Friday, December 16, 2005

Happy Holidays.

January 2006. Be ready.

P.S. Now they're saying Lindsay Lohan isn't yet the new face of Chanel. She's just doing a shoot with Karl Lagerfeld for a magazine. For now.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I leave you with this ...

Just a day after being photographed dining with supermodel Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan has, according to sometimes unreliable source Web India, has been named Chanel's new face. She told Contact Music: "I'm so excited. I think it's for a magazine. I'm shooting with Karl Lagerfeld! It's amazing." Sure is. Good move on Chanel's part, though. Raking in teens' dispensable incomes ... [Photo courtesy of ONTD!]

According to Star magazine, Ashlee Simpson is now dating Jackass star Chris Raab. Wasn't she just dating her band member Braxton? I'm going to assume she's not dating any jackasses, thankyouverymuch.

Alex Murrel of Laguna Beach updated her MySpace blog recently and revealed that she has been shooting for Season Three of Laguna. All this confusion amongst cast members! I'm assuming there will be a Season Three and that it is indeed shooting right now. Alex M. said that returning cast members from Season Two include Jessica Smith, Taylor Cole, Alex Hooser and maybe, just maybe Jason Wahler. She has also posted a new song on her MySpace, titled "Best Friends." Check it out here. [Courtesy of Alex Murrel's MySpace]

And here's "Talan"'s MySpace, which doesn't seem legit to me. But it has some of his songs and some bizarre photographs of him when he was younger. Enjoy?

Laguna's Stephen Colletti will help MTV out this holiday season by co-hosting the annual MTV New Year's Eve Bash. The show will air beginning at 10:30pm on December 31st.

Kristin Cavallari has indeed shot that Teddy Geiger music video I mentioned a while back. The video is for the song "For You I Will (Confidence)," and features an underwater scene where Kristin and Teddy kiss. Kristin told Us Weekly: "I kept spitting water in his mouth! ... We had to do it, like, 20 times." [Photo courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

Kevin Federline wants $125 million of wife Britney Spears' moolah should they divorce, says In Touch. Apparently K Fed told his pals that "the prenuptial agreement he signed is 'not worth the paper it is written on.'" Hmm ... maybe Brit's smarter than we give her credit for. Or not, since she ended up marrying the idiot anyway.

Photos of Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba distributing gifts to children at a hospital, for Kate. More like flirting with each other at a hospital, heh. [Photos courtesy of]

And to commemorate Nicole Richie and Adam Goldstein's split, a new line of t-shirts that read "Nicole - Adam = The Single Life" is being produced. Wow. So clever.

That's it for 2005, friends. I'm leaving tomorrow for London, France and Italy and won't be back until the second week of January. Have a wonderful holiday season and a rockin' New Year's Eve ... and I'll see you in the new year! Be ready.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

It's a good thing.

Not so much news today. Just a little awkwardness on a show that should've been cancelled years ago.

Jennifer Love Hewitt made a guest appearance on former boyfriend Carson Daly's late-night talk show Last Call, breaking the ice after their breakup many lifetimes ago. It went a lil somethin' like this:
Jennifer: Can we just say that, for the time being, no matter what happened, I was a really good girlfriend to you and you were a great boyfriend, and that --
Carson: The latter is so true.
[ Light laughter ] The first part is definitely true, but --
Jennifer: We had a lot of fun, and it was a good time in our life. So we should end it like that.
Carson: It was. It ended a little weird. I got to be honest. A little weird.
Jennifer: It did, but that doesn't matter.
Carson: A little weird.
Jennifer: It doesn't matter.
Carson: Well, all right. It doesn't matter.
[ Laughter ] It doesn't -- this is what it was like. Check. It doesn't matter.
[ Laughter ] But you're a sweetheart to be here. And you know I love you. Come here. You know I love you.

Aww. You can read the full transcription at, although to be completely honest -- I pretty much highlighted the most important parts right here. I mean, come on. Two C-list celebrities. Not much fun to be had, really.

Cisco Adler has officially denied rumors of being engaged to girlfriend Mischa Barton: "Yes, Mischa is my girlfriend. But we are not engaged." Good. The couple began dating in August of this past year.

Hilary Duff continues to try to keep up her good-girl image: Last week, she took time out from her Australian tour to visit the family of a fan who passed away in October. The eight-year-old boy from Sydney "lost his battle with leukemia" and apparently meeting her was his dying wish. After she spoke to the boy's family, she handed presents out to hospitalized children at the Westmead Children's Hospital.

The Backstreet Boys did a similar good deed last week when they were in Houston. From Not Like You: The Backstreet Boys were in Houston for Jingle Jam and it was arranged for them to visit Texas Children's Hospital. They were slated to be at the hospital for 1 1/2 hours but stayed for 3 hours and were just fantastic.

They visited with 10 children who had illnesses ranging from bone infection, to needing heart transplants, cancer and those that had had heart surgery. The Boys were so wonderful to each of the patients and gave each of them special time with pictures, autographs and in EVERY room sang an a capella version of one of their songs.
That's really sweet, especially of five grown men. [Photo courtesy of Not Like You]

According to Page Six, Jessica Alba paid New York City's Don Hill's a visit on Saturday night and refused to be photographed by the club's head promoter, Gordon Nicol. When Nicol asserted that other celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Gemma Ward, Madonna and Joel Madden had all posed for his cameras, Jessica supposedly said, "I don't care!" A member of her entourage apologized on her behalf, saying to Nicol, "She's a bitch -- sorry." Since when was being a bitch an excuse? Ha. Who am I kidding?

P.S. New York City, look out! Scarlett Johansson's moving back because she's sick and tired of being photographed buying toilet paper and tampons!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Calm yo'self down!

Loads of news today. Why can't the Pop World behave and spread it out evenly among the days of the week!?

There's talk of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling looking towards marriage. A supposedly "unusually reliable Hollywood insider" said that "Not only does it look like they're living together, but they've been talking to a couple of top private jewellers about engagement rings." And all this from a couple that has refused to acknowledge their coupledom. Suh-weet.

And apparently, Rachel ended up posing nude in that Vanity Fair photoshoot I told you about a couple days ago. Yes, she was miffed that her publicist about tricking her into the photoshoot, and yes, she fired said publicist, but she just couldn't say no to Tom Ford afterall.

Laguna Beach update! First off, Dieter Schmitz is supposed to be on TRL tomorrow afternoon to promote his run from Tijuana to Laguna Beach for his charity, Running Home 4 Teens. And for those of you who are just thirsting for more, more, more on that hottie Heidi Montag (Lauren's friend and fellow The Hills cast member), she's currently working for Brent Bolthouse (the guy behind all the clubs of Los Angeles). The MTV crew has been, I'm guessing, following her around during working hours, because it's been said that The Hills will feature her at Bolthouse Productions. [Photo courtesy of Wire Image]

So Colin Farrell officially announced Monday that he has checked himself into rehab for "exhaustion and an addiction to prescription drugs." Makes me wonder whether Lindsay Lohan didn't check herself in for similar reasons when she was suffering from "exhaustion" over a year ago. I do too much wondering about Lindsay Lohan and her supposed condition of health. I should stop.

So Big Papa Joe Simpson is trying to get his two pennies in about the whole Jessica and Nick separation. People have, for obvious reasons, been saying that Nick is furious with Joe and blames the demise of his marriage on him. But Joe spoke to Inside Edition this week and had this to say: "You know she's going to be okay, We're going to get through know you never are prepared for this, when dreams don't come true the way you want them too ... We love Nick, I will always love Nick and we're going to be alright." I never realized a marriage involved three people. But then again, this is Big Papa Joe we're talking about -- this marriage is his personal money tree. Looks like he shook it a little too hard this time. [Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Movies]

Designer Karl Lagerfeld revealed that Lindsay Lohan, who, with Jared Leto "looked like a happy couple" on Saturday's Visionaire's anniversary party, doesn't like the proper noun "Paris" anymore. When Lagerfeld invited Lindsay to go to Paris, Lindsay is reported to have said, "I hate that bitch!" Nice.

Paris Hilton has made a public peace offering to one-time bud Nicole Richie. She said, perhaps even with a smidgen of sincerity: "I am really sorry to hear about Nic's engagement. I went through the same thing ... With Christmas coming up, I realise I really miss her and want to get in touch again."

Paris was voted the world's worst celebrity dog owner. "First she loses Tinkerbell, then she ditches her for a cuter dog, then replaces that dog with a ferret, then a kinkajou monkey and then, I gather, a goat ... Recently Tinkerbell was spotted back in Paris' arms. But how long will she be in favor this time?" True dat. Joss Stone came in first, for having a poodle named Dusty Springfield, but mostly for volunteering at the North Shore Animal League America "after seeing images of pets stranded in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Wilma". She has also "recorded a public service announcement seeking support for the homeless pets of the Gulf Coast." Ashley Olsen came in second place for having adopted a dog, and then Tori Spelling. She doesn't deserve any credit on this blog.

According to Perez Hilton, Kirsten Dunst did an abominable thing the other day. She was running late for a movie at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood and parked her car in a handicapped parking spot! Gasp! But that's not all ... she went on to make "a big stink at the box office because she was 'was running late.'" That's more than she can say about the dent she made at the Box Office with Elizabethtown ... [Photo courtesy of]

Monday, December 12, 2005

Ah, the Angels.

The biggest story of the day is, of course, that the real reason Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein dumped Nicole Richie is because she has turned, once again, to heroin. Of course, it's all speculation and considering he had his own drug issues in the past, he'd likely be a lot more supportive. Who knows ... [First photos of DJ AM since the break-up, from Saturday night. Courtesy of]

A girl is claiming that her therapist committed the ultimate therapist-crime: she shared information about her other patients, including Mary-Kate Olsen with her client. According to this girl, who has been visiting an eating-disorder center, her therapist revealed that the tabloids were right -- MK wasn't in rehab for an ED. She was there for a cocaine addiction: She was like yes well Mary-kate didnt go to rehab for anorexia, she went for a coke habit. And i was like no! i thought that is what they just said in tabloids to stir trouble. She said no, she def went for coke, she knows people at the cirque lodge and people who have treated her. she did have some eating issues, but it was mainly coke and they just said it was anorexia so it wouldn't hurt her image as much. My therapist tells me a lot of things she shouldn't, like who else from my school she sees, or who's family, but i just thought this was tooo good. ... and now all the Anas scramble to find another role model. [Courtesy of Oh No They Didn't!]

Speculation about Jessica Simpson's love life is at an all-time peak right now. There's Trace Ayala, Justin Timberlake's best friend and Elisha Cuthbert's ex-fiance ... whom The Ottawa Sun claims Jessica's already been on two dates with. Then New York's Daily News is saying that Jessica and Maroon 5's Adam Levine had an affair back in September of 2004. Who knows. And it doesn't help that Nick Lachey is really bitter about it all -- particularly at Big Papa Joe, it seems -- and trying to milk the divorce for all that it's worth.

Annoying, foul-mouthed Welsh opera-turned-pop singer Charlotte Church's stepmother (or rather, her stepfather's mistress) has exposed all to News of the World. Apparently Church's mother recently attempted suicide and was rushed to the hospital because she couldn't take her husband's cocaine addiction and wild sexual behavior. His mistress, Anna Goddard, says -- in a nutshell -- that he snorted £100 [$180] worth of cocaine a night, lured her into sordid, drug-fuelled threesomes propped up by Viagra, attempted to persuade her to have lesbian sex with Maria [Charlotte's mom], and bragged of tormenting his wife for years with a string of lovers -- and all pretty much under Maria's watchful eye. In fact, Goddard claims that she was so trashed one night that she had to stay over at the Churches' place, and it was Maria who essentially tucked her in. And all the while, the only reason James Church doesn't want to get a divorce is because it's too expensive! Charlotte really looks like an angel in comparison now, doesn't she?

Speaking of angels, former boy band O-Town's Ashley Angel is getting his own MTV show, titled "There & Back," which will document his "attempts to make it as a solo act while broke and anticipating the birth of his first child." Maybe MTV will do miracles for yet another Ashley/Ashlee attempting to launch a solo career? Doubt it. [Photo courtesy of Inside O-Town. The woman is, presumably, his fiance.]

By the way, as an effective member of the press (ha!), I've been notified of the gazillion New Year's Eve parties going on in the United States. I'll have you know that Lindsay Lohan is hosting not one, but two parties in Miami at the same time. Maybe this is her big secret, not cantaloupe!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

"Talan, why did you do that!?"

The ever-reliable Star magazine is reporting that Lindsay Lohan may still have her eyes on ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama: On Nov. 16, Lindsay, who is 19, and Wilmer, 25, were both reportedly at L.A.'s Mood nightclub, and though they sat in separate VIP booths, a source says they were mesmerized by one another. "He wanted to leave with her through the back exit, so they could avoid being seen together," the source tells the Star. He reportedly left solo at 3 a.m. through the front door, and she left through the back - then they met up outside.

A friend explains to the Star that "They were each other's first serious loves ... Lindsay is still very attracted to Wilmer. When they show up at the same club, sometimes she'll leave, because it's too painful for her to see him."

Um. Not so sure she was his first love, but Lohan's friend can pretend that she was.

Talan Torriero being funny and posing with Lucky magazine at the "Lucky Magazine Launch," whatever that means. He seems to be trying really hard to get out there and get as much exposure as possible, huh? Here he is chillin' with Michelle Trachtenberg, Haylie Duff and two guys I can't for the life of me identify. Hmm ... Talan and Haylie. That could be a good one. Not so sure about him and Trachtenberg, though. [Photos courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

It's been six weeks since Michelle Williams gave birth to her and Heath Ledger's baby Matilda. The family tells Hello magazine of their plans of "spending Christmas with Michelle's family in Montana" followed by "an extensive vacation to Australia, where doting daddy Heath will introduce Matilda to the ocean." The two haven't spoken of a wedding anytime soon -- Heath says the couple doesn't need "validation": "She's my soul mate and we couldn't love each other more."

That's really sweet. I wish I could live life without validation, but that's a whole 'nother story ... have a great rest-of-the-weekend, kids!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Thing about her is she was amazing, so amazing ...

According to Radar online, Rachel McAdams walked out of a Vanity Fair photo shoot because the designer wanted to pose nude -- but not before firing her publicist for not having told her beforehand. Apparently designer Tom Ford, who is guest-editing for the magazine's Hollywood issue, had "prearranged with McAdam's publicist, Wolf Kasteller's Amy Van Iden, for the in-demand Red Eye actress to appear nude in a group portrait of Hollywood's breathtaking beauties-of-the-moment, including Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johannson." A Condé Nast insider said that "Every magazine wants her on their cover and thinks she's gonna be huge, so she can get away with being picky ... But everyone's really impressed that she stood up for herself. It's kind of amazing, actually." [Photo courtesy of Rachel McAdams Online]

Really! This is why we love Rachel ...

And Matt Damon and his girlfriend got married today in New York City. Okay, here's my problem with the story -- no one seems to know what her name is, exactly. Most sources are saying it's "Lucianne Bozan," but fans who know better are saying, "I thought it was Luciana Bosaro." Oh well, whatever it is (I'm pretty sure the fans know what they're talking about), it's Mrs. Damon now. Congratulations!

Didn't Laguna Beach's Dieter Schmitz say he was depressed at one point because things hadn't worked out with ex-girlfriend Jessica Smith? Well, this is what he's saying now: "I had never been depressed growing up in Laguna, but going away to school and the show coming out hit me all at once ... A lot of kids who leave Laguna have a hard time when they're away for the first time." Jessica adds in Laguna Beach's Coastline Pilot, "Everything that is aired now happened last year. It's hard to have to talk about it again. You relive the whole experience ... You're supposed to go to school to become a different person and make new friends. It's hard when you have people who know who you are."

Dieter went on to put -- quite delicately -- his newly found distrust: "I had a hard time trusting people ... the first couple of girls I tried stuff with just turned out to be fans." But being on the show has its pluses -- the idea for his charity came to Dieter when he was "running on the treadmill in the university's gym ... watching his show on a big screen TV with a room full of people."

Kristin Cavallari and Talan Torriero have Christmas gift suggestions for you. According to, "Talan's perfect gifts for the holidays include an English Bulldog and Scented Candles, but ... you can never go wrong giving an XBOX." Kristin suggests, for kids, "Barbies because as a kid she couldn't get enough of them. For women, good perfume is always welcome." Both of them support the "Parks for People Los Angeles/The Trust for Public Lands" charity. [Photos courtesy of Jealous Much?]

I don't know how I found my way to this last night, but I'm still slightly amused. Wikipedia has, as part of Katie Cassidy's entry, "Katie is dating teen star Jesse McCartney, and the couple is reportedly expecting their first child in the spring of 2006." Katie, for those who don't know, is the daughter of The Partridge Family's David Cassidy. But anyway ... where did this come from!? I haven't heard anything about Mr. Jesse impregnating anyone ...

And Mischa Barton, who has indulged her satisfaction with her body to magazines in the past now has this to add, according to Entertainmentwise: "It annoys me that I'm seen as this pretty face. People always say I'm too thin and it comes with all these stigmas. It's like, 'She's pretty and slim, so she must be anorexic, depressed or bitchy'."

Save it for somebody who cares.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Tittle-Tattle Thursday

By now you've all heard that Nicole Richie and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have called off their engagement. Sources gave divergent reasons for the split -- one said that he was "fed up with Nicole" and her "issues with her weight ... caused her behavior to be very erratic and moody lately" while another said that "... when the cat's away, the mouse will play. Adam found out that Nicole was 'partying' when he was away, and he does not tolerate that." (Partying, in this context, being cheating.) Whatever the reason, it seems that the split was not mutual as Access Hollywood reports, but a dumping on Adam's part. They've been together for nearly two years.

Very shocked, then very sad. Then very suspicious.

... or could this be another of Paris' evil plans to keep Nicole down? So she can get hitched first? Hmm ... [Photos courtesy of JJB. The marks on Nicole's wrist are a little worrying ...]

Mary-Kate Olsen opens up about Stavros Niarchos (the third) in the January issue of W magazine. She says, "I miss him and I love him and I don't speak with him anymore. It's a hurtful and painful subject. I've pretty much been with someone my whole life, so this is a hard time for me." According to W, MK was actually the one who introduced Stavros to Paris Hilton, although it has been mentioned that Paris and Stavros were family friends. In any case, W's editor goes onto say that "New York was really hectic for Mary-Kate. Lots of paparazzi, lots of gossip reports, lots of school. But in L.A. she has time for herself." Good for her. [Photo courtesy of JJB]

Ashlee Simpson has moved on from her rumored-band boyfriend Ray Brady to ... another band member, Braxton Olita!? Dude! I'm friends with him on MySpace!!! Ha ha ha ... this is kind of cute, although I'm not sure I can say the same about potential progeny. But I can remember the episode of Ashlee when she first met him and thought he was cute. Aww. Aww ... [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Page Six is reporting that Paris called in to "warn them" (a.k.a. boast) that: "I have so many enemies. There are a lot of jealous people." She knocked down rumors that Stavros and Paris Latsis had a nice chat last week at an L.A. nightclub, saying that, "We had one [tequila] shot. They never had any conversation at all ... They've never dated the same girls . . . Paris is happy for me, and I'm happier than I've ever been." Is she trying to make bad out of good? And does she mean that she's happy for herself ;)? I'm never going to let her live that one down, man ...

Funny Paris Hilton-related story. A man from Cranston, Rhode Island who has put up grandiose Christmas displays over the past twenty years, has decided to make Paris Hilton his central theme this year. This wouldn't be a problem, as he's put up displays featuring Martha Stewart and Princess Diana in the past ... but neighbors are complaining about just how little Paris is wearing in the photographs Mr. Joseph Moretti has chosen for his exhibit. [Photos courtesy of NBC10]

Lindsay Lohan mentioned on TRL the other day that part of the reason she and Wilmer Valderrama split was because he was receiving letters from an ex-girlfriend. People are assuming it's Mandy Moore, but ... this guy's gotten around. Coulda been Jennifer Love Hewitt!

Lastly, a little bit of stale news I wasn't too excited about reporting. Sienna Miller and Leonardo DiCrapio (sorry, that's a little bit of seventh-grade immaturity for you right there) have been seen "cozying up" from New York to L.A. Eh.

The Grammy nods are out. The older I get, the more unfair and ridiculous I think these things are. What are the standards? Why is Mariah Carey a nominee in every other category? And Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas? I mean, I like their music, but ... are they really worthy of Grammys? What happened to quality music?

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Um, is she crazy?

In an interview with Singapore's Cleo magazine, Hilary Duff says that she's working on a clothing line for fifteen to twenty year olds, which "will be a little more high-fashion." This could be interesting. She also says, on the topic of dealing with her boyfriend (Good Charlotte's Joel Madden)'s female fans, "I get girls who really hate me ... One time I was at one of his shows and there were these crazy punk-looking chicks, and they threw pennies at me during the show. But hey, I don't mind really. One day they will get older and more mature." Ouch?

She says, sadly, that she no longer relates to the character that brought her fame and fortune: "At the time I was filming my TV show Lizzie McGuire, the girl I played was pretty much how I was at that time ... So at the time that role really fit. But it was a long time ago, and I don't relate to it at all anymore. Now, I try to choose characters that don't really remind me of me because, like I said, that's what makes it fun." She talks about her role as health ambassador (okay, I made that up) to her younger fans: "It is important to exercise to feel good about yourself, you know, not just to try and lose weight. In the past two months I have started Pilates, and I haven't seen too much of a difference in my body, but in my mind." Oh really?

On that note, Ashlee Simpson admits in the January 2006 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine that she had a minor eating disorder when she was younger and a professional ballerina. "When I went to ballet school, I was around a lot of girls with eating disorders, and I actually had a minor one myself ... It was about six months of not eating too much at all. I was 11 and 5 feet 2 and about 70 pounds ... My parents stepped in and made me eat. That really helped a lot." She was a tall eleven-year-old!

Lindsay Lohan's Thank Yous are out -- and who is this "JL" she thanks? Jared Leto, perhaps?
JL- are you a beautiful lie or are you my fatal crime? Am I your beautiful lie or are you my beautiful life? I hope the 2 beautiful worlds or lie's and life's collide. With the good karma on my side. Because I know I'm right. Thanks for being a companion through this record ... love you ... and thank you for coming into my life.
[Photo courtesy of]

She can't spell either, but that's "okay." She's got it made.

And Hilary and Lindsay's favorite person ever, Aaron Carter, and his twin sister Angel turn 18 today -- at last. Seems like he should've been eighteen years ago. Or maybe twenty-one, so half the things he does wouldn't be quite so illegal.

And lastly, for those of you who want to experience part of the experience that is Christmas in New York City, have I got the link for you! NBC has live streaming video of Christmas in Rockefeller Center -- tree, ice skaters, taxis, shoppers and ice machine truck man all included!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

You make me sick ...

Kimberly Stewart and Jack Osbourne -- engaged? The two were spotted yesterday holding hands, smiling ... and Kimberly seemed to be sporting an extra-big ring. It is said that Jack had a ring of his own ... all I can say is -- how hawt would their babies be!? [Photo courtesy of JJB]

New York's Daily News is reporting that Jessica Simpson's PA and best friend CaCee Cobb has been talking behind her back. "CaCee can't get past the fact that Jessica cheated," a source told Lloyd Grove. "She feels badly for Nick and is very vocal about missing him. She saw Jessica abuse him all along. Ever since 'Dukes of Hazzard,' Jessica hasn't been good to Nick, and no one saw this more clearly then CaCee." ... "None of this is true. Saturday night was CaCee's birthday. We all had dinner and then went out to the Roosevelt Hotel [in L.A.]. Jess paid for everything." Yeah. Guilt CaCee into shutting up.

Er ... is it just me or does it look like Katie got ... smaller?

[Photo courtesy of Katie Holmes Pictures]

Laguna Beach roundup: Kristin Cavallari is rumored to be in rising artist Teddy Geiger's newest music video. Not sure whether they've filmed this yet or not, but if you can't get enough of Miss Kristin, be on the lookout for this. Stephen Colletti is in the current issue of Giant magazine. I believe Denise Richards is on the cover.

Annoying Casey Reinhardt did an interview with OK! magazine. In it, she says "I was actually asked to be on the show three times and said no each time before finally saying yes! I didn't have to do an audition -- they just kept approaching me." Yeah, and that's why you got so much screen time and even made an appearance in the season finale. "Are you kidding me?! [No, we are not. Anyway. Onwards.] [My mother and I] are incredibly close ... We talk about eight times a day." What's more ... "I've had plenty of offers for appearances, but I guess the craziest thing was that I was offered a role in a Rolling Stones video. I was supposed to make out with a guy in the video, but I turned it down because I didn't want to do that."

She wants to future pursue her acting career -- "I'm shooting a pilot tomorrow. They are planning it so that people can watch the show on their iPods!" Sounds classy. [Photos courtesy of Laguna Beach Online]

MTV, again, needs to hire better interns. They can't even spell their newest It Girl's last name correctly. But read on for some wittiness on Lindsay Lohan's part: "This is heavy," said Lindsay Lohan, who beat Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Kristin Cavalerri for Big It Girl. "If I lost that much weight [as the tabloids reported] I don't know how I could hold it."
Lohan then dedicated the award to the paparazzi, " 'Cause being big in '05 means getting in three car crashes," she said.

Speaking of misspellings, this really pissed me off:

Next time, American Eagle Outfitters, before you print out 20,000 t-shirts, make sure you know how to spell "tomorrow." [Photo courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters]

Lindsay was supposed to appear on Regis and Kelly this morning, but cancelled at 9:05am, five minutes after the show had started. She cited food poisoning as the reason. But don't be too quick to get on her behind for a bad hangover. She was at the Z100 studios for the 6-10am Z Morning Zoo. I wonder what she could've possibly eaten at the Z100 studios ... did she have a bad conditional reaction to ... a cantaloupe?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Botox much?

Okay, note to self: do not trust everything "Oh No They Didn't" reports.

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were seen strolling the streets of L.A. together recently, so ... either they're back on or ONTD was mistaken and they were never off. [Photo courtesy of, ironically, Oh No They Didn't!]

And of course, my suspicions were correct. Two or three of those songs on "Paris Hilton's MySpace" were not hers at all. Thank goodness? Or should I be sad that some other chick has indeed recorded such crap and released it?

Paris' Stavros is rumored to be wanting out. Paris is too much drama for him. He wants MK back, but the big question is ... will MK have him? Dun dun dun.

So ... Kimberly Stewart did not, in fact, buy the engagement ring with her own money. Talan Torriero used his daddy's credit card. And he was overheard, reports Page Six, saying "I should be able to get a full refund." [Photo courtesy of Shine On Media; Talan in his first film, Driftwood]

Aww ... good old Jessica Smith of Laguna Beach fame has apparently signed onto be a Let's Go spokesperson. Let's Go is a budget travel guide series for students. "Smith will take trips to locales of her choosing, blog about her experiences and make personal appearances for Let's Go." She was specifically chosen because she "was seen as a good fit ... she's a more down-to-earth student [than privileged Paris Hilton types]." Yay, good for her!

Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari were paired together to introduce INXS's performance at last night's taping of VH1's Big in '05 Awards show. It looks like the two almost got on famously. Eh. No teeth marks or scratches. I'm disappointed. [Photo courtesy of Wire Image]

In a recent issue of Us Weekly, Jason Wahler revealed that he is not-so-fond of Alex Murrel. "I hate her! We do not get along." Hmm. Wonder if he was drunk and high when he said that, or he's just raging mad that she told everyone he hit her while they were "dating."

Contact Music is reporting that Jessica Simpson said: "Jewel said to me, 'I want to shield and (protect) you.' She wanted to take care of me, and everybody needs someone like that ... I can talk to my parents, but they will never understand what it feels like to be the one booed. (My sister) Ashlee and I are closer than we've ever been in our lives because of that. We have this way to relate to each other that brings us closer." She also reveals that she's been keeping a diary: "It's a way for me to know myself, my problems and my issues. If I don't do this, I'll push everything back until I explode." [Photos courtesy of Oh No They Didn't!]

Sadly, all we really want to know is what happened to your face!?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Album Review: A Little More Personal (Raw), Lindsay Lohan

Little of what made Lindsay Lohan's debut album, Speak, such a success remains on her sophomore effort, A Little More Personal (Raw). Sophomore albums are notoriously difficult to make, and Lohan's album demonstrates just that. She certainly does get a little more personal on this album, squeezing in at least three to four songs about her relationship with her father. Even with the help of two covers, the album falls flat.

In addition to the emotional "Confessions of A Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)", "My Innocence" is another song that enumerates the burdens Mr. Lohan has placed on Lindsay's life. "My Innocence", like "Confessions," is evocative and beautiful, if not more so. It is, strangely enough, a mix -- in terms of melody -- a mix of Christina Aguilera's "Loving Me For Me" and Puddle of Mudd's "Blurry." "It could be all your blood runnin' through my veins / that ties me to your face ... But you won't bring me down / I always come around," she sings, sounding somewhat in denial. Her vocal ability is particularly evident on this track. It seems to have improved quite a bit since her last album -- I guess she found time to take voice lessons between her hospital stay, her bathing in cantaloupes and dating every other guy in Hollywood. Anyway, no judgments -- only on her voice, which deserves praise.

What doesn't deserve praise is the next song, "A Little More Personal." It is only slightly catchy and does not live up to its title, instead dilly-dallying around "It's like we do a dance where no one wants to move / But if I take the first step maybe we can find a groove." Um, ok. I'd assumed that she'd be reaching out to her fans to get to know her a little better so she can reveal more to them." This, of course, would've been (and is) just another marketing ploy. Which absolutely does not work, since she doesn't actually really reveal anything in this song.

Most of the mid-tempo to faster songs on the album are filler-material; the soul of the album in the ballads. "If You Were Me" has a rock feel to it, evoking images of the running man, tie-dye shirts, backwards baseball caps. It's catchy, but perhaps a little overdone. "Fastlane"'s somewhat perceptive lyrics on life in Hollywood are unfortunately masked by an annoying "The Brady Bunch [Variety] Hour" type of sound. All sunshine and butterflies and a hundred percent annoying. But the juxtaposition of dark lyrics with a cheery melody has its intrigue ... "Who Loves You" is possibly the lowest point of the album. Lohan takes a huge misstep and borrows from her prime nemesis, Hilary Duff, with the speak-sing quality of this song.

The cover of Stevie Nick's "Edge of Seventeen" is arguably the best track on the album. Lindsay adds her own brand of rock to it and revives an old classic, perhaps even giving it new meaning. The album's other cover, "I Want You To Want Me," however, is not quite so successful. It brings back memories of a less mature Lohan, whining and reeking of desperation over something as menial as ... Aaron Carter?

She ends the album with a song whose title is borrowed -- literally -- from her rear. It's easy to write this off as a filler upon first glance, because it makes reference to the tattoo on her bum, but it actually turns out to be a good song and a pleasant conclusion to the album. Lohan pays tribute to her fans indirectly by stating that in spite of all the craziness that has ensued since her star has found its way onto the A-list, she's thankful for what she has. After all, if you've reached this point in the album, you've been paying for her numerous wrecked Mercedes-Benzes.

Lindsay must have thought that by titling her album A Little More Personal (Raw), she'd be able to serve up a mish mosh of genres and sounds. It doesn't quite cohere, and what we have left is a melange of filler songs sprinkled with the occasional just-good-enough song. Perhaps this is indicative that the twelve months since Speak was released just wasn't enough time for Lohan to settle on a musical style -- or a hair color. A Little More Personal (Raw) is as its title illustrates -- a little too personal and raw; uncooked and under-prepared.

"A Little More Personal (Raw)" releases on December 6th in the United States.

[Photos courtesy of, The Associated Press,]

Happy First Birthday!

Happy 1st birthday to Glitteratini!
(And 24th to Ms. Britney Spears)

Onwards with the Laguna Beach rumors. There've been some rumors floating around, some which seem more true than others. According to "Oh No They Didn't!", a girl claims that she got hang out with most of the cast behind-the-scenes at Oprah and that she got them to confess a few things ... and then went on to make some judgments:

- Jessica is not very smart nor very pretty in person. She is in community college and not doing a whole lot ... She just used Jeff [Boyle -- ] didn't really like him, just wanted someone to make out with.

- Jason has some MAJOR issues - the reason he didn't go to graduation.......he didn't graduate. He failed his senior year. Ditto for Talan.

- Jason - he has been in and out of rehab about 3 times in the past year. He is also bipolar and is on some major medication. His grandparents are the wealthy ones and his parents don't really work -just live off of the grandparents.

- Talan - his mom used to be some actress so is pretty well-connected in Hollywood. The engagement to Kimberly Stewart is just a publicity stunt - they aren't really engaged. His mom is trying to coach him on getting himself into the limelight.

- Stephen and Kristin are dating - they just got back from a vacation together in Hawaii - she's not really dating that Jenner guy - another publicity stunt. Kristin is trying to "make it" in Hollywood.

- Jason used to hit (ie, abuse) Alex M. when they dated. Per Alex M., the reason you didn't see that in the show is b/c MTV was trying to sell a fantasy. That is also why you don't see Alex M. and Jason actually break up.

- LC is supposedly the meanest person of the bunch - they say she is the least approachable.

- Another thing, is apparently MTV and BMW have some sort of deal, which is why you always see them driving around in BMWs - ie, Kristin's dad didn't really buy her the BMW - she got it from MTV.

Erm ... what have I got to say about it all? I don't think the cast would go around confessing to half of these things, because it makes them look bad. I mean, obviously the Talan/Kim thing is true ... and I can see, especially after Dieter's comments on her, the L.C. thing being true ... but, c'mon. Stephen and Kristin are not dating. And I'm pretty sure that Talan dropped out before he failed ... can't say the same for Jason, although his arrest probably had something to do with it. But to each his (or her) own!

Um, apparently, this is Paris Hilton's music MySpace. Either it's not actually her singing on half of those tracks and it's a joke, or it is, and it's still a joke. I really can't take her seriously, man ...

Washington University's Student Life interviewed Lauren Conrad and Stephen Colletti recently. The two discussed their newfound fame, The Hills, played a three-round game of word association ... Stephen says that he's taken a semester off from college and is taking acting classes in Los Angeles at the moment. Lauren, apparently, doesn't eat Taco Bell ... Stephen says he could, but prefers In 'n Out. Both have significant others, but I'll let you read that for yourself.

Student Life: Last question: are you guys dating? Single?
Lauren: Mmm…I have a boyfriend.
Stephen: I have a girlfriend.
SL: So…any way you guys could hook me up with anybody else? I heard Talan was recently engaged. Now is he unengaged?
Lauren: No. He called it off. It was a publicity stunt.
SL: And Jason…is he around?
Lauren: He's my boyfriend.
Stephen: So there's that.


Hmm ... maybe I was wrong and the LB cast isn't as tight-lipped about things as they should be?

[Photos courtesy of Laguna Beach Online]

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Welcome to December!

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck (Bennifer v.2) had a baby girl last night in Los Angeles. A baby girl named Violet. Aww. Violet Affleck. That sounds kind of silly. Apple Affleck would've had more of a ring to it, to be honest. Violet Affleck looks eerily like both Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Lopez, doesn't she? Sweet.

Mary-Kate Olsen, who's been lookin' good of late, is giving away clothes from a darker time in her life. She donated them to Out of the Closet, a West Hollywood thrift store that benefits AIDS research. She has, instead, taken to wearing cloth garbage bags. Yay! We <3 MK. [Photo courtesy of]

Yes, Paris Hilton is engaged -- again. This has led me to wonder whether she's really trying to show Nicole up or what. 'Cause Paris seems pretty damn desperate to get hitched. According to Digital Spy: "People have commented that it has all happened quickly but they have known one another for ages so they don’t feel it’s that much of a big deal," said a source close to Paris. "They are completely smitten." Just nod your head and smile and start the timer. When it goes "Pop!", they're done.

It's gonna be a Laguna feud at VH1's "Big in '05 Awards." Lindsay Lohan, Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad are all gonna be there. I can't wait to see the scratch marks. What's more is that both Kristin and Lindsay are up for "Big It Girl" of the year. I'd love to see Lohan's face if Kristin were to win ... It airs on December 8th at 8/7c.

And ... Christina Aguilera is thinking of changing her real name (as opposed to her ... real-cum-stage name) to ... Maria Bratman. Oh boy.