Saturday, December 29, 2007
SHE rang the bell for the Boxing Day sales, but Natalie Imbruglia's big-screen career could also be making noise with news she has auditioned for a role in Hugh Jackman's latest blockbuster. Confidential can reveal the actress-turned-songstress had a secret screen test for a part in Wolverine in Sydney two weeks ago.......... Casting for the next film in the X-Men series is ongoing, with Naomi Watt's partner Liev Schreiber and AFI-winner Kodi Smit-McPhee rumoured to be joining the project.
An essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: ''My daddy died this year in Iraq.''
While gripping, it wasn't true - and now the girl may lose her tickets after her mom acknowledged to contest organizers it was all a lie.
The sponsor of the contest was Club Libby Lu, a Chicago-based store that sells clothes, accessories and games intended for young girls.
The saga began Friday with company officials surprising the girl at a Club Libby Lu at a mall in suburban Garland, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. The girl won a makeover that included a blonde Hannah Montana wig, as well as the grand prize: airfare for four to Albany, N.Y., and four tickets to the sold-out Hannah Montana concert on Jan. 9.
The mother had told company officials that the girl's father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq, company spokeswoman Robyn Caulfield said.
She had identified the soldier as Sgt. Jonathon Menjivar, but the Department of Defense has no record of anyone with that name dying in Iraq. Caulfield said the mother has admitted to the deception.
''We regret that the original intent of the contest, which was to make a little girl's holiday extra special, has not been realized in the way we anticipated,'' said Mary Drolet, the CEO of Club Libby Lu.
Drolet said the company is reviewing the matter, and is considering taking away the girl's tickets.
The 43-year-old comedian… is now seeing The Office’s Jenna Fischer, 33! “When Jenna separated from her husband… in September, she didn’t expect to start dating right away, but she met David at a party, and he made her laugh so hard that she decided to accept his dinner invitation,” a friend tells Star. Their relationship is “just light and fun,” adds the pal.
[From Star Magazine, print edition, December 31, 2007]
Spending more than 3 minutes with Keira must be painful................
Keira Knightley has vowed never to live in Hollywood because it’s a city with a one-track mind.
The British actress says she loves living in London because of the cosmopolitan lifestyle there helps her development as an actress – something Tinseltown could never manage.
She explains in a new magazine interview, “It's a funny place - I could never live in Hollywood, because there's nowhere to escape to. You find yourself sitting around a lot and every conversation you have is about the movies.
"I think you have to be in a city that has different walks of life that you can observe - and, for me, that's London."
And, despite her Golden Globe nomination for 'Atonement', gawd knows Keira could do with developing her acting skills.
Friday, December 28, 2007
The Oscar-winning actress and Keith Urban, the country and western singer she calls the "love of my life", broke the news to their families over the Christmas holiday.
The 40-year-old Australian star had already spoken of "winding down" her film-making activities as much as possible next year.
The baby, whose expected arrival date has not yet been revealed, will be the actress's first natural child.
Expose performing "Let me be the one" live earlier this year. Gioia Bruno's vocals are astounding!!!! To look back at all of Geno's World's past interviews with Gioia and details on her busy year, click here.
Nicky Hilton in L.A. Celebrity Puke
Natalie Portman really loves animals. Celebrity Smack
Leelee Sobieski hits the beach. Celebslam
Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn get a divorce. Holy Candy
Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia make it official? lovebscott
Lisa Marie Scott is a naughty Mrs. Claus. NewsToob
Sabrina the teenage witch and Punky Brewster's kids play. Seriously? OMG! WTF!
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Now I actually believe that she is pregnant........
Leave the baby making business to Brad Pitt, not Jennifer Aniston.
The National Enquirer reported that Aniston, 38, is expecting and speculated that the father could be either Vince Vaughn, Paul Sculfor or Sex and the City hunk Jason Lewis.
But her rep tells Usmagazine.com: “She is not pregnant.”
An eyewitness told Us that the Friends alum sipped a martini at a Christmas Eve dinner with pals Courteney Cox and David Arquette at Mastro’s in Beverly Hills.
She also recently had her hair colored by Michael Canali — another pregnancy no-no — last week.
The star “is in a great mood,” a source told Us, despite the fact that she didn’t have a date and “left alone” after the Christmas Eve dinner. “There’s no drama, and that’s why she’s happy!”
Michael Lohan, no stranger to intense scrutiny, is speaking out about the Spears family in light of 16-year-old Jamie Lynn's pregnancy announcement.
“People just don’t realize what it’s like to live under the whirlwind that families like mine and the Spears and other families out there are caught up in," Lohan told "Extra." "It takes a lot to hold it together.”
But he does offer some words of wisdom. “Stand together," he insisted. "Stand by each other and don’t let anyone come between you.”
Lohan also cleared up rumors that Lindsay is dating "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier.
“He’s a friend. She went over there for dinner one night over the holidays for an hour or so. They drank water and she went home,” he said.
As for Lindsay, “She’s doing amazingly well.”
No. Really???? What the hell were they thinking? I'm appalled. Seriously, this is twisted. Let me watch it again just to make sure........
Garrison, who is serving a 40-month prison sentence for a drunk driving accident that cost a teenage passenger his life, was granted access to a TV in his cell for good behavior, but didn't have the funds to buy one.
So Simpson, who grew up with Garrison, offered to buy her troubled friend the TV, according to In Touch Weekly magazine.
Ozzy Osbourne's $2 million book deal is in jeopardy. He can't remember his life or what he had for breafast this morning.
Ozzy Osbourne is struggling to write his autobiography, because he can't remember anything that's happened to him.
The former Black Sabbath frontman - who successfully fought his addiction to alcohol and drugs - signed a reported $2 million book deal with publishers Little Brown almost two years ago.
Since then Ozzy's wife, Sharon, has completed two memoirs of her own but the rocker's release date keeps getting pushed back, and the tome is now set to hit the shops next May.
A source said, "I cannot imagine the book being ready in five months, because so far Ozzy hasn't written anything - he hasn't even got a ghostwriter yet."
"So it is going to be some time before the book actually appears, if it ever does."
Ozzy - who once bit a bat's head off during a live show - recently confessed his memory had suffered because of his alcohol and drug abuse.
He revealed, "My memory isn't what it used to because of the drugs and alcohol I've been living on for the best part of my adult life. I often get asked, 'Is it true you snorted a line of ants?' Knowing me, there's a very good possibility. But do I remember it? No way."
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Geri is 10 times better looking than Victoria............
VICTORIA Beckham left Geri Halliwell ruffled as she teased her about being single — in front of the Strictly Come Dancing audience.
While the Spice Girls waited to record a second take of their BBC1 gig, Mel B yelled: “Are there any good-looking single blokes for Geri? We have to get her a boyfriend.”
Emma Bunton added: “He has to have a job.” Mel C asked: “Do we care about gender this week, Geri?”
Then Posh screeched: “Beggars can’t be choosers, Geri.” A source said: “Geri was embarrassed. Victoria apologised after the show.”
Mike & The Mechanics' video for "Seeing is Believing". Paul Young's voice was incredible! He is missed.......
Fergie and Josh are gonna get married. Celebrity Puke
Is Tailor Made already cheating on New York? Celebrity Smack
Nicollette Sheridan shows us her best side. Celebslam
Who wore their spandex best? Holy Candy
Rachel Bilson knows that less is more. loveBScott
Jenny Garth gets tipsy! NewsToob
Paris Hilton may have to get a job! Notorious News
The new Knight Rider/KITT! Seriously? OMG! WTF!
New "Lost" photos. Michael is back! Televisionista
LOOKING almost demure in a tailored gray coat, Ivanka Trump stepped onto a makeshift stage to greet the construction crew at Trump SoHo, a new condominium and hotel in downtown Manhattan. The occasion, a topping-off party to celebrate the project’s near completion, was raucous. Ms. Trump has inherited a high-profile life that includes a boutique on Madison Avenue.
“We love you, Ivanka,” one of the workmen bellowed between man-size bites of sausage, his shout followed by a chorus of “Ivanka, you’re the best.”
No stranger to that sort of overwrought reception, Ms. Trump, the daughter of the real estate magnate Donald Trump, received the homage with aplomb. She stood to thank the men, well aware that her understated coat did little to conceal her curves or dim the sheen of the Champagne-color hair that cascaded past her shoulders............
She wouldn't.....Would she? Lindsay's money problems are well documented. But I won't believe that she would stoop so low to sell nudie pictures of herself to the highest bidder........But then again, last month she tried to sell pictures of her family at Thanksgiving. She wouldn't.......would she?......................Naaaaaaaa........
Lindsay Lohan is having a bad week. First, her ex-boyfriend Riley Giles (whom she met in rehab and spent Thanksgiving with) told Britain’s News of the World that Lohan “quit coke and got hooked on sex with me,” and now Giles is selling photos he took of Lohan while they were together.
On Dec. 26, dozens of magazine editors awoke to an e-mail from a well-known photo agency. The e-mail included several snapshots of Lohan in various states of undress, and boasted that the pics were “personal photos taken by Riley Giles while he was dating Lindsay Lohan.”
“Say what you will about their relationship, but I don’t think she ever imagined he would do this to her,” a source close to Lohan said. All of Giles’ recent tongue wagging detracts from the fact that Lohan has cleaned up her act considerably. “Lindsay has worked really hard to get clean. She’s finally the ‘old’ Lindsay, and now she’s got to deal with this,” said a pal of Lohan’s.
Lohan and Giles broke off their relationship shortly after Thanksgiving. Since then, Lohan has been spotted out with 24-year-old Spencer Guilbert.
No licence? Drugs? Drunk? No brains..........
TMZ has confirmed that Mischa Barton has been arrested for DUI, possession of illegal narcotics and driving without a valid license. The former "O.C." star was pulled over early this morning around 3:00 AM as she was driving in West Hollywood, Calif., and is still in custody, being held on $10,000 bail. The Inmate Info doc called her "Mischa Burton."
It's me.....Geno. I may be called a lesser blog than Perez Hilton or VH1, but having me at your next charades party would be a coup for you. You'd be able to whisper to your friends..."Ya, that's THE Geno! He's here at my house playing charades with us instead of the numerous Hollywood openings that he was invited to.......Oh and one more thing Kristen. Does Hayden Panettiere come to these full contact charades parties? Do you ladies wrestle in your pjs in pigtails?...e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing charades at actress Kristen Bell's house can be full of hazards - the Heroes star plays to win at all costs. Bell hosts regular running charades contests at her Los Angeles home and turns her house into a maze of booby traps to make sure she comes out a winner.
She tells Complex magazine, "It's full-contact running charades. You can move furniture, you can use the dog as booby traps... Pretty much anything goes."
And the fun doesn't stop there: "I have no furniture in my front living room because I like to have dance parties or headstand contests."
hey hey! below we've got another explosive pregnancy claim courtesy of the latest national enquirer - i know what you're thinking - that jennifer aniston isn't pregnant BUT don't forget the publication was the first to nail nicole richie's pregnancy - and they were also onto jamie lynn spears before anyone else - so maybe this will the third time they're right -............
See, celebrities are just like us.............
The 32-year-old actress, who is dating Brad Pitt, is said to be worried the veins in her arms, hands and forehead have become more visible because of the amount of weight she has lost in recent months.
To combat the problem, Angelina has started having a special $400-a-time beauty treatment which uses a cream made from the eggs of the Baerii sturgeon - which is reared on farms in the South of France to produce the culinary delicacy of fish eggs.
The treatment, which can last up to three hours, involves the actress being wrapped up in tight bandages so her body sweats out toxins before she is slathered in the youth-restoring body cream - which claims to fight "slackened skin and loss of firmness".
The high oil and protein content of the sturgeon eggs is believed to be very good for the skin.
As well as the full body treatments, Angelina is also having lengthy facials using caviar-based moisturisers made by cosmetic company La Prairie.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Yes performing "Changes" back in the 80s. Bad hair, great tune! Trevor Rabin may not be Steve Howe, but his days with the band produced some great stuff!
Win Emma Bunton's cast! 7 Confessions
Jenna Jameson goes Christmas shopping. Celebrity Puke
Jennifer Lamiraqui makes me wish every day was Christmas. Celebslam
Nicole Richie has had a "Grinchlike" transformation! Holy Candy
Alyssa Milano still has "it". NewsToob
Will Smith is angry over celebrity gossip Web site articles that he said misinterpreted a recent remark he made in a Scottish newspaper about Adolf Hitler.
In a story published Saturday in the Daily Record, Smith was quoted saying: “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘let me do the most evil thing I can do today.‘ I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good.‘”
The quote was preceded by the writer’s observation: “Remarkably, Will believes everyone is basically good.”
Over the weekend, dozens of celebrity gossip Web sites posted articles about the comment, many saying that Smith believed that Hitler was a “good” person. It is an awful and disgusting lie,” Smith said in a statement Monday provided by his publicist. “It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen. I am incensed and infuriated to have to respond to such ludicrous misinterpretation.”
“Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet,” read the statement.
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Maybe he was having a bad day, but Denzel Washington comes off as prickly jerk in the new Elle. "The most innocuous questions are met with a cold stare," writes interviewer Lisa DePaulo. Washington was slightly more talkative at last week's premiere of "The Great Debaters," where his co-stars said he was cool on the set. "He could've easily come in and ruled with an iron fist," Jurnee Smollett told us. "But he never once did."
Soccer star David Beckham has splashed out $1,500 on a fashion tome for his Spice Girl wife Victoria. The expensive Christmas present, Valentino Garavani: First Name in Fashion, has been personally signed by the designer.
The book is one of just 2,0000 copies and is covered in elegant silk and comes in a clam-shell box.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Most people get a puzzle or a gardening book in their stocking - but Posh gets this."
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
The 44-year-old actress thinks stars such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan – who have all endured high-profile troubles this year – have been “ruined” by premature pampering.
She explains, “It's bad luck to be so successful that young. It's a lot of power and it's ruining them.
“It starts off where you express a whim, and the next thing you know, their trailer is filled with red M&Ms because someone is dying to please them.”
Uuurgh! Brown one are clearly the best…
It's foggy and grey in Britain. But that won't concern the stars who are spending the festive season lounging on private beaches or posing in exclusive ski resorts............ Australian ELLE 'The Body' MACPHERSON is also heading home to be with friends and family.
The supermodel and lingerie entrepreneur is rumoured to have rented a property in Palm Beach and will be bringing along her two sons, Flynn, nine; and Cy, four; for an all-Australian surfing holiday.
Her expected appearance is eagerly awaited by locals.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Michael Bolton is glad the Hollywood writers strike has brought production on Desperate Housewives to a halt because he gets to spend more time with one of the show's stars, fiancee Nicollette Sheridan.
The hit TV show is just one of many productions hit hard by the Writers Guild of America strike, after union members began picketing in a row over royalties in early November. But Bolton is happy for Sheridan's unexpected break - because it means she can join the singer on his worldwide tour.
He tells chatshow host Larry King, "We're doing great. She's working - minus the strike, which is... we hate the strike happening, but it is allowing her to travel with me. And we've just been to Europe and just gotten back to New York."
This may be the dumbest comment ever uttered.................
Britney Spears may have had a difficult year, but she has one fan: Dr Phil.
The television therapist has spoken out about Spears sisters Britney and Jamie Lynn, praising their mothers parenting skills.
Fallen pop star Britney started the year shaving her head and lost custody of her two sons. Over the pre-Christmas weekend, the "Toxic" singer showed new depths to her erratic behavior while she drove around with paparazzi photographers. Jamie Lynn, meanwhile, has recently revealed that she is 16 and pregnant.
However, Dr Phil told PEOPLE, "We know the Spears family, particularly the parents. An asset that Britney (Spears) and Jamie Lynn both have is a great and dedicated mother."
Lynn Spears has reportedly been estranged from her eldest daughter since Britney split with Kevin Federline. They have not been seen in public together throughout the year.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, has been editing the first rushes as executive producer and is using all the tricks possible to make the cast look good.
"She demanded a soft-filter lens during filming because it is more flattering," says my source on the set in New York.
Atkinson was moving from a metered spot Thursday when he struck the Volkswagen Jetta, police said.
"He was backing out of a parking spot and didn't see the car behind him," said police Sgt. Dan Davis. "There was a little bit of damage to the car. He put a ding in it."
Davis said the accident was minor, and no citations were issued.
A phone message left for Atkinson's management in London late Saturday was not immediately returned.
Extreme Sports star Riley Giles - who started dating Lindsay during her stint in rehab earlier this year - says Lohan’s sexual appetite was insatiable, claiming she swapped drug addiction for other dependencies.
He tells the News Of The World, “Lindsay's definitely a nymphomaniac. She's wild in bed. We'd have sex a couple of times in the day and then go to it through the night.
"We once did it four times in a row straight. That was crazy. Lindsay was insatiable. She'd demand sex again and again. We'd go at it for hours. She'd have worn out most guys.
“When you orgasm, your endorphins shoot up and it becomes a massive natural high. If you have an addictive personality like Lindsay you need that to replace the highs you got from taking drugs all the time. Sex became a key part of her recovery.”
However, according to Giles – who Lindsay dumped last month – Lohan has now found something else to replace sex in her life – shopping! “Lindsay has a very addictive personality,” he explains. “Now she's switched habits again. First it was drugs, then it was sex, now it's shopping.
“Her whole day consists of spending - every day. She gets her hair done every day and has a spray tan twice a week. I don't think it's healthy."