Sunday, February 27, 2005

Interesting ...

An interesting article, although it doesn't offer much real speculation into the lives of Long Island teenagers, specifically those who later become big stars.

But she completely failed to address the factor of time. A lot has changed since Natalie Portman was 18 in 1999. Teenaged stars weren't the paparazzi's main target back then ... I think the world was just coming to terms with leaving the grunge world behind and embracing pop and teenagers again.

And are "Star Wars" and "Garden State" or "Closer" the first things that pop into your mind when you think Natalie Portman? I think Harvard University.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Uh oh, now. reports that Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson are among the host of stars barred from attending the Oscars this weekend, to reportedly prevent the evening from turning into a "downmarket scrum." A source explained, "Britney would have wanted her entourage with her, but the Academy wanted to keep things as tight and as highbrow as possible. They plan to focus on those people who have worked in the film industry for years - not people who are merely celebrities in other areas."

No other news. The pop world is tired; it only got four hours of sleep.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Let's keep it fresh.

An O.C. spinoff?? Who woulda thunk?

["The O.C." creator Josh Schwartz] did however indicate there are firm plans to develop a spin-off of "The O.C." itself. Said project would focus on Kaitlin Cooper, the younger sister of Mischa Barton's character, who has rarely been seen or mentioned as of late. It's understood Kaitlin will reappear on "The O.C." later this season or early next season, after which the spin-off will track her exploits at boarding school. It's not clear however if actress Shailene Woodley will reprise her role or if it will be recast for the spin-off, which is being likened to a small screen version of "Mean Girls."

Josh, this is a terrible idea.
1. We don't need to be teaching the 8-18 demographic any more bitchery skills.
2. The diamond in the rough that is your show, Schwartz, is Adam Brody. Without him, your show is nothing.
3. Kaitlin didn't have much of a personality, just like her older sis, Maris.
4. Hell, Kaitlin's not very pretty either.

Hate to be a "mean girl," but if he's really pursuing this idea, he's going to have to replace that Shailene Woodley and immerse Kaitlin into the tumultous world of hormone-dom.

Everyone wants in.

Not only has Michael Lohan, father of Ms. Lindsay Lohan, taken advantage of his daughter's career to further himself in his ... I don't even know what he was trying to make of himself, but now Michael's mother has spoken out as well:

The New York Daily News reports Lindsay Lohan's grandmother broke down yesterday following a hearing for the pop princess' troubled dad, saying extreme stress led her son to wreck his car Saturday. "I'm upset and I'm disappointed that all this is happening," said a distraught Marilyn Lohan, mother of Lindsay's dad, Michael. "He was doing so well. I don't know why he had to drive."
Edit 7:26pm // Oh, brother.

Um ... I don't know why he had to drink.

Apparently Dark Angel Jessica Alba isn't too happy with a Lohan either. Ellen K of KIIS FM reports that Jessica Alba has been bashing teen queen Lindsay Lohan lately. With 4 movies coming out this year, Alba says she is a bigger star than Lohan, and that she only makes half of what the 'Mean Girls' star get per film at around $3 million. The 'Dark Angel' beauty added that she isn't fat with freckles either.

It doesn't sound like something Alba would say, but hey, I feel the same way.

Lastly, this is old news, but Ms. Megan Mitchell needs to stay informed! Paris Hilton is now dating Greek heir Paris Latsis, who, from Catherine's research, "raised eyebrows" for having an affair with a Greek actress before her divorce from her husband was finalized. Although Paris (L.) was seen beside Paris (H.) last weekend at her 24th birthday celebrations, rumors are milling around that she has dropped him for another Greek, "playboy" Chris Contogouris.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Oh, puh-lease.

Mischa Barton has a "hard time" wearing designer clothes on TV drama The OC - as she prefers to dress as a "motorcycle chick" in real-life.
The 19-year-old beauty struggles with her wealthy character Marissa Cooper's "preppier" wardrobe and often finds herself discarding a number of outrageous designs.
Barton says, "I have a really hard time with a lot of it (wardrobe), because she's preppier than me. Sometimes on the show we try out new things that people really aren't ready for - that even we aren't ready for.
"She's such a Southern California girl, so her look is laid-back and colourful."
In contrast Barton's personal taste involves "wearing vintage rock T-shirts and boots."
She adds, "I don't think Marissa would like to look like a motorcycle chick. I buy a lot of vintage, but Marissa would only do vintage in a high-end, classic way. Everything she wears is really expensive and understated."


Mischa? A motorcycle chick? Ha!

Purchase of the week, says I.

Although my personal pick was the discontinued raspberry-colored Emerge "Community" sweatshirt. It will be arriving in the mail shortly.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

"You're a terrible singer, but I like this song."

I am as fickle as they come ... what's my flavor of the week? Ryan Gosling, now.

But at least I revisit them in old age -- last time I went all goo-goo ga-ga over him was when I was fourteen and he sang on Mickey Mouse Club. I think I'm going to go and download that again ...

Too much crappy news ... everyone's engaged, everyone's releasing an album, everyone's Dad got arrested for DUI and wants a reality show.

Happy 30th Birthday, Brian T. Littrell (makes hush puppies!)!
(How long it's been ...)

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Make up your mind, bitch!


Aaron Carter was on 'The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch' on Wednesday (February 16). The 17-year-old talked about his long career at a young age, hanging out with Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker at his house and the conversations he had with Jacko about the child abuse allegations and his believe in Michael's innocence, "firing" his mother, how she stole money from him (they bleeped out the dollar amount), romances with Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan and breaking Hilary's heart by cheating on her with her best friend, denied allegations that his brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys hit his ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton, and more. In the second part of the interview, Lou Pearlman joined Aaron, who talked about putting together the Backstreet Boys, managing Aaron, and keeping Aaron viable as an artist 5-10 years ahead.

That boy is so messed up in the head, a good woman (or man, should that be the case) couldn't set him straight.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Jacko's Straight, Says Singer Aaron Carter

Despite rumblings from his mother to the contrary, 17-year-old pop singer Aaron Carter says Michael Jackson is straight and that nothing inappropriate ever happened between them.

Carter, who is estranged from his mother, also told me that his brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys did indeed hit pop tart Paris Hilton , as was intimated in many tabloid reports late last year.

"He hit her," Aaron told me on Sunday night at the big Grammy celebration party following the awards show, "and he hit me."

Aaron Carter plays BB King's in New York this Friday, and has all the aplomb and polish of a kid who's been working since he was five years old.

Sporting blond highlights and a 42-carat diamond-studded watch popular with rap stars, Carter also told me that he continues to be estranged from his mother and former manager, Jane Carter . He's just finished a new single for release later this month and is working on a new album due in June.

I liked Aaron Carter, which was unexpected. Being forced into the adult world at an early age has made him self-assured, opinionated and not a bit clueless. He told me that he did complete his G.E.D. for high school, but that brother Nick "is a drop-out."

He said of Jackson that the charges against him are false.

"He lives in isolation," Carter said. "He would never touch anyone."

However, Carter insisted that he thought Jackson liked women.

"He'll see a girl and comment on her," Carter said, "or want to touch her [bottom]. He likes girls."

I'm not sure what to believe anymore. Nick got his G.E.D. in 1998, so I don't know what the hell Aaron's talking about. But the little Carter's always been a big liar and a bit of a mess, so I tend to believe ... not him.

What the hell did Nick do to him that was so bad that he'd have to incriminate his own brother!?

I need to go and reevaluate my life now.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day.

Do we see the irony in this?

13. Jesse and Katie, Once and Again 2002
Two 14-year-old budding sweethearts share their first tentative kiss in Jesse's bedroom, watering up many a cynical eye. Evan Rachel Wood (Jesse) — who was only 14 herself at the time — said: "Half the people that I told I had to have an on-screen kiss with a girl asked, 'Was it weird?' I was like, the only difference was we were both wearing lip gloss. It's just really beautiful and innocent." Of course, that Katie was played by future O.C. star Mischa Barton didn't hurt the tune-in rate.

(courtesy of

Jesse ... McCartney.
Katie ... now here, you have two choices (I'm not supposed to blow, but I know): Spencer (Jesse's former keyboardist) and Cassidy (David's daughter, wannabe -- in the best sense of the word -- pop star)


Last of the 'teens.

Granted I'm two months (less one day -- Happy Belated 19th, Stephen Colletti!) from growing out of the 'teens, but honestly! I still qualify as one and I shouldn't have to put up with crap horoscopes like these:

It's like someone added Jell-O to the atmosphere, there's so much bouncy fun around. Use that stimulus to wish your crush, sweetie or just your best pal a happy Valentine's Day.
(courtesy of

... does that even make any sense?

Although it does bring fuzzy good memories of eighth grade to mind.

In other news, I missed The Grammys but saw Saturn instead. Go me.

Everyone and their young cousin is getting engaged these days: Nicole Richie, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera ... I guess Christina's not that young anymore, is she? Well, I guess congratulations to them all.

Last bit: I think there's a reason Paris never went to college. She belongs in high school as Queen Bee with all her Wannabes following her every step:

“I think my dogs are so much cuter than Tinkerbell (ruff! ruff!),” Spears writes.

Hilton’s rep had no comment, but a source who’s close to the partying heiress, when told of the comments, snapped, “Sounds to me like Britney’s got a serious case of canine envy. Britney copied Paris. Paris had Tinkerbell way before Britney, and Tinkerbell is much more famous that Britney’s dogs — whatever their names are.”
(courtesy of


Thursday, February 10, 2005

LL* never learns, or doesn't have to.

Two new Lindsay-Lohan-is-"sick" stories:

According to an Us Weekly spy, Lindsay Lohan has been "hooking up" with Johnny Knoxville in New Orleans while filming 'Just My Luck' for a couple of weeks. Knoxville is also in town filming 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. Meanwhile, Lohan had chest X-rays the other day, and took a day off shooting Monday due to a bad flu. "Everyone on set is on antibiotics," said her rep, who declined to comment on Knoxville.
(courtesy of

From The New York Daily News,
Wow, the line for the ladies' room at Whiskey Blue in New Orleans must've been really long the other night: Lindsay Lohan and Samaire Armstrong had to share a stall, our spywitness tells us.

And PageSix tells us ...
THERE'S bad luck on Lindsay Lohan's movie, "Just My Luck." Lohan (above) spent a lot of time partying in the early days of filming in New Orleans and came down with a bad flu, as we reported yesterday. Now word comes that production has been shut down completely due to Lohan's illness — costing producers big bucks every day. They should call the people who made "Herbie: Fully Loaded" with Lohan — they also had their budget busted when Lohan became sick on-set. A rep for "Luck" said shooting would resume tomorrow.

I think more weight loss and some sort of breast augmentation (will she go bigger or smaller this time?) is in order.

P.S. Dear Hilary Duff,
Everyone at Wellesley College is talking about you. Except no one can spell your name :(.
Us (the one who goes to Wellesley)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


We are losing sight of what really matters. Sure, fashion is key, but pairing poor grammar alongside a cute pair of Juicy sweats is not the way to go.

I was doing some online window shopping today and came across this description of a pair of black Juicy sweatpants:

'Angel' Fleece Pant, Black

Remember how positively delighted we were to spend half our waking hours in sweats before Juicy came along? Right. Us neither. Fleece pant with 'Angel' graphic at hip. 'Juicy' graphic at right side. Drawstring waist. 7.5" rise. 33" inseam. 99% Cotton/1% Polyester. Wash cold. Made in the Glamorous U.S.A.

Remember when people could spell and write proper English? Neither do we.

Oh God. Two minutes later, guess what I find? Also from ShopBop, also of Juicy Couture:
Clear vinyl carrying case with 'Love, P&G' and 'Loosten Up Wear Juicy' graphic included. Made in the Glamorous U.S.A.

Maybe we should stop trying to be so "glamorous" and start learning how to spell.

Oh. My. Gawd.

I'm not one to care about Jessica Simpson's feelings, but this is certainly crossing the line. Nick Lachey spoke to Maxim Radio at the ESPN Super Bowl party in Jacksonville, and expressed his feelings for Jessica's dog, Daisy: "She's spoiled and fat. That's right, spoiled and fat... just like its mom!"

Joe Simpson, who was at the Playboy party with his son-in-law, "liked the busty blond" Bunnies making the rounds "and kept chatting them up and dancing with them," according to a source.

And you call that religious?

Monday, February 07, 2005


My favorite Australian, Delta Goodrem, has been doubly hit in the media of late. Poor girl.

Her ex-boyfriend, Jay Till, came to the very reliable News of the World with gruesome details about the pair's sexcapades. (I will not be sharing.) Seems like Till needed a quick buck and decided to make it off of Delta.

On this side of the Atlantic (or Pacific, depending on how you look at it), Paris Hilton has few nice things to say about Delta:
"I met him in Vegas at my sister Nicky's birthday and we were hanging out," Hilton said of Philippoussis. "I didn't even know who this girl was, the girlfriend or whatever. I didn't even know who he was. My friend introduced us and we were all hanging out and dancing... no smooching. Who is she? I don't like that. I felt like they were using me to make her famous in America and that pissed me off because I didn't do anything. I'm mad because I'm not the type of person who would ever steal someone's boyfriend."
(taken from

I can see Paris' side of the story, although her last statement is far from credible. I also doubt Delta wanted to use Paris for her own good -- if she did, I don't think she would've wanted it to, uh, hurt herself? Although Paris dredging this now four or five month-old story up seems to be a bit of a call for publicity in and of itself.

Well, it's okay. Delta's found herself a nice Irish boy now ...

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Retraction, sort of.

I like how between the two of us, we have our likes (she likes Paris, I don't really) and our dislikes (I'm thinking she hates Hilary at this point, I still like her). It covers the whole spectrum and gives you relatively unbiased news ... yeah right.

Anyway, that photograph of Hilary is not real. The set was taken about a year ago on Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles, and last week this photo popped up. It is said that the condom was Adobe-d into her bag.

At least C can rest assured Hil may not be having sex with Joel ...

Sigh, Joel...

Tsk tsk, Hilary. They ARE illegal! And you should know better than to put things like that in a jelly bag.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Let's talk about something else.

Taken from
According to the new newsletter, when Jessica Simpson attended an interview for a major film role last year with her father/manager, Joe, he approached the casting director after it was over and Jessica left the room. "I don't think that went too well", he said before the casting director had given his opinion. "But I have my other daughter Ashlee in the car; can I bring her in?"

Speaking of perverts, Dr. Emilio Bombay, techie extraordinaire, admitted to a Hilary Duff fetish in today's issue of the Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
One of the scariest things you'll ever hear is the telltale whirring and clicking of a cratered hard drive. Your system won't boot, all your documents are gone, and never again will you see all those pictures of Hilary Duff you downloaded when your wife was at the dentist's ... I think I also forgot to tell you that you have to cross your fingers really, really hard if you want this to work. If it doesn't, then you can always find more Hilary Duff pictures out there, and your wife has to go back to the dentist in six months anyway.

Never thought of Hil as a perv's type of woman. She does have some Lolita-esque qualities ... that Lindsay Lohan's just too mavenish for all the Humbert Humberts out there, isn't she?

Over the holidays, I caught an episode of something -- perhaps it was Oprah? Anyway, a beautiful teenaged girl sung beautifully on the show minutes before it ended, and I never caught her name. I have at last rediscovered her.

Her name is Renee Olstead and she sings pop-jazz -- and is a mere fifteen years old. While her most recent album (her first was an independent release at the age of thirteen) features a few duds -- a cover of "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess -- her voice is still something to write home about. She does double-duty by starring on the CBS primetime show Standing Still. A favorite among fans is the original "A Love That Will Last," on which her youth really sparkles and shines. Check it out at her official site.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

"It seems like everyone we know is breaking up, does anybody ever stay in love anymore?"

You may have heard, but Orly is on the market again. Another favorite couple (okay, maybe just to me, since I really admire and adore her), Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth have called it quits after nearly three long Hollywood years.

People magazine spoke to the "couple's representative," Robin Baum, who said: ``They did decide to take some time apart due to their upcoming work schedule, and they remain very close ... It was a mutual decision.''

Kudos to them. Maybe Orly's jealous that Kate's the new Revlon girl? And perhaps she can finally enroll in classes at Princeton now that she's got more time :).

Speaking of college, Hilary Duff told MTV in a recent interview that she started college yesterday. Gasp, the same day as I started my spring semester! Of course, with the schedule she has, she is taking these courses online.

Seems like college and breaking up are in. Hmm, maybe Joel and Hilary will follow this trend?


I just saw her new video and WOW! I want a car with an LV Murakami monogram dashboard! She looks good in it too, except when she says something like "I see you looking at me" and her eyes go a little crazy. It's more rock n roll than her old stuff. These artists that sing all genres annoy me. Like Lindsay, all 3 of her songs that I've heard (Drama Queen, Rumors and Over) are completely different styles. Ooh La La (hehe) is on! <3

M, please explain to me how Joel and Hilary got together?! It's beyond me.