Saturday, May 31, 2008
Susan Sarandon has vowed to quit America with her longterm partner Tim Robbins if Republican John McCain wins November's presidential election.
The actress is rooting for Democrat contender Barack Obama, and is packing her bags in case he or party rival Hillary Clinton don't replace George W. Bush in the White House.
She says, "It's a critical time, but I have faith in the American people."
Sarandon also defends her support of Obama as opposed to Clinton, telling the New York Post, "I thought the whole point of feminism is that you're not supposed to be defined by gender. I don't understand the reasoning behind that, because I wouldn't vote for (U.S. Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice, and I hated (former British prime minister) Margaret Thatcher."
Lock the guy up in a room with Alec for punishment...............
Alec Baldwin, Sally Field and tennis star Steffi Graff are among a long list of celebrities whose confidential tax files were reportedly uncovered illegally by an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax examiner.
John Snyder was arrested in Kentucky on Thursday after allegedly peering into the financial records of over 200 celebrities and professional athletes.
Snyder, 56, has been employed by the U.S. government agency since 1981.
He faces one year in jail and $250,000 in fines if he is charged.
I'll stick with Heineken...
Victoria, 34, and David, 33, have hired a team to help them run the Californian vinery.
They plan to bottle Chateau Posh wine but will keep it for themselves and friends.
LA Galaxy ace David unveiled the surprise last month on holiday with showbiz pals TOM CRUISE, KATIE HOLMES, SEAL, HEIDI KLUM, KATE BECKINSALE and LEN WISEMAN.
He arranged a birthday drink — from a bottle with Victoria’s name on the label.
A source said: “The Beckhams became wine buffs when he played in Spain. The vineyard went down a storm with Victoria. She was delighted.”
Becks, who starred in England’s 2-0 win over the USA on Wednesday, spent months researching vineries in California’s Napa Valley, an hour’s flight from their LA home.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Where's my invitation?????......... Charlie!!!!! Should be a great party........
Charlie Sheen will marry his fiancee, Brooke Mueller, tonight, Access Hollywood has learned.
Sheen and his girlfriend of two years will tie the knot it a ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Around 60 guests will be shuttled to a secret residence for the event.
Sam and Lola, Sheen’s two adorable daughters, caught in the bitter feud with ex-wife Denise Richards, will be there.
Following the ceremony, Sheen and his new bride are expected at a red carpet event on Saturday.
In related news, while some rumors have circulated that the couple is already pregnant, Access has learned Brooke is without baby.
Everyone’s favorite tipsy greaser Kirsten Dunst is reportedly claiming her month-long stay at rehab center-to-the-stars Cirque Lodge was just a quick fix for feeling down in the dumps. As the actress recently told E! Online, she was not in a state of Natasha Lyonne meth-face madness, nor was she popping pills or playing the Brits’ favorite party game of Booze Snorting— she was just depressed! But when we gave the Cirque Lodge's admission guidelines a quick once over, we found no mention of specific plans aimed at those suffering simply from depression. So we decided to place a call to the Cirque Lodge today to see if our dear Kirsten just might be telling the truth. Sadly, as the Magic 8-Ball might say, "Outlook Not So Good." Here's what the spokesperson we spoke to today told us:
We address chemical dependency issues. We’re not at all a purely psychiatric facility like Bridges To Recovery, and each patient must undergo a detox for their chemical dependency, whether they’re coming off benzos, you know, cocktails in a pill, or harder substances. We do treat underlying issues, but if someone is suffering solely from chronic depression, we’re not the place to go.
Kim Kardashian has taken umbrage with my clearly scientific debate regarding her buttpads. Check out her latest blog entry (NOTE: I took the liberty of un-editing all the a--'s. My replacements in italics.):
OMG! When will people get off my atrium, literally! Haha. I have said it a million times before and I'll say it again: My booty is as real as the designer items I'm auctioning off on eBay.The reason I bring this up is because those jokesters at the Superficial claimed that I wear foam panties. NOT TRUE! (And I don't stuff 'em with Charmin either).I think my photo shoots clearly prove I don't wear butt pads!To all you non-believers at the Superficial, kiss my REAL and GORGEOUS amphitheater!XOXO,Kim
As if being Nobel Prize winner, vice-president, snookered-by-history presidential candidate, environmental scold, and Oscar-winning filmmaker weren’t enough to flesh out his résumé, Al Gore is about to add another job title: opera librettist. La Scala, Milan’s legendary but troubled opera house, has commissioned an opera based on An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s movingly righteous PowerPoint presentation about global warming. The announcement is light on details: The composer will be Giorgio Battistelli, best known for a 1979 symphony involving an orchestra of blacksmiths, carpenters, bricklayers, and other laborer/artisans. The premiere will take place in 2011. It’s not clear whether Gore will start polishing his dactyls and write the words himself, or whether he’ll be the principal character. (Gore's past experience with opera hasn't gone so well.) Maybe he'll even sing the role himself. (He looks like a tenor, though he’s got more of a basso rumble.) And no word on which toxic diva will nab the all-important role of CO2.
3 times a day? Just like every Mother with 2 small kids.................
Gwyneth Paltrow works out for three hours a day. The 'Iron Man' star - who has two children with her Coldplay star husband Chris Martin - is totally committed to maintaining her svelte figure, according to her chef friend Mario Batali.
Mario, who stars with Gwyneth in TV documentary 'Spain... On the Road Again', said: "I think she works out three hours a day - which is one of the keys to success. If we all did that, we'd all look like Gwyneth Paltrow - or at least closer!"
Mario also revealed the 35-year-old actress is blessed with a fast metabolism which means she never gains weight.
He added: "Gwyneth loves to eat and, you know, she never puts on a pound!"
Gwyneth and Mario travel around Spain with Mark Bittman and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols in the documentary.
Mario said: "We had an amazing time - we saw everything! It's very much like a road trip, we just drove into a place, figured out what was going on and tried to get a hold of it."
Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have been spotted kissing and holding hands -- but has the rehabbed Hollywood starlet needed to lean on her DJ gal pal for more than just a fun time? Last night, the inseparable two were spotted at an emergency room in an apparent health scare -- reports say Sam brought Lindsay in -- and they stayed for two hours.
The cause for the visit to the Century City hospital is unknown. Lindsay is known to suffer from acute asthma, and has a tattoo to remind her to "breathe."
After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn’t be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied — even Radiohead.
All videos of Prince’s unique rendition of Radiohead’s early hit were quickly taken down, leaving only a message that his label, NPG Records, had removed the clips, claiming a copyright violation. But the posted videos were shot by fans and, obviously, the song isn’t Prince’s.
In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince’s performance from a text message and thought it was “hilarious.” Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O’Brien, said the blocking had prevented him from seeing Prince’s version of their song.
“Really? He’s blocked it?” asked Yorke, who figured it was their song to block or not. “Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment.”
Yorke added: “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our … song.”
She's poison! Poison I say!
Kimberly wasn't good to Betty Suarez back in high school and she hasn't done much for her lately, either.
Lindsay Lohan's buzzed-about appearance as a Mean Girl from Betty's past on Thursday's season finale of Ugly Betty didn't do much for the acclaimed ABC comedy, ratings-wise. The finale attracted about 8.8 million viewers, up only about 300,000 from the prior week's episode yet down 16.2 percent from the Golden Globe winner's 2007 finale.
Betty's viewership was good enough for 17th place in the Nielsens, however, in what was another finale-laden week in a writers' strike-stunted season. But Britney's comeback turn on How I Met Your Mother still holds the title for show most helped by a reformed trainwreck.
Journey performing "Stone In Love" live in 1981.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart aren't getting married. Celebitchy
Harvey Korman dies. Celebrity Smack
Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park's sexy video and photo shoot. Fire Cubed
Carmen Electra wears.....something. NewsToob
Melissa Joan Hart has her hands full. Seriously? OMG! WTF!
Journey guitarist Neal Schon says F**k Steve Perry! He states that Steve Perry gets paid like a Motherf**ker even though he shouldn't be!
Steve Perry also talks about himself in the third person in a separate interview. Good Lord. He teases his fans with the talk of new material. And Neal's comments? Wow..... I'm glad I can just enjoy the tunes.........
When I met you guys in Vegas, you referred to Steve as “He Who Cannot Be Named.” Is there some legal issue here? Are you not allowed to talk about him on the record?
Oh, y'know—there’s no legal issue with talking about him. It’s just that he thinks every time we talk about him, we talk crap about him, and it’s really not true. We just try not to talk about him.
So you’re not enjoined from discussing him in public?
No. I mean, I didn’t say anything inflammatory to him. I didn’t talk about how he still gets paid like a motherfucker even though he shouldn’t be. It’s stuff like that I’m not allowed to talk about. But the facts are the facts, y'know? He sorta just bitches and moans and whines about everything. And he just assumes that every time we bring up his name, we’re sayin’ bad things. Or he thinks we’re hangin’ on to his coattails. And it’s just not like that. It’s never been like that. He barely ever talks to the public, and he doesn’t want us talking about him, and he doesn’t want to talk about us, but when people ask me for stories about the band’s history, and things that went down, I’m gonna talk about it. I mean—we’re completely done. I told you about the VH1 thing, which is true, about crackin’ the stone—I’ve been wanting to set that straight for a while. It’s the truth. So fuck him.
Tyra Banks has slammed the fashion industry, claiming that she was ostracized because of her skin colour and size.The catwalk supremo, and now talk show host, believes that it was more difficult for her than other wannabes to become a success because she didn’t fit into most people’s idea of the conventional model beauty.She even accuses a number of designers of blacklisting her, telling the New York Times magazine: "My biggest obstacle was that I was black and curvy," adding that her agency had a list of "designers who will not book Tyra because of hips and breasts."The 34-year-old claims modelling bosses tried to convince her mother to put her on a diet - but she refused: "My mother told me the whole thing as we were walking down the street in Milan."She said, 'They say you're too curvy. Let's go order pizza.' We walked into a pizzeria, and we discussed a career change."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
First Clay Aiken and now this....................
I love the outfits! Oh ya, the song is catchy...............
The beginning of the summer just got really hot. Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt are back. The Grammy-nominated quintet kicks off the beginning of the summer in a big way with performances of "When I Grow Up" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (May 20) and The 2008 MTV Movie Awards (June 1). The Dolls will also been seen hosting and performing on VH1’s “Maxim Hot 100” (premiering May 27) and their E! “True Hollywood Story” will premiere on May 23.
“When I Grow Up” is the first single from the follow-up to PCD, the 2005 debut album that put the Dolls on the global pop map. The Rodney Jerkins-produced track will be released commercially on May 27.
The Pussycat Dolls’ first album, PCD, has sold over 7 million copies worldwide, on the strength of 5 massive hit singles ("Don't Cha," "Stickwitu," "Beep," "Buttons" and "Wait a Minute.") They toured the globe with The Black Eyed Peas and Christina Aguilera and made millions of fans along the way.
The Pussycat Dolls’ second album will be released later this summer.
Video: Preview of "I Love Money". "I Love New York" lunatics and "Rock of Love" skanks compete for cash.
Will I be watching? Oh ya.......... Love this stuff!
Make a Wish is a great organization. Good for Pam!
PAMELA ANDERSON will be offering herself as a dinner guest to the lucky winner of a charity auction to take place Saturday in Abu Dhabi, Reuters reports.
The auction will benefit the international Make-A-Wish Foundation, with a goal of helping make wishes come true for 39 terminally ill children in the United Arab Emirates.
"We are planning to have a lot of fun and make a lot of money for the cause," the former "Baywatch" actress said.
TMZ has learned Clay Aiken is going to be a daddy. In case you didn't process that, Clay Aiken is going to be a daddy.Here's what we know. Multiple sources tell us the mother is Jaymes Foster, a record producer and Clay's best friend. He lives at her home when he's in L.A.We're told Foster, who produced several Aiken CDs, is due in August. She's the sister of record mogul David Foster. We're told she's in her late 40's, though we could not confirm her exact age. Aiken is 29.We're told Foster was artificially inseminated. But Clay is a lot more than sperm -- we're told he will have an active role in raising the child.No immediate word from Aiken's rep.
If the money is right, of course it will be Tobey..............
According to our sources, that include reps from CAA, Endeavour, ICM, Marvel Studios and Sony, no actor including Fugit has been approached or even considered for the Peter Parker/Spider-Man role or any other character for that matter.To take it a step further, head of Media Relations for Sony/Columbia Pictures Steve Elzer told the IESB today that the Fugit story is 100% false and added, "No one is being considered for the role but Tobey. Period."So after all this, what's my opinion? Spider-Man 4 will get made pretty quickly, as has been told to us by Feige and other Marvel execs. The script that Vanderbilt just turned in is a first draft and it's way too early to be considering any actors for any of the roles. Sony will, of course, give Tobey Maguire the first offer to make the film. Plain and simple
Jennifer Love Hewitt's video for "How Do I Deal?".
Jennifer Hudson maintains equilibrium. Ayyyy!
Buy Shia LaBeouf's dirty draws. Candy Kirby
Christina Aguilera says "Vote or die!" In Case You Didn't Know
Kim Kardashian cleans up nice. NewsToob
Usher has a meltdown on MTV! Sexy Sandy Says
I have my doubts........
Ne-Yo admits he had his doubts about Lindsay Lohan's vocal talents when he was asked to write a song for her upcoming third album, due later this year. "I gotta admit, we were like ... 'Lindsay Lohan?'" Ne-Yo tells Billboard magazine. "I mean, I've written for Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Celine Dion and ... Lindsay Lohan?" But after hearing her sing on the track, called "Bossy," Ne-Yo says he and producer Stargate were so impressed that he called Lohan to say how sorry he was for not believing in her. "She did a ridiculously fabulous job," Ne-Yo tells the magazine. "I was so shocked I had to call her and apologize for what I was thinking because she did so good. I think the world is gonna be surprised."
He'll have to practice the laugh.................
Eddie Murphy is attached to reprise his role as Detroit detective Axel Foley, and Brett Ratner is negotiating to direct.
Studio is aiming for a 2009 production start and a summer 2010 release.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original "Beverly Hills Cop" trilogy with late partner Don Simpson, won't be actively involved in the new film.
Murphy approached the studio about reviving the franchise that cemented his status as a B.O. mega-star. Par brass were eager to land another picture with Murphy after he finished the Karey Kirkpatrick-directed "NowhereLand," which Paramount releases in June 2009.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I can't wait! My ears are still ringing from a Satriani concert 15 years ago!.............
Sammy Hagar has a new supergroup that includes a virtuoso guitarist and a fellow Van Halen alumnus, but fans eager to see the so-called Red Rocker sing alongside the six-string hero he's most famously associated with shouldn't hold their breath.
It seems a peace settlement in the war of wills between Hagar and Eddie Van Halen could be years away, if it arrives at all.
"I love Eddie, but we don't love each other," Hagar said during an interview Thursday.
"I heard that he got cleaned up again. Hopefully he stays that way and doesn't die, because before we both die we have to be friends again.
"But like I said, people have to be level-headed and have to be healthy before you can settle a feud."
Eddie Van Halen's battles with drug and alcohol addiction are legend, marring past shows with Hagar and delaying the start last year of a reunion tour with original singer, and Hagar's predecessor, David Lee Roth.
Instead of waiting for that friendship to be repaired, Hagar has teamed with acclaimed guitarist Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith, and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. The group, code-named Chickenfoot, will enter the recording studio just before Labour Day.
"We've written eight, nine songs. We just got to go in the studio Sept. 1," Hagar said.
"When people hear the music, it's Led Zeppelin. It's as good as that. I know that's a mighty bold statement... We could rival Zep."
The idea of these two reading the Bible makes me chuckle.........
Here comes the bride! After famously calling off her wedding last year, Heidi Montag reveals for the first time in the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now, that she's changed her mind.
"I'm ready to marry Spencer," the 21-year-old Hills star tells Us. "He's my soulmate."
What changed? On-and-off beau Spencer Pratt convinced her to plan their wedding again during a secret make-or-break getaway to Mexico.
"Heidi read me biblical passages like 'Honor thy wife,'" says Pratt.
Will George ever settle down? Should he?.........
George Clooney has broken up with Sarah Larson after nearly a year of dating. According to a friend of Sarah's, the Leatherheads star recently moved out of his LA home while the 29-year-old former Las Vegas cocktail waitress removed her belongings. "George is relieved to be single again," says an insider. "He thinks Sarah is sweet and that is why it was so hard to break up with her." As In Touch previously reported, George, 47, and Sarah struggled to make their relationship work because of their different backgrounds. "The truth is that they had little in common and he just doesn't want to be tied down," explains the insider. George’s rep told In Touch: “I can only confirm that we have never commented on George's personal life.”
Thiébaud became one of Twain's best friends during her time with the pair, and she and Lange both deny accusations of a relationship, reports People magazine. The "Still the One" singer and her son Asia, 6, have returned to their secluded cottage in Huntsville, Ontario -- which along with the Swiss chateau and a 60,000 acre spread in New Zealand -- is just part of a huge fortune set to be divided.
Lange -- the man behind Def Leppard, Nickelback -- and Shania's success -- has made $500 million as one of the most successful music producers in history. Twain, having sold 60 million albums, has her own $450 million fortune.
Sources close to Shania say that her legendary warmth and spirit will help her bounce back from this painful break.
I can't remember if milk is good or bad for you this week..........
CHRISTIAN BALE sports the famous milk moustache as the campaign teams up with DC Comics to give away a chance to be drawn into a Batman comic book!
The ad, which launches June 1, reads: "Others reload. Batman refuels. Research suggests that milk's unique mix of nutrients can help athletes recover after exercise. And its protein can help build muscle. So train hard and drink lowfat or fat free milk, because the Batmobile isn't the only thing that needs to refuel."
Enter here for a chance to win a comic book cameo! One grand prize winner will have his or her likeness drawn into an upcoming issue of Batman.
No big surprise.........
Hollywood playboy Jack Nicholson's alleged penchant for prostitutes has been outed in former co-star Debra Winger's new autobiography Undiscovered.
Winger joined Nicholson on the big screen in 1983 Oscar-winning movie Terms of Endearment, co-starring Danny DeVito and Shirley MacLaine. And among her own intimate revelations, the actress recalls a shocking encounter with Nicholson after the pair landed in Germany to promote the movie.
She writes, "I had never been there (to Germany) and was relentlessly joking with Jack (Nicholson) about how I, as a Jew, would be treated. He finally told me to stop, that these paranoid fantasies had little to do with modern Germany and that I should relax and enjoy the trip - and perhaps join him on his search for the perfect brothel."
Winger's book - her first - is slated for release next month.
Rush performing "Limelight" in 2003.
Is Britney Spears becoming a Sex Pistol? Britney Spears Is Not Dead Yet
Denise Richards on the interview circuit. Celebrity Pictures
Xzibit's infant son dies. Celebrity Smack
Marisa Miller blows kisses from the Maxim party. NewsToob
Benji Madden runs out of gas. Seriously? OMG! WTF!