Sunday, December 31, 2006
"I'm not the first nor will I be the last public figure who will be accused by a sibling of not doing enough. My question is, 'When is enough enough?'" Beyonce Creates Breakup Anthem.... Pop star Beyonce Knowles recorded her hit song Irreplaceable to empower women who want to end their bad relationships.
The star was inspired after playing the role of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls and immediately went into the recording studio after filming ended to capture the feelings she had.
She explains, "Because I had been playing this character who was so caged, I had to do something with all that energy I'd been holding inside.
"So I probably made my most emotional, aggressive record ever. I was able to be things I'm not."
She calls Irreplaceable her "secret weapon" adding, "It's a celebrat
In an exclusive interview with The Courier-Mail, the blonde heiress said she would revisit the Gold Coast in the next few months and would meet with Paradise Kids to discuss how best to support the organisation.
Hilton spent last night in Sydney celebrating the New Year with her boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, and about 30 friends.
Sources claimed yesterday she was to have seen in the New Year in Brisbane but those plans were scrapped after Sir Richard Branson contacted advertising guru John Singleton, the man responsible for bringing Paris to Australia, and asked that she change her schedule to attend his private party on Sydney Harbour.
Hilton, who is in Sydney to promote a new beer, said yesterday she was disappointed Paradise Kids had criticised her following her visit there in 2004, while she was based on the Gold Coast filming House of Wax.
But the 25-year-old hotel heiress said her representatives had contacted Paradise Kids as soon as she flew in to Australia last week to ask if she could again help the charity.
Paradise Kids had attacked Hilton after a misunderstanding surrounding a star-studded charity concert.
After she last visited Paradise Kids, Hilton said she would try to put together a benefit concert with The Backstreet Boys – the band that included her ex-boyfriend Nick Carter.
The pair broke-up soon after she returned to the US and the charity's organisers claimed Hilton had broken a promise by not organising the event.
"I just think that's not fair," she said. "I went there and visited the charity and I did raise awareness for them."
She said she felt it was important to support Paradise Kids.
"I'm planning to visit them again when I come back to the Gold Coast in the next couple of months."
Paradise Kids executive director Reverend Ian Mavor said yesterday he was sorry the relationship with Hilton had soured but all was forgiven.
"It's all forgiven," he said.
"We like the idea of her doing something for us. We'd love for her to come visit again. It's lovely and we appreciate her help."
If there’s one actress who doesn’t quite like to have the word “sexy” added before her name, it would be Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz, for she thinks that being labelled is “boring”.
The 32-year old beauty, who is already creating Oscar buzz for a stellar performance in the Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Volver’, revealed that she doesn’t quite pay attention to all those people who are forever calling her “sexy”, for she doesn’t like being typecast.
“I don’t pay attention to people calling me sexy. It makes me nervous when people start using labels. It’s boring,” Hollywoodrag.com quoted her, as saying.
“I don’t understand why people tend to typecast you,” she added.
As for all those Oscar rumours, well one person firmly in Cruz’s corner Iis her former beau Matthew McConaughey, who she met while filming action adventure ‘Sahara’.
“She is going to get an Oscar nomination for ‘Volver’, or she should. She is so excited about that film. I really hope she gets the recognition she deserves,” he recently said.
Cruz has already taken home the European Film Award for Best Actress this year, as well as the Best Actress award at the Cannes film festival for her performance in ‘Volver’.
The Cannes award was shared with Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Britney Spears' biggest internet fan club is set to be closed down.
The 25-year-old ¨C who has been seen partying since filing for divorce from Kevin Federline ¨C has shocked fans on website www.worldofbritney.com so much they have decided to shut it down.
Ruben Gray, who founded the website, revealed: "Britney is losing her identity and credibility. Britney is done. For me at least.
"No matter what anyone thinks or how they may disagree, it is very hard to maintain the respect needed to keep things going. So we have decided to shut the website down."
The website has had almost 37 million visitors since it opened in 2000.
It will officially close on January 31.
Britney ¨C who has been photographed on four occasions without underwear - was seen wearing another revealing outfit at a Los Angeles party this week.
The mother-of-two, who was spotted chain-smoking and drinking cocktails,arrived in a black top, but soon whipped it off and partied in just a bra.
The largest and probably best Britney Spears fan site, WorldofBritney.com, is shutting down as Britney keeps losing her identity and credibility within fans and industry people.Ruben Garay, the webmaster and founder of WorldofBritney.com has announced on December 27th that he will shut down the site beginning January 31st, 2007.
Ruben Garay, the webmaster of World of Britney and arguably her biggest devotee, has announced plans to shut down the six-year-old site in the wake of the “Toxic” singer’s recent run of questionable behavior.
“As WoB closes, Carolina and I will be launching a brand new state of the art Celebrity Blog that will try to compete with Perez Hilton, Pink is the New Blog, Popsugar and all of those,” Ruben writes. “I think that WoB has had its run…….its feet are not holding firm anymore, not because of my ability to run it, but because I believe Britney is unfortunately done (for me at least).”
The announcement is the consequence of Britney’s reckless partying life after dumping Kevin Federline. She showed her vagina for the press a few times, performed impromptu strip numbers, to name a few of her awkward actions as of late.
Meanwhile, her estranged husband Kevin Federline has reportedly filed for sole custody of their two sons, 16-month-old Sean Preston and three-month-old Jayden James, which he should get.
We sincerely wish all the luck to the new celebrity blog site, whose name is still a secret, and hope low rip-off bloggers like “Perez Hilton,” who get 3 million visitors a day for stealing text from one source and the latest photos from another, finally are driven out of bussiness. In fact, WorldofBritney.com was one of the sources from where “Perez Hilton” stole text, as you can read on the soon-closing fan site.
The new site will be 100% Web 2.0 compliant featuring widgets, live search, communities, the ability to send in cool videos through your cell phone and so on. It’s something I’ve been silently working on for the past 3 months, and with 7 years of experience as a successful webmaster, I think 2007 will be a huge year for this new site .
In addition to the demise of one of her primary fansites, Spears was recently named World’s Worst Celebrity Dog Owner by New York Dog and Hollywood Dog magazines after word got out that Spears had chosen Federline over her pooches.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spent Christmas Day visiting refugees in Costa Rica. It seems like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can't get enough of the tourist-friendly Central American nation, reports the AP.
The 'Tomb Raider' actress jetted into the country to begin a visit as part of her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
As she met with a number of refugees, Angelina took the opportunity to speak out about the growing problems in the country. "My Christmas message to Colombian refugees and to the millions of displaced people in Colombia is that the world has not totally forgotten them," she said.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Pamela Anderson has already started dating again just weeks after filing for divorce from husband of four months, Kid Rock. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Pamela went on a date with Elizabeth Hurley’s ex, Steve Bing but didn’t exactly have a good time, and was home by 9.30pm. A source told Us Weekly that Pamela didn’t like his fawning and telling her she’s beautiful: “Pam likes guys who are a little rough with her.”
The ‘Crazy In Love’ singer – who launched a successful solo career after the girl group split last year – says she misses her bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams because she loved being part of such a close-knit group.She said: “I loved being in a group. I do love sisterhood.“All of us – this is also about Michelle and Kelly – did whatever was best for the group. That element of compromise and sacrifice taught me a lot about myself and friendship.”
The 25-year-old revealed she suffered from depression when the band went their separate ways.
Beyoncé said: “I went through depression. I didn’t eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place in life, going through that lonely period: ‘Who am I? Who are my friends?’
“My life changed.”
Thursday, December 28, 2006
International party girl Paris Hilton strutted her stuff at Bondi beach just hours after jetting into town to ring in the New Year courtesy of a beer company.
In a striped singlet top and huge white sunglasses, Hilton and her minders bustled through the assembled media at Sydney airport early on Thursday.
"Hey Australia," she said.
"I'm really excited to be here in Sydney for New Year's."
Advertising guru John Singleton brought Hilton down under to help select the face of his new Bondi Blonde beer.
His son, Jack Singleton, and professional surfer Koby Abberton did much of the groundwork at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday, whittling down the hopefuls to a field of 40 finalists.
The hotel heiress is scheduled to pick the winning bikini babe at Bondi Icebergs Club at 1pm (AEDT) on New Year's Day.
But Hilton was busy proving her own credentials as a bikini babe on Thursday, donning a skimpy two-piece for a dip at Bondi Beach.
Onlookers equipped with camera phones crowded around as she rinsed off under the beachside showers, still wearing her oversized sunnies and a pair of tiny white shorts.
The actress, now famous for a variety of roles on the big and small screens, last week was named the most popular Google news search for 2006.
And what will 2007 bring for the headline-grabbing heiress?
"Umm. A lot," she predicts.
Hilton is due to fly out of Sydney on January 2.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson started the year as a pretty and plain sister duo with limited career options. As 2006 passed by, they evolved into TWO pretty sisters with limited career options. How did this metamorphosis take place? We forget, but let’s find out.
1. Nose To The Grindstone Ashlee knows beauty comes from within. You just have to shave the bone down to see it. That’s why she debuted a slimmer, trimmer schnoz at her concert in West Palm Beach on May 6. The debates over who’s hotter between Ashlee and Jessica get interesting.
2. Jessica Divorces, Can No Longer Let Her Hair Down, Say Anything, Crazy Jessica’s divorce from Nick Lachey is legally finalized on June 30, leaving him to frolic in the ocean with new love Vanessa Minillo. Jessica cuddles with her dog Daisy when she sleeps because she misses the snuggly company. Jennifer Aniston fans cruelly refuse to extend their sympathy.
3. Laryngitis For All As the August 29 release of her album approaches, Jessica cancels a slew of promotional gigs for her new album after developing a bruised vocal chord. But gossip columnists follow a trail of laryngitis germs from Jessica’s bedroom, across the country and into John Mayer’s throat.
The week her album comes out, People and Us run covers that both use the words Jessica, John, Mayer and love on them. John posts on his website that he’s really into Public Enemy’s “Don’t Believe The Hype.” The cover of Us next week pictures Jessica with the words “DUMPED!” written across her with a story that says John was scared off by the attention. We commend Us for their sensitivity in stopping at one exclamation point in the headline.
4. Ashlee Excels In A Play About Killing For Fame (Just Be Warned) Ashlee makes her stage debut as Roxy in the London production of Chicago on September 25. We predict at the time, “They are going to rip her so badly, Fergie, the Duchess of York, will wistfully wipe away tears and say, ‘That used to be me.’” We are totally wrong, she blows everyone away and Fergie has nothing to do with anything. It’s like Britney Spears has just found the cure for cancer and we print out our words and eat them.
5. John Risks It All And Has Dinner With Jessica’s Huge Hoots Brain Jessica is spotted having dinner with John on November 12. What happened to Roxanne, the girlfriend he mentions talking about Anchorman with on the September 26 entry of his blog? Is Roxanne Jessica’s code name? Has Roxanne been imprisoned on a desert island? These are the very questions that will have us stuck following her again in 2007. And Ashlee? Joe Simpson can sell her to a billionaire for all we care.
Britney Spears, arrested again for letting her 2 year old drive a Mercedes Benz without a license escaped from jail and disappeared briefly before bounty hunters tracked her down outside an east LA adult bookstore, cuffed her and drove her and her 2 year old back to LAPD headquarters for re-booking. Spears, mother of Kfed's son surrendered without incident. Britney upon re-arrest said,
"I didn't break out of jail, they left the cell door almost open. All I did was pick the lock, knock out the guards, steal the keys and head out in my Mercedes and NO my son wasn't driving this time although I did let him honk the horn and take the wheel for a couple of blocks at the corner of Wilshire and Main."
Media star, Dog the Bounty hunter himself behind bars sources say was not in on the bust but one friend of his, Woof the Bounty Hunter was lucky enough to catch up with Spears, NOT at a crotchless pantie shop but a simple adult bookstore on the east side of LA. Woof told reporters,
"After she busted out of jail me and my partner tracked her down around midnight to the East LA's House of Pure Sin'n. Mz Spears before we apprehended her was there in the crotchless section of the store. After me and my partner watched a couple of DVD's in the back room (for law enforcement purposes) we apprehended Spears and her son, drove them back to jail."
Spears (and her son) now free on $180,000 bond thanks to Paris Hilton vows to head home and cook some rock'n cabbage and ham hocks for her and her son just as soon as former ex-hubbie Kevin (Kfed) vacates the premises, finds gainful employment and leaves and her Mercedes driving son the "heck" alone.
Online social networks, Borat's American invasion, Paris Hilton and the definition of promiscuous were among the top subjects that people wanted to learn more about in 2006, according to Google's annual list of top searches.
Bebo and Myspace were the top two searches in 2006, showing the increasing popularity of social networks among young Web surfers.
The World Cup, the most-watched sporting event in the world, drew the third-most search results.
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Video-sharing website YouTube didn't make the top 10, but a similar site, Metacafe, placed at No. 4. One of the site's gimmicks is to pay for original content viewed more than 20,000 times.
Rounding out the top 10 searches were radioblog, a Web program that's used to play music or sound on websites; Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia; the generic term video, which results in about 1.37 billion matches; Rebelde, a Mexican miniseries soap opera; Mininova, a search engine for downloading music, movies, TV shows and programs; and wiki, a term that refers to a collaborative website that can be edited by many users.
The top Google search term for news articles was Paris Hilton, who made headlines all year for a rift with former The Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie, the release of her self-titled debut CD, an arrest for allegedly driving under the influence and for simply being Paris.
Google also broke down some common questions, and more than anyone else, people wanted to know "who is Borat?" The TV and movie character, played by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, was the star of the hit comedy Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Google doesn't compile a year in review for Canadian searches, but in November, Ebay was the top search term followed by Myspace.
GOOGLE NEWS TOP SEARCHES IN 2006:
1. Paris Hilton
2. Orlando Bloom
5. Hurricane Katrina
7. Martina Hingis
9. 2006 NFL draft
10. Celebrity Big Brother 2006
When it comes to women, Israeli men know what they want - and what they want, clearly, is Angelina Jolie.
For the fourth time in four years, the American movie star has topped Blazer magazine's list of the world's 100 sexiest women. The results, published in the current issue of the Israeli men's magazine, also indicate how attractive Israeli men find their female counterparts. (Pretty attractive.) Israeli women accounted for more than one-third of the spots in the survey - an impressive feat given that they comprise roughly one-tenth of 1 percent of the world's female population.
Though Jolie won the poll yet again, Israeli women packed themselves in near the top of Blazer's 2006 list, collecting the second-, thirdand fourth-place slots and taking 11 of the top 25 spots in the annual ranking.
Claiming the poll's runner-up status for the first time was Israeli swimsuit model Bar Rafaeli, the newly annointed face of Samsung cellphones. The blue-eyed 21-year-old has found herself in increasingly high demand during the past year for overseas modeling work, her career no doubt boosted in part by her relationship with Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio. Like DiCaprio, the 146,000 voters in the Blazer poll preferred Rafaeli to the Titanic star's ex, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who fell 13 spots to 29th on this year's list.
Following Rafaeli in the Blazer ranking was model and actress Miri Bohadana, the magazine's runner-up a year ago and the current face of the Golbary clothing line. The 29-year-old Sderot native fell just short of second place, but the magazine helpfully notes that Bohadana, currently awaiting the birth of her first child, can take solace in having placed in the poll's top 10 in all four years of its existence.
Making the highest debut on Blazer's 2006 poll is professional ballroom dancer Anna Aronov, who cemented her place in Israeli pop culture in September with her breakdown on the season finale of hit reality series Dancing with the Stars. An immigrant to Israel from the former Soviet Union, the 24-year-old Aronov topped other members of the top 10 including actress Liv Tyler (#5), Lost in Translation star Scarlett Johansson (#6) and Sin City pin-up Jessica Alba (#8).
Rounding out the Blazer top 10 was Israeli model and actress Yael Goldman, who jumped 22 spots from last year's poll to overtake - almost - Italian screen goddess Monica Bellucci (#9).
Other Israeli veterans of the Blazer poll included models Galit Gutman (#18) and Esti Ginsburg (#21), as well as actresses Noa Tishby (#22), Yael Bar Zohar (#23) and Ayelet Zorer (#32). Model Moran Atias, a Haifa transplant to Milan, held steady this year at #12, while actress Agam Rodeberg, who's nearly done with her IDF service, beat Pamela Anderson by a spot to rank in at #52.
The nearly three dozen Israelis listed in the poll weren't the only Blazer honorees with connections to the country. Despite - or, more likely, because of - her appearance in the failed sequel to Basic Instinct earlier this year, actress Sharon Stone squeaked onto the list in 100th place, one spot below Kabbala enthusiast Madonna. The two women, both 48, have each traveled to Israel in recent years, with Madonna visiting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Safed during the 2004 High Holidays and Stone spending several days in Israel in March as a guest of the Peres Center for Peace.
Ranking higher on the list was Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie (#81), who performed with her platinum-selling hip hop group in Tel Aviv in June, and actress Demi Moore (#71), whose husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, requested and received a lesson in Israeli history from Shimon Peres in October.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Celebrity bad-girl Paris Hilton will be partying in Sydney this new year's eve, a publicist says.
Launch Management Group publicist Antonia O'Neill said today advertising man John Singleton has secured Hilton's services to choose the face of his new beer, Bondi Blonde.
Organisers are confident the notorious party girl will show at Bondi on new year's day to select a bikini babe to be the face of the beer after spending the night enjoying new year's fun in Sydney.
"We'll be taking good care of her on new year's eve," Ms O'Neill said.
"We are sure Sydney's hottest parties will want to let us know what they have planned to see if the world's biggest party girl will want to attend."
The hotel heiress who appeared in reality television show The Simple Life arrives in Sydney on Thursday, the same day that 40 Bondi Blonde finalists will be chosen at Sydney's Hilton Hotel by Mr Singleton and pro-surfer Koby Abberton.
"We only found out she was coming out on Friday of last week ... she arrives from the United States on Thursday morning," Ms O'Neill said.
The actress, now famous for a variety of roles on the big and small screens, last week was named the most popular Google news search for 2006.
She is expected to appear at the Bondi Icebergs Club for the bikini babe judging at 1pm on new year's day, and will be based in Sydney until she leaves Australia on January 2.
Mr Singleton secured her services for an undisclosed fee.
Actress Angelina Jolie has spent Christmas Day with mainly Colombian refugees in San Jose, Costa Rica, as part of her work as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Jolie arrived in Costa Rica today and was to visit a group of refugee children and families and to meet Costa Rican officials, UNHCR said in a statement.
There are about 11,500 refugees in the Central American country, most of whom fled Colombia because of the conflict there between leftist guerrillas, soldiers and paramilitary forces.
"The conflict in Colombia is the greatest humanitarian tragedy in the Western Hemisphere, but it receives very little international attention," the Oscar-winning actress said after she arrived in San Jose.
"My Christmas message to Colombian refugees and to the millions of displaced people in Colombia is that the world has not totally forgotten them."
An estimated three million Colombians have been forced from their homes by more than two decades of armed conflict, and most are internally displaced, essentially refugees in their own country.
Another 500,000 have fled to other countries in the region. Together, the press statement said, they make up the largest single population of concern to UNHCR anywhere in the world.
Jolie will visit several small businesses set up by refugees in San Jose with help from micro-loans from the UN agency.
She also called for greater acceptance of refugees, who are often stigmatised.
"The best present we can give refugees is often a little more understanding and good will, not just at Christmas but all year long," she said.
UNHCR said it was Jolie's second trip to the region since she became a goodwill ambassador for the refugee agency in 2001, noting that she went to Ecuador in 2002 and later wrote a personal journal of her meetings with Colombian refugees.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Pop princess Britney Spears has been named the most controversial celebrity of the year. The singer, whose wild antics have raised eyebrows in recent weeks since her split with husband Kevin Federline, beat out competition from other potential candidates - including Mel Gibson for his drunken, anti-Jewish rant, comedian Michael Richards for spewing racial epithets, and model Naomi Campbell for abusing her personal staff - to land the title on the Showbiz Tonight programme on CNN Headline News.
In addition to club-hopping while wearing short skirts and no panties, inadvertently flashing paparazzi in the process, Spears hit the headlines earlier in the year for incidents including driving with her infant son on her lap, having social services investigate reports that the boy fell out of this high chair, and posing nude on the cover of Harper's Bazaar while pregnant with her second child.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Pop star Britney Spears is dealing with the departure of yet another publicist in the span of only three months.Spears has been without a personal publicist since October, after parting ways with Leslie Sloane Zelnick.
In the interim, Sonia Muckle, a publicist at Spears' label Jive Records, has been handling her less-than-favorable recent press coverage.
Now Muckle has had enough and is moving on and leaving Jive to start her own marketing and promotions company.
Muckle insists her departure has nothing to do with the pop star's recent antics, which include spending numerous nights on the town with Paris Hilton and being photographed without underwear.
She tells Radar Online, "I left of my own accord. This has been in the works for several months."
The “Toxic” singer is heading back into the studio to record her new album in January and Jive will continue to handle her publicity for the time being.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Scarlett Johansson believes she didn’t deserve to win best female butt in a recent British poll.
The ‘Lost In translation’ star - who has also been named sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine - says she doesn’t work hard enough to have earned the title.
Scarlett told Esquire magazine: “There are plenty of girls with nicer butts. There are plenty of girls who work harder on their butts.
“What about my brain? What about my kidneys and my gall bladder?”
The 22-year-old beauty was also recently told she had been awarded the best pair of breasts in Hollywood by In Touch Weekly magazine.
She said: “I’m sure my mom will be proud.
“You work hard making independent films for 14 years and you get voted ‘best breasts’.”
“I’m proud of my breasts. I call them my girls. They’re my charms, my feminine wiles.”
Angelina Jolie has revealed she and Brad Pitt will celebrate three Christmases this year.
The ‘Tomb Raider’ star - who has a five-year-old Cambodian son Maddox, 23-month-old Ethiopian daughter Zahara and seven-month-old daughter Shiloh with Brad Pitt - revealed she wants to honour the different cultures of her children during the festive season.
Angelina told Britain’s Grazia magazine: “It’s Shiloh’s first Christmas, and Zahara’s Christmas is January 8, which we’re learning about and celebrating.
“With Maddox, I think it would be the water festivals in Buddhism. So yeah, we’re going to get into all that with them.”
Angelina says parenting is hard work and she is glad she has Brad to help her.
She said: “Raising kids is a hard thing to do and it’s also a great joy. But it’s so much easier when you have somebody supporting you through it. I have Brad.
“You need someone you can look over and smile at when something goes crazy - someone who’s remembering this time with you.
“Being a parent means so much more now I get to share it with somebody.
“It’s also wonderful to have someone be there for my children. They have a great father. That’s made the whole experience nicer.”
Diaz Likes Sleep Too Much To Become Mum.CAMERON DIAZ's desire for a good night's sleep is putting her off becoming a mother any time soon.
The CHARLIE'S ANGELS beauty, 34, has been dating JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE for three years and has revealed she would like children later in life - but not in the near future.
She says, "I'm not at that place in my life right now - I like my sleep (too much).
"That's why I don't want a baby right now."
Friday, December 22, 2006
Paris Hilton has been attending acting classes to prepare for her latest film.
The hotel heiress - who starred in horror movie ‘House of Wax’ and has had a string of cameos including parts in ‘Zoolander’ – wants to prove her critics wrong with her latest movie ‘The Hottie and the Nottie’.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: “Paris has been going to acting classes in Beverly Hills. She arrived looking very serious with a script clamped under her arm.”
The new film, directed by Tom Putnam, is about a woman who refuses to marry her long-term boyfriend until he finds a suitor for her ugly friend.
Earlier this week, Paris was branded a dumb blonde by Joan Rivers.
The sharp-tongued comedienne wrote a letter to her university alumni appealing for donations to her old sorority and bitchily used Paris and fellow blonde Jessica Simpson as examples of stupid young women.
According to reports, Joan wrote to Barnard alumni: “We must support women who have a sense of confidence and self-worth.
“Where have all the smart girls gone? That is a hard question to answer in an age where Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton pass as intellectuals.”
The ‘Tomb Raider’ actress insists her partner - who she has three children with, adopted Maddox and Zahara, and biological daughter Shiloh - has taught her to slow down and plan her life and adventures more carefully.
Angelina told Hello magazine: “He’s a wonderful friend who’s taught me many things. He’s taught me not to rush things. He’s the kind of guy who, if I want to go on some trip because I want to have an adventure and explore, he’ll make sure we go there and we’ll have time to enjoy it and be with our kids and do it all properly. So I get to experience life. He’s been good for me in that sense.”
Angelina has also confessed Brad was completely different in person to his famous persona.
She added: “It’s funny because when I first met him he was nothing like I’d expected. I expected a lot of things because of what I’d read about him and because of the package he comes in. But what I found was a really kind, funny and down-to-earth man.”
Jessica Simpson almost became an agoraphobic following her divorce from Nick Lachey.
The Dukes of Hazzard actress hid away at home after the split and her family feared she would become a recluse because she suffered panic attacks when they forced her to go out.
A source told Britain's More magazine: "Earlier this year, she started staying home more and more.
"Her problems developed for a while and got worse after her divorce from Nick.
"She barely left the house unless she was working. It got so bad she suffered panic attacks. It felt as if the world was closing in on her. Her blood pressure rose, she got dizzy and she actually felt as if she was suffocating."
But thanks to her family and friends Jessica, 25, got her confidence back and she has been stepping out with confidence to attend parties and show off her curvy figure.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
The actress is fascinated by Evita – real name Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentinean dictator Juan Peron – but fears she could never live up to Madonna’s big screen portrayal.
Scarlett said: “I became fascinated with Evita as a teenager. I would love to play that role, but Madonna was awesome.”
Madonna won the 1997 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Evita in the movie version of the musical.
Evita is widely considered to be one of Argentina’s most influential women. In 1952, she was given the official title of ‘Spiritual Leader of the Nation’.
Meanwhile, Scarlett has said she is ready to bare all on the big screen for the right part.
She revealed: “I’m still making up my mind about when I’ll do a nude scene. I’m not opposed to doing nudity, it would just have to be the right project, maybe some sensational European art film.”
The 22-year-old insists she wouldn’t be embarrassed about showing her naked curves on celluloid because she is very happy with her body - especially her breasts.
She added: “I’m proud of my breasts. I call them my girls. They’re my charms, my feminine wiles. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body and my face. Well, not always my face, but it’s stuck there and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
Beyonce Knowles has fought off hot competition from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani to be crowned Hollywood’s style queen in a magazine’s Best Dressed poll.
The ‘Dreamgirls’ star’s dress sense was celebrated by the style editors at ‘Life + Style’ magazine, who placed bootylicious Be ahead of Mischa Barton (number two) and Scarlett Johansson (number three) on the list.
Despite being blasted by animal rights groups for her fur-wearing, they said the ex Destiny’s Child front woman is “the personification of style”.
Here’s the Best Dressed list in full:
1. Beyonce Knowles
2. Mischa Barton
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. Julianne Moore
6. Lindsay Lohan
7. Demi Moore
8. Gwen Stefani
9. Katie Holmes
10. Jennifer Aniston
"That just comes with being a beautiful girl and a celebrity. People try to link you up with everybody!" Federline: 'i'm Not K-fed'.... Aspiring rapper Kevin Federline has declared he hates the nickname K-Fed, as he issues a warning to wrestling star John Cena ahead of their fight on New Year's Eve (31Dec06).
Britney Spears' estranged husband will face World Wrestling Entertainment (Wwe) star Cena in Miami, Florida, at the end of the month, and Federline is confident he will triumph over the 240 pound (108 kilograms) fighter.
Federline says, "The real Kevin Federline never backs down from a challenge.
"Make all your jokes, because New Year's Day I'm the one who is going to be laughing.
"Oh yeah, Cena, my name is not K-Fed, it's Kevin Federline, bitch, and I want some and I'm gonna get some."
Federline signed with the Wwe earlier this year (06) to participate in "staged" fights with professional wrestlers.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Justin Timberlake said bye-bye-bye to his ‘N Sync bandmates, but he’s saying hello to one lucky person, who will sing a duet with him at the Grammys in February.
The Recording Academy, along with CBS and Yahoo! Inc., is holding a contest to find one unsigned singer who will perform with the “SexyBack” singer at the Grammy awards, which air February 11, 2007.
Contestants can visit www.justintimberlake.com and submit a 60-second video clip of themselves belting out one of nine Timberlake tunes listed.
A panel will choose 12 of the top contestants, who will then be voted on online by us tone-deaf regular folk. The field will ultimately narrow to three finalists, who will be announced on Super Bowl weekend.
Those three will attend the Grammy awards’ live broadcast - the winner will be announced live, and they will jump onstage to perform with JT.
Sadly, the contest is only open to residents of the U.S.
The actress, who was named by PETA as one of the worst dressed celebrities of 2006 because of her penchant for animal hide, has vowed to be fur free in the future.
Christina, 26, has now written a letter to PETA apologising for her actions, which read: “After being named on the PETA worst dressed list for wearing fur, I have been deluged with angry and disappointed fans.
“I never meant to hurt nor anger anyone with my insensitivity. For what it is worth I have received the message loud and clear and will not be wearing fur in the future. I apologise for my offensive actions.”
A PETA representative says Christina has now been removed from the worst dressed list. They added: “We have sent her a basket of cruelty-free goodies to thank her for her compassionate decision.”
PETA recently criticised Christina for wearing reindeer fur on the cover of W magazine.
The animal rights group said: “Ricci recently posed for a magazine cover wearing fur from slaughtered reindeer. At least she is not into fur hats – imagine how many more pelts it would take to cover that forehead.”
Christina’s biggest fan website was closed down last week because the owner disapproved of her wearing fur.
The site, www.christinaricci.info, features the message: “Offline due to fur usage. I recently found out Christina doesn’t appear to have a problem wearing fur. Well, I do. I also have a problem with people who wear fur. Conclusion: I have a problem with Christina. And now that problem is solved, because I don’t have a website about her anymore, so I no longer have anything to do with her.”
Pop singer Britney Spears has spent $7.2 million on a new home in Beverly Hills, after moving out of the home she shared with estranged hubby Kevin Federline in Malibu, California.
Spears reportedly wants to move into the five-bedroom Mediterranean-style villa as soon as possible. And with its own swimming pool and library, who can blame her? It also has a media room and maid’s quarters.
“Britney’s new house is a perfect party pad,” celebrity real estate agent Barbara Corcoran says.
“It’s on the best street in the Summit Circle gated community, on a quiet cul-de-sac and it needs absolutely no work.”
While a source adds: “She asked the sellers to get out right away. So they moved to a hotel on December 12th.
“Britney liked the house just as it was. She didn’t want to have to wait for new furniture to be brought in.”
The Oscar-winning actress, who has confirmed she has finished working on her self-titled debut album ‘Halle’, wants to be admired for more than her acting talents.
She told Ebony magazine: “I’ve always loved to sing and this album will show people that I can do more than act.”
The album was originally due to be released on January 9, but her hectic filming schedule has pushed the date back to February 6.
The ‘Monster’s Ball’ actress has reportedly recorded tracks with Timbaland and Jamie Foxx – who begged Halle for a date this summer.
He said: “Halle is so beautiful. She is the only actress I’ve ever met who looks even better in the flesh than on screen. She is close to amazing and I don’t care if she knows what I think. My approach is always to be direct.”
Halle, 40, who is dating Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, recently revealed she likes to dress up as her ‘X-Men’ character Storm to “spice up” her sex life.
She said: “Yeah, I wear the rubber suit sometimes. You have to keep your life spiced up. Storm never has sex in the movies - but Storm has a lot of sex at my house.”
Britney Spears may have been cheating on Kevin Federline before she filed for divorce.
Friends of the ‘Toxic’ singer told America’s Star magazine she was “fooling around” with music producer J.R. Rotem before she officially split from Kevin last month.
A source said: “J.R. worked with Kevin on his album and something started going on between him and Britney before she filed for divorce.”
But another source refuted the allegations, telling the magazine: “There was definite chemistry between them but Britney waited until after she had split from Kevin.”
Britney - who has two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, with Kevin - is now dating J.R. as well as working with him on her comeback album.
The music producer could also be the reason the ‘Oops… I Did It Again’ singer has cooled her friendship with Paris Hilton, as the hotel heiress also dated J.R.
The source said: “It was nothing serious, just a few hook-ups. I bet a million dollars that J.R. tried to keep that a secret from Britney.
“She would probably flip out if she knew that he’d romanced Paris first.”
It has also been reported that Britney has been taunting Kevin about her fling with J.R. and the lavish lifestyle he is missing out on since the split.
A source told In Touch Weekly magazine: “Britney called Kevin and asked if he’d seen the pictures of her kissing J.R. Then she started bragging about the great sex she’d had.
“It was really bad. He didn’t even know whether to believe her, but she just started pushing his buttons. He got mad and started screaming at her.”
Kevin is reportedly gathering evidence of Britney’s wild partying to use against her in a custody battle over their sons.
He adds, "There are a lot of things your stunt double should do for you - that might be one of them!" Gibson Laughs Off Lovechild Claims.
MEL GIBSON has played down suggestions he has a love child - insisting he knows nothing about the recent claims.
CARMEL SLOANE, 29, alleges her mother MARILYN was picked up by Gibson when she was hitchhiking in Australia in 1976.
Gibson, who then worked at an orange juice factory in Adelaide, apparently then romanced her in the back of his wagon - but Marilyn, who claims she then fell pregnant with Carmel, never saw him again after their steamy interlude.
Carmel told British Newspaper the News Of The World on Sunday (17DEC06), "We have no choice but to go legal so that we can get to the bottom of this once and for all.
"A simple DNA test will sort it out."
Cattrall Confirms Sex And The City Movie.... Actress Kim Cattrall has confirmed that the highly-anticipated feature film version of Sex And The City is officially back on.
Since the series ended in 2004, rumours have been circulating the cast would eventually bring the show to the big screen.
Cattrall, who played sex-mad Pr Samantha Jones on the series, has spent the last three and a half months acting in David Mamet's The Cryptogram in London.
She admits she only found out about the film when she came back to the US.
She tells American publication Star, "I've just come home and there was just this flood of excitement!" Media reports have claimed the previously planned film fell apart because Cattrall refused to appear with other castmembers, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
Catrall puts the rumours to rest adding, "I'm just so glad we haven't been missed or forgotten!"
Sharon Stone and Christian Slater are dating and plan to spend Christmas together, it has been claimed.
Rumours have been rife the pair have been romancing one another since meeting on the set of new movie 'Bobby'.
They have even attended several showbiz events together - including the recent Dolce and Gabbana party at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont Hotel at which they arrived arm-in-arm - but refused to admit they were an item.
Now a source close to 48-year-old Stone has insisted they are dating, and claims the 'Basic Instinct' actress is going to invite Slater, 37, to her house for Christmas.
The source is quoted as saying: "They're both really happy - but they don't have long-term expectations. It's a fun fling for the holidays and Sharon is a good influence. She rarely drinks and has three kids. It's a good match for now."
Slater's divorce from ex-wife Ryan Haddon was finalised in November.
Donald Trump announced at a news conference today that the Miss USA organization is going to let Tara Conner keep her crown, despite “behavioral and personal issues” which included going to bars even though she’s underage.
Trump said he believed she made bad mistakes but deserves a second chance, and would undergo therapy for her problems.
“I want to apologize to my family,” Tara Conner said while brushing away tears. “I swear I will not let you down.”
Saying that Tara “got caught up in the whirlwind that is New York,” The Donald announced he concluded that she deserved a chance to redeem herself.
“I’ve always been a believer in second chances,” he said. “Tara is a good person, Tara has tried hard, Tara is going to be given a second chance … she’s a good person. If she wasn’t a good person, I wouldn’t have done this, believe me.”
He added that “many of the allegations about Tara were false,” but would not comment on drug testing or get into further specifics.
The Miss Universe Organization is owned by Trump and NBC.
The Toxic singer - who recently apologised to fans after being pictured without underwear and thanked God for the new Victoria's Secret underwear line - was displaying her black knickers and red bra for all to see.
A source told gossip website X17Online: "At least she remembered her panties this time, but I don't know why she bothered wearing the dress at all. You could see everything! Her figure is looking great though."
The mother-of-two, who gave birth to second son Jayden James in September, enjoyed dinner at Beverly Hills restaurant Dominick's in her revealing outfit.
Britney, 25, then headed to her new favourite hang out - burlesque club Forty Deuce - where she allegedly jumped on stage and gave a raunchy performance of her own.
The newly single star then finished the night at Teddy's nightclub before returning home in the early hours of the morning.
The Oops. I Did It Again singer filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline last month and both are seeking full custody of their sons 15-month-old Sean Preston and three-month-old Jayden James.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Burning the wee hours of the night and making up for lost time, pop star Britney Spears refuses to wear proper clothes anywhere, and now, the new mum was literally asked to get off an LA burlesque stage so the strippers could go to work.
Britney was at Hollywood club 40 Deuce, where, the New York Daily News reports, Spears gave the club patrons a show of her own between the striptease acts.
TMZ showed the photos of Britney donning a see-through black lace doilie for her mom's birthday a few nights back, and reports that the Louisiana girl isn't taming her act.
"Brit, cig in hand, 'gyrated for the crowd,' and bared her bra for all to see (not that we haven't seen it all before). Amusingly, the club owner actually had to ask the Unsinkable Ms. Spears to cede the stage to the pros, but she wouldn't budge." Reports TMZ.com.
The Daily News reported that same evening, Britney quaffed a bizarre combination of Champagne and Coke.
It might have been Paris Hilton that dumped her latest party pal Britney Spears, not the other way around, inside sources have revealed.
Although it was claimed the pop tart stopped partying with the socialite after being warned being associated with her could damage her chances of a comeback, insiders say it was Hilton who shunned Spears because she became jealous of how close she became to her close friend Brandon Davis.
“Paris is very protective over her men and she didn’t want Britney getting too close,” a source told British newspaper ‘The Sun’.
Paris was spotted dining with Brandon in New York recently, while Britney partied in L.A.
Katie Holmes isn’t pregnant again, her husband Tom Cruise’s representative insists.
Speculation that the actress was expecting her second child with Cruise was sparked recently after she was spotted at the premiere of ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ was what looked like the start of a baby bump.
But Cruise’s rep has shot down the rumours, saying: “To our knowledge, Katie is not pregnant.”
It was also reported last week that Katie’s rounded stomach was the main topic of conversation at the couple’s post-wedding party in Beverly Hills, California.
“She had that special glow about her. Some women in the room were certain that she’s expecting,” a guest at the party reportedly revealed.
She was said to have told pal Jada Pinkett Smith she’d been shopping for blue baby clothes.
When it comes to celebrity dog-parenting skills, Oprah Winfrey is tops and Britney Spears is the world's worst, according to an online vote by readers of two dog magazines.
"Britney was the overwhelming choice" for worst celebrity dog owner for 2006, Hilary O'Hagan, editor of The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines, said in a statement.
"She once had three Chihuahuas ... and never left home without at least one of them on her arm," O'Hagan said. "As soon as she met K-Fed and had kids, they (the dogs) disappeared."
Spears has filed for divorce from aspiring rapper Kevin Federline. The 25-year-old pop singer and Federline, 28, have a 1-year-old son, Sean Preston, and a 3-month-old son, Jayden James.
Monday, December 18, 2006
The newly formed friendship between pop star Britney Spears and Paris Hilton may already be over.
Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, both 25, are brokenhearted since Britney's new management team has reportedly stepped in and insisted that she stop hanging out with the socialite.
"Britney has been told by her people that if she ever wants a comeback, she had to stay far away from Paris and start acting like an adult," a source close to Spears tells Page Six, as quoted.
Britney Spears and Paris Hilton have been spotted partying together frequently since Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline last month.
It has been hinted that Paris Hilton was the force behind Britney's pantyless antics and excessive partying that Britney finally apologized for on her Web site last week.
Britney Spears filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline last month and both are seeking full custody of their sons 15-month-old Sean Preston and three-month-old Jayden James.
Singer Britney Spears has been voted the World's Worst Celebrity Dog Owner of 2006 in an online poll by "New York Dog" and "The Hollywood Dog" magazines.
Spears won the worst dog owner with fierce competition from last year's winner Paris Hilton, as well as Serena Williams, who recently denied owning her pooch after it bit a security guard, reported a news release from the magazines.
"Britney was the overwhelming choice," said Editor Hilary O'Hagan. "She once had three Chihuahuas (Lacy, Lucky and Bit-Bit) and never left home without at least one of them on her arm. As soon as she met K-Fed and had kids they disappeared."
In an interview with TeenPeople.com in September, before his split with Spears, Kevin Federline said, "We gave all the dogs to friends of ours. It's just too much with the kids and all these dogs running around all over the place. It just wasn't really working."
The winner of this year's World's Best Celebrity Dog Owner was talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Angelina Jolie are the actors most likely to turn Americans off watching a film, according to a new poll in trade magazine Editor and Publisher.
In the survey, one in three people said they would avoid anything the newlywed Cruise starred in, and only 12 per cent of participants would choose to watch his films.
Mel Gibson and Girl, Interrupted actress Angelina Jolie also proved unpopular among movie-goers, with only 15 and 18 per cent of the votes respectively.
Tom Hanks topped the poll as America's favourite Hollywood star, and was closely followed by Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts and Will Smith.
Matt Damon has branded his love scenes with Angelina Jolie "weird".Damon, who is close friends with Jolie's lover Brad Pitt, has admitted he found it difficult filming the steamy scenes.
He told US TV show 'Good Morning America': "Doing a love scene with the girlfriend of a good friend is weird. We all know each other."
Jolie, 31, revealed Pitt supported their scenes and even wished them luck.
She added to the programme: "In reality both the people we're involved with couldn't have cared less about that because they know us. It's one of those things where it's like the least threatening person. You know, 'Good luck to you guys, I hope it's not too awkward.'
She added: "The difference between kissing Matt and kissing Brad is simple. One's a friend and one's my lover."
While Jolie was happy to kiss her lover's friend, she found it harder to play a character who was her complete opposite in real life.
She said: "I realised early on this was going to be the film where I am the weak victim."
Damon added: "In one scene she had to act so apologetic and just so unlike Angie."
In the film, Damon plays one of the first CIA spies and Jolie portrays his wife who is left crushed by his lies.
The public’s appetite for those “Oops! ... I Did It Again!” moments involving pop princess Britney Spears shows no sign of waning as she scooped the number one celebrity viral video this year.
A clip of Spears burping and talking incoherently about her belief in time travel was viewed over 3 million times to take top spot comfortably, said ViralVideoChart.com on Monday.
Live TV footage of Spears’ estranged husband Kevin Federline apparently getting a text message informing him the pop singer had filed for divorce was second with nearly 2 million hits.
Viral video is the term used to describe clips that gain huge popularity after being posted on the Internet, spreading like viruses through emails, blogs and instant messages.
ViralVideoChart.com says it scans several million blogs a day to see which clips are being talked about most and compiles a daily list of the 20 most-viewed videos.
Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards’ racist outburst was third in the 2006 chart with over a million hits just four weeks after it was first posted online.
Richards sparked a public outcry for spewing a torrent of racial slurs at hecklers during his stand-up act at the Laugh Factor comedy club in Hollywood on Nov. 17.
The incident was captured in digital camera video footage that was widely circulated on the Internet and was broadcast on TV newscasts three days later.
Actress Lindsay Lohan talking less than generously about socialite Paris Hilton was fourth, while a video of Hilton crashing a Bentley claimed fifth place.
Actress Keira Knightley’s rendition of “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head,” played on her teeth, featured on the syndicated American series “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was No. 6 just ahead of model Katie Price and husband Peter Andre’s video for their debut single “A Whole New World.”
Hilton makes a reappearance at No. 8 singing happy birthday to the 80-year-old founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner, with a video of actress Pamela Anderson at No. 9.
Sharon Osbourne’s tirade at a panty-free Rebecca Loos on British reality TV show Celebrity X-Factor rounds out the chart.
WigShop.com, a leading online retailer of women’s wigs and hair extensions, has expanded its extensive catalog to include the HairDo line of products from Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves.
The new line of products offers women the ability to easily make changes to the length and style of their hair.
Available styles include 100 percent human hair as well as the highest quality synthetic fibers and range from 10 to 23 inches in length.
“WigShop.com has always offered the latest and greatest hair fashions available,” said SJ Moore of WigShop, “the addition of the HairDo line from Jessica Simpson was an obvious choice to offer our customers.”
To view the full line of HairDo and other fine products, please visit Jessica Simpson Clip-in Extensions at wigshop.com.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Britney Spears no panties crotch shots are now world famous. Britney Spears could have made a boatload of money and created a publishing firestorm with a Britney Spears nude spread in a 'classy' mens magazine like Playboy. Jo Anne Way of the National Ledger points out that the "photos would have been tasteful, sexy and airbrushed so Britney would have looked fabulous."
Best of all for Britney, she would have been paid more money than you and I can count. Yet, just like all of our favorite Pop-Tart's recent decisions, she proves to be as dumb as a rock.
Pop singer Britney Spears looks as good as ever these days while out shopping with a pal in Los Angeles over the weekend.
While on her shopping trip Britney bought herself a necklace and some other jewelry at a local jeweler.
The ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ singer appeared to have a small bump on her stomach- can it be she is pregnant again? Or is it just leftover baby weight from Jayden James.
Spears, who is also in the process of going through a likely messy divorce, was seen out partying again this week, while Kevin Federline was photographed taking his daughter from a previous marriage to a theme part.
Both Spears and Federline are asking for full custody of their two children.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
The “Toxic singer”, ends up her friendship with her new friend Paris Hilton. The Spears, 25, and Hilton, 25, were spotted partying together frequently since Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline last month.
The newly formed friends pop star Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are about to end their friendship. They were spotted partying together frequently since Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline last month. But now Spears has stopped hanging out with the socialite.
The pair haven’t been photographed together since Spears apologized to her fans for her excessive partying on her Web site last week. One of the close sources, tells that Britney has been told that she has to stay away from Hilton if she wishes a come back and start acting like a responsible adult.
The pop star has since been seen out with music producer Jonathan ‘J.R.’ Rotem, who helped produce songs for her estranged husband, as well as Hilton.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Jolie was on Good Morning America this morning and spoke about wanting to balance their “mixed-race family.”
The actress says she wants her five-year-old son Maddox to know that their not only going to have biological children.
She also said the experience of having Shiloh has been wonderful.
The 31-year-old actress gave birth to daughter Shiloh in May. She adopted Maddox from Cambodia and Zahara from Ethiopia.
Angelina also praised Brad, calling him a doting father and a “great man” who loves his children