Saturday, April 30, 2005

I just HAD to!

Whilst skimming through IMDB's upcoming releases list some weeks ago, I came across the preliminary review of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. Read on.

In the most-obvious press release ever, director Newell indicated that he was going to continue with the dark themes and visuals introduced by Alfonso Cuarón in The Prisoner of Azkaban. For Harry's young fans, however, the announcement was lost amongst their confusion as to who exactly Mike Newell is. I'm not saying that Four Weddings and a Funeral is a bad movie (it's terrible); I'm saying that Newell would have been the right choice for GoF if Harry and his crew either [A] decide to infiltrate the mob, or [B] all become women and enroll at Wellesley.

That is all ;).

Thursday, April 28, 2005

They're looking quite pretty

From, of course. Does Chinatown sell these knockoffs? I need something to wear on my long flight but I don't want an eyepatch (ahoy!), nor do I want to damage $165 sunglasses by sleeping on them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005

Disney, meet MTV.

You heard it here first:

Talan Torriero of MTV's Laguna Beach is seen here with none other than Disney's It Girl Lindsay Lohan.

(Photo Courtesy of

The caption that goes along with this set of photos reads:


He's got one of the highest male voices I've ever heard. But hey, Lindsay's raspy voice can more than make up for that.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Where in the world is ...

Quick question: where did they go!?

And if that wasn't enough proof, another:

(Photos courtesy of

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Battle of The Blondes

Over a dinner of an Indian wrap, basil fettucine and ... mashed potatoes, the pop world brings you the latest developments in the rehashed and rehashed again battle.

Today's Contenders:

Lohan vs. Duff

Lindsay Lohan

(credit ... who knows. Sorry!)
Lovers and haters alike have been at Lohan's throat for the past week, since the little miss has been spotted around New York City with golden tresses. What gives? Apparently she said in a magazine that she would never part with her naturally red hair. Her overworked publicist claims that Lohan dyed it to play Meryl Streep's daughter in the film A Prairie Home Companion, which is now under production.

Verdict: What's the big deal? No one jumps on her on the more important things in life! Leave the poor girl's hair alone. A girl's right is to mess with what sprouts from her head -- especially if she's getting paid to do it.

Hilary Duff

(Photo credit

I think this is as blonde as blonde can be when it comes to our favorite little sweetheart. Except she's looking less sweet than ... sexy here. Not sure what's doing it, but we're sure it has something to do with Joel having way too much fun with the paparazzi blowing Hil's cover. Not to mention her boy toy looks none too attractive with his slight double chin and pervy smirks. Uh ... what's the age difference again?

Verdict: We think she should play more mean girls, 'cause she looks hot when she's angry!

Winner: Duff. Although in this happy pop world, we're all winners -- especially if the Glitterati are cutting Lohan some slack.

P.S. What's up with only commenting on the superficial and leaving us in the dark about your opinions on the more controversial? Speak up, please!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

This is the wrong way.

I'm so sick and tired of celebrities trying to preach to us. About what we should and shouldn't do, particularly when there isn't a clear right or wrong.

Examples? P. Diddy's "Vote or Die" campaign. Or ... die? C'mon now. No one's going to die if they don't vote -- unless they're hinting at the dangers of more terrorist acts and soldiers lost "on account" of George W. Bush and not voting for him ...

As much as celebrities are trying to help make the average person aware of the issues that our world is dealing with, I don't necessarily think it's always their place to do so. If we come down to the bare bones of it all, celebrities are usually celebrities because they're entertaining. And their job is to entertain.

I'm not how pleased I'd be if even my favorite celebrity (although we have recently ascertained that I don't quite have a favorite celebrity) tried to "enlighten" me. But maybe I'm not the average consumer/fan, who'd buy anything my favorite celebrity touched or spoke positively of.

I'm particularly annoyed with the new show on MTV, featuring Cameron Diaz and her environment-saving posse. Can we please move this to the Discovery Channel? I understand that they're trying to reach out to a new audience, but 1) it's completely unrelated to music and 2) if someone's going to watch it because of Cameron Diaz, they're going to watch her on Discovery Channel anyway. I know I'm not counting the handfuls of people that get pulled in because they're channel-surfing or just watch MTV 24/7, but, honestly. I want my MUSIC TELEVISION. I don't want to be talked down to or educated.

And this new campaign, also launched by MTV (who is turning out to be the America of the television stations, trying to save the world, one viewer at a time), is a rally against AIDS and extreme poverty. Okay, so Ryan Gosling's part of it. But so what. Lines like:

"Wear the white band and show your support for the ONE Campaign and the fight against global AIDS and poverty. Worn by teachers, doctors, and homemakers. You've seen them in the pages of People and US Weekly on your favorite stars, get your band now! The white bands are part of a global effort to make poverty history."

are not going to sell them to me. Sure, I'll buy it just cuz everyone who's anyone in People magazine is wearing it! Please.

I just think it's stupid to manipulate people into doing something they don't give a rat's ass about. So what if a teen had voted because their favorite celebrity had told them to? Does that mean that they can make an informed decision? Or are they just going to choose randomly, or worse yet -- make a decision based on their favorite celebrity's leanings?

Call me a romantic, but I don't think you should support something unless you mean it and you're passionate about it. And you genuinely care.

Watch the "preview" video here to see that what it all comes down to is another sex-driven sell. Particularly Jewel's oh-so-genuine plea. (And I like Jewel.)

While you're there, why don't you just donate a couple bucks to them too? And sign the declaration. Everyone's doing it ...

(photo courtesy of

P.S. MTV, it's "Who has signed ..." not "Who've signed."

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


The latest news from

"Dear Fans,

The time has finally come to share our wonderful news that we are expecting our first child together. There are reports that I was in the hospital this weekend, Kevin and I just want everyone to know that all is well. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Britney & Kevin"

So, Mr. and Mrs. Spears, why the nasty letter to the false tabloids just two weeks ago? I think I speak for the both of us when I say I am absolutely grossed out. I guess their breakup won't be happening anytime soon. Unless Paris comes along and decides she doesn't want Paris anymore and would rather have Kevin. He did leave his other girlfriend in the middle of her pregnancy.

On a lighter note, a very Happy Birthday to my midorisour! Once again, it's not all it's cracked up to be. Maybe ask me next year. Although we won't have to wait that long ;)

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Sweet nothings

According to, Paris Hilton will be starring as a "vapid reality star." Doesn't sound too far from the truth, I'm sure she'll give a true-to-life portrayal. Don't ya think?

A review of The Upside of Anger to appear shortly. I saw it last Saturday and haven't gotten the chance to write one yet.

As a side note:
Guy Ritchie's father John spoke with The Sun and revealed that Madonna and Guy are not able to understand their own children because they've become fluent in French attending Lycee Francais School in west London, where they study the language. "Rocco is certainly picking up a lot of French," John said. "He speaks it all the time at home because Lourdes is fluent. They talk to each other in French all day, chatting away non-stop. It's very funny. Neither Guy or Madonna speak a word of the language so they cannot understand anything."

That's what I want my kids to be like. Except I'll know the French ;).

A quickie.

In Touch magazine reports that Lindsay Lohan donated a bunch of her old clothes to a charity for homeless women in Los Angeles, though they may not be that useful. "A lot of the ladies couldn't fit into some of Lindsay's skimpier party outfits, some of which had never been worn," a source revealed. "And some of the see-through clothes won't keep them very warm."

Clueless, anyone?

Regular updates will return momentarily.