Sunday, December 19, 2004

Happy birthday!

To Jake Gyllenhaal and his 24th!

Oh yeah, flash us some chest :D

... speaking of gingerbread ...

Photos of a very drunk Paris Hilton leaving the Concord nightclub in L.A. a couple nights ago surfaced on the internet ...

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What, she doesn't always leave nightclubs drunk?

Well, at least Nicole's lookin' a lot hotter these days ...

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Or (to be politically incorrect), maybe she's just looking whiter.

Anyway, this may very well be the last post in at least a week or so, so here's your holiday present:

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There's your gingerbread, Catherine! Or rather, Big Gin, Mr. Justin Timberlake. For a video of Timberlake doing the running man, among other rad (and bad) 80s dances in the human-sized gingerbread man costume, click here.

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Hilary, shut up!

Hmm ... I used to think it was Lindsay Lohan who propagated all the rumors and the catfighting, but it seems that since Hilary Duff's fallen into the throes of one-hit-wonderdom, she is using her tryst with Lohan to keep her name in the papers.

According to the World News Entertainment Network (wasn't aware there was such a thing), she said, "Certain artists my age who are going through this phase of not wanting a younger audience or not wanting people their age to like them or trying to get a more male-oriented audience will take their clothes off ... I definitely don't think that's a sign of maturity."

Could she possibly be hinting at the new Entertainment Weekly, boasting Lohan donning nothing but black pantyhose on its cover?

The infamously on-top-of-celebrity-gossip column Page Six spied:
... at last Friday's Z100 Jingle Ball, Duff took the feud up a notch when she got her boyfriend to make Lohan's little brother cry. Lohan, at the concert to introduce Destiny's Child, was with her brother Cody, 8, Cody's pal (also 8), her sister Ali, 10, and her mother, Dina.
"Cody and his friend love Good Charlotte, who were playing, and they really wanted an autograph from the band," our source reports. But when the boys and a Universal publicist knocked on the dressing room door, there was Duff sitting on the lap of Good Charlotte band member Joel Madden, whom she's dating.
Told that one boy was Lohan's brother, Duff whispered to Madden, who snapped: "Get me your mother!" When Dina got to the dressing room, Madden told her: "Until your daughter publicly apologizes to [Hilary], you're not getting any autographs!" According to our spy," Cody started crying, he was so upset. Dina was just appalled." A rep for Lohan declined comment. A rep for Duff said, "Hilary was not even near Joel's dressing room all night."

It's a little sketchy, considering that another credible source stated that the pair had broken up weeks ago, but teenage love can be so come-and-go ...

I LOVE Hilary, but please, please, shush your mouth about this -- the feud is so yesterday!

Friday, December 17, 2004

Oh, those Simpsons.

This news is a bit old now, but I'm a bit enraged by Mr. Joe Simpson, father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.

As you all well know, he's a former Baptist minister who gave up his job to manage his two daughters. Or produce their ever-so-enlightening reality shows. (But hey, I'm a fan. Of Ashlee's, at least.) So ... Mr. Simpson told GQ magazine recently that Ashlee's character in the film Wannabe was originally a lesbian, but he had the character rewritten. I know he's a religious man, but taking the deep plunge from minister to Hollywood career manager entails opening up your mind a little. Or losing some fans.

"It doesn't work for her to be gay the first time out," he says. "She said, `But it's cool, it's edgy, it's different,' and of course the filmmakers were like, `It's cool for a woman to be a lesbian,' and I'm like, `That's true, but not her first role.' ''

This is coming from a guy who, in the same interview, said, ``Jessica never tries to be sexy. She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she's sexy in both. She's got double D's! You can't cover those suckers up!''

Um, okay. Glad you're not my dad ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Across the pond (and then some), and down under.

(photo courtesy of Delta Goodrem United Kingdom)

I have nothing but love and respect for you, Delta darling, but don't you know that cell phones exist?

Not to make a clearly sentimental storyline (of former Westlife member Brian McFadden and Aussie songstress Delta Goodrem's duet video Almost Here) trivial, but the video treatment needed to have been brought into the twenty-first century.

McFadden enters an airport (or is a train station? I'm not familiar with UK transport), seemingly prepping to pick up his former love, played by Goodrem. They look, but cannot find each other. Like every sappy and cliched love story goes, McFadden passes her without realizing it. By the time he sees her, she is too far ahead and she climbs into a taxi and drives away. Poor, poor beautiful people.

The only excuse I can think of is bad reception.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

I don't know who's more disgusting: Lindsay or Colin.

Taken from

When Colin Farrell told then 17-year-old Lindsay Lohan back in March "maybe in a year or so," he wasn't kidding. In Touch magazine reports that Farrell and Lohan were at Marquee after a long week prepping for their appearances on 'Saturday Night Live', before they ended up making out at 2 am. The pair spent the night together at the Plaza Hotel and were out again together on Saturday at Viscaya. A source confirmed to The New York Daily News: "They hooked up. They were together both nights."

Colin ... stop it, you horny hound dog!

MY Mukluks!!!

Okay, while the white/grey Mukluks were lookin' real good to me -- despite the fact that both Paris and Nicky own at least a pair in each color (do you think they share shoes?), my desire to be one of the privileged few to own a pair has come to a screeching halt.

Anything is officially too trendy when Mischa Barton starts wearing it.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Tis the season to be gift giving

I wanna be a harajuku girl! Clothes, clothes, clothes!!!

Or I want Lindsay-ish jiggly boobs from Rumors. (Not really, get me a nosejob instead.)

Some Paris quotes:
"Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything."

"If you have a beautiful face you don't need big fake boobs to get anyone's attention."

Friday, December 10, 2004

Backtracking a bit ...

A topic that had been bothering me since June of this year was P. Diddy's "Vote or Die" / "Choose or Lose" campaign. While I thought the "Choose or Lose" line was perfectly fine, the "Vote or Die" line was pushing it. I stumbled across an old NY Post article stating that Miss Paris, who was seen sporting the "Vote or Die!" t-shirt for Diddy's campaign, had not registered to vote at all. Hmm.

Britney recently had to be carried out of the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas by her mother because she was too drunk. She blew chunks later, upon reaching the "car park" of the Bellagio, where she was staying. That's low, Brit.

Enough celebrity fodder. Well ... I can't resist asking: Just how many Chanel handbags does Mischa Barton own!?

Okay, I have a life outside of keeping up with celebrities and sounding like an absolute brat, I promise. In fact, I'm going to go and write some heartwrenching, heart-moving Christmas cards now. How Julie Cooper of me. ;)

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Laguna Beach slang

I don't know how I managed to get sucked into the Laguna Beach bubble, but I did. And last night, the bubble popped.

The show had me crying. I am so tired of these fifteen-year-old fans not seeing the whole picture (or as much of the whole picture as MTV's editing room has allowed us to see) and just grilling Kristin for "being a bitch." She's not a bitch, she's confident. Everyone has a softer side, as demonstrated by many-a-scene with Stephen. Especially the sunset scene last night:
"Do you remember our first date? I was so nervous."
(And then she says, "I was so nervous," which I misheard as "I'm still nervous," which brought me to tears. So I guess the show didn't REALLY make me cry. Well, that is, until LC left her parents.)
Let's pretend she said "I'm still nervous."

I was floored with the "surprise." Especially since I didn't know there was GOING to be a surprise (I didn't watch last week's episode). A second season!? The silly fifteen-year-old fans are already taking Kristin's side and "hatin' on" Taylor (who, by the way, is obviously the new Kristin ... but more mild!? Hello!) or that Casey/Cacee girl. Who looks like an MTV implant .

Anyway, the impact of media has reached its climax. Check this out (my new favorite site,
1. dunzo
Dunzo, a slang word for done/fin[i]shed. Made famous by the Laguna Beach cast.
This car is so dunzo. (Kristin's car breaks down.)
Source: Joey Pellet, Dec 8, 2004

The day after the show ends, with final episode titled "Dunzo!"

Well, I've decided to use a new West Coast slang term every day (a la Clueless and the word "sporadic"). I'm regressing. America is going downhill.

First Bush, now a completely manufactured reality show young teens refuse to believe is fake in any way. America never ceases to amaze me.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

That site cost the man $50,000, and he probably changes it every season. Maxine, we're in the wrong business!

Actually, judging from this page, no. We're good right where we are.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

The one day I'll cut Britney some slack

Rejoice. It's December, perhaps the most magical month of the year! December brings the onslaught of Christmas shopping, holiday tunes, stress and, oh, how could I forget, wishlists.

So to give you all the impression that I am one greedy bitch, here's my
Christmas Wishlist 2004
- a new cell phone, seriously now
- Season One of The O.C. on DVD
- Season One of Gilmore Girls on DVD
- gift certificates to: Sephora or
- a pair of glamourous (yes, I've hauled out the big guns, the "u" in glamorous) sunglasses
- Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller
... and plenty more, I can assure you.

Tonight's episode of The O.C. was disgusting. Alex and Seth are too different for each other, and Marissa would never go out with someone like ... whatever his name is. And why is it that everyone's paired up again? In an alternate reality (oh, let's call it Real Life), four people do not jump from relationship to relationship simultaneously. Season Two, like most second seasons, is sucking some serious ass.

So it's The Princess of Pop's 23rd birthday. While I loved her when she was sixteen, seventeen and maybe even eighteen, I have lost most respect for Miss Britney Spears. But since it is her birthday, I've decided to lay off on the White trash jokes and terrible paparazzi shots.

It is also Ricky G's birthday -- 24th, I believe. Ricky from the good old days when we were young and doe-eyed, and pop music was good.