Saturday, March 01, 2008
Actress Marion Cotillard sparked a political row yesterday after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks.
The 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website.
"I think we're lied to about a number of things," Cotillard said, singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an example of the US making up horror stories for political ends.
Referring to the two passenger jets being flown into the Twin Towers, Cotillard said:
"We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? They [sic] was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."
She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were an outdated "money-sucker" that would have cost more to modernise than to rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed.
She said: "It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them."
I've got some advice. Dump him..............
The 'Match Point' star - who has previously been romantically linked to Jessica's boyfriend Justin Timberlake - has been counseling her friend on how to cope with infidelity rumors.
A source said: "Jessica knows she and Justin are happy and there are no problems. But she wanted to get a female perspective on the best way to handle all the rumors about him with other girls."
"Scarlett told her to ignore the speculation and concentrate on the relationship."
She didn't know what to do? Oh my.............
"Kiwis are awesome," she says, between takes on the set of her new movie. "They're really cute, too."
The 22-year-old actress - who shot to fame with young viewers as spoilt rich girl Sharpay Evans in the Disney hit High School Musical - has been in New Zealand for four weeks, shooting the $60 million comedy, They Came From Upstairs.
Tisdale's first feature is set in a rambling old villa transported from Remuera to a farm in North Auckland. Security is tight, and film-makers have asked to keep the location secret. But fans still managed to find the star filming at Narrow Neck Beach.
"There were, like, 20 guys around my age, standing on the side," she says. "I came out and they were like, whistling and stuff. I don't really have that a lot. I usually get the young kids but seeing, like, a bunch of guys waiting, I was like, 'Wow, that's awesome, I don't know what to do. Should I go over and talk to them?"'
Friday, February 29, 2008
"The excitement all got underway in front of the watchful eyes of the Hollywood press. Turning out in support the Total Pop Star online phenomenon, while hobnobbing over lunch with the cast was Jason Oropallo from RealityWanted.com, Denise Ames from Focus: In the Mix, and a very special visit from Jean Arthur, ambassador from the Reality Cares Foundation. Total Pop Star also welcomed crews and journalists from the TV Guide Network, CC Variety TV, Manmade Multimedia, Life & Style, US Weekly, Hollywood Hills Magazine, Getty Images, Berliner Studio, Cybersocket Magazine and Showbiz to Go. Lastly, one of Total Pop Star's favorite celebrity bloggers, Geno from Geno's World stopped by with his showbiz flair and mingled with the stars."
Rush performing "Closer to the heart" live in 1988.
Camilla Bell looks great at "10,000BC" premiere! Celebrity Pictures
Courtney Love looks....different without makeup! Circus Hour
Brooke Shields locked herself in her trailer and panicked! ICYDK
Lisalla Montenegro is not ugly. NewsToob
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen at the airport. Splash
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Rachael Ray broke down in tears while taping her show, which airs this a.m., after meeting a pit bull rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting pits. The celeb chef has a pit bull of her own, Isaboo, who's turned her into a crusader for the breed
Was Karina Smirnoff's back surgery due to an injury on "Dancing with the Stars" or Mario Lopez's lovin'???
Extra” is breaking the news that “Dancing with the Stars” competitor Karina Smirnoff underwent back surgery this morning -- and "Dancing" fans fear she may not be able to make it to the new season!
Mario Lopez visited a healthy-looking Smirnoff this week and chatted about the new Mario in her life – the R&B singer expected to waltz away with the dance pro this season. Katrina exclusively told Lopez the news that she suffered an injury during the recent “DWTS” tour and will have surgery.
Karina is expected to be fully recovered in time for “Dancing’s” March 17 premiere.
This is great news for fans of the show. It seems certain that the beloved comedy will get a proper send off...........
Veteran comedy "Scrubs" is caught in a tug-of-war between NBC and ABC.ABC is in negotiations to pick up 18 episodes of the series from ABC Studios, which has produced the comedy for NBC since 2001. NBC brass are said to have been caught off guard when THR.com broke the story Thursday.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
And as an added bonus, she plays video games! We live in a bizarre time..............
Perez Hilton allegedly has Jonathan Jaxson send him xxx videos of himself in exchange for broken promises!
I came up with a lot of witty banter for this story, but decided to just let the story speak for itself..............
Jonathan Jaxson - a former publicist and founder of gossip site JJ's Dirt - told Page Six he sent Lavandeira sexually explicit videos of himself with the hope of Lavandeira's help, which never materialized.
"He would tell me he would give me stories for my blog," Jaxson, 24, said of Lavandeira, 29. "He used me."
We've obtained pages of lengthy AOL Instant-Messenger chats between Jaxson and "Perez Hilton," who has risen to fame with his Web site, where he doodles on photos of celebrities accompanied by scathing insults.
The New York Times ran a gushing puff piece on "Perez" Tuesday, reporting he gets 2.8 million visitors a month and is in talks with Warner Music for his own label because he has such a great ear for new music.
In an exchange from Sept. 1, 2007, Lavandeira told Jaxson, "you should totally make a sex tape . . . (but not with me)." Jaxson wrote back, "I will have to make one on here for you tomorrow and e-mail it to you." Lavandeira responded, "Hot! Do it now!"
The next afternoon, Lavandeira asked Jaxson, "When are you sending me that video you promised?" Jaxson responded, "If you do a phone blog with me for my blog . . . as if I am cold calling you in attempt to get advice for my blog. You can be totally rude. I don't want others to know we talk."
The next day, Lavandeira asked again, "Where is that video?"
Jaxson told Page Six he sent Lavandeira videos of himself masturbating and other forms of "sex videos," but said he only met Lavandeira in person three times - once in Florida and twice in New York.
"I fell in love with Perez. I thought he had a huge heart . . . but he's just a [bleep]hole," Jaxson told us. "We started working together and communicating on how to make my blog bigger. Then it got more personal and intimate."
Lavendeira had no comment.
We've all seen the photos of Joan lately. Somehow seeing that horror speak and move makes it all worse!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spock's Beard covering Genesis' "Sqounk" live. Drummer Nick D'Virgilio swapped places with lead singer Neal Morse for the tune. Morse has since gone solo and D'Virgilio now pulls double duty with the band.
Gemma Atkinson goes on vacation. Celebrity Pictures
Heidi and Spencer need to get a room! Celebrity Puke
Elle MacPherson looks great! Celebrity Smack
Ali Lohan wants to be just like Lindsay? Noooo! Celebslam
Deep thoughts by Mariah Carey. Circus Hour
Amanda Peet has no moss growing on her! Fire Cubed
Jennifer Aniston has given up sex! NewsToob
Love or hate Rachel Bilson's fringe? OMG I love her style!
Adam isn't the smartest guy on the planet...............
THE "Big Brother" contestant who stirred up a controversy when he called autistic children "retards," has been fired from his job.
But Adam Jasinski, who worked for the United Autism Foundation, doesn't know he's been canned.
He is sequestered in the "Big Brother" house in LA, cut off from contact with the outside world, in keeping with the show's rules.
The foundation announced his firing on its Web site yesterday.
At least one advertiser pulled out of the show following the public outcry over the crude remark and several autism groups even called for CBS to cancel the reality series because producers chose to air the remark in an edited version of the program.
Jasinski was heard on the program saying that he could call children with autism whatever he liked because he worked with them.
"Mr. Jasinski will no longer work for or represent the United Autism Foundation since he caused tremendous damage to UNIAF," the announcement read.
The actress revealed on The Late Show With David Letterman that her husband found watching her lock lips with actor Danny Comden so tough that he kept shouting ‘Cut’ before the crucial moment.
Courteney was forced to tell her hubby: "David, my character actually makes out with people. That's just what my character does. She's very racy."
On the third take, the former Friends star says she "went in for the kiss...OK...I'm now going in for the kiss...now we're kissing...It's awkward...too long...uncomfortable. He's uncomfortable and I'm uncomfortable...too much kissing. And I hear in this high voice, 'Cut.'
Apparently David had left the set, leaving a female assistant to end the scene.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
MTV does not want its Paula Abdul! Last week, the American Idol judge released her first music video in over a decade, “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow,” which features the signature moves that made her a must-see in the ’90s. But MTV isn’t about to revisit history as the 45-year-old makes her comeback. “There are currently no plans to play the video,” an MTV spokesperson tells OK!. While most artists’ videos are usually submitted and then reviewed to be added to a network’s play rotation, a music insider tells OK! that Paula’s has yet to make the rounds.
In the new issue of Us Weekly, presidential candidate Barack Obama invited news director Lara Cohen to join his campaign for a day. He described some of his best Just Like Us moments, and took our Presidential Pop Quiz (where he revealed that his daughters think Britney and Paris are "yuck").
Some excepts from the Us interview:
So, boxers or briefs? Bill Clinton said he wore boxers in a 1992 interview with MTV.
Barack: "I don't answer those humiliating questions. But whichever one it is, I look good in 'em!"
We sincerely regret that we had to cancel the Casino show on February 24th, due to unsafe conditions. Our first two shows in Chile were wonderful and we love playing for the fantastic fans in Chile. We are looking forward to coming back next year. Journey would like to thank the Promoter and their staff for all their hard work trying to make this show happen. The cancellation was not due to any problems with Journey's equipment but rather the inability of the Casino staff to provide safe power for the show. The deciding factor was when a fire broke out under the stage as a result of a transformer blowing up. Earth Wind and Fire also lost equipment the other night due to power issues. We decided to cancel rather than risk the safety of our fans. Hopefully next year the casino’s power will be sorted out and we can do a show to make up for this one. Once again our sincerest apologies to the fans who were inconvenienced by these unfortunate circumstances!
REGIS PHILBIN gets playful with the paparazzi and jokingly rips on his co-host KELLY RIPA as Hollywood.tv's cameras spot the hilarious TV staple leaving Madeo's restaurant in L.A. on Tuesday night.
Cate Blanchett is thick-skinned about not winning another Oscar, but she’s still a winner. “I didn’t have any expectations,” she tells “Extra.” Cate’s certainly a winner today -- a beauty award winner.
The radiantly pregnant Cate told us why she’s never needed help looking flawless. “Your skin changes when you’re pregnant. I think with hormonal shifts, it could’ve gone quite crazy!” So how does she maintain that perfect porcelain skin?
The secret is a skin care line called SK-II and its magical little ingredient called “Pitera” that keeps the starlet aglow. “Basically it’s like a power drink,” she says. “It’s this beautiful bottle of clear liquid, full of vitamins and minerals.” Cate began using SK-II seven years ago, and now serves as the company’s global ambassador.
She’s now launching her own brand of the skin care line, “Cate’s Essentials Kit,” which includes a facial treatment mask. “It’s cotton and you look like Hannibal Lecter. But you don’t look like Hannibal Lecter when you take it off.” Let’s hope not!
Blanchett says the mask is perfect for moms who have zero free time. “What’s great for me is I have a little ritual in the morning and evening, and I’ll do a mask while I’m making their sandwiches. It’s that easy to do.”
Preserve your own beauty when Cate’s smooth skin secret makes its way into stores next month. It will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
She says, "In the Italian movie I had to be very ugly. I didn't shave my legs for two months. People on the set were embarrassed to look at me. I was walking around Rome with bad hair and a mustache. I looked scary."
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton has defended her unconventional love life.
The 47-year-old star - who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday - is raising her 10-year-old twin sons with their father, 67-year-old artist John Byrne, while at the same time romancing 29-year-old Sandro Kopp.
However, Tilda brushed off recent scathing attacks on her unusual love life, insisting all three were happy with the complicated arrangement.
She said: "I don't have a husband. I've never been married. I have children with someone else, with whom I'm bringing up my children. And I've lived with someone else, my sweetheart, for the last three years, and maybe it's extraordinary that we're really all friends."
"What is true is that John and I live with our children and Sandro is sometimes here with us, and we travel the world together. We are all a family."
Tilda - who wore a one-sleeved black dress to the ceremony - revealed she was stunned to win.
She added: "I'm still recovering from that moment, and I have absolutely no idea what happened after that. You can tell me my dress fell off and I'd believe you!"
She nailed it? It's hard to screw up a pre-taped, lip synched performance. But Paula did. She's out of her mind........
Singer-turned-TV presenter Paula Abdul is unfazed by criticism of her lip-synched set at the Super Bowl earlier this month - because she is convinced she gave the performance of a lifetime.
The 45-year-old's taped performance of new song Dance Like There's No Tomorrow marked her first singing appearance in more than a decade - and she was determined to prove she is still a first-class entertainer, despite not singing live.
She says, "It's pretty funny to me. In the past, whenever I was accused of lip-synching I would purposefully hit bad notes so that people would know I was singing live! But at the Super Bowl, they won't let you sing live for technical reasons. I was singing live over the backing track and I put a whole dance production together. People were waiting for a disaster but I nailed it."
ASIA's video for "Go". Here's hoping that the boys will play some songs like this from their underrated ASTRA album on their upcoming tour!! For clips from their upcoming "Phoenix" CD and tour info, visit http://www.originalasia.com/
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Christina Aguilera roots for the evil empire! Celebrity pictures
Is Paris Hilton dating Benji? Celebrity Puke
Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson. Celebrity Smack
Sideshow Candy! Circus Hour
Brittany Murphy goes diva. Hollyscoop
Brooke Hogan shows off her new breasts. NewsToob
Lindsay Lohan won a lot of razzies! Notorious News
Kate Moss' new campaign video. Popbytes
No need to thank me ladies. I'm justy doing my job. Enjoy............
Angelina Jolie may have secured the headlines over the weekend by finally revealing her much buzzed about baby bump, but Brad Pitt’s former ladylove, Jennifer Aniston, quietly made preparations for her own brood. The 39-year-old isn’t pregnant yet, but Star reports she’s put her eggs on ice until Mr. Right comes along.
“It was a really smart move, because it buys (Jen) a few years to figure it all out,” an insider told the magazine. “The pressure has lifted.”
The insider claims Jennifer could postpone having her first baby until she turns 45, and with ample resources and plenty of stamina, the actress isn’t worried about the wait. “She has loads of energy. And she’s so rich that she could just hire five nannies!”
It seems that Natalie Portman is as impressed by Scarlett Johansson’s ample cleavage as the rest of us.
The Star Wars actress had plenty of opportunity to check out Scarlett’s curves during the filming of their new movie, The Other Boleyn Girl.
And Natalie isn't shy about voicing her appreciation of her co-star's assets.
Natalie says (via The Sun): "Seriously, I would really want to grab Scarlett's breasts.
"She's got beautiful ones."
Monday, February 25, 2008
Lead singer of ASIA, John Wetton is rumored to be in line already..........
On the heels of 'The Bourne Ultimatum' winning three Academy Awards, Daily Variety reports that Universal Studios has wrangled MATT DAMON and director PAUL GREENGRASS to commit to a fourth Jason Bourne film.
In junket interviews for 'Ultimatum,' Damon had implied he was done with the franchise after three movies. But huge box office and a close working relationship with Greengrass -- who directed 'The Bourne Supremacy' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum' -- may have been the deciding factors in his choice to return.
Sunday night, 'The Bourne Ultimatum' scored a hat trick with Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
King Crimson performing "Frame by Frame" live in 1984.
Kate Beckinsale is a vision! Celebrity Pictures
Casey Affleck parties Oscar style! Celebrity Puke
Gary Busey mauls Jennifer Garner! Celebrity Smack
Bunky the ape attends Oscar parties! Circus Hour
Big Brother girls are skanky fun! Fire Cubed
Milo Ventimiglia poses with Hayden Panettiere poster. Creepy? Hayden's Countdown
Fergie in Milan! NewsToob
"Lost" ratings! Televisionista
The 'Sex and the City' star has ruled out ever having plastic surgery to look younger, because her smile lines are a reminder of the happiest points in her life.
She said: "If you are trying to say, 'OK! I want to look in the mirror for the next 20 years and not see any changes,' I just feel you have kind of lost touch with reality."
"I feel we have lost the idea that smile lines are beautiful. When they have all these adverts where they have lines drawn on your face and they say these shouldn't be there, well, that would mean that you had never smiled or laughed and that's just not right."
It would be a great looking kid...........
Amid speculation Kate Hudson is currently hiding a baby bump, a U.S. publication is reporting that the actress has been dating old-flame Justin Timberlake for the past year.
Kate hasn’t been pictured with a man by her side for a while now, making the pregnancy rumours even more intriguing.
However, the New York Post believes they've hit on a possible explanation – namely a secret romance with JT.
A source tells the Post: "Kate is very private and refuses to be seen with him in public.
"She doesn't want to be humiliated like Cameron Diaz was when he dumped her. But they talk every day on the phone and see each other often."
As we reported previously, the pair were allegedly spied making out at a Hollywood club in January while Justin’s supposed girlfriend, Jessical Biel, was filming in London.
We can only speculate whether JT has anything to do with Kate's rumoured expanding tum...
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sigh. Yes I voted for Hillary. Yes, I was touched by her emotional debate speech the other night. But the millionare Clintons want my blogger money? Does Hillary still have a chance? Should I open my piggy bank? Life's little choices............
Lindsay Lohan has been rudely rebuffed in her attempts to make up with her old friend Paris Hilton.
Lindsay had left a message on her former party-girl pal’s mobile phone to try and make up their relationship, which had hit the rocks in the midst of their partying ways.
However, Paris showed she’s not prepared to forgive the actress for hanging out with Nicole Richie when she had fallen out with the socialite.
After listening to Lindsay’s message Paris rang Lindsay make and got through to her voice mail – where they proceeded to leave a series of fart sounds, according to The People.
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