used to be that Brit had the paps to help her pee-pee, but now, according to the New York Post the poptastrophe has bodyguards following her everywhere including the little girls' room. "She continuously got up from the table to go to the bathroom," said a spy of Spears' visit to Citrus at Social Saturday night. "Bodyguards followed her to the bathroom and bar."
Still, the heavies apparently couldn't keep Brit from another habit – petty theft – because she allegedly walked off with a coffee cup.
Good Morning :) ta
Those Beckham kids are just too cute!
The youngest, Cruz, decided to "wow" Madison Square Garden with his amazing breakdancing skills at the last Spice Girls concert. Did I mention he turns 3 tomorrow?
That's it, I'm ordering a Beckham kid for myself.
Cruz Beckham is a Breakdancing Boy
TUE, 19 FEBRUARY 2008 AT 8:56 AM
David and Victoria Beckham’s son, Cruz Beckham (he turns 3 on Wednesday!), steals the show as the Spice Girls perform “Mama” at Madison Square Garden Monday night.
B-BOY Cruz Beckham breaks it down and starts breakdancing for the entire arena!!! Spins on his head, flips, and turns–the whole shebang. The audience goes absolutely nuts and Cruz continues to ham it up with his hiddent talents!!!
Older brothers, Brooklyn, 8, and Romeo, 5, looks a wee bit jealous as they watch lil’ Cruz breakdancing up a storm.
All of the other Spice Kids were up on stage as well including Emma Bunton’s son, Beau Lee, 6 months, Melanie Brown’s daughter Angel Iris, 10 months, and Geri Halliwell’s daughter, Bluebell Madonna, 21 months. Watch the video below!!
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MTV has announced that the special "bonus" episodes of Season 3 of The Hills will begin airing on Monday, March 24 at 10:00 PM. It follows Lauren and Whitney in Paris, and will also feature Audrina and new roommate Lo (fuck yeah) as they move into L.C.'s newly-purchased house with her. Anyway, they have an "exclusive" preview video for the new season up on their web site and I figured that some of you would want to see it. Check it out below:
London jeweler Stephen Webster is introducing a new sterling silver collection inspired — and fronted — by his friend Christina Aguilera.
The first ad campaign — featuring Aguilera — will break in the April issue of W, WWD's sister publication. "She was a real coup for us. She's our longest-term regular client and the right age for the brand," said Webster of the 27-year-old pop star. "We think she's in the most glamorous period of her life right now, and she is the main source of inspiration behind the collection."
The campaign was shot by Vincent Peters (same guy who shot the pic used in this post) in a Los Angeles studio. The photos are in black-and-white and color, and the inspiration is Alfred Hitchcock. "I have always loved Hitchcock's films, and to be able to transport Christina and my jewelry into that classic setting was an amazing experience," Webster said.
Aguilera said: "Working together on this campaign and collection has been an incredible experience. I am honored to be a part of it all."
Webster said the new line is "just what I needed." He said it takes him back to his early days — 32 years ago — when he was working with semiprecious stones in London and California. "Big colored gems were cheaper then. But today, a tourmaline ring is $10,000! It's all become very serious. Now I can design what I want, and I'm more carefree because the price is something like $300," he said. "My team is young, and they're enjoying themselves. And this new line also runs more closely with fashion."
A national autism advocacy group is demanding an apology from CBS over a disparaging remark a contestant on the reality show "Big Brother" made about people with the disorder.
John Gilmore, executive director of Autism United, said Monday that his group has been trying to speak with CBS executives since last week's broadcast.
On that episode, a contestant named Adam, who claims to work for an autism foundation, said he would spend his winnings on a hair salon for people with developmental disabilities "so retards can get it together and get their hair done."
His partner, Sheila, told him: "Don't call them that."
Adam responded: "Disabled kids. I can call them whatever I want. I work with them all day, OK?"
The show's Web site describes him as a 29-year-old public relations manager from Delray Beach, Fla.
In a statement released Monday, CBS condemned Adam's comments, saying they don't represent opinions held by the network or the program's producers.
"We certainly find the statements made by Adam to be offensive but believe they were countered by the immediate reaction of shock and condemnation from a fellow houseguest, Sheila," the statement said. "Adam's remarks would not have been permitted to air unchallenged."
"Big Brother" also has been condemned for contestants' remarks on incest, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Some contestants have been removed following incidents that were deemed violent or racist.
The premise of the show is that contestants — or "houseguests" — are isolated from the outside world while under constant surveillance. Once a week, they vote to evict a member of the group.
When just two people remain, a jury of voted-off contestants picks the "Big Brother" winner of the $500,000 grand prize.
Autism is a complex disorder featuring poor social interaction and communication skills.
I hate the Dallas Stars (if you are a Buffalo Fan you'd know why) but I love Marty Turco and this was funny.
Pink & Carey Hart Divorcing
The marriage of pop singer Pink and her husband of two years, motocross racer and former The Surreal Life star Carey Hart, has ended, the singer's publicist, Michele Schweitzer, tells PEOPLE.
"Pink and Carey Hart have separated. This decision was made by best friends with a huge amount of love and respect for one another," says Schweitzer, adding, "While the marriage is over, their friendship has never been stronger."
Pink, 28, and Hart, 32, met at the 2001 X Games and broke up for a time in 2003, but the split was well behind them last June, when the singer defied convention and popped the question to her beau as he sped around the track during a competition in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
They married in January 2006 at a non-denominational ceremony in Costa Rica. Among the 100 guests was Lisa Marie Presley.
In August 2007, amid reports that the marriage was on the rocks, Hart dismissed the stories as "just a bunch of trash talk."
Jessica Simpson is in talks to star in another reality show following her as she records her upcoming country album.
Jessica Simpson is in talks to star in another reality show.
The 27-year-old singer - who shot to fame when she starred on MTV reality show 'Newlyweds' with her then-husband Nick Lachey - is considering being filmed while she records her upcoming country album.
A representative for CMT, the US TV network expected to broadcast the show, said: "We have had exploratory talks with Jessica's camp, but nothing has been confirmed or signed."
Jessica's father Joe recently said the blonde 'Irresistible' singer found it difficult to cope without the constant presence of cameras when 'Newlyweds' finished.
He said: "With 'Newlyweds' she let everyone into her world. Then she had to shut the world out. Now she can open it up again so people can see, here's a girl struggling with self-esteem and finding her way.
"Country music is about storytelling, after all."
However, Jessica's representative denied the story, saying: "It's not time for a reality show. Jessica is finishing her country album in Nashville.
"They're in talks with CMT for a special timed-to-air show when the album is released, but there's no truth whatsoever to there being a reality show."
Meanwhile, it has been claimed Jessica is far from the ditzy blonde she portrayed on 'Newlyweds' and is a shrewd businesswoman.
A representative for Jessica's clothing line told Fox News: "Jessica is incredibly authoritative - she approves and disapproves every little button and zipper.
"Jessica pays a great deal of attention to the cuts and shapes, in particular. She always questions how it would look on her and asks if it makes her look fat. If it does, it's a no-go. She knows what girls want and how to make everyone look their best.
"No matter what her schedule is like, Jess attends every showing and definitely keeps us on our toes. She doesn't mess around."
After signing a multi-million dollar contract, Jessica, 27, recorded a workout tape for Speedfit shortly before shooting her role as Daisy Duke in 2005's The Dukes of Hazzard.
Jessica then changed her mind about doing the tape and her father Joe banned its release, Speedfit claims.
Now Speedfit owner Alex Astilean has filed suit against Joe after failing to secure a $10 million settlement from his daughter last year.
The New York Post first reported news of the suit.
"They are hurting millions of fat people in America!" Astilean tells Usmagazine.com. "I believe that very strongly — they held the video for years!"
Simpson's rep told the Post: "It's a legal matter that's in the hands of attorneys."
Rumer Willis arrives at LA’s trendy Villa Lounge on Monday night only to be kicked out minutes later when the manager realized she was only 19-years-old!
The young celebuspawn hurridly walked back to her car whilst trying to cover her face.
The walk of shame is never pretty….especially when it’s done by the likes of Miss Willis.
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Now that she’s a mommy, Naomi Watts is starting to see things from a new perspective. And it’s bringing her back to her home country.
A native Aussie, Watts has uprooted her family from their Los Angeles locale and headed down under. The reason? She says she wants her seven-month-old son Alexander Pete to get a feel for his Australian heritage.
Naomi, partner Liev Schreiber, and their son Alexander now live in Sydney, a move that will last for several months. And with it being summer in the southern hemisphere, why not?
They were spotted having a visit with the actress’ grandmother yesterday. The whole family looked relaxed and content as they chatted in the beautiful sunshine.
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“I want Santa to come up my chimney because I’ve been a good little girl this year,” Hudgens says.
The High School Musical actress has previously dealt with a scandal after pictures of her posing naked appeared on the internet. The 19-year-old is currently in Texas filming her new movie ‘Will.’ She has also signed on for the third and final installment of High School Musical. Her boyfriend and co-star Zac Efron has signed on as well as her close friend Ashley Tisdale.
February has been an amazing month for Katharine McPhee. Not only did she get hitched back on February 2nd, but she got to spend a romantic holiday with her new hubby, Nick Cokas, and Hawaii.
And now that she’s back from her beach honeymoon, the former American Idol is settling back into life as usual.
She was spotted out in Los Angeles, California yesterday with her favorite little furballs, her Chihuahuas.
And like a good, responsible dog owner, Katharine brought some plastic bags with which to clean up the special little surprises left behind by her canines.
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TMZ has learned that Duane "Dog" Chapman will be back in business and back on the air on A&E. Woof!
A network official confirms to TMZ that the show is going back into production, but they've not yet set a premiere date. As of now, they're gearing up -- big time -- in Hawaii and production will begin ASAP. Makeup artists and camera crews have been hired, and houses and cars have been rented, all for the return of the show.
A&E had suspended production on "Dog the Bounty Hunter" indefinitely after a recording surfaced featuring Chapman making racial slurs. Chapman immediately began a tour of forgiveness, working with CORE and other groups to promote racial equality. We're told network execs were "very pleased" with Dog's attempt to make amends and his reaching out to members of the African American community.
A&E isn't just making this decision out of the goodness of their hearts either. The show was insanely popular for the network, here and internationally -- airing in over 20 countries.
Do I have to smack a bitch?
The New York City paparazzi got a special treat when Hilary Duff and her hockey-playing boyfriend Mike Comrie strolled up to the Waverly Inn last night for dinner.
Coming this April, Duff fans will get a chance to hear Hilary's voice alongside the likes of Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, and even her sister Haylie Duff in the animated film Foodfight!
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This post is sloth approved.
(just trying to keep it alive, bbs!)
Over the weekend, the Hills’ Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt ventured east and headed to the Borgata Hotel & Casino where they hosted Saturday night at Murmur. Before heading inside to listen to the sounds of DJ Eric Cubiche, OK! sat down with the dazzling couple.
Spencer, what is the sexiest part about Heidi?
S: Hands down, her personality. There are 3 billion girls on the planet and they all look different, and Heidi has the biggest heart and has the most faith. She prays for anybody all day. I’ll find her on the floor praying and I’ll ask, who are you praying for, and she’ll say everybody. That is the kind of person I want in my life. Praying for me and my family and our enemies and our friends. That’s what I love about Heidi.
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R&B star Rihanna surrounds herself with male friends because she believes men are more loyal than women. The single Umbrella singer, who has two brothers, enjoys talking through her dating problems with men.
She says, "I have three girlfriends and about 20 guy friends. I love listening to guy talk because I learn a lot. Here's the key - you can't lower your standards for a guy because he won't respect you and he'll tell his friends. You always have to stick up for yourself and speak your mind."
I really hate women who say that guy friends are better than women friends. Sure many are great, but saying women are not loyal or you have to change yourself when talking to women seems so immature and childish.
edit: bbs I don't have a problem with guy friends. I have a problem with women saying guys are better because women are catty, not loyal, you have to change when you are with them. That is what I find immature and childish. If you feel that way about women, then there is either a problem of where you are finding them or the problem lies within yourself.
TMZ is in court as the major players in Britney Spears' conservatorship and custody cases are all lining up to speak their mind at today's hearing.
K-Daddy's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, as well as Jamie Spears and his attorneys have all arrived in court. One new player has shown up too-- powerhouse lawyer Stacy Phillips. She previously represented singer Bobby Brown in his divorce from Whitney Houston. The buzz is she's next in line to take on Britney as a client in her custody battle.
I'll update the entry if anything new and/or relevant comes to light... do you think there will be a live feed? I'm at a new job without an IT-Nazi, so I can finally watch them now. :)
eta: New Lawyer In Brit Custody Case
TMZ has learned attorney Stacy Phillips will take the reigns in Britney's custody case - well, kinda sorta.
Sources say Phillips, who has repped Bobby Brown and Tori Spelling's ex, will represent the conservatorship, which is making decisions in the custody case. We're told Jamie Spears has signed off on Phillips, so the way is clear for Trope and Trope to leave the case. But there's a catch.
We're told Commish Scott Gordon wants assurance that Brit will be protected with a lawyer SHE personally chooses when the conservatorship ends.
Phillips is in court right now and there will be big developments today.
eta 2: K-Fed To Brit -- Take The Kiddies For A While
Sources tell TMZ Kevin Federline would like Britney to see her kids, even during the conservatorship.
We're told K-Fed has no prob allowing the kids to visit Brit at her home, with one string attached - that Brit's parents are present during the visits.
We hear K-Fed isn't worried that anything bad would happen to the kids, his biggest concern is that Britney might drive with them, but Jamie would be there to put the kibosh on that.
Sources also say K-Fed doesn't want custody 100% of the time - it's just too much. He'd like Britney to share custody or at least visitation.
And we're hearing there's talk Britney could go to a private facility for treatment and K-Fed would have no problem allowing the kids to visit her there, just as they did when Brit was at Promises. We're told there was a plan weeks ago to get Brit to an out-of-state facility but that didn't work out. Finding a private treatment facility is a priority, however, the powers of the conservators are limited and it just ain't that easy.
eta 3: Gag Me With A Lawyer
Brit's soon-to-be-gone lawyer Anne Kiley just asked Commish Scott Gordon to gag the lawyers and others connected with the custody battle from speaking to the media about the case.
K-Daddy's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, objected to the gag request, stating that it was a violation of free speech. Kaplan said Kiley has accused him of leaking like a sieve. Kaplan also cited a conversation he had with Kiley that ended up on TMZ while the conversation was still taking place -- i.e., he's not leaking if he's still talking.
In the end, the Commish denied the gag motion. The hearing is now behind closed doors.
I'm guessing that, because the hearing is now "behind closed doors," we won't get another (substantial) update until everything is over and either a) the minute order is released, b) Kaplan, et al. speak to the press, or c) both; therefore, this will probably be the last update -- unless something happens relatively soon -- and the results of today's proceedings should be posted in a new entry. Thanks. :)
New York based TVT Records who was one of the top independent record labels in the U.S. has terminated the majority of their employees today, sources revealed to AllHipHop.com today.
TVT, which is home to major recording stars like Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, Pitbull, Ying Yang Twins, The Polyphonic Spree and others, is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.
TVT was Billboard Magazine’s #1 Independent Label for five consecutive years (2001-2006).
I was let go today.
Pete Doherty's beauty regimen hits an all-time high with sweaty locks, dewy skin and a golden smile.
Looking this good can take all night.
Newsflash, TMZ -- it's not the drugs... he's just British.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Not much scares Sheryl Crow these days.
Not breast cancer, which she's battled into remission. Not public heartbreak, which is less raw now. Not writing bolder lyrics, which means less radio play.
"The last three years were a real awakening for me," Crow says, during a stop to promote her first album since 2005. "I've felt a fearlessness I've never felt before."
That bravery is the product of a one-two punch -- the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness only days after the collapse of her engagement to bike champion Lance Armstrong.
Last spring, she poured out her feelings in a studio built at her new Tennessee farm. With newly adopted baby Wyatt keeping her company, she knocked out 24 songs in 40 days. The result is "Detours," a CD that veers from the intensely personal to the unabashedly political, from cancer and love lost to Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war.
"A lot of defining moments brought me to a place where by the time I sat down to write, I felt not only inspired but urgent about what I was writing about," she says.
A key feature of the new disc is a more strident political stance taken by a songwriter more known for such good-time hits as "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Wanna Do" and "If It Makes You Happy." And while she's been outspoken before about social issues -- attacking genocide on "Redemption Day" and guns on "Love Is a Good Thing" -- Crow says her new fearlessness can be heard in the evolution of one lyric in particular.
Six years ago, her song "Steve McQueen" originally contained the lines, "We've got liars in the White House/And all our pop stars look like porn." She reluctantly scrapped it, afraid to offend Bill Clinton fans. In the final version of that song, "liars" became "rock stars."
On the new disc, Crow goes right after the current commander in chief. On "God Bless This Mess," she sings that President Bush after 9/11 "spoke words of comfort with tears in his eyes/Then he led us as a nation into a war all based on lies."
"It was almost like, 'OK, the gauntlet's been thrown. I'm going in,"' Crow says. "I'm not the only one that feels the way I feel. And I don't feel afraid to say the way I feel."
Steve Berman, president of sales and marketing at Interscope Geffen A&M, says the album's content seems perfectly suited to its recent release date -- Super Tuesday.
"She's not afraid ... of running from what's happening in the world today," he says. "Sheryl, as an artist, has the ability to do what few artists can do."
Crow, who turned 46 on February 11, looks easily two decades younger than her age. She wears formfitting jeans and a clingy top, highlighting her petite, athletic shape. Her hair is a sun-kissed collection of loose curls.
A product of Kennett, Missouri, she lived for years in Los Angeles as a backup singer and then star, and later in Texas, with Armstrong. Now she's made a home in a 154-acre farm outside Nashville, Tennessee.
The intense media interest in her life following the very public breakup with Armstrong and subsequent cancer diagnosis is not something she misses. Her current distance from the tabloids -- and, of course, the new baby -- have helped clear her head. Wyatt is 9 months old and almost walking.
"I'm really, really happy with where I am in my life," she says. "And certainly, after having gone through breast cancer, I feel like I have a clear overview. I feel that whole experience really brought me back to remembering who it is I've always wanted to be."
On the 14-song CD, Crow deals with cancer ("Make It Go Away"), heartache ("Now That You're Gone," "Detours"), cultural understanding ("Shine Over Babylon," "Peace Be Upon Us"), worldwide rioting over gas shortages by 2017 ("Gasoline") and flooded New Orleans ("Love Is Free").
"I grew up in middle America. I grew up with parents that raised me knowing the value of a dollar and with a lot of respect for my elders, a lot of respect for myself and the people around me," she says.
Fans looking for specific references to former beau Armstrong are out of luck, though the song "Diamond Ring" has the lyric: "Diamonds may be sweet/But to me they just bring on cold feet."
"I get to talk about it on my own terms, hopefully in a poetic way, in a way that's inspired from the spirit," she says. "The gory details aren't as interesting anyway."
The new CD sees Crow reconnecting with Bill Bottrell, who produced her 1993 debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club." Despite its success, the pair fell out over the proper apportioning of credit.
She called him up out of the blue last year, said a record was welling up inside her like a geyser and wanted to know if they still had a creative "juju."
"He said, 'I've been waiting for this call for years.' That made me feel like, 'OK, we're on the right course,"' she recalls. "I think it's the most frank record, definitely. And the least crafted record perhaps."
Crow hopes the new album is a wake-up call for a nation that's been in a deep slumber during the Bush years. Her dislike of the administration is palpable.
"A lot of people in my age group I think are talking about the same thing -- how in the last seven years, we as a nation have been taken on a grand tour away from what this nation was meant to be," she says. "I'm feeling awake with not only frustration but with a feeling of possibility and an urgency to try to incite people to owning our power."
Part of that urgency, she says, comes from worrying about Wyatt and what kind of future he'll have. He gets his own song on the new CD -- "Lullaby for Wyatt." Crow says the idea of adoption evolved from her experiences over the past few years. She found in the darkness that she had a lot of love to give.
Whether or not her fans snap up the new CD in droves doesn't necessarily worry her. "Now I'm past the point of really caring," she says.
"My objective is that I just want to write about the things that really matter to me and that's how I wound up with a record like this. If it gets played, that's fantastic."
Source = http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/19/sheryl.crow/index.html
Nothing scares her, except maybe not being talked about in the media. Yay, more political blathering from the toilet-paper expert. Just what this world needs. And she doesn't care whether fans like it or buy it, so thanks for the big F.U. Sheryl.
* "Which D-list TV star, who's famous for getting paid to party, distracts skirted ladies by pouring liquor down their throats as he gropes them?"
* "Which fashion designer is lying to her actor beau? While she proclaims her love for her man, New York insiders say she really prefers 'butch Mexican and Latino women'"
Some guesses from the comments:
"Kimora, she had an affair with Queen Latifa's asst. for years."
"i've seen jamie foxx pull this move a few times, but i doubt he qualifies as d-list...YET!" [uh, hosting a vh1 show is the def. of dlist]
AJ has been super close with Ryan Sheckler for since before his MTV show Life of Ryan. Since then, their friendship has turned into something
At a photo shoot, J-14 confronted AJ on whether she was dating
the skater dude and she spilled!
"We see each other a lot. We've gone out on dates, but we aren't actually together yet."
There you have it, no more fighting, Ryan is officially AJ's!
i think we can all sleep better knowing that they're not fighting over ryan anymore. and supposedly when Joe Jonas and AJ were dating, AJ cheated on Joe with Ryan, which is why she and Joe broke up. *~**~*~*SCANDALOUS*~*~*~*
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Hong Kong celebrity Fei Fei dies at 60
By Chen Li 2008-2-19
RENOWNED Hong Kong actress and comedian Lydia Sum Tin-ha died of liver cancer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital early this morning. She was 60.
In September, Sum, fondly known as Fei Fei, was admitted to hospital for a cholelithotomy to have 32 gallstones extracted. Then, she was diagnosed with cancer of the liver and gallbladder.
Doctors at the hospital removed a 2.7-kilogram tumor after an eight-hour long operation and, since then, she has been in and out of hospital.
Sum leaves behind her 20-year-old daughter Joyce Cheng Yan-yee.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang mourned Sum's death.
Born in Shanghai in 1947, Sum started acting when she was 13 and soon became popular despite being overweight because of her good spirit, comedy talent and enormous energy.
With her signature wing-tip frame coke bottle glasses and big hair, she stood out as one of the most endearing and recognizable entertainment icons in Hong Kong, where she remained popular for nearly five decades.
She acted in more than 100 movies in Hong Kong and hosted more than 5,000 episodes of variety shows. Her credits also include a starring role in the Singaporean English-language sit-com "Living with Lydia."
She was the first wife of Hong Kong actor Adam Cheng Siu Chau and the couple broke up in 1988, just one year after their daughter was born.
After the divorce, she returned to films and television and had been co-host of the Hong King Film Award ceremonies for several years while also performing in TV shows.
Clips from Celine Dion's CBS Special courtesy of my favorite blog ever fourfour.
"It's made up of clips from that CBS special that aired Friday. Probably not as titanic as the first video, but her insanity is always notable. I like the idea of covering her sporadically, as weirdness strikes. Céline is the new Winston."
My cat Rudy says hi to your Rudy and Winston.
<3 Your biggest fan,
Late actor Heath Ledger is set to be immortalized in the form of a toy doll - with his grieving family's blessing. Ledger had recently finished playing The Joker in the forthcoming Dark Knight when he was found dead in his New York apartment last month.
However, only a week after the Aussie star's funeral, a range of The Joker dolls have been revealed by toy giants Mattel. The action figures are set to be marketed alongside the new movie - tipped to be this summer's major blockbuster.
Two versions of the Heath joker doll will hit stores in May - one comes with a rocket launcher and the second is armed with a knife.
A spokesman for the star's family says, "Heath was very proud of his work in the film and his family is aware and supportive of the plans for the movie."
Lily Allen - Everyone's At It (EMI): NME listed the track in a recent issue, describing it as a William Orbit style song about "politicians and scene-kids on drugs" and "totally fantastic". ( Source )
The release is still listed as "coming soon" according to Top-40.com's New Release Schedule for February 18. ( Source )
FINALLY. Screw the TV show, new album now plz.
Denise Richards has hit back at claims she stole Richie Sambora from pal Heather Locklear, insisting they were not friends at the time. Richards began dating the Bon Jovi guitarist following the breakdown of her marriage to Charlie Sheen in 2006 - just months after he ended his 11-year marriage to Locklear.
However Richards doesn't regret her year-long fling with the rocker, because she had already ended her friendship with Locklear. She says, "Honestly I knew that situation wasn't going to go over very well and it was going to be in the press. I had no idea it would blow up the way it did."
"The truth of the matter is my friendship with Heather ended before Richie and I even started dating. That's one thing I don't know if people knew or not. I never had an affair. I never cheated on Charlie and Richie never cheated on Heather. If I was still friends with Heather, I would have never crossed that line with Richie at all."
The two-year war between HD DVD and Blu-ray officially ended early Tuesday morning as Toshiba waved the white flag and declared it would stop producing HD DVD products.
The company, which began sales of HD DVD in March 2006 with the HD-A1 player, "decided it was not right for us to keep going with such a small presence," according to chief executive Atsutoshi Nishida. Blu-ray format is now the definitive winner in the war and stands unopposed as the optical media replacement for DVD.
Toshiba's press release goes into a bit more detail: "Toshiba will begin to reduce shipments of HD DVD players and recorders to retail channels, aiming for cessation of these businesses by the end of March 2008. Toshiba also plans to end volume production of HD DVD disk drives for such applications as PCs and games in the same timeframe, yet will continue to make efforts to meet customer requirements. The company will continue to assess the position of notebook PCs with integrated HD DVD drives within the overall PC business relative to future market demand."
Three movie studios currently support HD DVD--Universal, Paramount, and DreamWorks Animation--but we expect them to follow suit and announce support of Blu-ray sooner rather than later.
With Blu-ray support announced by industry heavyweights Netflix, Wal-mart and Best Buy, speculation ran rampant before the weekend that Toshiba would end the war, and the company deserves credit for pulling out as soon as it did. The two incompatible formats have led to plenty of confusion among prospective buyers of next-gen hardware and software, although some have opined that the war was a good thing -- at least it led to price drops.
We've been advising readers against the purchase of HD DVD players since the announcement by Warner Brothers in January that it would exclusively support Blu-ray. That doesn't mean we're telling everyone to rush out and buy a Blu-ray player now; we still believe that most home theater fans would be better served to wait for prices on players to fall. Of course, with the exit of Blu-ray's major competition, those prices may fall later rather than sooner.
It's official, people: HD-DVD is the new Betamax. Any ONTDers own this now useless piece of electronics?
Regis Becomes A Grandpa
Regis Philbin announced this morning that he became a grandfather yesterday. Regis' daughter, Jennifer "J.J." Philbin, gave birth to a baby boy yesterday morning, February 18, at 6:05 AM, after 30 hours of labor. J.J., who formerly wrote "The O.C.," is married to "The Office" writer Michael Schur.
William Xavier Schur — named in honor of his grandfather, whose confirmation name was Xavier — was born weighing 6 lbs., 5 oz., has strawberry red hair, and is 19 inches long.
Watch the proud grandfather discuss the arrival of his newest family member at source
That means that Mose Schrute is the father!
Kirstie Alley may have parted ways with Jenny Craig after a three-year relationship, but the actress is not leaving the weight-loss field, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.
In fact, Alley, 57, hopes to "develop and pilot my own weight-loss brand that I hope to launch in 2009," she has announced in a statement.
Though she called her experience with Jenny Craig "extraordinary," she says: "I want to create something new that will help millions of people end the seemingly never ending fatty-roller coaster ride."
Statement from KirstieNo word yet on what, exactly, Alley's new program would entail, but here's Alley's complete statement to PEOPLE:
After lengthy negotiations, regretfully, the Jenny Craig Company and I did not come to an agreement to continue as their spokesperson.
My relationship with the Jenny Craig Company was nothing short of extraordinary. The people I worked with at Jenny were first rate. The program spoke for itself as the world watched me lose 75 pounds. The last three years have been a win-win for all involved, especially all those other Jenny clients who took the journey alongside me. Just having them there with me was an inspiration and a motivation to continue. Thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart.
J.C. now has two talented pros on board, and I have no doubt that Valerie Bertinelli and Queen Latifah, along with the excellent products in the J.C. program, will steer the ship to continuing success. I personally wish them the same excellent results and amazing adventures that I experienced as the J.C. spokesperson.
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I live in Milan, and as it's Fashion week, I went to the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion show this afternoon, and I was standing on the steps with my homie, smoking a cigarette, when all of a sudden, this very thin woman with a bob cut, heeee-uge black sunglasses, silver fur coat (now I know why PETA hates her) and about $20,000 worth of plastic surgery came strolling past us. Yes, peeps, it was the one, the only...ANNA WINTOUR. And she is as thin as they say she is. And she has had MAJOR work done on her face. She was almost translucent, and had very obviously had collagen injections and TONS of Botox.
Later on, after the show, I was walking down the street to the Metro, away from all the ruckus, because it's like a rat race after a show, and who should we run into but CARINE ROITFELD (aka GOD) and EMMANUELLE ALT. OH MY GOD. So we chatted with them, and they were very sweet, very kind and they smiled and laughed (which doesn't happen in fashion often) and they looked to die for. But there was no time for an ONTD sign or pictures because they were late for a show.
BUT I'm going to fendi tomorrow, so that might change!
Hey Mods, please don't reject my story...it's my first post
Knight Rider appears to be fast-tracked to a regular series slot after it attracted 12.70 million viewers to NBC Sunday night. The two-hour TV movie (described in the industry as a "back-door pilot") based on the '80s series smashed the competition, which included CBS's premiere of Showtime's Dexter, which averaged just 8.1 million viewers. Knight Rider did not perform as well with critics. Writing in today's (Tuesday) Los Angeles Times, Mary McNamara notes that time has not been kind to the series -- that cars actually do talk to their drivers these days. "As with Bionic Woman, technology has out-stripped what was once science fiction. For KITT to have resonance in today's world, the vehicle would have to be equipped for space travel or time travel, read minds or at least have nuclear capabilities. Instead, this car's big claim to fame is it can change colors. Whoopee." Several critics, including McNamara, belittle Val Kilmer's voice-over performance as KITT, the talking car. Matt Roush of TV Guide says that it "served to remind me how William Daniels' haughty line readings was the sole asset of the original series." Kevin Kelly, writing on the sci-fi website io9.com, writes that Kilmer's "monotonal" delivery "lacks all the charm and wit of William Daniels' snotty car voice." He suggests that there's little in the new Knight Rider for sci-fi fans and that if the show actually does become a series, "be sure to look for another weekly opportunity for us to bitch about it."
I just posted this cuz of Dexter. Any new fans of the show?
ahh..anyone else as excited as me to see this tonight?
There is no change in the custody order. Also, the Commish made it clear - the issues with the conservatorship being removed to Federal court have no bearing on the custody case.
Also, Trope and Trope is out as Brit's lawyer. Stacy Phillips is now the new lawyer on the case.
It's ironic, we know K-Daddy wants Brit to have visitation and the lawyers came to court today trying to accommodate that, but it didn't happen.
UPDATE: We hear they're going to work through lunch to try to hammer out an agreement and they'll all be back in court at 1:30 PM PT.
Socialite Paris Hilton has been banned from attending the Oscars, according to reports.
Hilton, whose latest film The Hottie And The Nottie is ranked the worst movie of all time, has already picked out a £2 million Kira Plastinina dress for the ceremony.
A source revealed to the Daily Star: "She cried hot, salty tears when she was banned from the Oscars.
"She’s desperate to be taken seriously as an actress and hoped she would be able to network with the film bods."
Hilton's acting career is in jeopardy after The Hottie And The Nottie grossed just £13,848 in its opening weekend in the US.
The source also said Hilton may try to get into after-show parties but will probably have to go incognito.
"She’s tempted to go to the parties afterwards, but might wear her trademark brunette wig to save her dignity."
FYI- Paris was also banned from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which is the most famous and extravagant bash.
Amy Winehouse was spotted out in Camden, London minus her teardrop for her Blake Incarcerated carrying one hell of a handbag.
Let’s be honest, if she does have any drugs or paraphernalia on her, they’re probably in her hair. So what does she need to carry around with her on a daily basis?
For gut_me_out :)
"Lois Lowry, a children's book writer, has updated her online blog with information about The Giver movie. She had hoped Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince director David Yates would be able to direct The Giver. However:
...he has just decided he wants to do the final Harry Potter first, thereby postponing The Giver by several years.
While this is not confirmed by Warner Brothers yet, it appears to be a pretty reliable source. We'll let you know if we know more. Thanks to Ms. Lowry and Leaky for the tip!"
I liked HP5 but srsly:
source: me, my scanner, and the issue of Vanity Fair with all the skanks on the cover wearing pastel colors and shit.
Melanie B. is the new Dancing With The Stars correspondent for Access Hollywood:
"Access Hollywood has a fun energy that I am excited to be a part of," Mel B said. "I had such a wonderful experience on 'Dancing With the Stars' last season and I'm looking forward to talking to all of this year's contestants about their journeys and experiences along the way and dropping in on all their rehearsals, but this time on the [other] side of the mic."
full article at the source.
p.s. it kills me that they used "site" instead of "sight" in the first sentence of the article.
Can Ronson save Lily?
By ONLINE REPORTER
LILY ALLEN has a winning new 'Friend' joining her on her chat-show sofa next week - super-producer Mark Ronson.
Mark is responsible for creating hits for the likes of Amy Winehouse and Lily herself on his staggeringly successful album of covers: Version.
And while Lily's new BBC Three show Lily Allen and Friends struggles to impress the critics, an injection of Midas-touch Mark could just do the trick.
Fingers crossed there'll be a Mark-ed difference in the ratings!
Tune in to watch Lily Allen and Friends on Tuesday night on BBC 3.
This is going to be awesome, IMO.
For those of you who actually care about what the hell a past FOL winner has to say, Deelishis (government name London Charles via Chandra Davis) has posted a long ass Myspace bulletin telling folks what really went down between her and Flavor Flav. She says it’s time to clear the air since Flav’s been lying on her. And that her new man is real and he’s not gay. I see she had a conference with Star Jones. Peep the long ass rant:
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Tattoo Bar, the new rock and roll-friendly haunt on K Street, got some extra help behind the bar on Saturday night, as Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine spent much of the night shaking and pouring for a packed house of star-struck revelers.
Clad in a v-neck t-shirt and leather jacket, Levine and bandmate James Valentine spent more than three hours at the underground lounge. Valentine opted for the “rock star” table that overlooks the bar, while Levine saw fit to mix and mingle, signing autographs and posing for pictures as he demonstrated his pouring prowess.
“He was slinging drinks left and right, taking orders, taking money,” said a source on the scene. “People were trying to get in the door. Girls were going crazy.”
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HALO. That’s what the blogs are calling you and Hayden. Does the nickname bug you? You know what, man—it makes me smile.
If you two are dating, why not just say so? I read you bought the girl a ring from Tiffany’s! When you’re in the public eye, you try to keep whatever you can private. People can speculate and talk. But what can you do—stop living your life?Milo Ventimiglia is featured in the March 2008 issue of GQ and talks a bit about his (dating) relationship with costar Hayden Panettiere.
John Rich, one half of the country duo Big & Rich, recovered from a scare on Tuesday when his 3-year-old American bulldog, missing since Friday, was returned to him by a student at Nashville's Vanderbilt University.
Rich, who lives near the Vandy campus, has had the pup, named Frank Sinatra Rich (in honor of Rich's favorite singer), since the dog was four weeks old and was "completely shaken up" by the pet's disappearance, says his rep, Tree Paine.
"You can take anything from me, but losing my dog is like losing part of my family," Rich said of the 130-lb., tan and white pup, according to Paine.
Rich discovered Frank was missing when he returned home Friday night and saw that someone had broken into his property and stolen a horn off the exterior of his car. At first, he thought the intruder left the gate open and the dog wandered off, but when Frank didn't return the fear arose that the pup had been stolen.
Rich filed a police report, but just as he was about to announce the missing pup to the media, he received a call from the college student saying he had found Rich's dog. Frank's ID collar with Rich’s contact information was missing, but he still had a tag with an 800 number for a microchip company. The student called the number and was given Rich's details.
The country singer raced over to reunite with Frank as soon as he got the call. "He was so excited!" Paine says. "I've never seen John Rich freaked out, but he was so upset by this."
This was an outtake of Thriller, and is on the Japanese version of Thriller25
According to a 911 call released by fire officials, Brad Renfro's girlfriend tried to revive the troubled actor after finding him unresponsive at his Los Angeles home. On the recording, a woman tells a dispatcher she's been trying to wake up Renfro for an audition but he won't move.
She says Renfro's nose is bleeding and mentions he may have taken a few pills the night before. She tries to give him CPR after being instructed to do so by the dispatcher before paramedics arrive.
Fire officials released the tape Tuesday.
Renfro died Jan. 15 of an overdose of heroin and morphine. He had publicly struggled with drugs and alcohol.
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Source of pretentious crap
The P!nk-Carey Hart split, TMZ has learned, is a story as old as wage labor: Their careers just plain got in the way.
Sources close to Carey Hart tell TMZ that the motocrosser is telling people that he and his ex still love each other and "will remain best friends." The downfall of the marriage came as a result of careers getting in the way. P!nk has headed back to the studio to work on her music, while Carey is busy opening new nightclubs.
TMZ has also learned that Hart is opening the first of his new brainchildren -- a spot called "Wasted Space" -- at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in May. The club will be a live music venue that will feature new rock bands -- and music legends.
What about the fact that they both had women on the side?
Katie Price has apparently revealed that she and hubby Peter Andre are planning to adopt a disabled child.
The model, who already has three children, has always been candid about wanting to add to her family and she would love to give a home to a child with disabilities, reports the Daily Star.
Katie, aka Jordan, is quoted as saying: "I would definitely love to adopt a child. A disabled child from this country, I think. I would love to adopt any child of course, but disabled children need a home too and I know how to deal with the situation because of Harvey."
She added: "Peter agrees as well because we've already spoken about it."
Katie already has five-year-old Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke, as well as two-year-old Junior and Princess Tiaamii, seven months, with Peter.
But she is reportedly due to hold off until next year before expanding her brood, because she has so much work to do, including plans to launch a credit card.
Lindsay Lohan's nude pictorial in the current issue of New York magazine has received the stamp of approval from her manager-mom Dina.
"It was very tastefully done," Dina tells PEOPLE of the photos, a recreation of Marilyn Monroe's legendary 1962 photo shoot shot by Bert Stern in 1962. "I respect the photographer as an artist, so I look at them artistically. For him to call Lindsay 46 years later and to say can you recreate these photos is an honor. I looked at it as art, and as Lindsay doing a character. So I don't look at them like it's Playboy; she was being a character. So if you look at it that way, you can look at it as a mother."
And Dina adds that had the photos been inappropriate, Lindsay's sister Ali would not have visited the set. "Trust me," Dina tells PEOPLE, "I wouldn't have sent my 14-year-old to the set [if the shoot was in bad taste]. And obviously Lindsay wouldn't do anything with her sister there, that was risqué."
Lindsay, 21, also viewed the shoot as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Dina tells PEOPLE.
"Lindsay was very excited when she first got the phone call," says Dina, 45. "Of course we talked about how they would be done. Lindsay said, 'Mommy, I'm never going to get this opportunity to do it again.' She was very thankful she was asked."
And being a Monroe fan, only made Lohan even more determined to do the shoot.
"She's always loved Marilyn," Dina says. "For Christmas, my girlfriends even gave her a Marilyn cookie jar. I think there's a sadness that Lindsay feels for Marilyn. Lindsay really saw it as a gift back to someone."
But Lindsay made sure she was in tip-top shape for the shoot. "Lindsay did 250 crunches before because she was nervous since she had never done anything like that before," Dina says.
As for Lindsay's other projects, Dina says Lindsay is busy recording her third album. "I've heard a couple of tracks," Dina says. "They were amazing!"
WTF a gift back?
" ADDLED PETE DOHERTY has shown signs of supermodel syndrome — by refusing to get out of bed for less than £30,000.
The dishevelled BABYSHAMBLES singer turned down an offer of a one-day fashion shoot, saying the £5,000 fee was nowhere near high enough.
Management for KATE MOSS’ ex-boyfriend — who reportedly managed to make a profit of just £29,161 in a year and has been offering to do gigs for a mere £100 — said the “bare minimum” would be thirty grand.
It put Doherty, with his yellow teeth and pasty face, on a par with model LINDA EVANGELISTA, who once famously declared she would not get out of bed for less than ten thousand dollars.
Discount fashion website Lastseason.com made the £5,000 offer after reading of Doherty’s financial troubles.
But an emailed reply to Lastseason’s founder Stefano Passantino read: “I think you are batting substantially below the mark.”
The singer’s management added: “The fee on this would be a bare minimum of £30,000 before we even begin to discuss anything.”
Stefano said: “When they said £30,000 I nearly had a heart attack. Who does the bloke think he is,CLAUDIA SCHIFFER?
“I thought Pete could do with a day’s work for what would be good money by anyone’s standards. He is just not worth that much.”
Doherty’s ex Kate rakes in £100,000-plus to pout for the camera while model-of-the-moment AGYNESS DEYN easily commands £10,000 a day.
Russian supermodel NATALIA VODIANOVA retired at 25 worth £7million. "
Amber Benson, "Tara Maclay"
Nicholas Brendon, "Xander Harris"
Charisma Carpenter, "Cordelia Chase"
Emma Caulfield, "Anya"
Eliza Dushku, "Faith"
Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Buffy Summers"
Seth Green, "Oz"
Alyson Hannigan, "Willow Rosenberg"
James Marsters, "Spike"
Michelle Trachtenberg, "Dawn Summers"
Joss Whedon, Creator
Source of Course
(this is a photo from his myspace. it is appropriately subtitled as "thomas dekker is so gay - bloggers")
we know thomas dekker as the OMGNOTGAY kid from Heroes.
and as john connor from the terminator show.
well, as it turns out, he's also a ~musician~ with two upcoming albums.
NEWS ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE AND HAS BEEN POSTED IN A BULLETIN SPREAD THE WORD FREAKS AND SQUEAKS Although Psyanotic is awaiting its release later this year, Thomas has completed his second studio album which he has again written, composed, produced, mixed and mastered. While the album entitled "PROTEAN" will not be available for purchase until quite some time after the release of album number one "PSYANOTIC", this bulletin is being posted so you can be one of the few lightning bugs to know about it in a hell of a lot of advance.
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this is one of his songs, called "the future". it's about john connor. yes, he wrote a song for his own character. thomas dekker is my hero.
most lol-worthy at about 2:42
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PRE-RELEASE ON ITUNES STARTS TODAY
“Believe” (Moon Version) debuts today on iTunes. For the next 4 weeks, iTunes will pre-release a different song from “The Moon” building up to the March 18 album release.
iTunes Release Schedule:
Feb 19 - “Believe” (Moon Version)
Feb 26 - “This Is Not The End” (Moon Version)
March 4 - “Bad Sun” (Moon Version)
March 11 - “The Ocean” (Moon Version)
March 18 - “The Sun And Moon Complete” Album Release
PREVIEW ”THE MOON” SINGLES ON MYSPACE
Preview songs from “The Sun & The Moon Complete” on The Bravery myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/thebravery Check out next weeks song a week early.
BRAVERY ON FUSE THURSDAY
The Bravery will appear LIVE on FUSE’s “The Sauce” on Feb. 21st (This Thursday) @ 6:00pm!!
Check local listings.
Mon Feb 18 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT
Tue Feb 19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 21 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
Fri Feb 22 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore At TLA – SOLD OUT
Sat Feb 23 - Portland, ME - The Station - WCYY Radio Show - BUY TIX
Thu Mar 13 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore - BUY TIX
Fri Mar 14 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Harrah's – TIX AT DOOR ONLY
NEW TOUR DATES:
Pre-Sale Starts Today – Public On Sale Feb 23
Thu Mar 20 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock – BUY TIX
Fri Mar 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad – BUY TIX
Sat Mar 22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom – BUY TIX
Mon Mar 24 - Memphis, TN - Newbys – BUY TIX
Tue Mar 25 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick – BUY TIX
Wed Mar 26 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues – BUY TIX
Fri Mar 28 - Miami, FL - Ultra Festival - BUY TIX
Sun Mar 30 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall – BUY TIX - BUY TIX
Fri Apr 25 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater - BUY TIX
More Tour Dates To Come
SOURCE: one of their Myspace bulletins.
Didn't see these posted. Sorry, Mods, for forgetting the source last time >_>
Youtube only has up two videos so far that I could find.
I haven't watched it yet! So excited :)
The star of The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries was seen leaving the Waverly Inn in NYC's West Village (02.18.08)
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I like what she's wearing ^__^
After a busy weekend of skiiing, uber parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie treat their boys, 6-year-old Maddox and 3-year-old Pax, to an afternoon out on the town in Hollywood on Monday.
After chowing down on some El Salvadorian food (how cultural!), papa Brad, with doggybag in town, played the role of family protector as he proudly lead his family through an increasingly large group of photogs and fans.
Meanwhile, Angelina didn’t let a little pregnancy (with twins, no less!) get in the way of her exemplary parenting. While Maddy walked alongside, she struggled to carry Pax.
Anything to cover that growing baby bump, right?
Jonny Fairplay is known as the biggest jerk on television. Whether it was his antics on the CBS show Survivor, pretending that his grandmother had died, or his fight with Danny Bonaduce, the goofy Fairplay is known simply as a clownish maroon who chased after America's Next Top Model Michelle Deighton and actually got her pregnant.
Well, Fairplay was a guest on the first episode of the Heyman Hustle broadband television show for NewsCorp's UK Sun, and we all got to experience a brand new side of Fairplay never seen before. While Fairplay kept interrupting interviews conducted by host and producer Paul Heyman, he ended his time on the show in a straight interview in which he emotionally described his reasons for asking every member of the cast to vote him off so he could go home to his then-pregnant girlfriend Deighton.
For anyone who has ever hated Fairplay, your opinion on the man will change after this.
Source and more pics: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/heyman/article815332.ece
Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has enjoyed a secret Valentine's date... with co-star Emma Watson.
Daniel, 18, and Emma - who plays Hermione Granger in JK Rowling's boy wizard blockbusters - were spotted huddled together in the garden of a London pub.
One surprised onlooker said Emma, 17, appeared to have totally fallen under Daniel's spell.
The pair arrived at 10pm at the Imperial Arms, Fulham, West London - a stone's throw from Daniel's home.
They quickly headed out to the garden hoping not to be seen.
It is thought to be their first date.
The onlooker said: "They arrived quite late at the pub - about 10pm - and sat outside, using each other's bodies for warmth.
"Emma, who was wearing a black top and matching pashmina, kept looking over her shoulder nervously as if she didn't wanted to be recognised. When people started to notice the couple and began pointing, she wrapped her scarf around her head so only her eyes were peeping out.
"Daniel found her new look hysterical and started laughing. Throughout the night, in fact, he just kept giggling like a love-struck teen.
"The pair seemed totally absorbed in one another's company, though - they were chatting and joking easily until just before closing time.
"They then left the pub, heads together and whispering, and headed in the direction of Daniel's home nearby."
Although the teenagers have been friends for seven years - since filming Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001 - they have never before been romantically linked.
Last week, Emma was rumoured to be dating Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, 27, which she denies. Daniel split with Equus co-star Laura O'Toole, 22, earlier this year.
There is also another story along the same lines here
Leighton Meester got all prettied up on Tuesday afternoon to take part in some promotional duties for Sunsilk’s “Life Can’t Wait” campaign.
Attending a function at Military Island in NYC’s Times Square, the 21-year-old Gossip Girl actress shared her “Life Can’t Wait” moment - which was being chosen for her current role of Blair Wladorf.
On another note, a recent report from the Chicago Sun Times doesn’t paint a pretty pictures when it comes to the cast of Leighton’s hit show.
“At times it was so ugly, people only would talk to each other when they had to—delivering lines in a scene,” a source told the newspaper. “What’s funny ... when they would be throwing really b*tchy lines at each other—it was often things [the actors] really thought about each other.”
The insider added, “They all put on a good front - pretending to be so buddy-buddy whenever they’re doing press - but trust me, once they don’t think anyone’s listening, they really let fly with some nasty stuff.”
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Speak of the devil! We just spotted freshly divorced singer Pink hanging out in SoHo this afternoon. Looks like she wanted to get her mind off ex Carey Hart with a little fun in the city. Good choice Pink, NYC is a great place to keep yourself distracted from your man problems! Pink's rep just announced today that they will divorce after two years of marriage.
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Which stars call these two brother and sister?
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Source - Me sluttin' around Myspace.
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Lindsay Lohan was backstage last night at WWE Monday Night Raw in Anaheim, California, and took some pictures with John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Maria Kanellis, Shane McMahon, and Floyd Mayweather. In a post entitled LOHAN LIKES IT RAW, Lord and Master of all Hollywood Gossip Sites TMZ reported this morning "Lindsay Lohan is hard up for attention these days -- how else can her visit to WWE Monday Night RAW be explained?! Linds was at the Honda Center last night, where she posed for pics with John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Floyd Mayweather. In her defense, she also met with children from the Sunshine Foundation (think Make-a-wish, but Canadian) ... who were there to meet the wrestlers."
But what was Lilo really doing backstage at the Raw event? No insiders would comment on the record (except the one who told us "She uses too much fake tanning gunk"), but speculation was that Lohan loves the larger than life personalities running around in their underwear.
UNDERWEAR? Does anyone notice that she's standing next to a tattooed dude wearing a Mexican S&M mask who is shorter than she is? And that LILO IS NOT WEARING PANTS?
Gotta love the popwreck!
More pics of Lohan: www.mmanewsdesk.com
The trades have confirmed what we have been reporting for days, Ryan Reynolds, Lynn Collins and Danny Huston have joined the cast of Wolverine…but wait, there is another.
Hip hop superstar will.i.am has also join the cast, what has not been reported is who he just might be playing. The IESB can exclusively report that he is playing John Wraith AKA Kestrel.
...wow, so left field...and disgusting
Mods: this is an old article but I think it really needed to be posted because there is so much confusion!
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Gene Simmons sex tape leaked on Web (NSFW)
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"Watch the sex tape Gene doesn't want you to see," GenesSecret.com promises. The website purportedly hosts a NSFW sex tape of Kiss frontman Gene Simmons. Leave aside the question of whether anyone wants to see Simmons in flagrante. Does Simmons himself really object to the site? Nothing revives the Q factor of an aging rocker like a bit of scandal. Since he's no longer recording, just touring, he doesn't have a skittish label to appease. And thanks to the Internet, he doesn't have to rely on the tabloids to get his name out. Welcome to the age of DIY career makeovers.
This is the chick who is supposedly in the video...it is NOT his babymomma.
Pop starlet JoJo Levesque sounded off on her Myspace blog about rumors that have been circulating lately. JoJo revealed that she did not turn down the role of Hannah Montana because of her hectic schedule. Here is the real reason straight from the horse's mouth:
"I was not interested in doing a television show like that because I did not want to be that kind of artist. I am more concerned with being a legitimate artist; not one created for the captive tween audience, from a television show. They were going to use the same formula that they did with Hillary Duff and her show, and I did not want to be a manufactured..
..artist. I wanted to do it on my own; the old fashioned way; with talent, determination, and hard work, and without a television show, which is fed to the tween masses. This is the same reason I have turned down every reality show that has been offered to me, since I signed my record deal. For me, it is about integrity."
Do you think JoJo is bitter that she turned down the role that made Miley one of the biggest stars in the world? Or do you think she actually wants to become a 'legitimate' artist?
David Archuleta is the early 6 to 1 favorite to win this year's "American Idol" competition according to international betting agencies. "The 16-year-old “Star Search” winner will woo the tween vote with his non-threatening good looks and the Grandma vote with tales of his one-time vocal paralysis. He has more game than John Stevens. How’s that for damning with faint praise?"
But Archuleta is not the outright favorite to win among the men, Michael Johns has 8-1 odds. "The 29-year-old from Los Angeles had a deal with Maverick Records with the band Film, making him almost a ringer, though the album never came out. The way he blew the doors of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” though, is probably a sign his next album will do just fine."
Among the women, Alaina Whitaker is the early favorite at 8-1 odds. That's somewhat of a surprise considering Whitaker was only provided a five second flash of being pushed through into the final 24. "Simon told her that she wasn’t as good as she thought she was. That’s kind of an understatement."
The biggest underdogs included Amy Davis, Garett Haley, Alexandrea Lushington, Jason Yeager and Colton Berry.
- according to Irish betting group Paddy Power via source
David Archuleta ftw!
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Owen Wilson is going back to work for the first time since his suicide attempt last summer. Wilson, 39, and co-star Jennifer Aniston begin shooting March 10 on 20th Century Fox's "Marley & Me," the tale of a couple that adopts a dog to give parenthood a trial run then finds the mischievous pooch more than they bargained for.
After he was hospitalized last August, Wilson dropped out of this summer's comedy "Tropic Thunder," which already had been in production. He was replaced by Mathew McConaughey.
Due out Christmas Day, "Marley & Me" is directed by David Frankel and based on the book by John Grogan. Alan Arkin co-stars.
Here, have a source.
he is def my fav so far, then the aussie and dread guy.
Elijah Wood cozies up to longtime girlfriend Pamela Racine at the premiere of the new comedy Be Kind Rewind at Tribeca Cinemas on Tuesday in New York City.
Other pictures include Elijah and Pamela at the Liz McClean Party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at the Open House Gallery earlier this month in New York City. They were accompanied by photographer Mary Rozzi, Sarah Sophie Flicker and Designer Liz McClean.
And just because:
Courteney Cox is quite clearly struggling to cope with the pressures of motherhood, being a wife and producing a TV show, with sources saying the actress, 43, has dropped from a U.S. size 6 to a size two in recent months.
Get well soon Courteney!!
Source VIA 7Gossip
Selling out? Sounds like midlife crisis to me!
It’s hard to say whether Mike Shinoda knew back in the mid-90s that his band made up of a bunch of high school friends would still be around a decade later. “Rap rock” or “nu metal” bands were a dime a dozen during a critical turning point in the band’s career (Korn and Limp Bizkit immediately come to mind, to name a couple).
Even after the departure of vocalist Mark Wakefield and the recruitment of Chester Bennington in the late 90s, the future for the band that would become Linkin Park looked all but finished. The band suffered rejection after rejection from record labels and –just when all seemed lost- they snagged a contract with Warner Bros. Records and released their debut album, Hybrid Theory, in late 2000. The record become the best-selling album of 2001, garnered three Grammy nominations, and seemingly catapulted the band into the world of mainstream success overnight.
Perhaps it’s the blending of several musical genres that allows Linkin Park to still remain successful, where other similar acts, such as Limp Bizkit, have seen their star status shine brightly for a moment, before completely imploding on themselves.
This mashing together of genres is especially visible on the band’s most recent album, Minutes to Midnight. Despite debuting at #1, many fans of the group criticized the album for the change in sound felt throughout the album – which drops much of Mike Shinoda’s rapping in favor of a more melodic and straight-up rock approach.
“We've always been known for mixing a lot of different genres of music and not pigeonholing ourselves in one particular sound, but by doing so, we've kind of pigeonholed ourselves into our sound," frontman Chester Bennington told MTV when asked about the different tone in the album.
Still, the band was all too happy to oblige fans at Nationwide Arena last Friday when it played song after song from Hybrid Theory and Meteora, highlighting the nu-metal sound that made them popular in the first place.
Mike Shinoda, who looked like he had just stumbled out of a frat party in a nice, untucked Oxford shirt, and frontman Chester Bennington took to opposite ends of the stage to bounce raps and vocals off of each other during the show. Though the band played for slightly over an hour, concertgoers probably didn’t notice how much time had passed once the band’s set was over, given that the played one song right after the next, barely taking time to catch its own breath.
One of the interesting features about the concert was that audience members had the option of purchasing a special “digital souvenir package” that the band has been offering on every stop of the tour.
Here’s how it works: customers have the option of adding the $15 package when purchasing their tickets. If they opt for it, they receive a digital tour program of the concert, along with original photos taken from the ticket-holder’s specific show. The real kicker, though, is that customers also receive a full MP3 recording of their show, which they can download online after it ends. Even those who aren’t fans of Linkin Park have to admire that innovation during a time when record labels are becoming increasingly Nazi-esque about their artists and the distribution of MP3s. Music fans should be so lucky to see other artists adopt similar practices.
The Jonas Brothers are considering snubbing a contract with EMI, because big name acts have already left the crisis-stricken record label.
EMI was bought out last year by capital group Terra Firma, and the label has since seen the exit of big artists including Radiohead and The Rolling Stones.
Now the JBs label Disney has expressed concerns over EMI's ability to market their new album and could strip the company of its global distribution rights.
Disney's international rights, which also include the Hannah Montana and High School Musical franchises, could now be awarded to Universal Music Group, reports Rolling Stone.
The 23-year-old pop star and husband Deryck Whibley, 27, have been dogged by rumors recently that they’re expecting their first baby. And they didn’t do much to squash the pregnancy talk during a shopping trip yesterday along trendy Robertson Boulevard.
Lavigne and Whibley, who have been married since July 2006, were spotted dropping into Petit Trésor and then Lisa Kline Kids, where they spent about $500 on baby gear.
I’m told they picked up a cheetah-print diaper bag at Lisa Kline, along with a Sassy pacifier holder, a charcoal gray baby tee emblazoned with the logo of rock band AC/DC and a white Splendid romper.
“They shopped holding hands and picked stuff out together,” an onlooker reports.
At Petit Trésor, according to a source, they picked up a Petunia Pickle Bottom men's diaper bag and two organic Robbie Adrian baby blankets.
I GOT MY STORY HERE http://www.eonline.com/gossip/planetgossip/detail/index.jsp?uuid=6722875b-f585-4c13-8acd-3e241317092c
MODS I am sorry that the other thing I posted was already posted I guess I wil have to be more careful I checked back some pages and this was not posted. I hope Avril is not pregnant because it will interupt her career that is doing so good and also because her husband looks like a troll and that will not be a cute thing for a baby to look like.
Dina Lohan is desperate to get the most famous of her four children involved in the taping of her new E! reality series, Momager, according to new reports. Dina is convinced that regular appearances by actress daughter Lindsay Lohan is the only way to ensure a ratings hit.
According to the New York Daily News:
RopeofSilicon is still maintaining that it’s a clip from the movie, based on this review from AICN:
I wish I could be more specific, but because of how I saw it, I can’t offer any sort of real review. I can tell you that there’s something odd about the clip above. The Wild Thing in that clip is Carrol, played in the version I saw by James Gandolfini. That is most definitely NOT Gandolfini’s voice in that clip though. But it’s a very finished piece of film, because in the rough footage, none of the Wild Things have articulated faces. The costumes were all built to have immobile features that would be replaced in post-production by CGI, and it looks like this clip has had that work done on it.
How they came to the conclusion that the clip is real based on that statement, I have no idea. What I can tell you is that this is the most pointless thing I’ve had to type in a long time. Occasionally I wish I'd chosen a nobler calling, like brain surgeon, or sperm bank donor. I actually did make a deposit at a sperm bank once - I spent the whole day shopping around for the best interest rate! Wakka wakka wakka! *sigh*
video at the SOURCE