Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Angelina Jolie wants to be the first female 007

Angelina Jolie has revealed that if there is one secret agent whose shoes she would love to step into, it would be the suave British spy James Bond.

And if the actress' ambition of being the first female James Bond don't quite work out, she would be just as happy being the next Bond baddie.

"I'd love to be a Bond villain or the first female Bond," Entertainment Weekly quoted her as saying.

The Mr and Mrs Smith star was considered for the role of Bond's lady love Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. However, plans fell apart after she found out that she was pregnant.

While Jolie went on to have beau Brad Pitt's baby, the part of Lynd went to French star Eva Green.

And though Eva Green's character was killed in Casino Royale, she revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Vesper's French-Algerian boyfriend mentioned in Casino Royale may be the villain in Bond 22 ¨C something that may see her return in a flashback/video scene. (ANI)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Penelope Cruz and "Volver" take top Spanish film awards

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses for photographers after her arrival at the Spanish Film Academy "Goya" award ceremony in Madrid January 28, 2007. [Reuters/Victor Fraile ]

The tragicomic tale of a mother's survival, "Volver" swept to a triumphant victory at Spain's top film awards early on Monday, grabbing best movie, director and best actress for Oscar hope Penelope Cruz.

The movie, set in Spain's barren La Mancha region, won five prizes at the Goya awards ceremony in Madrid, beating off "Pan's Labyrinth", which was last week chosen ahead of "Volver" as a nominee for best foreign language film at next month's Oscars.

"Volver" tells the story of Raimunda, played by Cruz, a young and hard-working wife of an unemployed husband whose roving eye falls upon her teenage daughter, and of Raimunda's revenge.

At the same time, Raimunda's sister has begun seeing the ghost of their dead mother, visions that lead to the unravelling of a mystery that has strained family relations.

Holding back the tears as she gripped her award statue, Cruz thanked Spanish director Pedro Almodovar for one of the best experiences of her life. She will be hoping to make a similar speech in Hollywood on February 25, after becoming Spain's first-ever nominee in the Oscars' best actress category.

Almodovar's award was his second Goya for best director, but the maker of "All About My Mother" stayed away, blaming nerves. In 2005, he resigned his seat at the Spanish Film Academy over the way films were judged for the competition.

"Pan's Labyrinth", by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, scooped seven awards at the glittering ceremony, including best script and best new actress for young star Ivana Baquero.

The film, billed as an "adult fairy tale", is the story of a girl who learns about good and evil from a fawn in the Spanish forest shortly after the country's civil war.

The best leading actor award went to Juan Diego, who plays a father disgruntled at the reappearance of his grown-up son in "Vete de Mi".

He beat Spanish-speaking New York actor Viggo Mortensen, best known as Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings", who starred as swashbuckling Spanish hero "Alariste". The film, the most-expensive ever made in Spain at $28 million, picked up three awards from 15 nominations.

British film and Oscar nominee "The Queen" won best European film beating last year's winning director, Woody Allen, whose film "Scoop" was nominated.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Baby Spice gets maternal

Baby Spice is about to pass on her moniker to someone more suitable.

Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton announced Friday she's expecting her first child with her boyfriend of more than eight years, British boy-band alum Jade Jones.

"We are so happy, it's unbelievable news!" Bunton and Jones said in a posting on her Website. "We're really looking forward to having a family together and to the rest of our lives."

"I guess I will be handing over the 'Baby' tag now to a deserving little owner," she said.

While a due date has yet to be announced, BBC News reported the stork delivery would likely come sometime this summer.

The baby news comes in the wake of a revelation by Bunton last year that she had been diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition that makes it difficult to conceive.

But just a few weeks ago, Bunton said things were looking up.

"I went back to my doctors recently, and they seemed to think it was easing off, which would make it hopeful for me to have children," she told the BBC.

Since her girl-powered '90s heyday as the pigtailed Baby Spice, the 31-year-old graduated into a successful solo career in the U.K. She issued a limited-edition CD of cover tunes, Life in Mono, last month, and her version of the Petula Clark hit "Downtown" cracked the Top Five in Britain. She also placed third in Strictly Come Dancing, the British inspiration for Dancing with the Stars.

The 27-year-old daddy-to-be, meanwhile, is a former member of the boy band Damage and has forged his own solo pop career.

The impending birth nearly completes the Spice Girls circle of procreation.

Bunton's former bandmates Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Brown (whose impending child may or may not be Eddie Murphy's) all have children already. Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm is the only one sans offspring.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Longoria's man ‘Desperate’ to wed on 7-7-07

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are hoping that the number seven will bring them luck.

The “Desperate Housewives” star got engaged to the San Antonio Spurs guard in November after a two-year romance that had its ups and downs, and are planning to get married on July 7, 2007, because Parker thinks the date is lucky, according to Us Weekly.

“Tony is extremely superstitious and thinks 07-07-07 is the day most lucky to get married on,” a source told the mag.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Kevin Federline urges Britney to go into rehab

Kevin Federline is reportedly urging estranged wife Britney Spears to go into rehab for her own sake as well as for their children.

A source close to Kevin has told Star magazine that Kevin is worried about her after seeing her constant partying since their split in November.

The source said: "Kevin has tried to convince Britney to check herself into rehab from every possible angle. First he tried threatening to take away the kids, then he tried pleading with her to take care of herself."

According to the source, Kevin has even teamed up with his former mother-in-law Lynne to get Britney to pull herself together: "He's afraid she's going to hurt herself."

"[Their sons] being raised by strangers. He told Britney to get help before it's too late."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Paris Hilton's private items sold on Internet

For those who haven't yet, somehow, had their fill of Paris Hilton, there's a new Web site that has posted a seemingly endless offering of the celebutante's belongings.

The Web site, ParisExposed.com, launched Tuesday. It boasts that it has an array of Hilton photographs, home videos, diaries, love letters, recorded phone conversations and phone numbers of friends and celebrities, all left behind at a Los-Angeles based storage facility.

The items were sold to an unidentified buyer after a third party failed to make payments to the facility, and eventually wound up in the hands of a broker aiming to sell them, Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Hilton's first big-time exposure came through a sex tape that also took a circuitous route to the public, first appearing in bootleg form in 2003 and then put up for sale in 2004.

All the new goods "were acquired by me through a broker," said Bardia Persa, who created ParisExposed.com. He noted that he obtained the Paris possessions in September.

Users must pay a monthly fee of $39.97 to gain access to the site, which promises footage of the 25-year-old heiress in a "sexy bubble bath" video. It also says it has various shots of Hilton in "racy situations," and footage of her drinking with friends and using illegal substances.

"We certainly are going to explore all of our legal options about this matter," Mintz told the AP.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Britney Spears' Vagina Cops Razzie Nomination

Britney Spears' vagina heads the list of five celebrity vaginas nominated for a Golden Raspberry award in the Razzie's newest category: Worst Vertical Smile. Razzie founder, Jon Williams, told The Celebrity Dirt, an adult celebrity website, that the "recent rash of celebrity beaver shots" inspired the creation of this new category.

"The picture of Britney Spears' puffy emerging from the back of Paris Hilton's limousine was the shot seen round the world," said Mr. Williams. "Never has so little been viewed so often by so many."

The worst vertical smile award is a departure for the Razzies, which are presented to honor outstanding cinematic achievement.

"Since many of our emerging female actresses snatch more attention for getting diddled in club bathrooms, puking in public, or going in and out of rehab," said Mr. Williams, "we decided to meet them where they live, as it were, by recognizing their achievements for airing it out in public."

In addition to Ms. Spears, who was nominated for "unsightly stubble, dryness, and a hideous-looking C-section scar," other contenders in the worst vertical smile category are: Paris Hilton, visible Tampon string; Lindsay Lohan, large, multicolored wart; Jessica Simpson, unsightly ingrown hairs; and Tara Reid, severe bruises.

When Ms. Spears was informed that her vagina had been nominated for a Razzie award, she was thrilled.

"Mah cootchie's been burnin' like a bitch for the last day an' a half," said Ms. Spears. "Ah told mah momma somebody muss be talkin' about it."

Razzie award winners will be announced February 24, the day before the Academy Awards are presented.

In other celebrity news, Kirstie Alley won a 2007 Eclipse Award from the Thorougbred Racing Association in the best older mare category.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Charlize Theron tops best legs in Hollywood poll

'Monster' star Charlize Theron has been named the actress with the best legs in Hollywood in a poll conducted by a US magazine.

According to In Touch magazine, the credit for conferring this honour to the actress goes to her ballerina background that helped shape her long legs.

Theron beat Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Anniston to claim the top spot in the competition, reports Contactmusic.

The top five positions on the list of best-legged celebrities were wrapped up by Vanessa Minnillo, the MTV presenter who is dating Nick Lachey, and wrestler-turned TV dancer, Stacy Keibler.

Top 10 best-legged stars:

1. Charlize Theron

2. Gisele Bundchen

3. Jennifer Aniston

4. Vanessa Minnillo

5. Stacy Keibler

6. Halle Berry

7. Carrie Underwood

8. Christina Aguilera

9. Katherine McPhee (AMERICAN IDOL star)

10. Eva Longoria. (ANI)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Britney splits from boyfriend

Britney Spears has split from Isaac Cohen after just three weeks, according to reports.

The singer told the news to photographers who spotted her at a coffee shop in Santa Monica, California on Thursday.

"Me and Isaac are not together, by the way," Spears revealed as she returned to her car. Asked to clarify if this meant that the relationship was over, she replied: "Yes."

Spears and Cohen were first spotted together at the beginning of this year. Britney filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline in November.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Scarlett Johansson may Play Porn Queen Jenna Jameson in Biopic

Adult film star Jenna Jameson is in talks to bring her autobiography to the big screen and the porn queen has her sights on Scarlett Johansson for the lead role.

Jameson’s 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, detailed her storied and wildly successful career in the adult film industry, from her beginnings in 1993, through the ending of her second marriage in 2006.

“I'm in talks to make my book into a movie. It looks like we're going to be selling it to a big movie company and go into production next year,” the affable professional pelvis told FHM magazine. “We're looking, hopefully, at Scarlett Johansson. She's my choice. I think she's beautiful.”

Johansson has neither confirmed nor denied any involvement in the project. In related news, we will definitely deny the shame wood we experience when imagining Jameson’s possible “audition” techniques.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Britney’s ball invite turns into a pumpkin

Britney Spears won’t be going to a fabulous European ball because her former best friend Paris Hilton will be there.

The partying heiress is attending the super-elegant Vienna Opera Ball — causing a stir in Austria because it’s the highlight of the country’s social season — but the “Toxic” singer was removed from the invite list because she and Hilton had a falling out.

The partying heiress is the guest of wealthy industrialist Richard Lugner and his socialite wife Christina who in the past have invited high profile celebs in the hopes of modernizing the very traditional dance. Originally, Hilton was going with Spears. There are rumors that Hilton is receiving $1 million for attending.

“She is a very good advertisement for the Opera Ball,” Richard Lugner explained. Regarding why Spears wouldn’t be there as well, Christina offered: “They unfortunately do not get along anymore.”

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Paris Hilton Kicks Britney's Ass

Paris Hilton has won the latest round in the bitch-off between her and Britney Spears, this time in the Super Bowl of commercials – literally.

Whereas Britney, as Gatecrasher reports, was given the full stiff-arm when she wanted to appear in the NFL Network's big-name, big-bucks Super Bowl ad, Paris is already "on board" to do the spot, along with Martha Stewart, L.L. Cool J, and others. "She's too much of a trainwreck," says an "insider" of Britney, and no doubt Britney's penchant for very public privates viewings late last year made league and network officials nervous.

And just to add insult to injury, guess who else the NFL Network wants for its ad? That well-known video vixen, former Attorney General Janet Reno.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Why is Britney so camera shy with Jayden?

Where is Jayden James Federline?

Four months after Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s second son was born, celeb watchers are wondering why no pics of the tyke have been released.

“It’s the question we’ve all been asking,” one paparazzo who asked not to be named told The Scoop. “There was some really dark footage that was supposed to be of him, but it was horrible and it doesn’t really count. Now people are speculating that [Spears] is keeping him from the public because she’s hoping to sell exclusive pictures of him, and now, because no one has seen him, the price has gone up.”

“It’s been pretty well confirmed that the profit from the pictures of the first child [Sean Preston] went to Kevin,” says Brandy Navarre, owner of x17OnLine, the celebrity blog owned by a photo agency.

She speculates that pics of Jayden were never sold “because things were souring between Britney and Kevin around that time, and they couldn’t ever come to any agreement about who would get [money from] the pictures.”

Navarre adds: “Some people are saying that Britney is so busy partying that she’s not with her child, but she does take Sean Preston out and she’s so open with Sean Preston when it comes to the paparazzi. . . . This is a huge story and some of us have been focused on getting pictures of her partying or with her new boyfriend, but to get a picture of [Jayden James] is the goal we should be focused on.”

Monday, January 15, 2007

Angelina Jolie & Madonna Catfight Part of a Lesbian Triangle?

Jenny Shimizu has kept her one-time lesbian affair with Angelina Jolie in the press long after it ended with some fantastic claims. The former CK One model went strong at Jolie mate Brad Pitt claiming that there was no way that Angelina would ever remain faithful to him because of her tendencies to favor women in bed.Now there is a theory that the catfight of sorts between Angelina and Maddona is all over a lesbian triangle.

The Herald Sun is reporting that the catfight has been given an added dimension by a claim that the lesbian model and actor is writing a no-holds-barred book in which she will describe in graphic detail how she was a lover of both women. Shimizu revealed that she was having sexual relationships with the pop star Madonna and Angelina at the same time.

Shimizu, 39, will allege that Madonna flew her around the world for secret liaisons before she married film director Guy Ritchie. Their affair, she says, coincided with an equally passionate relationship with Jolie.

The Daily Mail reports that in the kiss-and-tell memoir, in which she reveals that Madonna used her as a 'sex slave.' "I was her secret 'booty call' available any time of the day or night for secret sex sessions," the model said last year.

The spat between Madonna and Angelina is over comments made by Jolie where she seemed to be critical of the 'Material Girl' for her third world adoption of a Malawi boy. Jolie told a French magazine: "(Malawi) is a country where there is no legal framework for adoption. Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law."

Jolie would later say the quote was taken out of context and both have publicly denied any hard feelings, but reports continue to say that 'insiders' are not convinced.

Britney Spears' night with Hefner

Britney Spears and Isaac Cohen spent the night together in the Hugh Hefner suite of a Las Vegas hotel on Saturday night (13.01.07), it has been reported.

The pair stayed in the Fantasy Tower wing of The Palms hotel, in the $40,000-a-night, two-storey Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, which has an 8ft rotating bed, a Jacuzzi, full bar and a glass elevator.

A source said: "They seem very happy together."

Britney and model-and-actor Isaac, both 25, were seen dancing and smoking cigarettes at gay nightclub 8 1/2 for about an hour before returning to their luxury suite.

Staff at The Palms refused to comment.

Last Saturday (06.01.07), the 'Toxic' singer and Isaac were seen together on a speedboat off the coast of Marina del Rey, in California, and they met up the next night at the Whiskey Blue bar of Westwood's W Hotel.

Britney filed for divorce from Kevin Federline last November. The couple have two sons together, 15-month-old Sean Preston and four-month-old Jayden James.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Jennifer Lopez's 'DanceLife' Debuts Jan. 15 on MTV

From sound stage to center stage, see what it takes to make it as a professional dancer when MTV premieres the new music reality series, "DanceLife" on Monday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 PM (ET/PT). The 8-episode series which featured and is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, follows the lives of six dancers trying to achieve their dreams and break into the grueling and unforgiving world of professional dance.

From auditioning for that key spot in a music video to performing live with top artists, Nelly Furtado and Ashlee Simpson, MTV is there for each dancer's every move. The glory isn't always there, but their love for dance is what keeps the drive alive.

Beginning her career as a dancer herself, no one knows the struggle to make it as a professional dancer better than Jennifer Lopez. As executive producer, Jennifer played an integral role in selecting and auditioning the dancers and will make cameo appearances throughout the season.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Angelina Jolie Pisses More People Off

Angelina Jolie sure knows how to piss someone off. She was quoted in Gala Magazine talking about Madonna’s adoption saying that she would , "never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal."

What Jolie forgot to mention was that the agency she used to adopt Cambodian son Maddox was later found to be guilty of fraud. Now procedures have been tightened up, and it is almost impossible to adopt from Cambodia.

"Angelina is not a hero in the adoption community," an international adoption advocate, told the Post. Beams said parents and other adoption agents are disappointed Jolie "does nothing, or at least very little, to keep international adoption open and legal for American families and children."

"She [Jolie] adopted Maddox under a questionable agency, where the directors went to prison." Beams added, "It would be nice to see her speak out on issues and policies surrounding international adoption."

David Ptasnik, director of Americans Adopting Orphans, admits he was uncomfortable with some practices of Jolie's agency, but said that at the time, "it was the largest agency in the world. Angelina Jolie wouldn't know that she was entering into a questionable adoption."

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Angelina Jolie more womb raider than tomb raider

Angelina Jolie wants to have 10 children. The Tomb Raider actress is desperate to have a large family with her partner Brad Pitt - who she already has three children with - and plans to extend her brood by adopting children from various countries.

She told Elle magazine: "Every country I go to, you'll hear that I'm adopting! India is a country we could legally adopt from, but I don't think it will be the next one.

"In the future, it is a possibility and we have had that discussion.

"We definitely want a very big family. It might seem crazy to build it so quickly. But if we're going to have 10 kids, we'd like to raise them while we're young.

"Maddox and I talk about him being adopted, and he's got opinions about his brothers and sisters to come."

The actress' adopted Cambodian son Maddox has even thought of a name for his next sibling, which Angelina is refusing to divulge.

She added: "The other night I said to Brad, 'If this become a reality, are we really thinking of that name?' He said, 'Yes, I think we have to!'"

Brad has previously joked that he wants to have enough children to start his own soccer team.

He said: "I have three kids now and next year I'll have six then nine. We're looking for a soccer team. I want to compete in the next World Cup."

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Britney is Spotted with Mystery Man

Pop star Britney Spears has wasted no time jumping back into the dating scene since separating from husband Kevin Federline and has been spotted with a new mystery man. The singer was photographed over the weekend enjoying herself on a boat with a hunky tattooed companion.

The party carried on into Monday, where the pop star was spotted at the W Hotel in Westwood, California where she was seen kissing a dark haired man. According to a source, "She entered in a short black and white dress with a long black wig. Britney was making out with a dark haired, bearded man outside in a cabana."

After their very public display of affection, the couple then reportedly went to the reception desk where they checked into a room in the hotel.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Angelina: Madonna's Adoption Was Illegal

Angelina Jolie has criticised pop Madonna for adopting Malawian child David Banda in an illegal manner.

Actress Jolie, who has two adopted children of her own, thinks Madonna found a child to adopt in the wrong way.

"Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born. It's a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption," Angelina Jolie said in an interview with French magazine Gala.

"Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal."

However, Angelina Jolie believes Madonna's intentions were good and is amazed at the media reaction to her adoption.

"I have been horrified by the attacks she's been subjected to. All that should count is the happiness of her little David," Jolie said.

Madonna brought 1-year-old David to the UK from his home country of Malawi in October of last year. He will stay with Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie for 18 months before Malawian officials decide whether or not they are legally able to adopt the child.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Britney Spears Promises to be Bigger And Better In this year 2007

Britney Spears has taken to her official website to address fans about their fears for her future and her recent behaviour.

She revealed that she definitely release an album via Jive before the and of 2007 and that she was saddened by the recent closure of her fansite worldofbritney.com.

She wrote: “It has been a while since I've addressed you personally here on my official website. The last couple of years have been quite a ride for me, the media has criticized my every move and printed a skewed perception of who I really am as a human being.

“Behind every decision I have made in my public life there always seems to be an apparent contradiction. I have come to terms with that which is why I usually don't pay much attention to it.

“The last couple of years have been very enlightening for me and now that I've had the time to be ‘me,’ I've been able to sit down and think about where I want to go with myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached.

I am now more mature and feel like I am finally ‘free’. I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again! I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet.

“I look forward to coming back this year bigger and better than ever, and to also reaching out to my fans on a more personal level. I noticed today that one of my biggest fansites is shutting down soon and I want you all to know that I do understand all the reasons that went behind making that decision, and I am sad to see it closing.

“If I were you I'd be unhappy too if I had to read what I've been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I've been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move, but I want you all to know that I love my fans so much, and I appreciate everything you have done for me, so Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”

Timberlake Dumps Mother For Scarlett Johansson?

Nobody really knows what's going on with Justin Timberlake at the moment. Just a few weeks ago he was happily together with Cameron Diaz in a relationship that looked like it'd go on forever, but now he's been spotted out with all sorts of ladies.

Now it seems the latest object of Justin Timberlake's affections is none other than Scarlett Johansson, the star of Lost In Translation and probably a few other films. Rumours are now circulating that Justin Timberlake may have dumped Cameron Diaz for Scarlett Johansson, which confuses us as we thought that Justin Timberlake and Justin Timberlake's mother were a couple now. But who can blame Justin for ditching his mother in favour of Scarlett Johansson; we've always assumed that loving relationships generally work better if a boy's girlfriend didn't used to lactate into his mouth two decades ago.

If you're Justin Timberlake, things move fast. One minute you're doing normal boy/girl things with Cameron Diaz, like constantly denying marriage and saving each other from certain death. Then, before you know it, you've made all your 'not splitting up' statements look a bit stupid by actually splitting up with Cameron Diaz and hitting the town with your Mum instead.

But nobody could have expected Justin Timberlake to stay single for long. After all, Justin Timberlake is the most desirable man in the world thanks to his sympathetic telephone manner, his willingness to sing with idiots and his habit of yanking girls' bras off when everyone is looking. So who could be surprised at the news that Justin Timberlake has got his eyes set on Scarlett Johansson, the girl with the best bazzers in the world.

Fla Nightclubs says 'Paris Hilton' fired

Two nightclubs known as Club Paris will no longer be associated with their namesake Paris Hilton, according to the club's owner.

Fred Khalilian said he "fired" the hotel heiress because she has continuously failed to attend scheduled appearances at the location in downtown Orlando. The troubles started two years ago when Hilton showed up six hours late for the grand opening, Khalilian said.

Khalilian does not want to change the name of the Orlando club, or one opened in Jacksonville last year, because he said the name is so well known. Instead of Club Paris representing Hilton, it will stand for the city, Khalilian said.

He plans to hold a competition to find the new face of his clubs.

Hilton's spokesman Elliot Mintz said that neither he nor Hilton have been contacted by Khalilian.

"I'm certainly disappointed to learn of Fred's unfortunate comments." Mintz said. "We shall address his statements at the appropriate time."

Britney spear risks being dropped by label

Britney Spears is at risk of being dropped by her record label "any day now".

The Toxic singer - who checked into a spa after collapsing from "exhaustion" at her New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas' PURE nightclub - is said to be damaging her relationship with Jive records with her wild partying.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Like the rest of us, Jive is done with Britney Spears. They are going to drop the album, and her, any day now."

Britney's manager Larry Rudolf said: "Britney knows her recent behaviour has been unacceptable but she is going through a rocky period."

Rudolf insists the 25-year-old mother-of-two will soon be revamping her image and is currently recording her new album.

As well as damaging her reputation through wild partying and being pictured on four occasions not wearing any underwear, Britney reportedly produced below-par tracks during her recent recording sessions at Jive's New York studios.

However, a spokesman for the label has denied they are on the verge of dropping her, saying: "Jive's relationship with Britney is fine. She continues to be one of our biggest worldwide artists and we remain 1000 per cent committed to her career."

Winslet, Pitt films win in Palm Springs

Movie-goers last year may not have noticed the dramas "Babel" and "Little Children," but the films got plenty of attention at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007 Gala Awards.Both drew multiple honors at Saturday night's festivities in this desert resort city 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

"Babel," which starredBrad Pitt,Cate Blanchett, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi, took the Ensemble Performance Award. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu took home the director's award for the film, which has struggled at the box office.

Pitt, 43, told Associated Press Television News: "I love the undercurrent of this film, and that is the inability, sometimes, to understand where the other side is coming from."

Inarritu, Barraza, Kikuchi and Pitt are nominated for
Golden Globe Awards, to be handed out Jan. 15, and all said they would attend.

Blanchett accepted the festival's Career Achievement Award. She apologized for making so many movies released in 2006, including "Babel," "Notes on a Scandal" and "The Good German."

Friday, January 05, 2007

Justin Timberlake dating Scarlett Johansson?

'SexyBack' singer Justin Timberlake has his eye on actress Scarlett Johansson reports gossip columnist Janet Charlton .

Justin Timberlake recently cast Scarlett Johansson- who recently separated (from Josh Hartnett) - to play the female lead in his new music video for What Goes Around (Comes Around) Perez Hilton reports.
That shoot wrapped last week, but the pair have continued to spend time togetherPerezHilton.com reports that Scarlett Johansson attended the after-party for the premiere of Timberlake's new movie, Alpha Dog, Wednesday night at Social Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Justin and Scarlett seemed totally into each other, chatting intimately for a good solid hour at the after-party - before his mom, Lynn Harless joined in the coversation – and then hit the dance floor with her son to the Jackson 5's "ABC."

Earlier that night, the lucky lady on Justin Timberlake's arm at Wednesday's Hollywood premiere of his new movie Alpha Dog was his mom, Lynn Harless, People reports

Later, while Timberlake hung out with some of his Alpha Dog costars, including Emile Hirsch, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Foster and Olivia Wilde, Harless and Johansson talked until the club closed at 2 a.m., when Timberlake and his mother took off through the private back exit.

Earlier in the week , Star reported that Timberlake ended his relationship with Cameron Diaz.

Timberlake - who is nine years younger than the 34-year-old
'Charlie's Angels' actress - has allegedly been telling friends that the
couple's three-and-a-half year relationship is over.
According to America's Star magazine, Justin told friends while he was
partying at Memphis nightclub Senses during the Christmas holidays: "Me and
Cameron? We're done."
It had been thought the couple would spend Christmas together but while
Justin spent it with his family in Memphis, Cameron was seen alone at
Colorado ski resort Vail Mountain.
While in his hometown, the pop heartthrob was seen on several occasions in
the company of a former high school sweetheart of his - 25-year-old blonde
real estate agent Veronica Finn.
Gossip columnist Janet Charlton claims a source at a Los Angeles New Year's Eve party told her:
"Justin and Cameron broke up almost two weeks ago. I reckon he'll hook up
with Scarlett Johansson. They've been getting to know each other."

The singer then spent New Year's Eve (31.12.06) at actress Kate Hudson's
house party, which was held at her Los Angeles home.
Justin and Cameron were, however, seen together in Los Angeles a few days
after Christmas but told reporters they "do not comment on their personal

Justin Timberlake's Lot Of Ladies

We know Justin Timberlake is super hot, so it comes as no surprise that he's been spotted with a gaggle of ladies.

But with the recent reports that JT's back on the market, guess who was trying to get in on the act...

Paris Hilton - she doesn't miss a trick that one.

But Paris was just one of many trying to catch his eye at the US premiere of his new flick, Alpha Dogs.

If Justin and Cameron Diaz have indeed split, he seems to have his pick of the bunch.

Britney Spear wants to strip nude again

Singer Britney Spears is going to flash the flesh again by commissioning a nude portrait of herself.

After losing weight the 'Toxic' singer is so proud of her figure she wants it 'immortalized' in a painting.

A source told More magazine: "Britney's been getting in better and better shape since she split with Kevin and wants her body immortalized in a portrait.

'She loves the film 'Titanic', especially the scene where Kate Winslet's character Rose gets painted in the nude. She wants it tastefully done, though, and is looking for the right artist to do it.'

Britney previously posed naked on the cover of the August edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Three months later, the mother to one-year-old Sean Preston and four-month-old Jayden James, filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline in November.

Since separating from Kevin she has been spotted out partying on several occasions showing off her body in a variety of skimpy outfits and pictured four times not wearing any underwear.

Jennifer Lopez honored by People en Espanol

Jennifer Lopez is among the entertainers selected by People en Espanol for its "100 Most Influential Hispanics" issue, which honors those who have made an impact in the Hispanic community.

Lopez, who graces the cover of the magazine's February issue, on newsstands Friday, says "being an example to others is a big part of my work."

The 38-year-old singer-actress also says she would like to have children someday.

"I come from a strong family, so of course I want to have one," Lopez tells the magazine. "But I do have my own family: my immediate family, my husband and his children. I get to share in all of that. I am very lucky to have that."

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Kate's Brit Gong Battle

Kate Winslet will be fighting it out with her fellow Brits at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

It'll come as no surprise that her competition includes Helen Mirren and Judi Dench.

But the three Brits will have to beat off Meryl Streep and Penelope Cruz if they want to take home the best actress award.

Leonardo DiCaprio could have a good night as well, he's nominated in the best actor category for Blood Diamond and also the best supporting actor group for The Departed.

In the TV world, Hugh Laurie got a nod in the best actor in a drama category for his role in House. Kiefer Sutherland is among his competition for 24.

Only one Desperate Housewife received a nomination for best comedy actress this year... step forward Felicity Huffman.

Paris Hilton Fools BritBrit with Cigarette Fib

Britney Spears wants to make sure she has still got it going on - both in appearance and in the bedroom.

BritBrit was tricked by Paris Hilton into thinking she had jeopardized her chances of ever having an orgasm again.

While the two 25-year-olds were partying at Los Angeles club Area, the pop princess lit the filter end of her cigarette which flared up as she inhaled. Paris then apparently told her it would damage her ability to climax.

A source revealed to the National Enquirer magazine, "Paris told Britney, 'Oh my God! Don't you know that lighting a cigarette the wrong way and inhaling stops the blood flow to your private parts, and doing it more than once means you may never experience orgasm again!'"

The source continued, "Britney was horrified and ran around for about ten minutes asking everyone if they had ever heard that and what she should do about it. Finally Paris stopped giggling and told Britney it was a joke, saying, 'I had you going, didn't I?'

The pop starlet then slapped her friend on the arm and they had a play fight.

Angelina Jolie as The Virgin Mary

ANGELINA JOLIE has been turned into the Virgin Mary in a controversial new painting by artist KATE KRETZ. The actress and humanitarian is depicted as the mother of JESUS CHRIST, while her adopted kids MADDOX and ZAHARA and biological baby SHILOH feature as angels in the piece, titled BLESSED ART THOU - a line taken from the Catholic prayer HAIL MARY.

The painting, which will be unveiled at the Art Miami Fair on Friday (05JAN06), addresses "the cycle of celebrity worship" and depicts Jolie in a flowing gown hovering in the clouds above a dimly-lit shopping store, populated by shoppers.

Kretz, who spent five months creating the painting, says, "Our culture is deifying celebrities, but, in THE BIBLE, it is the meek who are blessed, so the title presents a question for the viewer to ponder. "Angelina Jolie was chosen as the subject because of her unavoidable presence in the media, the world-wide anticipation of her child, her unattainable beauty and the good that she is doing in the world through her example, which adds another layer to the already complicated questions surrounding her status."

Kretz, a former professor, reveals her virgin (Jolie) and Zahara figures are loosely based on a painting by SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK, while Maddox's pose is borrowed from a painting by Italian High Renaissance artist RAPHAEL.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Mario Lopez to host Miss America pageant

"I'm honored. I think it's going to be great," Lopez told The Associated Press from Los Angeles prior to the announcement by Country Music Television Inc.'s officials in Nashville, Tenn. The pageant will air Jan. 29 from the Aladdin Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Having proved he can dance on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the 33-year-old actor ("Saved by the Bell") said he didn't plan to sing the pageant's "There She Is, Miss America" theme made famous by longtime Miss America host Bert Parks.

"I really don't sing," Lopez said. "I like to sing, but I don't sing well."

Lopez replaces James Denton, a star from ABC's "Desperate Housewives," who hosted last year's 85th annual pageant in Las Vegas.

A recorded version of Parks singing the anthem played as Miss Oklahoma Jennifer Berry was crowned at last year's pageant, held for the first time outside Atlantic City, N.J.

Sarah Brock, CMT executive producer and vice president, said show producers were excited about Lopez's popularity, previous pageant hosting experience and "undeniable charm." Terms of his one-year deal weren't made public.

Lopez recalled hosting other pageants including a Miss Teen USA pageant in 2003 in Palm Springs, Calif. He attributed recent scandals involving beauty queens in other pageants to mistakes by a select few contestants.

He also downplayed reports that he was linked romantically with his "Dancing With the Stars" partner, professional dancer Karina Smirnoff. The couple placed second in the ABC program to former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith and partner Cheryl Burke.

Britney Spears' naked plans

Britney Spears is commissioning a nude portrait of herself.

The 'Toxic' singer has finally got back in shape following the birth of her second son, Jayden James, and is so proud of her figure she wants it "immortalised" in a painting.

A source told Britain's More magazine: "Britney's been getting in better and better shape since she split with Kevin and wants her body immortalised in a portrait.

"She loves the film 'Titanic', especially the scene where Kate Winslet's character Rose gets painted in the nude. She wants it tastefully done, though, and is looking for the right artist to do it."

Britney - mother to one-year-old Sean Preston and four-month-old Jayden James - filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline in November.

Since separating from Kevin, Britney, 25, has been spotted out partying on several occasions showing off her body in a variety of skimpy outfits.

She has been pictured four times not wearing any underwear.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Paris Hilton 'Dumped' by Britney

Paris Hilton is now referring to Britney Spears as "the animal" after being unceremoniously dumped by her former friend.

According to a report in today's press, the socialite is "fuming" after the singer phoned her to break the news that she couldn't be seen in public with her anymore.

Spears has apparently realised that her constant partying with Hilton since her split from husband Kevin Federline in November had seriously damaged her already battered reputation.

Only yesterday Britney was voted the 'Worst Celebrity Role Model' in a new poll - with Paris coming in second.

A source tells the News Of The World, "Britney realised her partying was being perceived in a bad light. People began questioning her as a mother.

"Britney called Paris and said she had decided not to be seen in public with her - she said it wasn't personal."

But after showing Britney the way to have a good time every night - not to mention the benefits of not wearing any underwear - Hilton seems to have taken it to heart!

Mutual devotion' not marriage says Kate Moss

Now Doherty and Moss are just messing with us. Model Moss now denies marrying her pork pie hatted Babyshambler in Thailand.

A spokesman for Kate Moss has rubbished all reports Moss and addict Pete Doherty tied a legal knot during a candlelit Buddhist ceremony in Thailand on New Year's Day.

Stuart Higgins said Kate Moss, 32, was vacationing in Thailand, but hadn't married Doherty.

"There has not been any kind of marriage ceremony in Thailand. She is on holiday," Higgins said.

British newspapers including The Mirror quoted an unnamed "friend of Moss" as saying the ceremony was an expression of the couple's mutual devotion.

Higgins called the reports "entirely false."

What, like, is it about Paris?

SHE never says anything smart. She can't act, dance or sing. She's only OK looking and has a so-so body – thin, but lacking shapeliness and tone.

Yet Paris Hilton has got most of the world mesmerised. In 2006 she was the most Googled search in the world.

Forget about the shallowness. That much of the world is so captivated by the Paris phenomenon says much about the human condition – good and bad.

First the bad news. We're a pretty vacuous bunch. We are more concerned with the sometimes naughty adventures of a party girl than anything remotely virtuous.

Missing from the most-searched Google list was: how to save a starving African child; stopping animal cruelty; donating to cancer research; genocide in Sudan and helping victims of natural disasters.

As a species we like to think we are compassionate, caring and strive to higher things. Paris teaches us otherwise.

But there are a lot of positive things to be taken from Paris – and this is the reason that most people can't get enough of her.

She represents what many people want to be but are too scared to pursue.

Paris is herself. She has thrown out the rule book. She doesn't conform to stereotypical norms and doesn't pretend she wants to make the world a better place or that she has got anything profound to tell us.

Paris teaches us most about the fallacy associated with the search for status and the importance of self-belief.

People want status. Many of us are slaves to it. This drives many of us to unremittingly pursue goals, mainly materialistic, that we think will impress others.

Paradoxically, the best way to obtain acceptance is not by conforming and aspiring to achieve what others want most.

People respect most those who have the courage and commitment to pursue their own passions and goals, even (and in fact especially) if this means bucking contemporary social and economic norms.

It's not so much Paris' wealth that people admire but her courage in not confirming to the celebrity prototype.

The other thing that Paris teaches us is self belief. Studies show that sometimes belief in a thing can make it happen.

People who think they are attractive and desirable and project themselves in that manner are actually more appealing.

So instead of moping around whingeing about your flaws, be like Paris.

Angelina Jolie insists on honesty

Angelina Jolie insists the key to a successful relationship is honesty.

'The Good Shepherd' actress, whose lover is Brad Pitt, is adamant if you want your love to last you have to be yourself and be completely open with your partner.

When asked if a little deception was necessary in a relationship, she told Britain's OK! magazine: "No, I think the opposite is the only thing that works. I don't want to have to spend my life having to pretend to be someone else, and I don't want the person next to me to have to pretend because we have a long life ahead of us. So you just want to be able to be who you are in every moment, and that is the only way that you'll ever be truly happy."

Angelina met Brad on the set of their action film 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' and the pair began dating shortly after Brad split from his wife Jennifer Aniston in 2005.

They have three children together adopted son Maddox, adopted daughter Zahara and biological daughter Shiloh.

Cate Blanchett loans skin cream to Brad Pitt

Cate Blanchett has revealed she once let Brad Pitt borrow her skin cream to cure his eczema.

The Oscar-winning actress stars with Brad in 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' and the prosthetic make-up he had to wear caused the actor to break out in a rash.

Cate told Scotland's Daily Record newspaper: "We went through three weeks of make-up tests and he was covered in eczema from it all.

"We were talking about what we were going to do because our skin was taking a battering.

"So I had this girlie conversation with him and put these skin creams down, lined them up in front of him and he and Angelina went around the table trying them.

Brad is so smart and generous. He's so wonderful I love him.

"I don't love him in the sense that I love my husband, but I adore him."

The blonde Australian actress also revealed that she was recently mistaken for Kate Winslet by Hollywood legend Faye Dunaway.

Cate said: "It was very funny, Faye came up to me at a screening and wanted me to do this project. I said it sounded fantastic. So she turned to her friend and said, 'Debbie, this is Kate Winslet!'

"I had to ask, 'So, do you want me to do it or do you want Kate to do it?'"

Jackie Chan to produce 10 films in China

Jackie Chan said on his Web site Tuesday that he has a new film company in China.

"I just started a company in China and I will be producing 10 films," Chan said on his official Web site.

The action star, who is currently filming "Rush Hour 3" said he plans to use vacation time to scout talent and ideas for the 10 projects.

"I need to meet the new directors. I need to read the screenplays and listen to ideas for more screenplays. I need to look at director reels to hire more directors for this big project," he said.

Chan also said he is scheduled to make a commercial with retired boxer George Foreman in China, but didn't give details.

Chan has continued to make Chinese-language movies alongside his Hollywood films. He recently released the action comedy "Rob-B-Hood," about a group of kidnappers who have a change of heart after stealing a baby and don't turn him over to their employers.

Britney Spear acts like a mother

Britney Spears finally appears to be acting like a new mom.

The pop princess, who recently made headlines for a rash of less-than-motherly hard partying, fell asleep in a Las Vegas nightclub early Monday shortly after leading the New Year's Eve countdown, her manager said.

"By about one o'clock, she was just done, so we took her out," Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, told The Associated Press Monday. "She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep."

The star was hired to host the festivities at Ceasars Palace's PURE nightclub.

Spears was traveling with her two sons, 3-month-old Jayden James and 1-year-old Sean Preston. She filed for divorce in November from her husband of two years, Kevin Federline.

Britney falls asleep in nightclub

Britney Spears finally appears to be acting like a new mum.

The pop star, who recently made headlines for a rash of less-than-motherly hard partying, fell asleep in a Las Vegas nightclub shortly after leading the New Year's Eve countdown, her manager said.

"By about one o'clock, she was just done, so we took her out," Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, said today.

"She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep."

Rudolph denied reports circulating on gossip web sites that Spears, 25, collapsed shortly after midnight and was carried out by bodyguards.

The star was hired to host the festivities at Ceasars Palace's Pure nightclub.

Rudolph said Spears walked out of the club and did not seek medical attention.

"There is nothing out of the ordinary here," he said.

Spears was travelling with her two sons, three-month-old Jayden James and one-year-old Sean Preston.

She filed for divorce in November from her husband of two years, Kevin Federline.

In a statement on her web site posted earlier this month, Spears noted that in recent nights out - one in which she flashed her apparent lack of underwear to the paparazzi - she may have taken her "new found freedom a little too far".

Monday, January 01, 2007

Britney Spears Nude Crotch Shots Spawn Satirical Vow

Britney Spears no panties crotch shots have caused quite a stir and was easily the biggest pop-culture attention getter of the year.

In 2006, Spears hit the headlines for incidents including driving with her infant son Sean Preston

sitting on her lap; having social services call round to investigate reports the boy fell out of this high chair; posing nude on the cover of Harper's Bazaar while pregnant; and filing for divorce from her husband Kevin Federline weeks after giving birth to their second child Jayden James.

Paris Hilton goes incognito Down Under

Paris Hilton loves the limelight. However, while in the land Down Under, she apparently decided to try out the incognito experience, and even donned a brunette wig for a night out on the town.

Paris, who is currently vacationing in Australia, has made no attempts to shun the shutterbugs while taking a public shower in a tiny string bikini at Bondi beach, having lunch at upmarket Otto at Woolloomooloo or spending an afternoon visiting the children's ward at Royal North Shore Hospital.

However, the Hilton hotel heiress decided to try something new when out for a night of partying at nightspot Hugo's on Friday, Dec 29.

She covered up her blonde locks with an inconspicuous brunette wig that made her look just like a lot of other ladies at the party.

Now, Insiders believe that the wig was only a trick to get on-again-off-again boyfriend Stavros Niarchos’ attention, and to seduce him without any distractions.

"Stavros was getting around, working the room and chatting to a lot of other women. You got the feeling Paris is chasing him rather than the other way around,'' the Daily Telegraph quoted a source, as saying.

Whatever Paris’ intentions, it seems that the ruse worked really well, for a lot of people, including the photographers, had no idea she was at the nightclub.

"A lot of people just didn't know she was there. People at the party realized who she was, while the photographers thought she must have gone in a back door. But Paris Hilton never does back doors,'' a guest said.

"She was hard to recognize - she didn't stand out at all, there were other girls who had the same look,'' another guest added.

Paris Hilton Selects Beautiful Aussie Blonde, Jaime Wright as 'The Face of Bondi Blonde 2007'

In her first official engagement for 2007, the world's most famous blonde, Paris Hilton has judged the finals of "The Search for the Face of Bondi Blonde" at the Bondi Icebergs Club on Bondi Beach.

Paris Hilton selected our own Australian blonde Jaime Wright as the Face of Bondi Blonde 2007, she was ably-assisted by two other judges; internationally renowned Big Wave pro-surfer Koby Abberton and Advertising Guru, Jack Singleton.

In addition 11 other lucky Australian girls were selected by the three judges as the Bondi Blonde promotional team for 2007. 'Bondi Blonde' is the new low-carb beer from Bluetongue Brewery. John Singleton is a major shareholder in Bluetongue Brewery.

Contrary to some reports, Paris Hilton is not the face of Bondi Blonde ... regrettably.