Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Kids these days

Things are not looking good for Kristin Cavallari. First she loses her show, then she loses her boyfriend. It's as official as official can get without a publicist or direct quote from a celeb. TeenPeople.com, following in big sister People.com's footsteps, is first to "break the news," stating that: With their frequent canoodling in Hollywood hot spots like Mood, Teddy's and Privilege all signs pointed to a healthy relationship for Kristin and Brody, leaving some to speculate about the cause of the sudden split. As of yet, Kristin has not spoken publicly about the break-up and her representative could not be reached for comment. The article offers no other new news.

The well-respected Jenny McCarthy is the next celebrity in line who wants to give Paris Hilton a wake-up call: "I'd try and give her some really good spiritual direction in her life," reports Star Pulse. "I'd also love to f**k with her, whispering in her ear things like, 'Your clothes are dirty! You're totally out of style! Eat something!'"

With all the reports of celebrity underage drinking at night clubs of late (Jesse McCartney was the latest celebrity ragged on, although photos of Emma Watson with a Corona bottle to her lips surfaced in the past few days), there's been a bit of a crackdown. It looks like Paris Hilton and her (I thought ex-) boy toy Stravros Niarchos are in a bit of hot water. Well, sort of. Las Vegas Business License Department investigators slapped Tao and Body English with citations for letting underaged Niarchos into their clubs on New Year's Eve. This is coming from The LA Times, but they're saying Niarchos is only l9!? I thought he was 20 ... Paris, a cradle robber?

Anyone interested in seeing John Mayer's "dressing room demands"? It's quite interesting. The Smoking Gun reports that his rider includes a request for thinly sliced meat, soy milk, an organic fruit bowl, four soft head toothbrushes, a bottle of Listerine, two tubes of mint-flavored toothpaste (Sensodyne or Tom's of Maine), two packages of Altoids, four organiclip balms, Gold Bond powder, a copy of The New York Times, one box of kids' cereal (Cap'n Crunch, Count Chocula, Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp or Cinnamon Toast Crunch) and last but not least, two tubes of Krazy Glue. This man likes his breath fresh.

So Lindsay Lohan "wowed" guests at the Chapter 27 wrap party with her DJ skills and choice of music, which included AC/DC, Eminem and the Beatles. Hollywood.com is still riding on this whole Shaun White romance rumor, saying that LL's in for a ride if she expects any love from him. He declared in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he hopes his medal will get him girls, not a girlfriend. Wow. Get his ball rolling, Lindsay. Maybe he'll beat you in your own game.

Lastly, British gal Chantelle Houghton has gleaned fame (and possibly fortune) after having fooled the casting directors of Celebrity Big Brother into thinking she was a celebrity -- and then winning the show. And while Chantelle's riding high on her win and appearing on magazine covers UK-wide for looking like Paris Hilton, Paris had a little something to say about her double: “I love her. She’s hot and sexy ... We have got a lot in common looks wise.” GAG ME. But Paris manages to redeem herself, if only by a little:
“I have a lot of people that look like me all over the world, but she’s one of the better ones – she’s working it. I’d love to meet her ... It’s not easy being me [though] and she’ll have to work hard to keep up the look.” Wait. Are you implying that you're generic looking!? Loves it! [Photo courtesy of bbc.co.uk]

Monday, February 27, 2006

Hottie, meet Fugly

Okay, not much by way of interesting news today.

Just that Paris Hilton did indeed get cast as Mother Theresa. Paris gushed (maybe), "It's such an honour. I'm so excited. I really want to learn more about this amazing woman, so that's what I'm doing in a few months." The director, T. Rajeevnath said, "The preliminary script has been readied. And the proceeds of the film would go to the Missionaries of Charity. By June this year, the groundwork for the film would be complete and I propose to begin shooting in West Bengal and several foreign countries in early 2007." Maybe he has a point. Casting Paris would make a lot of money for the Missionaries of Charity. I kind of like the way this man thinks ... but I'm still not going to see it.

Reese Witherspoon has officially beat Julia Roberts at this Hollywood game. She is now the highest paid actress of all time. Reese will earn $29 million for an upcoming horror film (Our Family Trouble), whereas Julia was paid a measly $24 million for Mona Lisa Smile (cringe. Bonus points if you know why I'm double-cringing).

And this one makes me want to cry, almost as much as the Paris-as-Mother Theresa story. Hottie McTottie Jesse Metcalfe recently met Irish singer Nadine Coyle of girl group Girls Aloud in Australia -- and they supposedly hit it off. According to an onlooker, "Fans were going up to Jesse and Nadine asking for photos and autographs of the pair of them ... Although they were accommodating, it was obvious they only had eyes for each other. They looked absolutely smitten." Nooooo. First of all, she's a butterface. (That makes two-fifths of the group f-u-g-l-y in my book, but then there's Nicola ... who everyone seems to hate. Poor girl.) Second of all -- she's my age. Miguel, fantasy of my eighth-grade self, what are you doing!? You could have so much better ... [Photo courtesy of GirlsAloud.net]

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Early update

The internet has been spotty here, so I'm just going to post it before it gets knocked out again. Have a beautiful Saturday ...

MTV's two reality-tv Ashleys dated? Former O-Town member (poor kid's probably going to have that tacked onto his name for the rest of his life) Ashley Parker Angel revealed to radio station 107.5 The River that while he was in O-Town, the two "were hangin' out." According to him, she's a "bad kisser" because "she didn't use enough" tongue. And when the intern said, "Wait a minute! You were like 19 or 20 in O-Town which means Ashlee was like, what, 15 or 16," Ashley responded with a blasé "Ooops! Ouch." Yeah that's right, oops ouch. [Photo courtesy of AshleyParkerAngel.com (that's a mouthful)]

TMZ spilled a secret about Hilary Duff: she's not so nice these days. Her yoga instructor revealed that she wasn't impressed with Hilary's attitude during a private session in and that she was snotty and acted like just another "little rich kid." Check out the oh-so-stimulating report here, and while you're at it, click on "Paris snaps, valets jump" to watch Paris Hilton check her pout out in the window of her SUV before heading into whatever hip club is paying for her presence.

I think I must've been walking through life half-asleep lately, because how did I miss this? Lindsay Lohan is moving from Tommy Mottola's Casablanca Records to Motown --- which means that Mottola's label (which was down to its last artist, Lohan) is dunzo. Double ouch.

And this? I mean, no, I don't watch Dancing With The Stars and I don't really pay much attention to former boy band members save for Nick Lachey, Ashley Parker Angel (apparently) and occasionally Justin Timberlake if Cameron's giving him a hard time, but ... Drew Lachey's wife is pregnant and due in the next couple of weeks!? When did this happen!? Dammit, Newlyweds, for being over and not keeping me up-to-date with the fertility charts of the Simpson-Lachey family!!! Anyway, the problem with that is if she goes into labor anytime before or on Sunday, Drew's going to have to be a no-show for the finale. And people are pointing at him for being the big bread-winner. Wonder if ABC will rig it so that he doesn't win and they won't have anything to worry about.

Hmm ... James Blunt getting tired of being squished into the John Mayer category? "Bob Dylan is a singer/songwriter and therefore is 'sensitive' or aware, maybe, but do you anticipate him crying on every street corner? I think sensitive is the wrong description of me. I'm British, actually, so quite bad at expressing myself in conversation, as any ex-girlfriend will tell you. I'm probably emotionally stunted." Oh stop trying to beef up your reputation, man. It's what's selling your records, not your -- ahem -- "good looks."

Aww, poor Martin Holmes. He has finally come to the realization that his little Katie has been lost forever. Katie Holmes, now twenty-seven, was accepted into New York City's prestigious Columbia University, back in 1998 but deferred to work on Dawson's Creek. Her dad put down a $500 non-refundable deposit and recently wrote to the admissions office to withdraw his daughter's name and ask for a refund.

I want to give that man a big bear hug so badly ...

Friday, February 24, 2006

Rekindled Spirits

Natalie Portman and Gael Garcia Bernal are back together after being apart for nine months, after having run into one another at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

Keira Knightley is gettin' it on with her Pride and Prejudice co-star, Rupert Friend (awesome, awesome name). People quoted an onlooker as having said "They looked very happy to be together... It was very romantic" of their "holiday" in the Bahamas. [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

This seems a little unlikely, even for TomKat, but Katie Holmes has supposedly been spending hours each day worshipping at a Scientology church. Someone told her that she is surrounded by "traumatised spirits of aliens." A friend told The Sun that "She ... seems to worship Scientology as much as she worships Tom."


Thursday, February 23, 2006

A whole new meaning to "Team Lohan"

Paris Hilton, never one to allow someone else to have the last word, hit back at Mischa Barton. Paris told New York's Daily News that "I don't even know the girl. I could care less. It seems like she's the one trying to stir up a rivalry. I've never said a word about her in my life. But she seems to be spending a lot of time thinking about me." Mischa's pub says the actress was "joking" when she ranted against Paris.

... what I've never understood is ... shouldn't the phrase be "I couldn't care less"?

Add two more men to Lindsay Lohan's CONQUERED list: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and, uh, Shaun White!? The New York Post says that JRM and Lindsay were spotted pulling up to, chilling in and leaving the Spotted Pig together on Monday night. And as for Shaun White, the gold medal snowboarder, he reportedly said that "Her and I ended up meeting up at the famous Bungalow 8. It was a good time. It was a trip. Coming home from Italy, everybody's been running up to me, saying how proud they are. It's been crazy and so I had to get some time to have fun." That was Tuesday night. Wonder how many more men she's hooked up with in the past two days ... [Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. Who needs Lohan when you've got models Jessica O and Jessica V?]

It's Mandy Moore's turn to deny the engagement rumors. She told People magazine that "I can't tell you how many people I've had call me asking about it. No, it's not true at all. That's a big part of my life, and of course I would start by telling my family and friends first. But it's funny none the less. I've gotten a lot of congratulations from random people. And I just have to laugh and think, 'You believe the tabloids?'"

Seems like Kristin Cavallari's episode of Veronica Mars has been pushed back to March 15th.

And I've finally gotten my hands on the Jane magazine interview Lauren Conrad did. This is exactly what she said about her relationship with Kristin: "We really didn't like each other. If anything, we behaved [well] in front of the cameras. The time we really fought was off-camera."

She also mentions that Jason Wahler "asks me to marry him every day. I love Jason. I could see myself marrying him."

Still think they're the most random couple ever?

P.S. How could I forget!? Looks like Nicole Richie and DJ AM are back together ... [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

"... so much deliciousness that I pass out at the table."

Jake Gyllenhaal and Mischa Barton reportedly formally met the other night at the Baftas in London, and Jakey was ... a little sweet on Mischa -- the Daily Mirror says that "They swapped numbers and when he walked away she did a little victory dance to her friend." Aww. That'd be an interesting couple, but what's she going to do with Cisco?

[Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Paris Hilton caught being "lewd" this past weekend at Tao in Los Angeles, on camera. What else is new? At least she has undies on this time ...

So Kristin Cavallari has finally begun to censor herself when it comes to the media -- with the help of a scary-sounding publicist. The New York Daily News tried to get a word in about Kristin's well-publicized experimentation with drugs, but was pretty quickly thwarted away from the touchy topic: "I don't talk about my relationships," she insisted. As for her admitted cocaine use, "I just really don't want to go there. I don't want to be associated with that." And a publicist listening in on the interview abruptly ended it: "I just don't like the way this conversation is going."

Aw, K Cavs, you're no fun!

Rumors have been circulating for several weeks now that Kristin and boyfriend Brody Jenner have called it quits. It all started with some stray messages about boy troubles on her friends' MySpaces and her away message ... not Ted Casablancas' people have joined the bandwagon. They're saying that she showed up at the Cosmopolitan awards party solo and Brody's been seen 'round town "expressing, um, 'interest' in many foxy babes." R.I.P. KC-BJ <333. Sorry, I couldn't resist. [Photo courtesy of Brody's MySpace?]

[Photo courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

A recent photo of Stephen and Hayden Panettiere (this past Saturday).

Janemag.com has a little featurette on Lauren Conrad. She talks about what Trey Phillips has been up to lately (extending his line of hats to include Velcro), her internship, the trials and tribulations of being followed around by cameras, and ... how her house was haunted! Before she moved into her new house and after she moved out of the one she was in on the first season (I'm assuming), ... we had to live in this really creepy haunted house. I saw ghosts -- it was the creepiest house. Have you heard the song "Bette Davis Eyes"? It was Bette Davis's old house ... And a woman had just died in it, it was really creepy ... Lo and I would come home very late at night, like after a party, and there'd be this pair of guys who would be holding hands down the stairs. It was a scary house. I hate that house. No, LC, we've never heard that song so we've never ever heard of Bette Davis. I love that she had a potentially gay couple in her haunted house. That's the true Laguna Beach shining through! [Photo courtesy of Janemag.com]

Lauren's cruel too. She tells Jane in the March issue that she made beau Jason Wahler rewatch the Landslide Benefit episode ten times as punishment: "When they turned off the camera, I really yelled at him," LC says. "When he watched it, he was really upset. I made him watch it 10 times, too." In spite of it all, she "could see myself marrying him." She also takes the opportunity to blast a little hot air at Kristin: Kristin and Stephen had been "broken up for, like, three months" before LC hooked up with him. Plus, "[s]he had cheated on him — several times — with one of my friends." Trey Trey?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I didn't steal your boyfriend!

Keira Knightley told Access Hollywood recently that she was initially hesitant to strip for Vanity Fair magazine -- because of her hairy legs. "We got there and they said: 'Do you mind doing it in the nude?' And we said: 'What?' I thought: 'I can’t. I haven’t shaved my legs.' And they said: 'Don’t worry we will retouch.'" Hair aside, she'll be the first to admit that she doesn't have the perfect body: "I’d love to have tits, but I don’t - I have pecs. I hate my body. I like so many other people's bodies. I like legs - a good pair of legs on someone else always makes me jealous!" My question is: why did she show up to a photo shoot with hairy legs? Chances were that they would've put her in a dress or something anyway!

Brandon Davis, famous mostly for dating Mischa Barton, is rumored to be enamored of Harrod's heiress Camilla Al Fayed, who recently celebrated her twenty-first birthday in London. An "insider" said that "They are an item but they're trying to keep things low-key. For a romance in such early stages, it's incredibly intense. They are already talking about marriage and Brandon has said he may move to London to be closer to Camilla." I call bull. [Paris Hilton and Camilla Al Fayed at her birthday party last week. Photo courtesy of lime-light.org]

For a more detailed account of what may have gone wrong with Kristin Cavallari's show Get This Party Started, from Reality Blurred: The Kristin Cavallari-hosted UPN series Get This Party Started has been pulled from the schedule after just two episodes. The Futon Critic notes that UPN “quietly pulled” the series after its Tuesday episode “drew an embarrassingly low 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.” Last week’s debut episode had similarly sucky ratings. The episode’s ratings were “down 63 percent from UPN’s season performance in the Tuesday at 9 p.m. time slot.”

This I didn't know about ... apparently Nick Carter's two exes had beef with one another a while back. Mandy "Willa Ford" Williford (gawd) was a little unnerved when Paris Hilton "wouldn't stop walking back and forth in front of us." So what did Williford (much better) do? "Chuck [Liddell, her ... boyfriend, pictures seem to tell us] went over to her security guards and said, 'Listen, you see all those guys over there? We're with Willa Ford. If Paris comes closer and Willa snaps, I can't help anything. If you get in there and you touch Willa, we're all throwing down on you guys.'" The two women ran into one another again at the Playboy Mansion's Halloween Party last year and Paris is said to have apologized. Mandy added: "She took the high road and we're cool now."

... I don't get it. As much of a dunkus (I made that up, but it seems appropriate) I think Paris is, she didn't actually do anything to warrant a scary wrestler to go and threaten her people? And why would "Willa Ford" snap? It's not like she was dating Nick at the time ... and if Paris was, it would've been incredibly immature of her to start something with an ex of Nick's. So confused ...

Paris invited Star magazine along to a photo shoot for her upcoming album, and here's an exerpt for your amusement: "Turn it up," yells Paris, as one of her new tracks, "Turn You On," with its driving dance-floor beat, blares in the background. "I wrote this one," she announces proudly. It sounds like her: The lyrics concern a woman so gorgeous, every man who sees her wants her ... "People will never know what I went through to make this CD," she says. "I worked really hard to get it right ... People will trash it just because it's me," she says, "but once they listen, they'll be shocked. I know this is good."

And what good is a day that goes by without rumors of another celebrity who has either joined Paris Hilton's hit-list or helped Lindsay Lohan spread STDs? Add Mischa Barton to Paris' list, says The Mirror. Apparently Mischa spoke harshly of the heiress at a post-Bafta party: "Paris isn't my rival. I met her one or two times and she's making out there's this big rivalry between us and there so isn't ... She seems to hate everyone around her age who is more successful. Silly bitch ... I tuned into the Brits because I like to know what's going on in British music and I saw her and I was like 'what?' ... She was coming out with all this ridiculous stuff like 'I love London because whatever'. Puhleese."

According to Mischa, "She does steal people's boyfriends!" [Photo courtesy of Smart]

This is my favorite story of the day: James Blunt sold his little sister to a wealthy man on eBay! Lucky for Emily, she's enjoyed a nine-month romance with the winning bidder and has supposedly moved in with him. James' justification for it all: "She needed to get to a funeral in Ireland. It was within 24 hours and she couldn't get there. The trains, the ferries, the planes, nothing was working. And I have a problem with eBay addiction. I've eBayed the entire contents of our flat and have nothing left to sell. So I thought, 'This is a dream come true'. I eBayed her as a damsel in distress. People started bidding and this guy won because he had a helicopter. Now they've been going out for nine months and she's moving out of my flat and in with him. I have one sister left to flog on eBay."

I'll bet he would make a lot more if he just auctioned himself off.

Monday, February 20, 2006

The truth is out there ...

Boring day ...

Zach Braff denied the engagement rumors (to Mandy Moore) on his blog recently. What's going on!? Who should we trust!? I thought he told a reporter on the red carpet of one of the recent awards shows that they were engaged? Whatever.

Paris Hilton has hired Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin (Blow Out's Jonathan Antin's sister) to be her choreographer (presumably for her upcoming album). 'Cause she hella needs to learn some moves, yo!

A photo of Ryan and Rachel from last week, just for good measure. He looks different. In a bad way. Like he got plain-er. Oh well, they'd still make hot babies. [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Skype is doing a promotion for their online telephony (that word bothers me a lot) system -- they want you to bid on one of ten ten minute phone conversations with the likes of Rachel Bilson and Kristin Cavallari, among others. The bidding starts tomorrow here, if you're interested. As for me, I'm going to sit back and watch because I cannot for the life of me decide whether I'd rather talk to The O.C. or the real O.C. for ten minutes.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

It's in the way that I want you tonight ...

[Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Watch out, Paris Hilton's single and on the search for fresh meat -- The Sun reports that at a post-Brit Awards party, she preyed on soccer player Frank Lampard. She was said to have followed him across a string of London venues before getting his number, though he is engaged to his girlfriend.

Although the funniest thing is the way in which Paris is trying to reach out to her potential audience in the UK: she told Contact Music that her "main influences are the Babyshambles (sic), Keane and Madonna. I wanted to meet Pete Doherty when I was in the UK for the Brits but he wasn't at any of the parties." Maybe he was trying to avoid you. Because you don't even know the name of one of your "main influences."

The New York Times quoted Kristin Cavallari on the Hotel Gansevoort club G Spa and Lounge today, but their intern didn't do his or her job in fact-checking and the article went to print with her name misspelled: "I love the music," said Kristin Cavalleri, a star of "Laguna Beach." "I've been to Marquee and Bungalow 8," she said, dropping the names of two of New York's most famous clubs. "This is more intimate, smaller, and more upbeat than Bungalow."

And Alex Murrel announced on her MySpace last night that both her debut album and the Laguna Beach Season Two DVD set will be released on June 13th. So ... now you know. (It's Mike's super-short show!)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Which team are YOU on?

[Photo courtesy of Getty Images]

New interview with Kristin Cavallari from TVGuide.com. Nothing new, but a few "heartfelt" moments from "Laguna's Biatch":
TVGuide.com: There are some heart-tugging moments in the premiere. Was it extra-rewarding for you to be a part of bringing joy to Alexis' life?
Cavallari: Oh, yes. That's why I did this show, because it really touches you and it's so emotional, but in a good way. It opened my eyes to a lot and made me realize how fortunate I am.
TVGuide.com: Good answer. Is this the sort of career stepping stone you had in mind after Laguna Beach?
Cavallari: Oh, yeah. I want to parlay this whole hosting thing into acting.
TVGuide.com: Were other opportunities presented to you?
Cavallari: Yeah, there were, but I thought this one would be the best. This appealed to me the most, and I wanted to be a part of it.
TVGuide.com: With Season 3 of Laguna nearing, there have been complaints from locals — even though enrollment at the high school has increased as people came to town seeking stardom. Do you recall any adverse reactions to your presence in town?
Cavallari: The only negative is sometimes we'd be filming and some people would drive by and be like, "F--- MTV!" But that only happened twice, maybe. There wasn't a lot of negative feedback.
TVGuide.com: Lastly, what is Kristin's recipe for a good party?
Cavallari: Having all of your good and really close friends and family, and good music.
TVGuide.com: Is having the cops show up a sign of success?
Cavallari: That's a sign of a good high-school party! [Laughs]

... she co-hosted ET on MTV this morning, which will reair at 8:30am tomorrow. Host Ryan Devlin also brought out the latest issue of Jane magazine, in which Lauren Conrad is featured. Apparently, she reiterated in the clip that she and Kristin are really enemies and that their worst fights were off-camera. Devlin is said to have mentioned that Kristin will be back as co-host again next week.

And it's pretty much a known fact that Get This Party Started died an early death. Oh well, it definitely wasn't going over to the new WB-UPN supernetwork next year anyway ...

Friday, February 17, 2006

Birthdays and Bashing

A certain comrade of mine informed me that today is, in fact, Paris Hilton's twenty-fifth birthday. One is inclined to wonder how much longer she intends to continue her partying ways. Especially since rumors that boyfriend Stavros Niarchos has left her are growing ever-strong. Even Paris' publicist couldn't give a completely affirmative statement, giving a weary "I believe Paris and Stavros are still a couple." It's been a rough week for the socialite. Maybe she should avoid drama tonight by kissing her early 20s goodbye with a nice chick flick and a pair of fuzzy slippers.

But chances are, she won't be. She reportedly had a little (too much?) absinthe at London's club Kaberet Prophecy and slipped into the DJ box to announce that she was "celebrating [her] birthday and Prince is in the house, so I want to play his new single because he's hot." At which point Prince headed for the exit.

But just you (and I) make fun, because The Chicago Sun-Times is saying good things about her upcoming album. Or, rather, that they've been hearing that it's "surprisingly good." I don't know what that means exactly, since no one takes her seriously and anything remotely decent would be considered good when it comes to Paris Hilton.

This news is now a few days old, but apparently Lauren "LC" Conrad didn't have very nice things to say about her fellow Laguna Beach cast members at a recent appearance she and Stephen Colletti made at the University of South Carolina. According to Laguna Beach Hookup, she mentioned that she and Lo have lost touch, that neither she nor Lo had originally been chosen to be on the show at all, but the crew caught the two struggling with a car alarm in the school parking lot and thought they were funny. She said she "hates Jessica, Alex Murrel and Casey (to which Stephen apparently chimed in and agreed)." She may be getting her own line of clothing, after having spoken to a couple of designers. [Lauren and Jason canoodling it up, front row at NY's Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Getty Images]

Stephen revealed that he never wears underwear and is dating "a sixteen-year-old eleventh grader" (who everyone is assuming to be Hayden Panetierre) -- she's an actress, he said, and "very mature." He mentioned that he had been dating Ashley Bashioum but the two were, sadly, no longer. Both said, strangely enough, that they had never really hung out with Talan Torriero.

The Kristin Cavallari guest appearance on Veronica Mars has been moved to March 8th, her show Get This Party Started has already been put on hiatus and ... oh yeah. Do I even need to mention that Lauren said that she really does hate Kristin? Even after Kristin extended an olive branch by calling her a "nice girl"? Hmm. Who's the bitch now?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

You're no fun.

After winning two awards at the Brit Awards last night, Coldplay announced that they will be taking a break. "It's going to be a few years before you see us again ... People are fed up with us -- and so are we."

According toIn Touch, Lindsay Lohan and Kimberly Stewart are in the midst of a catfight. Here's the weekly's incredibly solid evidence for it: At the Tab Energy party on February 2 at Drive-in Studios in New York, fellow partygoers couldn’t help but notice the tension between the two women. “Lindsay and Kimberly were sitting on the same side of the room but they totally ignored each other,” says one onlooker. "They didn’t even acknowledge each other’s presence. Lindsay just kept to herself for the most part, and Kimberly spent time with pals, but neither would even say hello. They used to be friends, but no more.” Hmm. Then Lohan and I must be in a catfight too.

The Daily News spotted Lohan and her mom (presumably before the dinner at Bette) at the Hotel Gansevoort in the meatpacking district, "watching naked women slut it up in ... the hot tub. All tuckered out from that maternal quality time, Lohan took frequent trips to the bathroom with Nicky Hilton." Beautiful bond they've got there. Leave Ma all alone with the scary strippers while you do a line or two in the powder room. [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Well, maybe Ma was a little traumatized by the strippers, because Page Six is reporting that Dina is getting tired of her daughter's partying ways. On Friday, the two were spotting fighting over Lindsay's partying at the after-show dinner at Bette for Karl Lagerfeld's new fashion line. "Dina was very open about it," a source shared. "She's getting tired of sitting at Bungalow 8 until 5 in the morning." ... Lohan's rep denied there was a fight: "Whoever told you this is someone who is trying to stir the pot." I'm starting to hate "Lohan's rep" as much as I hate her.

Mischa Barton has terrible luck with phones. She's complained about losing them time and time again. This time, bad luck struck her and her Sidekick over a pool. She was dancing on a makeshift dance floor over a pool, says Contact Music, when the floor gave way and sent the partiers into the water. It is reported that she not only destroyed her Sidekick, but ruined her Chanel jacket in the process.

Apparently Nicole Richie's campaign to spread the Diet Dr. Pepper love on Valentine's Day was not well-received. Only a "few dozen sodas were given out in total. More passersby wondered what was going on than actually lined up for a sample, and one heckler drew boos and giggles by shouting, 'She's ugly!' as he walked on by." Well ... it was New York. Nobody ain't gonna stop for nothin' on a Tuesday morning.

Lastly, some hopeful news for the glitterati out there. Nicole and ex-fiance Adam Goldstein were spotted at Il Sole in Los Angeles, holding hands. Of course, his rep had to go and ruin the romance by adding that "(The dinner) doesn't mean they're back together. The two remain friends."

Hollywood just isn't Hollywood without a rep to ruin all the fun.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Denial, denial

People.com features another unsatisfying and boring Kristin Cavallari interview. What makes a good party: "A good guest list -- and music is always very important. ... I like '80s music. It's music you can dance to." On beau Brody Jenner: "It's been hard because I've been traveling so much and we don't see each other that often. But when we do, we're really boring – we go to dinner and rent movies. Like today, we're gonna go to the Apple store. We're just really regular people, we just do normal stuff."

On other Laguna Beach cast members:
Stephen Colletti: "He's a sweetheart. He puts other people before himself."
Lauren Conrad: "What I know of her, we're just very different people."
Jason Wahler: "Hilarious. He's a really funny guy."
Jessica Smith: "Dorky, but in a good way. She's the kind of girl you can be in your pajamas with all day and eat food and just laugh with."
Talan Torriero: "There are a lot of different sides to his personality. He can be very funny or very sweet or he can be like Mr. Cool."

For the rest of the mundane, interview, click here. [Photo OBVIOUSLY courtesy of PerezHilton.com. What an idiot.]

TomKat deny their break up. As they would, according to their evil world-dominating plan ... or, just Tom's. 'Cause look: In Touch is confident about their newest claims that Tom was acting like a crazy person at a recent Kanye West concert in Los Angeles: The “Mission Impossible” star “dangled off a nine-foot-high balcony” at the concert ... He then complained “All these people are making me crazy. It’s too much!’” and, as onlookers “gasped in disbelief” he “climbed up cables to get away from the crowds." ... “He asked us what religion we were,” a source told ITW. “He told us that Scientology changed his life and his fiancée’s life, and it could change ours, too.” What a sad man.

Jake Gyllenhaal has a "major crush" on Ziyi Zhang, says Star. But language barriers and busy schedules are keeping them apart. Aw, that's too bad.

That restraining order Brian Quintana was filing against Paris Hilton went through. According to some, it's keeping her from partying in certain places because "Paris' posse was calling around to see which parties were jumping. But everywhere they called, I was there ahead of her," Quintana says (quite possibly with an evil laugh and a pinky to his mouth). Paris' people deny it, just as they deny the reasons behind the now instated restraining order: "Wherever she did or didn't go, it didn't have anything to do with that order." But wait -- so she did make racial remarks against him?

PETA activists threw flour at Paris last night in London as she made her way to a London Fashion Week after party. It's about time. Next time make it slimy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

This just in

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise -- DUNZO???

From ONTD:
Life & Style has learned exclusively that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have agreed to call off their wedding — and, ultimately, to split.

Multiple insiders confirmed the story to Life & Style, with one longtime friend of Tom’s saying: “Their relationship is basically over.” Another friend adds: “They both agreed that the marriage wouldn’t work and they wanted to end it before they learned to hate each other.”

The insiders say that Tom, 43, and Katie, 27, plan to keep up the charade of a romance until after their baby’s birth this spring. In the meantime, the couple will live in his Beverly Hills home — though sleeping in separate bedrooms — through the summer. Then, presumably, they’ll announce a separation — but Tom plans to buy Katie a home nearby so he can visit his child whenever he wishes.

“They’ll share custody,” says the friend, who claims the couple are drawing up a legal document to provide for Katie’s and the baby’s financial well-being for life. “Tom will set up Katie and the baby,” adds the pal.

Celebrities share the love

Jessica Simpson and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine unofficially make it official, Perez Hilton tells us: Our little moles tell us that Simpson's publicist and Levine's rep have confirmed their courtship to the tabs - after denying it for the longest time. However, they "confirmed" off the record and will not be releasing an official statement. Shady much? [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Keira Knightley has an unusual complaint -- she's sick and tired of Orlando Bloom flirting on set! Star says that she has said that he's always telling her how much he loves his girlfriend Kate Bosworth, but winks at the next girl who walks by ... "I think all this swashbuckling pirate business has gone to his head," Knightley reportedly said. Charming guy he is.

Laguna Beach's Stephen Colletti is set to make an appearance at MTV's TRL Awards, which is set to air on February 25th at noon.

This is what happens when you have too much money: It seems that hotel heiress Paris Hilton misses her pet pooches so much when she has to leave the US that she is now planning to hire a dog when she visits the UK for the upcoming Brit Awards. Paris is not only planning to hire a long-haired Chihuahua to accompany her to the London bash, but will also be bringing the dog a selection of accessories from her own canine designer clothing range. How long till the poor rented Chihuahua makes a run for it and has Paris making sad faces for the media, in a search for Tinkerbell the Second?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Laguna roundup.

Stephen, doing what he does best.
[Photo courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

Happy 20th Birthday to Stephen Colletti, and Happy Belated 19th Birthday to Taylor Cole (it was yesterday).

For the next two months (to the day!), I can bask in the gloriousness of being the same age as Stephen. Ha.

And photos of Alex Hooser's new brown locks:

[Photos courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

Tomorrow, there will be a double-tv-whammy for Kristin Cavallari: she'll be a guest on The Tyra Banks Show at 3pm, then Get This Party Started from 8 to 10pm on UPN. I think it's either a rebroadcast of last week's premiere episode, or a rebroadcast and a new episode. Then, on Wednesday night at 9pm, she's supposed to appear on Veronica Mars, but the UPN website states otherwise.

Paris Hilton pisses Robert Redford off -- he says she's ruining his brainchild, the Sundance Film Festival. He told Newsweek: “I think the festival is close to being out of control. To the outside world, it’s a big fat market where you have people like Paris Hilton going to parties. Now, she doesn’t have anything to do with anything.” Tell it like it is!

Star magazine says that Wilmer Valderrama's a little worried about Lindsay Lohan: ... Valderrama was concerned when he heard about Lindsay Lohan's latest mishap in London, where the 19-year-old got 10 stitches in a teacup related accident at Bryan Adams' home in London. "He told me, 'Now you know why it [was] so hard to stay with her," Wilmer's friend revealed. "He thinks the girl is out of control, and it's only a matter of time before she goes too far." Wait, wait. So ... it was so hard to stay with her because she's a klutz? Or because she's always in the hospital. I don't get it, Star. Your quotations form logical fallacies!

And some ... interesting news for Gilmore Girls fans ... after rumors of last season being the last, there's talk of next season being the last for the show. Show creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino may leave the show to someone else next season: The Palladinos are making plans for a cliffhanger ending to this season (wedding? no wedding?) and for the show to run without them in the fall, just in case. And Lauren Graham says that she had a very difficult time accepting this season's plot twist: "It wasn't my favorite ... I struggled with the idea that this character, being the parent, would go so far as to stop speaking to her daughter and not make more of an effort ... We had it in bits and pieces, but it was hard for me to justify—that I wouldn't try harder, that I wouldn't reach out more, that I could stand to be away from her for that long." But Graham wouldn't mind stepping away from Gilmore Girls: "Getting the language perfect requires a number of takes that you might not have on another show ... It's just a lot of work—13, 14 hours door to door. I've missed weddings, I've missed babies being born. I'm not complaining, because of what it has brought me, but I would be ready for a different balance."

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Mother Teresa Turns In Grave

So I'm sure that you've heard by now that the Britney Spears spot on Will and Grace is still on. And that the Olympic gold medal just doesn't like Michelle Kwan. But have you heard about Paul Walker?

[Photo courtesy of Gossip Rocks]

... and how hot he still is, after all of these years at a screening and Q&A for upcoming film Running Scared. That man just refuses to age. And thank God for it!

Star is hinting that political dissention may have had to do with the Lance Armstrong-Sheryl Crow split: "Sheryl said Lance didn't just support Bush, - he'd go off and fight if the president asked him too." And Sheryl is a Bush-whacker. But In Touch says that he's had an extended case of cold feet and has been trying to call it off four times since September. That's too bad.

Some people are idiots. Or very clever marketing geniuses. Famed director T. Rajeevnath is looking for someone to play the role of Mother Teresa and has contacted Paris Hilton about it. He was impressed when he read a report sometime ago in which the hotel heiress said she had refused to pose nude in Playboy magazine. Wow. How saintly of her.

That said, Paris is an idiot. But that you've known for quite a while now.
According to The Daily Star, she believes that a "special passport" is required to get into London. Even from other parts of England. "We've told her over and over again that she doesn't need one and that there's no such thing as a special London passport but she just won't listen," an aide told the Daily Star. "Her boyfriend Stavros Niarchos has told her she needs one -- and Paris believes everything he tells her." Dude, he's trying so hard to get rid of her ...

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Another slow Saturday

Not much of interest to report today ... someone mentioned Kristin Cavallari in passing in a fashion article: I can't complain about the celebrity sightings. Over the course of two days I saw Debra Messing, Nicole Richie, Serena Williams, Kristin Cavalleri from Laguna Beach (with really bad hair extensions, sadly) as well as Aida Turturro and Illeana Douglas. Funny, because 1) she made fun of Casey for her terrible hair extensions and 2) shouldn't her hair have grown out by now? I honestly think it's her real hair! [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

And it's back to Lindsay Lohan and her men. This time it's Joaquin Phoenix, who reportedly called her after he had his car accident (ha!). According to Star magazine, "She was one of the first people Joaquin says he called. She was in tears with him on the phone as he explained how shaken up he was ... Lindsay offered to fly back to L.A. to be by his side, but Joaquin said he was going to be a big boy about it. But I think this incident has made him and Lindsay closer than either of them expected to be." Sigh, when will this nonsense stop?

P.S. The trailer for Talan Torriero's film debut in Driftwood is up. You can check it out here.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Freaky Friday

Alright, here are the details from MSN:
In Touch says the sociable starlet [Lindsay Lohan], 19, has been "quietly seeing" prolific troubadour Ryan Adams, 31, who has a reputation for banishing audience members who call out requests for "Summer of '69" and other ditties made famous by the craggy-faced Canadian crooner ...
According to the magazine, the teen queen also "hooked up" recently with Benicio Del Toro, 38. Seems the scruffy Oscar winner was out celebrating the birthday of unsteady squeeze Sara Foster when he connected with Lindsay. The age-challenged pair then spent "hours canoodling" before making a beeline for the Mercer Hotel, says the mag ...
Meanwhile, Lindsay's mom continues to defend her hospitalization-prone little girl as she rehashes the Vanity Fair bulimia debate with Newsday.
"Lindsay's fine. She's a 19-year-old girl. The writer twisted some of her words," Dina Lohan tells the paper. "[Lindsay] had said 'I wasn't eating right,' and this interviewer ... everyone has to be labeled, so they tried to label her. Well, it's not about labels. It's about being honest. Lindsay is honest and open ... If Lindsay had a problem, she wouldn't be coming out with four movies in a year."
[Photo courtesy of Ryan Adams Online]


Designer Karl Lagerfeld slammed Lohan's claims that she was the new Chanel girl; he said that he prefers "sophisticated icons" like "Nicole Kidman and that generation."


Nicole Kidman and best friend Naomi Watts are said to have had a falling out. Now that Naomi has reached Nicole's level in Hollywood, the two have been going for the same roles, which has caused some tension between the friends. Naomi's pub denied the claims and said that the two are closer than ever.

Orlando Bloom is supposedly prepping to propose to on-and-off girlfriend Kate Bosworth this Valentine's Day. A Daily Star source said that "He has been out and about looking at diamond rings and it's thought he'll go down on one knee and pop the question."

... annnnd Paris Hilton, after having more or less begged to take part in the BRIT awards (which she is being paid 100,000 pounds for), is now reportedly threatening to pull out unless a jacuzzi is installed in her dressing room. Isn't that what the hotel's for?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The fine line between fact and fiction.

The biggest and most shocking rumor of the day is that Mandy Moore is pregnant with Zach Braff's baby! According to In Touch, sources say that she is already four months along and sported a bump at the Scrubs 100th Episode party last month. Both parties refused to comment, but a friend of Mandy's said that Mandy revealed the secret to her and Braff did confirm the engagement. Their wedding date is set for April 7th, 2007, meaning their hypothetical child would be out of wedlock. Meaning ... Mandy's a bad Catholic and their child's gonna be weird looking. [That dress is flowy for a reason, isn't it? Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Tom Cruise wants Katie Holmes to take time off to stay at home and be a mother. He reportedly told a friend, "I've got Katie tucked away, so no one will get to us until my child is born -- and I want them to ... I said [Katie's] life from now on was going to be about being a mother. I'm not giving her the chance to turn into another Nicole." Sick. Sick, sick, sick.

Is Christina Ricci coming between Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz? Life and Style magazine says that Ricci is "head over heels for Justin" and Cameron demanded to know if he was sleeping with his co-star (of Black Snake Moan). According to an insider, Justin denied and angrily asked Cameron, "Can't I have a friend other than you?" And it certainly doesn't help that Christina dumped then-boyfriend Adam Goldberg immediately following the filming of Black Snake Moan, does it?

Second shocker of the day -- Lindsay Lohan is dating Ryan Adams!? Honestly, rumors have her dating someone new every two weeks. I don't even think she has time enough to be seen with enough men for these rumors to start up. Her people must be paying someone to start these stupid rumors. In any case, her rep said, "She's not dating either of these wonderful men." Gawd, they must be having a ball with this one.

Lindsay's mom needs to go away -- now. She spoke up about her daughter's weight to Star: "We're really skinny. They used to call me 'Olive Oyl' when I was little," Dina reasoned. "We have quick metabolisms." Lindsay's mother adds that her youngest daughter Ali, 12, is also subject to taunts about her weight. "She goes to school, and they're like, 'Are you bulimic?' It's hurtful," Dina said. Don't even drag your twelve-year-old daughter into this. Don't promote another daughter through the woes of another daughter [Ali is currently recording an album in New York City]. Don't even compare a twelve-year-old's body to a nineteen-year-old's. Sheesh. [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

And Lindsay showed up late, halfway through the Marc Jacobs fashion show on Monday -- and asked to be escorted to her seat. A Daily News spy said, "They just looked at her and said, 'No way. There's a fashion show going on!'" According to model Gemma Ward, the Marc Jacobs show was held up in the fall because of Lohan as well: "We are all ready at 8, but the audience isn't. We must all wait for Lindsay Lohan and the few journalists who haven't arrived yet."

So Nicole Richie is in "secret talks" to open a nightclub of her own after seeing how lucrative it can be following ex-fiance DJ AM's opening of LAX. Not so secret anymore ...

Hilary Duff gets defensive in her new Cosmopolitan feature article. When asked about the eating disorder rumors, she said, "Look at me. You can see that I'm healthy. I did lose weight but I don't know how much. I never got on the scale before. When you get older, you lose your baby fat." That sounds hauntingly familiar ... like Britney on her "breast implants" and Lohan on her weight loss and her "breast implants" ... And Hil claims to have "a potty mouth." Hmm ... I'd like to witness that. [Photo courtesy of oh-hilary.com]

And when did this become a fact? Nick Lachey's new girlfriend is former Miss Kentucky Elizabeth Arnold? How many women have they seen him with since the separation? How many of them did they say he was dating? How many of them is he really dating? And how many people are still saying that Jessica wants him back?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I spy ...

I know I said I wouldn't trust Oh No They Didn't for up-to-date news anymore, but some ONTD readers had encounters with the celeb-kind and they were relevant, so I thought it'd be interesting to share them:
A girl who works at Ruby's Diner (yumm!) in Laguna Beach said that Jessica Smith stopped by on Sunday night: She was cute and humble. She was wearing a sweatshirt and jeans and had two little boys with her. She ordered chicken fingers and stayed on her sidekick most of the time. She was really sweet and left a 6-dollar tip on her 12-dollar bill. I must say she was much more of a pleasure to serve than the whole cast of Season One two summers ago. Season three was filming a few days ago on our Patio, and we get constant calls from tourists asking if the “movie stars” are going to be at the restaurant that day. There is also a flower shop right next to Ruby's called Bill's Flowers. MTV knew his flower shop didn't sell corsages...but they set up cameras and gave Bill a microphone and had the boys come to buy the corsages on tape just so they could get their disappointed reactions. [Jessica with Syrus of The Real World Boston. Photo courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

Another ONTD reader shared this about hottie James Franco: So I was at The Mint (a club) recently and a girl named Marla Sokoloff was there performing. Anyway, Marla is a fairly known actress ... But most importantly- she used to date James Franco. She had quite a few bitter songs she dedicated to her ex aka James. She made it clear that James cheated on her over and over BUT she then said "he hooked up with his blonde co-star." So my only guess is James and Sophia Myles hooked up while filming Tristan & Isolde.
Recently, James has also been seen with Ashley Hartman and Jennifer Decker. Also a Marla fan told me (after the show) that Marla said: "If you want to hook up with James, get a part in one of his movies. He loves his co-stars."

... or it could've been Kirsten Dunst ...

Paris Hilton has been slapped with a restraining order after she apparently harassed events planner Brian Quintana with racial slurs and threatening phone calls. Quintana complained that she'd called him a "lazy Mexican" and was also paranoid that he was trying to convince Starchos to leave her for MK Olsen. I'm not the least bit surprised.

Kristin Cavallari has been everywhere. She did an interview with Alloy.com recently and she covered these juicy bits: she thinks that this is "such a men's world" and that "women should have more power, stand up for themselves more, and say how they feel." If she were a cartoon character, she'd be Cinderella "because she knows what it's like to have nothing, so when she became beautiful and got the guy, then she really appreciated it. I feel like I went through the same thing." She still speaks highly of ex-boyfriend Stephen Colletti -- she chooses to call him a "prince" over a "frog": "he's a great guy. But I have a boyfriend right now, Brody Jenner, and he's a prince for sure." And it's no surprise that if she had to be stuck in an elevator with someone, it'd be Johnny Depp. Check out the entire interview here.

It was announced yesterday that Mischa Barton will be the "new face of bebe beginning this summer."
The founder and chairman of the women's clothing brand Manny Mashouf said, "Mischa is a great talent with beauty, intelligence, and a street smart sensibility. She exudes a sexy modern style which perfectly personifies the bebe woman ... bebe's new Runway Collection is directional and epitomizes a reborn sense of Hollywood glamour interpreted in a modern manner -- perfect for the red carpet -- and perfect for someone like Mischa whose style is so influential and elegant." Mischa is so not bebe, but maybe bebe's actually going for Hollywood glamour. [Photo courtesy of celebweb.org]

Lindsay Lohan's being a little whiny brat again these days: she was spotted at Charlotte Ronson's show at the National Arts Club Sunday night, and told a Daily News spy that "I can't sit down 'cause I have ADD." When asked about the Upper West Side traffic jams the filming of Chapter 27 caused, she said, "Don't blame me, blame Jared Leto." What a namedropper.

She also dropped James Frey's name a couple of times to Us Weekly: when she met Frey at a store signing, she said, "I started shaking ... I always keep ['A Million Little Pieces'] with me." Is that her Bible?

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Air them out!

Kind of off Glitteratini's radar, but Madonna and Mariah are said to be having a bit of a spat over the Grammy Awards airing tomorrow night. Mariah "really wanted to open the show with her choir-backed rendition of 'We Belong Together.'" But so did Madonna -- with a song from her "Confessions on A Dancefloor." Only problem was, Madonna's album wasn't nominated for nothin' whereas Mariah was nominated for eight Grammys. Well, Madge threatened not to turn up to the show if she wasn't the one to kickstart the show. Well, well, well. "The producers noted that Madge is a five-time winner" to Mariah's two. Now Mariah's steaming mad -- she was also mad "last summer when Madonna stole the show at Live 8." For some reason this whole thing reminded me of the LC-Kristin war. Madonna = Kristin, Mariah = LC. Poor, helpless Mariah ...

On a Detroit radio station this morning, Kristin Cavallari called in to clear up some rumors about herself and Laguna Beach. Apparently, she said that "arch nemesis" Lauren Conrad was a nice girl, and that she'll be watching The Hills because it looks like a good show. She also went on to say that she helped pay for her BMW, but MTV paid for part of it as well. She held a hostessing job at Salt Creek Grille in Laguna Beach the entire time she was being filmed. Ah, if fans had only known! Kristin was spotted yesterday at several shows at New York City's Fashion Week. [Photo courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

Busta Rhymes did an interview with hip-hop station Power 106 and revealed that "he sexed Nicole Richie". Oh, okay.

[Photo courtesy of ONTD]

The cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue features a nude Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley -- forming a sharp contrast to the dark and tan Tom Ford, who stepped into the shot after actress Rachel McAdams declined to take part in the shoot. The issue will hit newsstands tomorrow.

Reports are saying that Paris Hilton has bought half of one of her favorite nightclubs in London, England -- The Collection ... or rather, it was a gift to her from her parents (what isn't!?). It is said that it is a favorite hangout of Prince William's. A source told The Daily Mirror that "This is just the start for Paris, and her family would like her to make more investments in London bars." Sure, when she doesn't know diddly-squat about London, like the fact that it's in the United Kingdom, for example.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Believe it or not ...

E! is reporting a "tiff" between Jessica Simpson and Mary-Kate Olsen. Apparently Jessica slid into MK's empty (by that I mean MK was alone) booth at Privilege in Los Angeles and was told that she was not welcome. Oh well. I don't really believe this story, but even if it were true, we shouldn't be assuming that all stars are going to embrace one another just because they're all ... stars. Hardly a reason for a "tiff."

... this story is equally, if not more, improbable. Contact Music says that Mischa Barton turned down an offer to star alongside Paris Hilton on The Simple Life. She reportedly said, "I'm managing to stay close to both, but working with one of them would tip the balance." Um, doesn't she have another job ... like, a more important one? And why would they even approach her!? She doesn't have that sort of ditzy image The Simple Life needs. Really, I think Kimberly Stewart would've been perfect for it.

According to user carawhs17 on The Real O.C. boards, Lauren Conrad and boyfriend Jason Wahler were spotted at the Nicole Romano fashion show yesterday in New York City. She added, "LC and Jason were not shy about the PDAs and Lauren shamelessly sifted through her gift bag before the show!" How cute ...

And Heidi Montag and boyfriend Jordan Eubanks were present, too. Both will join Lauren in The Hills later this year.

The new Teen People article on Kristin Cavallari isn't that revealing ... she talks a lot about boyfriend Brody Jenner (though they are rumored to have either broken up or broken up and gotten back together) and how he is helping her break down walls that she's built up, how great of a guy he is, blahblahblah ... she's a Buddhist like her dad, how she rebelled: "In eighth grade, I pierced my own [ear] cartilage and belly button and [later] dyed my hair black. I would sneak off at night and skip school. I kept getting in trouble", how Talan Torriero introduced her to Brody, and how she ultimately wants to be "the next Rachel McAdams".

Oh yeah, and how people in Laguna began calling her a slut when she first arrived, and how she lost her virginity six weeks into her relationship with a junior (Trey?). She says of herself, "It's fun to be sexy, but it's weird because I think I'm such a dork." Um, yeah, a dork who gets her way with guys! And she still doesn't have a credit card, apparently. Brody must be picking up the tab after her. [Photos courtesy of The Real O.C. boards]

P.S. Thanks for the input!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunday ...

... is somewhere dead in Hollywood ;).

So I'm going to take the opportunity to ask you guys which celebs you'd like to see covered more frequently here, or just what you'd like to see more of in general. I was reading back on some of my earlier posts, and something that I miss about this whole thing is concentrating only on a couple of stories each day and delving deeper into them rather than just making note of them. I'll play around with the format/content over the next couple of weeks, so leave me some feedback!

Otherwise, Kristin Cavallari's new show Get This Party Started premieres on UPN on Tuesday, at 9pm EST. I've heard that since she's gotten her MySpace, she hasn't been the friendliest towards fans online. A little immature, even. Her current greeting of "f*ck off" bears no indication of hostility whatsoever ...

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Public Displays of Embarrassment

... as a followup to reports on Paris Hilton's goods being distributed amongst tabloid magazines between the U.S. and the U.K. -- her lawyers are now doing what they can to protect their client. Her spokesperson, Elliot Mintz said, "The possibility that many people would be reading her journal is really disquieting. She's feeling a combination of anger, certainly confusion, and just tremendous sadness ... She has gone through her share of public embarrassment," Mintz said. "This becomes yet another one of those moments." That's his way of saying "She's a freakin' dumbass who never learns because she doesn't have to" without getting fired.

Ner ner. Lindsay Lohan's big mouth has finally gotten her into trouble. Apparently she bragged about partying at a bunch of 21+ bars and clubs in the recent Vanity Fair article and suffered the consequences when she was kicked out of the Hudson Hotel's bar during a cast and crew member hangout sesh (presumably for Chapter 27). Hmm. Too bad I just dreamt last night that La Lohan and another scenester (whose face I can't remember right now ... I think she was blonde. She may have been Nicky Hilton) helped me get past the velvet rope. Oh well. I turn twenty-one a whole fifteen months before La Lohan, so I shall go chill at the Hudson Hotel bar and rub it in her face. Even if she never knows about it. [Photo courtesy of celebweb.org]

Friday, February 03, 2006

The Goods on the Hilton Sisters

[Photo courtesy of Clasos]

According to New York's Daily News, British and U.S. tabloids are "lining up" to dish out the moolah to buy up secret diaries, tapes, computers and photos that Paris Hilton left in a Los Angeles warehouse. Apparently, Paris didn't pay rent for her locker, so someone bought the goods for a mere $2,775!

... and some terrible friend of Nicky Hilton's has given up her phone number or inadvertently leaked it. I'm not going to be the bearer of gifts tonight, but since she is no longer in favor here (nor was she really ... ever), I will lead you in the direction of said number. Go ahead and call, see what happens ... I'll be the first to admit that I'm not going to do it because I wouldn't know what to say if she actually picked up. Hmm ... maybe "You're the fat pig."

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Break up to make up that's all we do ...

UK's Glamour magazine is helping spread rumors that Mandy Moore and boyfriend Zach Braff got engaged a couple weeks ago. Braff presented Moore with a $450,000 4-carat princess-cut diamond ring. If this proves to be true, they are planning to wed next April. [Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Glamour also reported that Drew Lachey thinks that 98 Degrees may get back together: "It's definitely a possibility. We haven't ruled it out. It's just a matter of the music industry being ready for pop music again. It's not quite in that phase right now. Music is cyclical, so we have to wait 'til it comes back around."

According to the very same magazine, Angelina Jolie told The Globe -- an American tabloid (really!? I've never heard of it, but I'm not exactly a huge supporter of American tabloids) -- that "[Brad Pitt and I] will never marry ... Brad is going through a divorce and I've been divorced twice, so it's not something we're considering." Despite the fact that rumors have been circulating that they've tried to book a wedding for this month on Lake Como in Italy.

Speaking of Brad Pitt, he wants a piece of the gay love story film success that Brokeback Mountain has achieved. "Brad has asked his people to find him a script to play a gay man. He wants it to be a story that appeals to both men and women and he wants it to be the edgiest work he's done ... He's seen the critical acclaim that Brokeback Mountain has won and he wants a piece of it. Brad knows it would be seen as shocking to take on a gay role because he's seen as such a heartthrob. But he has never shied away from taking on controversial films, and he has often chosen to do smaller, more challenging movies, rather than go for the big box-office smash." How irritating. Homosexuality's not a trend!

According to Us Weekly, Sophia Bush has gotten herself a new man ... Austin Nichols of Wimbledon and The Day After Tomorrow. Although I always get him mixed up with that dude from the London Mary-Kate and Ashley movie ...

... and after all that exposure in the media about her new love, Kelly Clarkson and Graham Colton have broken up. But they remain the best of friends.

Someone on the net is claiming that they've uncovered some of the goods that made up the missing pages of Lindsay Lohan's diary. According to Gawker, the juicy bits include:
- Lindsay had just taken a “©” [Lohan for “blow”?] and felt a little dizzy.
- She wonders whether or not she wants Jared Leto …
- There are issues with Leto's, um, member being a bit too large; sex is suffering. Lindsay likens the size conflict to the feeling of squeezing into tiny Jimmy Choos.
- She cites that she is sitting at the bar downing a Blood Mary.
- LiLo mentions she has a bad cough she can’t get rid of.
- Lindsay writes that she and her mother got tats that day: a heart on Lindsay’s hand and a star for mom’s wrist– apparently matching LiLo’s existing star tattoo.
- Her sister Lauren called somebody “Hitler”– this merits a swastika illustration in the margin.
- Lindsay recounts that she had a ball at the Kate Spade sale, and our little rich girl is still excited about sale prices.

What I think is this story's bogus. She doesn't have a sister named Lauren. Although everyone in Laguna Beach does ...

Laguna Beach's Kristin Cavallari talks a little bit about her self-image in this month's Teen People: "I've seen so many friends go through eating disorders. It's so sad, because you feel helpless ... My weight does fluctuate but I'm find with how I am. I'm not as this as Lindsay [Lohan]. Looking healthy is so much sexier than anorexic skinny." According to her, she won't be appearing in the Al Pacino film 88 Minutes because of scheduling conflicts, and she shares stylist Tamara Rappa with Paris Hilton. According to TeenPeople.com, the magazine article will feature the real reason she and Stephen split and talk about her losing her virginity. I love Kristin, but I think she needs to hire an interview coach. She gives away too much information. [Photo courtesy of TeenPeople.com]

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Child stars in trouble

I'm sorry for disappointing yesterday! But if I had written, the highlights would've included Britney Spears' guest appearance on Will and Grace and more evidence proving Paris Hilton is dumb.

... but the good news is there's loads of juiciness in store for us today!

I last reported that Jodie Sweetin, "Stephanie Tanner" of beloved family sitcom Full House, was addicted to meth. Now she has spoken out to ABC: Two years ago, she was unemployed and bored and began simply by experimenting. Soon, she was using meth everyday. She said she "was living a total double life ... I was married to a police offer -- we are going through a divorce right -- he had no idea." She tells ABC that she's been clean since March of last year and that she wants to "make movies, TV series, wherever the career takes me. I really hope this isn't the last people hear of me. In fact, I would like to make this a footnote in my career, not the end."

... not exactly celebrity news, but seventeen-year-old Carly Patterson, who is best known for having won three medals in gymnastics at the 2004 Olympics, was taken to the emergency room over the weekend for alcohol poisoning. She wasn't charged for underage drinking. [Photo courtesy of Carly's official site]

Page Six is reporting that Scott Sartiano, club owner extraordinaire and noted player, was seen cuddling with Kristin Cavallari at his restaurant Butter. A spy said, "They held hands and he made sure no other guys talked to her." But Sartiano's rep said, "They are not dating -- only acquaintances." ... I should hope so. Brody's ... better.

Hilary Duff, a diva? An insider reports that when she recently performed in London, Ontario, she "refused to enter her dressing room until the couches matched the walls ... She also didn't let anyone [hear] her soundtracks. Nobody but her crew could go near them ..." Hmm. I think a little food would cure the 'tude.

... this has got to be a joke: Nicky Hilton said of Mischa Barton at Saturday night's party for manager Benny Medina's birthday, "What is that fat pig doing here?" She then allegedly went on to call Shaquille O'Neal a ... midget? And made fun of Stephen Hawking for dancing poorly. If this is true, I've finally discovered someone more distasteful than Paris Hilton.

My sources tell me that today is Lauren Conrad's twentieth birthday, so many birthday wishes to her!