Saturday, April 29, 2006

Kibosh is my new favorite word.

Hmm ... according to a blind item Perez Hilton left for his readers (What young singer is in major trouble with her family after the matriarch of her clan discovered she'd been an ass and was doing drugs with her fashion stylist, whom now may be getting fired? ) and a suspiciously similar bit PageSix wrote (ASHLEE Simpson is going for her own look right now - at least that's supposedly why she's no longer working with stylist to the stars Jessica Pastor. Pastor is still styling big sister Jessica Simpson, but we hear Ashlee's mom, Tina, is not a Pastor fan, and put the kibosh on any future work for Ashlee. "Tina has no control over Jessica, who is asserting her independence," a spy said. A family rep said, "The Simpsons love Jessica Pastor. Tina and [Pastor] worked together twice this week at Jessica's cover shoot, and at a Jessica Hair collection shoot."), I think it's somewhat safe to conclude the Ashlee Simpson is doing drugs with her stylist, Jessica Pastor. I'd like to think Ashlee's cute ditziness came from a natural place, but I guess not. [Photo courtesy of]

Los Angeles' Daily News will have you know that Talan Torriero is dating Pussycat Dolls' lead singer, Nicole Kea: After a brief engagement to Rod Stewart's daughter, Kimberly, it appears as if Talan Torriero of "Laguna Beach" isn't having any trouble moving on. He was recently spotted in the bar of Bahama Breeze in Raleigh, N.C., with the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Kea, who was in town for a concert. Some of the patrons quickly recognized the 19-year-old Torriero and immediately asked for his autograph. Realizing he would not be able to partake of any alcohol at the bar, one table even had the waiter bring him a Shirley Temple in jest. Though Torriero took the joke with great amusement, Kea was less impressed — by the fact that no one recognized her, that is. I'm not convinced.

Elizabeth Taylor's reps have come out and said that the rumors of her being bedridden with heart problems are false. She is supposedly busy working on her jewellry and perfume lines.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have reportedly set a wedding date for June 25th in Northern Sydney, although the couple hasn't formally announced their engagement.

Avril Lavigne commented to People about her new girlier image: "Being a girl is awesome. There's so much – bags, shoes, makeup, accessories ... I love putting lotion on – I'm obsessed with lavender. It's a lot of fun, and I think the older you get, the more you get into it."

Suri Cruise theories, according to It’s a geographic homage to Cruise’s hometown of Syracuse; it’s a reference to Surrey, England, where Hubbard once lived and where the church has a headquarters; or it’s an anagram of “Cruise,” just without the first and last letters.” The last one seems like bs, but the other two seem reasonable enough ...

BIG NEWS (not): Pete Doherty was arrested again this afternoon in London. Again. For, like, the sixth time.

Friday, April 28, 2006


While in Sydney, Australia, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson couldn't find a single thing they wanted to dine on in the Glass Brasserie, a restaurant run by one of Australia's top chefs. So what did they do instead? They ordered in from Pizza Hut and devoured the large pepperoni and double cheese in restaurant, surrounded by four bodyguards. What class.

Pete Doherty has sunken to a low of lows ... or rather, we are only now becoming aware of his low-ness. Pictures have surfaced of him injecting a drug into a female fan's arm while the girl lied unconscious on a kitchen floor. Disgusting.

Other tidbitty news ...

Sofia Coppola, reports HolyMoly, is pregnant with the child of Thomas Mars, the lead singer of the French band Phoenix. Reliable source or not, I'm not sure.

Rosie O'Donnell will join ABC's daytime show The View, replacing View veteran Meredith Vieira who will, in turn, replace Katie Couric on NBC's morning show Today.

Kelly Osbourne has found a new boyfriend in Airbud (and Transamerica)'s Kevin Zegers. Weird couple or what!? [Photo courtesy of]

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Reality of Celebrity

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the few great actresses of yesteryear who is still around, is nearing death. At 74, her heart has begun to fail and she is, according to a friend, "inching closer to death every day and she knows it. It is not a pretty picture." The friend went on to say that "She's not leaving a lot of money to her children. She wants the bulk of her fortune to go to AIDS research." She is confined to her bedroom and has planned her own funeral. She wishes to be buried next to former husband Richard Burton.

Angelina Jolie finally spoke out about her relationship with Brad Pitt with NBC's Today and Dateline. She said that the media scrutiny makes her "giggle." "If [Brad] saw this, he would probably understand why I was laughing. Because I just don't know how to address that kind of thing. I don't talk about our - my relationship in public. But we also don't talk about it at home. It's one of those funny things that just happens, and you live your life, and you're a family. But you never actually discuss [it]." She spoke lovingly of her children: "I just think, especially my daughter, there's no possible way she would have gone to school. She is so smart and so strong. And her potential as a woman one day is great. Hopefully she will be active in her country and in her continent when she's older. And because she'll have a good education, she'll be able to do that much more." Hmm ... already building Zahara up to be a U.N. ambassador? She went on to say, "My life is very full. I'm very proud when I see my children - already Mad[dox], just how he adjusts to different places in the world and different people and his views and the kind of man he's going to be. I'm very lucky." I find it funny that Maddox's nickname is Mad. That can't be good. The full Dateline interview will air this Sunday at 7PM EST on NBC. [Photo courtesy of]

Jolie and Pitt have already sold the photos of their unborn baby to People magazine for $3.5 million, and to Hello for $750,000. The money will go to UNICEF.

Is Sienna Miller stupid enough to take Jude Law back? Maybe, just maybe. The two were spotted last Saturday having dinner in Santa Monica and were reportedly "kissing and holding hands" throughout dinner. The following day, they were photographed having lunch with his children and later went to see Ice Age 2. [Photo courtesy of]

Two stars we couldn't possibly care about are getting their own reality shows: Shannen Doherty and Jennifer Lopez. Okay, maybe some people care about J. Lo. Her MTV show will "focus on her real life" and will also "follow dancers who, with Lopez's guidance, are trying to make it in the dance industry." Um. Has MTV seen her dance!? A source said that "It is very early in the development of the show and anything could happen at this point." Shannen's show is a little less ... self-involved. It will feature her "crusading to save hapless individuals from doomed relationships" and will premiere on Oxygen this summer.

Mandy Moore was persuaded into buying a car that runs on recycled soybean oil. But more than helping the environment, what really sold her on the car was that "It smelled like Mongolian barbecue and I was like, 'I'll take it!' I wanted it -- it was so cool! ... I'm waiting for that paparazzi shot of me at McDonald's at the end of the night stealing their French fry oil and siphoning it into my car." So am I.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Adam Brody's an ELLEgirl!

Paris Hilton has won an award for ... being "Ugly". At the Good, Bad and Ugly awards -- presented to women in advertising -- she scored herself an Ugly award for her Carl's Jr commercial, in which she "washes a Bentley car dressed in a skimpy bikini." The commercial was never aired, deemed being a little too risque.

According to a blurb in this week's Us Weekly, Brody Jenner reveals that, "I think the age difference [between ex-girlfriend Kristin Cavallari and Nick Lachey] was a little strange. But besides that, Nick is a great guy and Kris is a great girl." He went on to imply that he won't be getting back with Kristin: "I'm single now." Hmm. Does that mean that Kristin and Nick did have a thing? [Photo courtesy of]

Cute quote of the week: "I had six months when I was 19 that were bar none the loneliest months of my life. I really wanted to meet a girl." - Adam Brody to ELLEgirl magazine (which I thought went bankrupt!? WTF?)

Interesting choice ... Michelle Rodriguez of Lost, has decided to commit herself to five days in prison rather than do 240 hours of community service for her DUI offense. She previously pleaded no contest to three traffic violations in 2004, completed a three month alcohol program and is currently serving a three-year probation term. Sucks to be her ...

Mischa Barton has, at last, been granted U.S. citizenship. She says of the subject, "I grew up in New York and that makes me pretty American, I think, but I'm definitely different to a lot of Americans ... I just became an American citizen so I can vote now, and I'm really looking forward to that opportunity ... There are things I stand up for, like voting and stuff like that; that's sort of thing's very important ... I'm very opinionated in my private life, but I don't like to get too political in the press." Yes, as you shouldn't.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Better late than never

Sorry for the late update tonight ...

I guess the biggest shocker of the day, although it really shouldn't be all that shocking, is that Denise Richards and Richie Sambora are an item. Woo-hoo. Now Charlie Sheen has someone else to project his anger on!

And then there's this: Us Weekly has confirmed that Britney Spears is, in fact, pregnant with her second child. And according to, "'When Spears' doctor confirmed her pregnancy she 'cried her eyeballs out'". That's really too bad ... there goes her comeback. [Photo courtesy of Us Weekly]

I'm not sure if anyone cares, but Rupert Grint of Harry Potter announced that he's quitting school (or has quit school) to make more time for his acting career: "I've left school quite recently. Thankfully I don't have to do that anymore. It was getting quite hard to juggle the tutoring with the film. I'm not really an academic sort of person so I just thought I'd leave and concentrate more on films." Ace. Setting a great example for all the kids out there ... although I would've considered doing the same if I had his fame and fortune.

Brandon Davis, every socialite's ex-boyfriend, is ... coming out with his own line of jeans!?

Oh yes, and according to some sources, The Hills will premiere on May 24th at 10pm EST. Get ready!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Learn your lessons from celebrities' mistakes.

So while I was gone, the impossible and nearly unthinkable happened -- Katie Holmes gave birth. But y'all know that already so I'm not going to dote on the freakish. What's funny (aside from having given birth on the same floor of the same hospital on the same day as Tom Cruise's arch-nemesis Brooke Shields) is that rumors are going around that baby Suri's name does not mean "Princess" in Hebrew as previously thought, but instead, "go" or "leave." That would be fun, no? [Photo courtesy of whatever Hindustan Times uses ;)]

After Denise Richards recently accused her estranged husband Charlie Sheen of threatening to kill her (among other things), Charlie is set to launch his children's clothing line tonight in Los Angeles! The line is named "Sheen Kids" aaaaand that's all you need to know. Really.

Some stories I won't delve into but deserve a mention --
Leonardo DiCaprio was injured on the set of his new movie The Blood Diamond in Mozambique, Africa. He's also dating a twenty-year-old Israeli model by the name of Bar Refaeli.
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is under investigation for sexual assault after a twenty-year-old Wisconsin woman (glad I turned twenty-one two weeks ago! What is up with these twenty-year-old girls haha) who met him through little brother Aaron stayed with him at a friend's house in Key West, Florida. Lesson here? Never trust Aaron Carter.

Paris Hilton has been extra-stupid lately. She almost electrocuted herself by drunkenly jumping into a swimming pool after a garden light had fallen into it. According to a Sunday Mirror source, "Everyone was stunned. Paris was lucky she didn't get electrocuted. She thought it was hilarious. Stavros jumped in next and accidentally knocked her on the head in the process." According to the mag, Paris then "treated guests to an inebriated attempt at a sexy pole dance." The source commented that "Paris was so drunk she could barely hold onto the pole -- let alone dance." Hmm. What else is new?

Well, apparently Paris also turned on the waterworks to get herself out of a ticket. Her new Mercedes SLR is so new it doesn't have valid registration for the state of California, but Paris began crying and the female officer felt sorry for her and eventually let her go with just a warning. Damn dumbassed woman. She should've known better -- it's Paris Hilton for crying out loud.

But my favorite story has got to be the one about Ashlee Simpson approaching Hilary Duff at L.A. nightclub Basque and telling her that she has chunky arms. Big sister Haylie told Ashlee to get lost and, according to The New York Post, had "choice words for Ashlee's own big sister, Jessica Simpson." The Simpsons' rep said, "Ashlee thinks Hilary has perfectly lovely arms." The Duffs' rep gave a vague, "They said they had a really fun night." I'll bet they did!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Mack is back.

But before I dive into more "secular" celeb gossip, I should clear my plate of all this Laguna gossip.

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

From the looks of these photos, Jessica Smith cosied up to Teddy Geiger on a Seventeen magazine "Rock Your Prom" mall event recently. According to several accounts, Jessica has been revealing more secrets about the show at college events. According to a post on Oh No They Didn't, Jessica said that the season was "played up a little bit" (as opposed to being 80% fake like she supposedly said at the other college event), whereas the third season is "by far all acting."

According to Jess, "no one talks to LC anymore because she [Lauren] only talks to Jason, who just drinks and does drugs all the time." According to the author of this, Jess said she doesn't talk to Kristin that much anymore and hinted that Kristin was a slut. Jessica went on to reveal that she dropped out of community college after a semester because of all the distractions and the reputation Laguna Beach carried. She dated a guy [I remember what he looks like but cannot for the life of me remember his name now] who turned out to be "dating her as a bet to see if he could get 'the Laguna girl' to like him."

Apparently she also mentioned that the cast was intoxicated "about 90 percent" of the time the cameras were rolling, though that seems to be an exaggeration to me. The author added that "I was surprised at how much bad language she used, and she actually shocked me as to how humanly she really was."

The May 1st issue of In Touch claims that although Kristin and Brody Jenner are back together, she has her eye on Maroon 5's Adam Levine. However, according to, Jenner's a single man again (as does his MySpace specify). Apparently Jenner joked to Perez that "he's on the hunt for Jessica Simpson" as retaliation against the rumored fling between Kristin and Nick Lachey.

Kristin is also rumored to be under consideration for the role of Lucy Ewing in the film version of Dallas. This is the same role Jessica Simpson has her eye on -- but the actress who played the small screen version of Lucy, Charlene Tilton, deems Jessica a tad too old to play the role. She instead believes Lindsay Lohan would fit the role perfectly.

A user on the Real O.C. boards shares a not-so-nice story about The Hills cast member Heidi Montag. Apparently an acquaintance of hers ended up going out to dinner with Heidi, and Heidi demanded that the waiter "take [the] bread away from me because if it stays here I will eat it and then I'll get fat." And she treated the poster's acquaintance condescendingly. Time will tell, though extreme editing may change all that. Lovely.

Alex Murrel mentioned in a recent MySpace blog that her album release date may be pushed back one or even two months to coincide with the release of the Season Two DVD set. This is not good news for Alex M. or the fans, as it probably means that Season Three is being pushed back as well. Not a complete tragedy, but oh well. Alex mentioned that she has been working with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter on a song: "... just been in the studio recording.. i actually just started recording a new song that was co written by Nick Carter and another friend of mine Shadrick...i love both of them and im soo happy to get to work with such talented guys i cant wait to hear what it sounds like finished.... its called anticipating and its more of a track that u can get up and dance too!!!"

... and Casey Reinhardt has her own lip gloss line now. They are a whopping $16 each, on sale at her website. She describes the line as: “Kiss by Casey”, Laguna Beach inspired lip gloss in shades of my favorite color, PINK! Yay! Lets all eat cupcakes and chase butterflies together now.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Laguna backtrack.

Here's some of the latest news on our favorite gang of kids -- although some is a teeny bit dated.

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

Talan Torriero, Stephen Colletti and ... gasp ... Kristin Cavallari got together for a Bongo promo where they signed autographs and took pictures with fans. It's nice to see them back together -- and Kristin fitting right into those strong, sturdy arms. Ahem.

Stephen was Punk'd this past Monday. Check your local listings for repeats.

Star magazine is saying that Jessica Simpson has been crank calling Kristin's cell phone by staying silent and hanging up or trying to order pizza or Chinese food. "As far as Jessica is concerned," says one of their sources, "Kristin’s a nobody-19 year old reality TV star who has just been using Nick for free publicity."

Jessica -- Smith, that is -- and Dieter have been making the rounds and answering questions about the show. A member of the Real O.C. boards shared an exerpt of what was said at a recent event: Jessica went to a community college because her grades at LBHS weren't very good (no surprise there); Jason dropped out of high school and his mother begged MTV to hide that fact; Jason and Lauren are still dating and living together; the cast was paid less than minimum wage; Casey moved to Laguna to be on the show (again, no surprise).

According to the two, the first season was approximately 20% staged, while the second season was 80% staged.

You can watch a video of Jessica saying not-so-nice things about Kristin and her career here (requires a MySpace account).

And according to Variety, Kristin will star alongside Brittany Snow in a film called Fingerprints: "Snow stars as a girl fresh out of a rehab who moves back in with her parents and sister (Cavallari) and gets involved in an investigation of what has paralyzed residents. The story is loosely based on an urban legend involving haunted train tracks. Shooting begins this month in Oklahoma."

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

In passing ...

I'm really only back for one night, but I will be back back the last week of April to bring you your daily celebrity juice.

Anyway, to sum things up ...

Gwyneth Paltrow gave birth to baby Moses Martin. Ugh.

Chad Michael Murray is now said to be engaged to Kenzie Dalton, the cheerleading extra who is a high school student in Wilmington, North Carolina, where One Tree Hill is filmed. Gross.

Lindsay Lohan's back to red. After nearly a year of deviating from her natural hair color, the redhead in her is back. Hurrah. I thought she looked good with black hair.

Sean Preston Federline (wow never thought he'd headline a story) was injured when he fell from his high chair. Apparently, neither mommy Britney nor daddy Kevin thought much of the fall, but noticed that he had been sleeping more than usual. When they finally brought him to the doctor, baby Sean was "diagnosed" with a scalp fracture.

Congratulations to Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard (combined, that's a lot of As) -- the two are both engaged as well as expecting!

Yes, the answer to my "trivia" question was in fact Lindsay Lohan. Apparently some beef went down between Pink and Lindsay; Lindsay and Hilary Duff. But nothing to really write home about -- rumors went around that Pink was going to direct her performance of "Stupid Girls" at Lindsay, singing to her. "Luckily," the people behind the show switched Lindz's seat before the award show commenced. And the neverending high school drama between Lohan and Duff lives on. When Lindsay won Best Actress, Hilary and big sister Haylie were said to have rolled their eyes. I may have done so as well if I had been in the audience ...

... annnnd Paris Hilton is saying that although she "loves" Mother Teresa, she doesn't think that they look alike. I guess that's Paris' way of denying that she has anything to do with the movie she was rumored to star in ...

Sunday, April 02, 2006

It's early.

[Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Whose sad ass is that? Can you guess?

Also, I've gotten wind that the Season Two Laguna Beach DVD set will be released on July 25th. Which probably means the new season will premiere around then. Yippee. I can't wait.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy April!

Lauren Conrad was spotted on this weekend's ET on MTV, talking about The Hills and saying, "Don't know, don't care" to the Kristin Cavallari-Nick Lachey rumors. Ouch. You can catch it again when it airs at 9:30am EST tomorrow. [Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Online]

Nicole Richie is joining in on the leagues of female celebrities who have clothing lines and perfume lines. I don't know how much truth this report has, since it is said that her line will be called "That's Hot!" ... which is so not hot, considering ... doesn't Paris Hilton own the rights to that phrase? More reasons for Paris to eternally hate Nicole, huh? The line will feature "contemporary knits and tank tops with embroidery and appliqué" and will range from $28 to $40. The line is said to debut on October 11th at Intuition.

Then again, it could be a joke. It is April Fool's Day, after all.

What do Pink, Lindsay Lohan, Zooey Deschanel, Scarlett Johansson and Britney Spears all want? The role of Janis Joplin in the upcoming biopic The Gospel According to Janis, to be directed by Penelope Spheeris. Spheeris has admitted that "[Pink] would be my first choice, but she may have scheduling conflicts." But she didn't have such nice things to say about Britney: "Her agent asked if I could meet with her. Music ability is important, but most of all, the actress must have the spirit of Janis." Though she added, "Each of the actresses who has expressed interest in the role [would] bring her own special talents to eh part." The film will begin shooting in September and will "go head-to-head with another movie on Joplin, Pieces of My Heart, starring Renee Zellweger. Uh oh. Well, if it makes any difference, my vote goes to Zooey Deschanel. has revealed the release date for Paris Hilton's upcoming album, titled Turn It Up. Everyone, prepare yourself.

And for those fans of Nickelodeon's Drake Bell, he is making a full recovery following his serious car accident last year. He has returned to work, but keeps his sense of humor over the arduousness of recovering in the latest issue of People: When I woke up [from neck surgery] ... my [stitched-up gash] looked like someone took a live caterpillar and stuck it on my chin. [Costar Josh Peck] was like, "You're still better looking than me, man." Josh was bringing me smoothies every day ... I couldn't shave, so I had a full-on, Paul McCartney, pull-on-it beard. I dug it. Milkshakes and smoothies were my breakfast, lunch and dinner. I lost a ton of weight, from 147 lbs to 121 lbs. Now I'm 130 lbs. We tried putting pizza in a blender, but it smelled like vomit. Doctors said, "All you have to do it put hamburger meat, beef broth and ketchup in a blender. It tastes like a burger." Dude, it doesn't.

Hilary Duff and sister Haylie's film Material Girls may never see the day of light. The film, which wrapped sometime last summer, has been having trouble finding a distributor. The film is about two wealthy sisters -- heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune -- who lose their money and fight to get it back. The cover of "Material Girl" Hilary did with Lil' Jon to accompany the film may also never be released.

Yeah. Disney finally got its revenge on Hilary this month with the release of Cow Belles, a story about two dairy heiresses who lose their money and then fight to get it back. It stars real-life sisters Alyson (Aly) and Amanda (AJ) Michalka.

Mandy Moore's past has come to rebut ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama's claim about having taken her virginity. In 2002, she did an interview with Art & Understanding, "America's AIDS Magazine," which said that "Moore candidly reveals that she and Wilmer never had sex. 'I'm not an advocate for having sex or not having sex. It's a personal decision. Whenever you feel ready, you're ready. Wilmer is older than me, respected me, and so it just wasn't an issue.'" But there have been those random times Wilmer was spotted with Mandy following his breakup with Lindsay Lohan, so who really knows ...

I'm going to be gone for a little over a week, so everyone have a wonderful week-and-a-bit. Enjoy the beautiful weather!