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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Poor Harry

Harry Spotter

Getting a zit can be embarrassing enough, but when you're forced to share it with an army of fanatical moviegoers it can be excruciating.

Luckily for Daniel Radcliffe and his pubescent co-stars their spotty shame has been rescued on the forthcoming Harry Potter film by some wizardry that would make Dumbledore jealous.

Fifteen-year-old Radcliffe and his fellow Goblet Of Fire stars Emma Watson (15) and Rupert Grint (17), have been plagued by acne during filming of the latest episode in the film series.

But instead of having to make do with a stick of concealer from Superdrug like the average teenager, computer experts have been brought in to zap the zits.

"We have had to employ a special effects man to go through every frame clearing up their complexions," an insider on set explained.

Meanwhile, bookmakers William Hill are offering odds on which of the Big Brother housemates will leak the plot of forthcoming Harry Potter book The Half-Blood Prince.

Obviously the chances of any of the 13 contestants getting their hands on the insider information while locked away from the world means the odds are predictably long. [Sky]

Demi has hairy legs, and may be preggers

Why is she hiding her stomach? And what's really up with those shoes? Anyway... Ashton says, Yo Demi, shave them bitches... Ashton: Demi has hairy legs Demi Moore suffers from prickly calves, boyfriend Ashton Kutcher has revealed. When asked what she thought of the Punk'd star's new stubbly look, he replied: "Does it matter? If you want a beard wear a beard!" He went on to announce: "I don't like the hair on her legs. She doesn't always have them cleaned, you know. It's a sight. "But I'm not going to be like "Hey!" I'm not going to tell her what to do with her body. It's her body." [Digital Spy]

Don't forget to get a gift

Paris and Paris' wedding registry [Macy's]

It's for real, we swear

TOKYO - One of Hollywood’s hottest couples may be having difficulty persuading the public their romance is genuine, but actress Katie Holmes says that her love for screen star Tom Cruise is real. “I couldn’t be happier. I’m so happy,” Holmes said on her way into the world premiere of her latest movie “Batman Begins”. “He’s the most amazing man in the whole world,” she told Reuters in Tokyo on Tuesday. Cruise, 42, has also made no secret of his interest in the 26-year-old, until recently most famous for her role in TV series “Dawson’s Creek”. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Cruise shed his cool image to enthuse about the relationship, prompting many U.S. commentators to question whether it was a publicity stunt aimed at promoting movies both stars were appearing in. Cruise is starring in Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds”, due for release in June. People magazine recently ran an unscientific poll showing that nearly two thirds of people questioned believed the Cruise-Holmes relationship was a stunt. [MSNBC] In other Tomkat news... Just a month after Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise started publicly canoodling to express their "love," Holmes has moved in with the star and, pals say, she's accepted a marriage proposal. hears that Holmes, a Christian, is converting to Scientology. One pal said, "She had her initial meeting with Tom at the Scientology Center in L.A., and she goes with him now a lot. She is converting." Holmes has also switched agents at the Creative Artists Agency - from her longtime rep to Cruise's rep. [The Bosh]

Damn paparazzi

Breaking fast! Lindsay Lohan was involved in a car accident with the paparazzi Monday evening in Los Angeles, and it wasn't a reshoot for her movie Herbie: Fully Loaded. has now confirmed this from more than one source.

Kid as we may about Lindsay Lohan, we really do love her! And, we don't want to see anything (else) bad happen to her, which is why we are very troubled at the latest development.

Though details are still unclear we do know that Lindsay was being chased by the paparazzi and one photog has been arrested by police. had a source at the scene of the accident and they report:

I was just on 3rd Street in LA and encountered a car accident with about 10 paparazzi swarming it. Anyway, there was 2 blonde girls and one of them was Lindsay Lohan! Poor thing was being stalked by the paparazzi and crying into her cell phone and they wouldn't leave her alone. They were even filming it! I couldn't tell if it was a accident involving chasing paparazzi or not. Anyway, she looked thin but not crazy skinny! Keep on the lookout for the pics... I felt so bad for her I wanted to invite her to hide at my house. []


-- In other capitalism-gone-wild news, the New York Daily News reports Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana is challenging the ego-endowed Donald's planned 64-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vegas with a Sin City building of her own. Seems Ivana is partnering up with Australian developer Victor Altomare to build The Ivana, a 73-story condo tower billed as ``the tallest residential building Las Vegas will ever see.'' Ivana's rep wouldn't comment to the News. -- The diamond-encrusted Miss Universe crown, well really a tiara, passed from one Anglo-speaking country to another as Russian-born Miss Canada, Natalie Glebova, triumphed at a poignant pageant beamed from the Thai capital of Bangkok. She succeeds last year's winner, Australian Jennifer Hawkins. Glebova, 23, a motivational speaker — and motivated contestant — beat out 81 other worthy hotties with sapless personalities, including runner-up Miss Puerto Rico, Cynthia Olavarria. ``This is all happening too fast and it's unreal. It's slowly starting to sink in,'' said Glebova, who has said her most unusual talent ``is being able to read upside-down just as well as rightside-up.'' --'s The Scoop reports that ``American Idol'' winner and vegetarian Carrie Underwood is the leading vote-getter in an online poll by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( to find the world's sexiest vegetarian. She's ahead of the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow. We send happy thoughts to Carrie and the male veggie leader, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who's pitted against Christian Bale and Morrissey. Winners will be announced next month. -- Meanwhile, seems you all want a piece of Bo Bice so badly that ``Idol'' runner-up's single, ``Inside Your Heaven,'' which doesn't come out until June 21, is numero uno on's best-sellers list, thanks entirely to pre-orders. -- Cyndi Lauper, the `80s singing star who has staged a successful comeback, and her hubby, actor David Thornton, are suing the owner of a posh Big Apple apartment building, alleging they should only be paying $508 a month for their rent-stabilized pad, not the $3,250 they're being charged. Owners 390 West End Associates counter the celeb couple is subletting the apartment from a third party, a Shlomo Baron, who's not using the place as his primary residence, which means he doesn't qualify for the rent-stabilized price and himself pays $2,400 a month. A June 7 court date has been set. -- Will we get to see newlyweds Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger share passionate kisses on TV? The C&W star, who was named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Awards last month, has signed to do a Thanksgiving special, ``Kenny Chesney: Somewhere in the Sun,'' set to air Nov. 23 on ABC. Chock-full of guest stars, it'll have concert footage and a glimpse at K.C.'s behind-the-scenes life, including time spent at his Caribbean pad. []

Let's talk, honey...

MEGAN MULLALLY SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION TO HOST NATIONALLY SYNDICATED TALK SHOW “Will & Grace” Star Coming to Local Stations In Fall 2006 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- May 31, 2005 -- NBC Universal Television Distribution has signed Emmy Award-winning “Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally to an exclusive deal to host a nationally syndicated talk show, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, President NBC Universal Television Group, Frederick Huntsberry, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television Distribution and Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Mullally’s daily, one-hour show will be sold to local TV stations for a fall 2006 debut and originate from Los Angeles, Ca. "Megan is a fantastic performer. A great actor and a great communicator, as all of her fans know,” says Zucker. "Those skills will make her a great new addition to the daytime playing field. And I could not be more excited to have Megan still on the team." "Megan was destined to have her own daily show," says Frederick Huntsberry, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television Distribution. "Some of her most memorable and funny moments have recently come from her guest appearances on talk shows and hosting shows like 'Saturday Night Live' and ' The Late Show with David Letterman.' This new platform will allow her to showcase her myriad talents on a daily basis." “We are thrilled that Megan is going to bring her unique sensibility to daytime television,” says Wallach. “She is one of the most talented people in television-funny, entertaining and truly engaging. We believe Megan will be a major part of the syndication landscape for years to come.” “I’m hosting a what?” said Mullally. “Oh, okay. Well, if I am, I want it to be different and I want the viewers to play an active role and actually get something out of watching it. I think it will be fun. Jeff Zucker is going to play drums in the band.” [More at the futon critic]

Christian Slater grabs booty

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Slater, who is appearing in a revival of ``The Glass Menagerie'' on Broadway, has been arrested on a charge that he groped a woman. Slater and his girlfriend were arguing at a small grocery store on Manhattan's Upper East Side early Tuesday, a prosecutor said in Manhattan criminal court. The actor was buying a soda when he allegedly walked up behind the woman and grabbed her buttocks. The woman, who wasn't identified, flagged down police, said police spokesman Detective John Sweeney. Slater, 35, was found nearby and the woman identified him as the man who allegedly had groped her. Slater was charged with third-degree sexual abuse. He didn't enter a plea when he appeared in court, chewing gum and wearing a blue shirt, jeans and a beige jacket. He was given a July 14 court date and left without speaking to reporters. Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Puzio said Slater cursed at the arresting officer and said, ``I didn't do anything. I'm suing you and the police department.'' Slater, whose screen credits include ``Heathers,'' ``Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles'' and ``Broken Arrow,'' filed for divorce earlier this year from TV producer Ryan Haddon. In 1998, he served 59 days in jail in La Verne, Calif., on battery and drug charges. Good behavior cut down his three-month sentence. He pleaded no contest to the charges in an August 1997 incident, when he binged on drugs and alcohol, beat his girlfriend during a brawl and assaulted a police officer.

Say whoops upside ya head...

On Saturday, a 'loyal fan' was beat down on stage at the "How The West Was One" tour featuring Snoop Dogg and The Game. This weekend, 24-year-old Richard Monroe claims that he was pummeled after jumping on stage to dance to the "Gin and Juice" classic at the Snoop Dogg and Game concert at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn. Monroe reported to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that he was attacked by approximately twelve people who punched and kicked him repeatedly. He also alleged that they stole his watch, cell phone, wallet, and diamond studs. According to eyewitnesses, among the twelve attackers were Snoop Dogg, The Game and Oowee. Marshall Thatcher, 17, who sat in the front row stated, "The Game was throwing everything he had into it and you could see Oowee moving back and forward and kicking the guy. I was kind of shocked." Monroe was taken by ambulance to Auburn Regional Medical Center and was treated for bruised ribs, a broken nose and a busted lip. Monroe labels himself as "a loyal fan" of Snoop Dogg and said that shortly after getting onstage, the rapper's bodyguards pounced on him and dragged him to the back of the stage. "White River security guards didn't do anything. They didn't help," said Monroe. "What are they there for?" The administrators from the Auburn venue acknowledged that a fan had approached the artist on stage "unexpectedly" and was removed. White River Amphitheatre's executive director, Lance Miller, commented, "The safety and security of our artists and our patrons is very important to us. We fully support the local authorities in their investigation of this incident." Some questioned whether the brawl was staged by the rappers to engage the audience's attention. Monroe responded, "It was no act. They beat me like a slave. It's horrible. They just went too far." []

'Deep Throat' comes forward

Former FBI Director Tells Magazine He Is 'Deep Throat' Felt Tells Vanity Fair That He Gave Watergate Information To Reporters NEW YORK -- ABC News reported Tuesday that an article in the current issue of Vanity Fair contains claims from a former FBI official who says that he is the confidential source for a series of newspapers articles that exposed the Watergate scandal and led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon. According to the article, "Deep Throat" is former FBI Deputy Associate Director W. Mark Felt, 91. Felt told the magazine that he is the background source who provided information to reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post -- the famous duo who investigated the Nixon administration's involvement in a break-in at the Watergate office complex during the 1972 presidential campaign. Felt's attorney, John D. O'Conner, told ABC's Charles Gibson that Felt had only recently decided to talk openly about his role in the Watergate investigation. [ABC]

Monday, May 30, 2005

Sorry hippies

Zooma tour cancelled ... Zooma Away! Anastasio-Harper Tour Canned Due To Poor Sales Monday May 30, 2005 @ 03:00 PM By: Staff Last year it was Lollapalooza, this year it's the hippie-oriented Zooma Tour that's been axed due to poor response. As previously reported, Ben Harper and former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio were set to headline the six-week tour kicking off on June 13. Touted as a band jam festival, it also boasted performances by The Black Keys, Galactic, Gomez and Jurassic 5. Zooma producer Jonathan Mayers told poor ticket sales are to blame for the cancellation. He said Zooma's organizers had planned to present the tour as "a full entertainment experience," which they couldn't deliver because of lagging sales. Still, Mayers defended his festival, saying the sales weren't totally abominable. "But it was definitely far below everyone's expectations, as tour producers, management and the promoters, which was kind of surprising," he said. The tour was created as an attempt to take a miniature version of Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival on the road. Since its inaugural run three years ago, Bonnaroo has been the top-grossing festival in the U.S.

According to only one source I have seen ...

Demi and Ashton got hitched.... ? XXXX LIQUIDGENERATION EXCLUSIVE XXXX XXX MUST CREDIT LIQUIDGENERATION AND/OR SEND HOOKERS TO OUR NEW OFFICES XXX Don't ask us how we know, we just do. LiquidGeneration has learned that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were MARRIED last night, Saturday May 28, 2005. They were married in Ponte Vidra Beach, Florida. Åt a friend's mansion. It was transformed to look like a movie set. They brought in a huge winding staircase that Demi walked down. 250 Guests. Two restaurants did the catering: one of them was Medure Restaurant. The other was Matthew's at San Marco. They are owned by the same dude. Ponte Vidra Beach is somewhere near Jacksonville. Is it white trash there? Those are all the sexy details we know. Many questions are unanswered so far. Was it a Kabbalah wedding? When will they get divorced? Does this make Demi less MILFY? [Liquid Generation]

Paris engaged to Paris!

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hotel heiress and ``The Simple Life'' reality TV star Paris Hilton is reportedly engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis. ``They are happy and excited,'' Hilton spokesman Rob Shuter told People magazine, which reported the engagement Monday on its Web site. Latsis proposed to the 24-year-old Hilton Wednesday after she returned from a three-week publicity tour in Europe to promote her horror flick ``House of Wax'' and her new fragrance. The couple marked the engagement Saturday with a barbecue for 75 friends and family at their Hollywood Hills home, People reported. No wedding date has been set. It would be the first marriage for both.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Some Idol magic at Coca-Cola 600

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, left, challenges NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, center, in a driving simulator prior to the Coca-Cola 600 race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC., Sunday, May 29, 2005. "American Idol" contestant Jessica Sierra, of Tampa, Fla., signs autographs for fans prior to the Coca-Cola 600 race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 29, 2005.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Yeah right!

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't you forget about "The Breakfast Club." At the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, to air June 9, the network plans to reunite the cast of the classic '80s movie, the cable channel said Friday. Though Emilio Estevez, who played Andrew Clark, isn't confirmed, in attendance will be Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish), Ally Sheedy (Allison Reynolds), Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson) and Judd Nelson (John Bender). Yellowcard will perform the single "Don't You Forget About Me" from the 1985 film, directed by John Hughes. This year's awards will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. To be taped June 4 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, scheduled performers include Mariah Carey, Eminem and Nine Inch Nails.

Oliver Stone gets a DUI

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was arrested for investigation of drug possession and driving while intoxicated, police said Saturday.

Stone, 58, was arrested Friday night at a police checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard after showing signs of alcohol intoxication, police Sgt. John Edmundson said.

A search of his Mercedes turned up drugs, Edmundson said. He did not specify what kind.

Stone was released Saturday morning after posting $15,000 bail.

A message left Saturday with Stone's agent David Styne was not immediately returned.

In 1999, the filmmaker pleaded guilty to drug possession and no contest to driving under the influence and was ordered into a rehabilitation program. [Yahoo!]

Replacing Jennifer with an African kid?

Pitt considers adopting African kid 28/05/2005 - 16:30:54 Brad Pitt is considering following his reported new lover Angelina Jolie's example and becoming a single parent after falling in love with orphans on a trip to Africa. The movie hunk admits he has been inspired by Jolie's charity work as a UN ambassador and by her maternal efforts in raising her adopted Cambodian son Maddox - and now he wants to give parenting a go. Pitt, who is currently in the middle of divorcing Jennifer Aniston, says: "I don't know how I can't (adopt) now, seeing what I've seen… It makes all the sense in the world. "The orphans... You just wanna take 'em up in your arms and take as many with you as you can." [IOL]

Friday, May 27, 2005


-- The never-ending Lohan Clan circus continues to go `round and `round. The latest has child-ingenue Lindsay Lohan's dad, Michael, convicted Friday for a smorgasbord of crimes. Newsday says Nassau County Court in Long Island has sentenced him to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for assaulting his brother-in-law with a shoe at a family gathering; DUI; and aggravated driving without a license. Lohan, 45, had pleaded with Judge Claire Weinberg to send him to rehab instead. Lohan pere did win one point: The judge refused to sign an order of protection filed against him by his estranged wife, Dinah, on behalf of Lindsay that would have barred dad from contact with his daughter. Weinberg said that since Lindsay is 18, she has to file one herself. Dina's own order of protection was continued. -- So where does winning a $1 mil "Survivor: Palau'' jackpot take you? If you're Tom Westman, it's, well, back to work. The New York Daily News says two weeks after raking in the dough, the 41-year-old firefighter is back to work at Brooklyn's Ladder 108 firehouse. -- Janice Dickinson, the self-described world's first supermodel, who went from being high on drugs to being high on her well-endowed ego, has left the UPN reality show ``America's Next Top Model.'' British `60s belle Twiggy will replace her, joining judges Tyra Banks, photog Nigel Barker and runway expert (they pay you for that?) J. Alexander. -- Talking about being high, Ozzy Osbourne is celebrating some anniversaries: one year of sobriety and 10 years of that monster-mash music circus, Ozzfest. So what gets the beloved reality show patriarch pumped these days? Working out. As in exercising: ``I get a normal endorphin; it's as good as any drug,'' he said. ``I'm addicted to (that) and being yelled at by my wife.'' [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Rare buffalo

A rare white buffalo calf named "Spirit of the Peace" rests at the Blatz bison ranch in Cecil Lake, B.C., 40 kilometers (24 miles) northeast of Fort St. John on Wednesday, May 25, 2005. Ranch owner Karen Blatz said the chances of the birth of a white buffalo are about one in 10 million. The calf was born premature, weighing around nine kilograms, and had to be taken away from its mother to be bottle-fed. [AP]

Try and tell me she doesn't smoke crack

I love Paul Bettany

And now he's in the DaVinci Code... [Sky Showbiz]

Tom DeLay is uspet

Who cares? House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas considers a question during a news conference in Houston in this Oct. 22, 2004 file photo. DeLay is upset that a popular NBC crime drama used his name as part of its show. DeLay wrote NBC to complain that one of the characters on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" invoked his name in a story line about the shooting death of a federal judge. "Maybe we should put out an APB for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt," the fictional police officer said. [AP]

How crazy is Tom Cruise right now?

Really, really crazy.. In recent days he has: ‡ Jumped on Oprah's couch to scream, "I'm in love! I'm in love!" while throwing his hands in the air. "I can't be cool, I can't be laid-back. It's something that has happened, and I feel I want to celebrate it. I want to celebrate her." (Page Six reported that he stammered twice when Oprah asked how he met her, a charge his team denied). ‡ Trashed Brooke Shields, telling "Access Hollywood" she should have used vitamins instead of drugs to treat her postpartum depression. ‡ Told Reader's Digest that women "smell good. They look pretty. I love women. I do." [Eyes Wide Nut] Video montage of Cruise in Access Hollywood [TVgasm] and.... Montage of Cruise on Oprah [TVgasm]

Johnny Depp pays for cannon

Hunter S. Thompson's ashes to be shot from cannon onto his ranch ASPEN, Colorado (AP) - Organizers of a memorial for Hunter S. Thompson plan to erect a 150-foot (46-meter) tower - courtesy of actor Johnny Depp - to shoot the gonzo journalist's ashes from a cannon onto his ranch. Friends and acquaintances gathered Thursday to discuss the Aug. 20 invitation-only service, which will be six months after Thompson shot himself in his home in Woody Creek, Colorado. Jon Equis, the event producer working with Thompson's family, said the tower will be 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide at the base and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide at the top, where a cannon will be placed. Depp, who portrayed the author in the movie version of Thompson's book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" will pay for the tower, designed to resemble Thompson's "gonzo fist" emblem. Thompson had requested the scattering of his ashes by cannon. Equis said the tower will be constructed far from the road and covered with a black drape before the service to discourage tourists. A public event is expected to be planned later to commemorate the writer's life. The August event will consist of "spoken word and live entertainment," Equis said. The cannon will be fired around sunset. Thompson's widow, Anita, supports the plan. She said the event will be a celebration.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Ring Around the City

40,000 Iraqis to form ring around Baghdad. This is crazy. [Yahoo!]

Kimberly Caldwell gets a DUI

Hit talent show AMERICAN IDOL has been hit with yet another scandal, after a former contestant was arrested for drunk driving. Just weeks after ousted contestant COREY CLARK claimed to have had a sexual relationship with show judge PAULA ABDUL, reports have emerged that season two finalist KIMBERLY CALDWELL was arrested for drunk driving after police pulled her over in her vehicle on 19 May (05) in Burbank, California. Caldwell, 23, failed a sobriety test and was released after posting $5,000 bail, according to US WEEKLY. Officials have 30 days to file charges. Caldwell's representative says, "Kimberly is consulting a lawyer and disputing the charges." [Contact Music]

He's no Harrison Ford.

Atlanta police officers, right, try to talk down a man Florida officials identified as Carl Edward Roland as Roland walks across the boom of a 18-story crane at a construction site in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Thursday, May 26, 2005. Roland, 41, was wanted by the Pinellas County, Fla., sheriff's department in the slaying of his former girlfriend. The badly beaten body of Jennifer L. Gonzalez, 36, was found in a pond Tuesday. [AP photo]

I'm sure she does.

Angelina is in the next issue of Marie Claire. "Jolie says she "thinks the world" of Brad Pitt --but never slept with him. "I think the world of him -- we got on great," Jolie says of her "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-star. As far as anything past friendship, she says, "absolutely not." [AP]

Burt addresses the Slap

Plus look how old he looks... Burt Reynolds Speaks Out About "The Slap" * Movie Stars He Was Just Horsing Around May 26, 2005 12:48 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) After issuing the "slap heard round the world" Burt Reynolds is now talking about the incident. Thirty-six hours after slapping the face of a CBS producer during an interview at the premiere of his new movie, "The Longest Yard," Reynolds spoke with CBS 2's Magee Hickey about the incident. Hickey was there as Reynolds was signing autographs in Midtown, and asked him how he likes tv reporters with microphones. Reynolds told her, "I like tv reporters with microphones. Who says I don't?" He then walked into the Good Morning America studios to talk about the movie, and the now infamous slap. He said on the show, "I was just horsing around. I've been doing this for 40 years. You have fun with it. I'm dumb, but I'm not crazy. I didn't slap the guy on national television." They, to add insult to injury, Reynolds recalled, "He's a little frial as I remember it." [CBS]

Stars need to keep their shirts on.

Katie's Wardrobe malfunction [miu]

Lohan in South Beach

More at Getty Images... She looks more and more like Laura Flynn Boyle everyday.

Jessica not so happy with E!

SIMPSON SLAMS DIVORCE REPORTS JESSICA SIMPSON has hit out at false reports that she filed for divorce from her husband NICK LACHEY yesterday. The IRRESISTIBLE singer, whose two-and-a-half-year marriage to Lachey has been plagued with speculation and rumours, was furious when she learned that she'd apparently decided to ditch her beau. An E! online report that leaked onto the internet yesterday afternoon had sent celebrity watchers worldwide abuzz with talk of the reality TV couple's apparent split. But within an hour E! had retracted the erroneous leaked report. Simpson tells US WEEKLY, "It is completely false and we would sue them if they hadn't taken it down." And the singer has a special message to those spreading false rumours about the state of her marriage: "Karma, baby!" Plus.... Meanwhile, former JACKASS star BAM MARGERA has been forced to deny reports he's dating Simpson after his parents - the co-stars of his MTV reality TV show VIVA LA BAM - told a radio show their son had told them he was the pop star's new boyfriend.

Lion mutilates 42 Cambodian midgets

No comment, just no comment. [BBC] Or did they? [Truth or Fiction]

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


ZURICH (Reuters) - A giant dominatrix teddy bear wearing a leather mask and brandishing hand-cuffs has been banned from sober Zurich's street display of man-sized model bears, the project's artistic director said Tuesday. While tourists pose for snaps next to a brightly-painted and benign array of models such as the "schoolteacher bear" and the "skier bear," "Baervers" -- a pun on the German for perverse -- has been deemed too steamy for the financial capital's streets. "This bear is perverse, dominatrix and hardcore. We had to ban it because of the children," Beat Seeberger-Quin, the project's art director, told Reuters. The offending bear, which sports bright red lipstick, a corset and thigh-length leather boots, stands atop a pedestal bearing the words "first class service." Some 600 teddies, variously decorated by artists, stud the streets of Zurich and its airport in the "Teddy-Summer" project. The controversial model had been allocated a place near Zurich's Paradeplatz, home to Switzerland's top banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS, before Seeberger-Quin spotted the final design and decided to ban it. The dominatrix bear's creators now seek a private home for their sadomasochist teddy. At least "Baervers" will not face the same hazards as his publicly-displayed peers, some of which have been vandalized or even kidnapped. "Two or three of the bears have been splashed with paint, and one bear -- a nice small bear wearing a little dress -- has been stolen," Seeberger-Quin said. [Yahoo]

We know what she'll be blabbing about tomorrow

I don't know why I'm wasting blog space on this. Poor Tony Danza will have to hear all about the C-list social event Paws for Style. Not that Tony Danza isn't C-list star, maybe B-list now. Plus his real name is Tony Iodanza, and there is picture of him hanging in my 12th grade english teacher's classroom.

I refuse to post a picture of Carrie.

Come on, look at him, he's such a rocker. Screw Carrie and the horse she popped her cherry on.

I'm a U.S. Marshall bitch

MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal as an undercover cop? It might be hard to disguise that 7-foot-1, 325-pound frame, but the Miami Heat star with a fascination for law enforcement says he wants to be an undercover officer when he retires. O'Neal, recently sworn in as a U.S. deputy marshal, has joined a Department of Justice task force that tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet. O'Neal is becoming familiar with the techniques and software that officers use to track down the predators, said Miami Beach Police Chief Don De Lucca. He spends hours on his home computer, logging into the police network. "I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don't know yet," O'Neal said recently. Raised by a stepfather who was an Army sergeant, O'Neal has been interested in police work since he was a teen. Two of his uncles worked in law enforcement. [AP]

Who even knew?

The culmination of Afeni Shakur's dedication to son Tupac and America's youth has finally come to fruition. The activist has announced that the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia will open on June 11. The $4 million dollar facility was mostly funded by royalties received from the deceased rapper’s albums, DVD’s and film projects. The six-acre campus will focus on mentoring high-risk youth between the ages of 12-18 and includes offices, a visitor center, a gift shop, an art gallery a peace garden and other offerings. “Nobody is more infatuated with the energy of young people as me,” Afeni Shakur told “I'm looking at them run into a fire and nobody is saying it's hot.” []

Fire! Fire!

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A fire gutted the luxury bus Ashley Judd was using during the shooting of an independent film in Arkansas, officials said Wednesday. Judd and hundreds of extras were shooting a nightclub scene Monday for the movie "Come Early Morning" at the Hollywood Country Club when the blaze broke out, said Joe Glass, of the state Department of Economic Development's film office. The bus was parked outside the club. No one was injured, but damage to the rental bus was estimated at $500,000. A member of the film's production company told sheriff's deputies he left a candle burning inside the bus. The candle touched off the fire, Fire Chief Randy Blakey said. Judd stars in the film about a small town woman who has never committed to a serious relationship. Shooting began in April and is scheduled to wrap Saturday. The film is to debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. [AP]

He's not a deadbeat dad, he swears

The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division has recently approved a monthly payment of $21,782, up from about $5,000, to Misa Hylton-Brim, mother of his 11-year-old son and ex-girlfriend. Representatives for P. Diddy and Hylton-Brim say it's the highest child support payment in state history to date. Sean Combs known as P Diddy claims he will appeal, stating that the the case was an attack on his personal character. "It's not about money. I don't care how much money I have," he said. "If you come at me and say I don't take care of my child, I'm going to take care of that to the end." In addition to the child support payments, P. Diddy claims he also pays for his son Justin's health insurance, tuition, vacations, clothes and other items, for a total of about $120,000 per year. Hylton-Brim's lawyer said Hylton-Brim, a fashion stylist, has proved in court that she needs more money. She had sought $35,000 a month. P. Diddy also pays child support to girlfriend Kim Porter, the mother of his other child Christian. She filed a court claim seeking more support when they were estranged. []

Courtney loves Idol

Actress-singer Courtney Love (cracked out), left, gestures with her daughter Francis Bean (so pretty) as they watch the "American Idol" live finale in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 25, 2005.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Wilmer's Revenge

Did Wilmer Valderrama raid the guest list for Lindsay Lohan's ``Saturday Night Live'' after-party, bringing mutual friends to a competing soiree? Our spies say the ``That '70s Show'' star lured Ashlee Simpson, members of the band Simple Plan and B2K frontman Omarito to MTV talent director Vinnie Potestivo's birthday party at Cellar Bar. And rather than heading to Rock Candy at 2 for Lohan's ``SNL'' bash, Valderrama's crew decamped for Suede, where they met up with JC Chasez, Seth Green and Taye Diggs. Christian Slater was one of the few celebs spotted at a Rock Center reception right after the show, but even he passed on Lohan's fete. Of course, he may have been having some technical difficulties. A snitch saw Slater in the men's room at Rockefeller Center having a private conversation with, well, his privates. ``Standing at a urinal and looking down, Slater queried, 'You can't do better than that?''' our source tittered. [Rush and Malloy]

Queer as Rosie, not me

NEW YORK — Rosie O'Donnell hasn't been doing many acting gigs lately, but she'll appear on Showtime's ``Queer as Folk'' for three episodes. O'Donnell, long a fan of the gay-themed drama, called the show's producers to request a role on the show, the cable channel said Tuesday. Her first episode will air Sunday (10 p.m. ET). The former talk-show host plays an abused woman who works at the local diner and falls for her mentor, played by Sharon Gless. As one of the few TV programs to give gay issues the spotlight, ``Queer as Folk'' is clearly near to O'Donnell's heart. She and Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell, who were married in a civil ceremony Feb. 26 in San Francisco, are raising four children together and are strong advocates of gay marriage and adoption. O'Donnell, 43, has been busy writing a blog and running a cruise business. She backs the R Family Vacations cruise line, billed as the first to cater to gay and lesbian families. [AP]

It's almost like he's Elvis

Dave Chappelle Spotted In Ohio; Show Still In Limbo 05.24.2005 2:34 PM EDT Comedian had been AWOL in South Africa, citing stress. Don't get your hopes up just yet, but the good news is that Dave Chappelle is back on U.S. soil. The AWOL comedian has been spotted several times in the past week in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and has seemingly ended his "spiritual" retreat in South Africa. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll see any new episodes of "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central this year. "We have no update and I won't speculate on when the show might come back," Chappelle spokesperson Matt Labov said. As of Tuesday, Chappelle had no live engagements booked and Labov would not comment on whether he'd spoken to his client since the comedian abruptly halted production on his show in late April and decamped for South Africa, citing stress from working on the third season of the sketch-comedy program (see "Dave Chappelle Speaks: 'I'm Not Crazy; I'm Not Smoking Crack' "). A spokesperson for Comedy Central said the channel plans to give Chappelle some time to "get his head together." Meanwhile, Chappelle's time slot will be filled by new episodes of "Reno 911!" and a new variety show from D.L. Hughley on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights called "Weekends at the D.L." "We still don't think it will be back this year, but we think it will eventually come back," channel spokesperson Tommy Mouscardy said. Though his disappearance came as a surprise to Comedy Central and fans, Chappelle's re-emergence in the small Ohio town he calls home hasn't raised many eyebrows among the townspeople, who've gotten used to having a star in their midst. "He was in here last week to buy cigarettes and he was in here again on Saturday," said Cyndee Perkins, manager of the Import House tobacco shop. "He talks to everyone, and everyone talks to him. We don't ask him [about his personal business] because we wanted to make sure he's OK and we didn't want to pry. I was glad to see he was enjoying the weather." Perkins said Chappelle — who grew up in the Yellow Springs area and spends part of the year there on a farm on the outskirts of town — is a regular customer at the store when he's in town and that he's always "awesome" with people who recognize him and want to shake hands or get an autograph. [MTV]

Country bumpkin is starstruck

Apparently Britney was starstruck by 'man arms' Madonna. Cute, really. [ABC News]

Quite a message

No, this isn’t the speed limit. And it isn’t the number of miles of construction ahead. It’s a large LED sign that a Baltimore resident erected on the edge of his property to remind drivers just how many US soldiers have died in Iraq. [More on the Wire]

DiCaprio's latest

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in "The Chancellor Manuscript," a political thriller based on a novel by Robert Ludlum, whose books spawned the Matt Damon hits "The Bourne Identity" and "The Bourne Supremacy."

Paramount Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the rights to the book, which will be adapted by Michael Seitzman.

The novel was published in 1977, though the big-screen version will be updated. DiCaprio will play novelist Peter Chancellor, who is writing a thriller about Washington power brokers being blackmailed with information gathered by intelligence agencies in order to alter U.S. policy. When Chancellor's work of fiction turns out to have stumbled into reality, he ends up on a run for his life, becoming like a character from his own novel.

"We live in this crazy post-Patriot Act environment where Benjamin Franklin's warning that those that give up essential liberties for temporary security don't deserve either one are being ignored, so the subject matter seemed ripe," Seitzman said in an interview.

Of DiCaprio, he added: "This is not pap, but there really is no one better for this than Leo. The author is supposed to be an author, not an action hero. You're supposed to buy him as a gifted intellectual. Chancellor has only imagined the world outside his four walls, but now, not only does he have to be a participant in it, he has to save it."

Sometimes AP photo captions KILL ME!

Country rapper Cowboy Troy is shown in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, May 12, 2005. He's a double anomaly: not only is he black , he's also a rapper. His first single, ``I Play Chicken With The Train,'' mixes fiddle and banjo with beats and rhymes

What Tony didn't treat you good enough?

Annabella Sciorra is the latest "Sopranos" star to cross police lines to "Law & Order." The 41-year-old actress, who played Tony Soprano's mistress on the HBO mafia drama, will join the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." [Reuters]

I need a DVR.

Working tonight, hopefully I can still watch Idol :( Mmmm... Bo Bice, Paula was right, I will be sad when I can't hear him for free anymore.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Pasty White

Newlywed Zellweger without a rock, must be love.