Thursday, July 13, 2006

Mystery Baby, Part Deux

So it seems that Suri Cruise has been spotted! The unnatural and rare occurrence took place in Telluride, Colorado, where a natural-goods store clerk said that Suri was "funny-looking." Classic.

I think MTV (or rather, a production company that typically works for MTV) is trying to recreate the mind-blowing success that was (and is, as you shall sound find out) Laguna Beach -- after the Season Three kids fail to capture our attention and graduate high school in 2007. The company is seeking high school students who watch LB and think, "That's so us." Anyway, they will be auditioning late Julyin Orlando and West Palm Beach. Just a little heads up, if it ever becomes The Next Big Thing.

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So MTV has put up the goods on the cast members of Laguna Beach's third season. Check out the dish on Kyndra, Cami, Raquel, Lexie, Tessa, Breanna, Kelan, Chase and Cameron here. There's a new Season Three trailer, if you're interested. I still can't decide whether I'll watch or not. Chances are I will, but chances are it won't hold my attention.

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo says that the band may never get back together to make another album: "For the moment we are done. And I'm not certain we'll ever make a record again, unless it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

The more I hear about the Nick and Aaron Carter reality show House of Carters, the more worried I get. The thirteen-year-old in me will always remain a loyal Nick/BSB fan, but this is a mistake.

And last but not least, my favorite quote of the week ... some wise words from Paris Hilton. She said of the sex-tape scandal: "That was the most horrible thing somebody could do to you. I was just very young and I really loved [Rick Salomon] and I was a stupid little girl. So I've learned a lot from my mistakes ... I've just got to take this as a lesson in life. Don't ever trust anyone again like that, move on, and just forget about it."

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mystery Baby

I couldn't help but smile when I read this on Oh No They Didn't today ... So if you haven't already heard, Mischa Barton is spending the summer in London (she's quite the world-traveler -- she spent last summer in Italy) studying the art of acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (I do believe that's what it's called). Today was the first day, and a fellow student had a sweet if not refreshing story to tell:
There were some paparazzi outside the school when we arrived in the morning (it was our first day) and she sat near me while we were waiting to go into our intro lecture as an entire group so I gave her a once over. :) She sat by herself most of the time and I actually sort of felt bad that no one was talking to her and she was just reading The Merchant of Venice all by herself so I was gonna go say Hi but then some (birds of a feather stylewise) girls (who I've met and are very nice) converged on her area and started talking to her so I didn't bother.

We share a lunch period and she and I had a brief conversation about the menu, while in line. She is very pretty in person, with lots of freckles, and way less skinny then I expected based on what I hear on ONTD and the photo's I've seen before (I saw one part of one episode of the OC so I'm not familiar with her work). She is def. thin but she appears to have a "tall girl" frame and not just a "tall super model anorexic girl" frame. She did, in fact, eat at lunch, with everyone else, in the canteen.

One guy I hung out with is in her group and he said (although he had no idea who she was) that she was nice and seemed to want to work really hard.

She stopped into the meet and greet at the RADA bar after classes for about 2 minutes and then vacated. She is *not* staying in the dorms with us :)

So... based on what I saw, she's pretty down to earth and nice. She didn't pull any diva stunts or anything. It's only been one day but I get the impression she's mostly trying to blend in. That is all :)

Can you imagine Mischa eating school lunch with everyone else!? AW!

More news on Suri Cruise's birth certificate. While one of you mentioned in the comments that Tom Cruise's birth name is not, in fact, Cruise, I've heard conflicting reports that he has had it legally changed to Cruise. Anyway, the woman who signed the certificate as a witness to Suri's birth also signed for Grier Henchy, Brooke Shields' newborn baby. Turns out Heffernan (the witness)'s license number is different on the two certificates. The Board of Registered Nursing says that the number on Grier's certificate belongs to a Dorothy Rork, while the one on Suri's belongs to a Big Fat Nobody.

Freaky deaky, huh? Well at least Brooke signed her own baby's certificate.

Monday, July 10, 2006

What's the deal?

Happy 26th Birthday to Jessica Simpson!

What is the deal with this Valderrama kid!? Even Josh Hartnett was worried about his gal Scarlett Johansson when she hung out with Wilmer recently in the Hamptons. Well, he probably has a reason to be -- Wilmer arranged a helicopter just for Scarlett to come out to his Hamptons party. Josh reportedly kept calling Scarlett to check up on her. At last, Scarlett was so fed up with the calls that she simply handed her phone over to Wilmer and said, "Talk to Josh. Tell him we're friends."
Now I don't know a thing about either guys' personalities, but I think I'd take Hartnett over Valderrama any day.

Lindsay Lohan has said in the past that she's looking to move to London because she likes a boy there. Well seems to have uncovered the "boy"'s name. He is Welsh actor Rhys Ifans [the guy who played Hugh Grant's flatmate in Notting Hill, ew], who was introduced to Lindsay by none other than Kate Moss. A source told The Daily Star that "... Rhys was really the icing on the cake for Lindsay. She already loves hanging out with Kate in London ... She's celebrating the fact she can dress like a rock chick, rather than a perma-tanned Hollywood clone, and can drink and eat without worry ... Lindsay is branded a hell-raiser in the US because the legal drinking age is 21. So it's an amazing relief to be in England where things are more liberal. She loves that it's different here." Great. An even drunker, more coked out Lohan. Just what we needed. At least it's England dealing with it, and not us. [Photo courtesy of]

Something kind of funny happened to Freddie Prinze Jr. -- "I was in the Vancouver airport, and I was speaking with a young girl ... She asked if I was Freddie Prinze Jr., and I said I was. She kind of giggled, and while I was talking with her, her girlfriend ran up and took my sandwich. I did not call out after her. I didn't know what to do. I had never had anyone steal food from me before. How do you react if someone takes your sandwich? I just finished my cup of coffee and got on the plane and flew home." Is that sandwich going to turn up on eBay?

It looks like Ashlee Simpson won't be the new face of Victoria Secret's PINK line afterall. She will, however, be participating in Victoria Secret's World's Largest Pajama Party on July 19th.

And Suri Cruise's birth certificate exists. However, it wasn't filed until ten days after it was supposed to have been. A couple of suspicious things occurred along the way, though ... the person who signed as a rep of the parents certifying birth did not go into the hospital until May 4th, when Suri was born on April 18th. The signature is not legible. Similarly, the "Attendant or Certifier" who signed the certificate was not actually in the delivery room and never saw the baby. Hmm ... Knowing fans have pointed out that "Kate" is not, in fact, Katie's legal name. It's "Katherine", thus putting in question the validity of the certificate.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Just the flavor of the week ...

[Photo courtesy of ONTD]

Lindsay Lohan finally had enough with those paps following around and blew up at them the other day, as she made her way through Malibu Country Mart to her car. Later that day, she was filmed partying on a balcony in Malibu, where she also snuggled up alongside twenty-five year old Harry Morton, owner of the Pink Taco restaurant chain, then offering the paps Gatorade and beer. Watch the mayhem with your own eyes here and here.

The NY Post reports that Kelly Clarkson has gotten her own flavor of Vitamin Water under one condition -- that she lose some weight. The brand is "all about fitness and health" and deems Clarkson ... not the perfect model of fitness and health, so she's been put on a strict diet in preparation of the flavor's unveiling. Terrible.

Seems like Kristin Cavallari's hair extensions are back. Not that you really were keeping count. But she was photographed on the beach recently, look fit, as ever. Kristin was also reportedly invited to and attended Lindsay Lohan's 20th birthday party with beau Brody Jenner. Interesting.

And SPOILER ALERT. Sort of. Seems like Heidi Montag and The Hills boyfriend Jordan are no longer together. She may be seeing a guy named Beau right now, but who really knows?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Coupledom in Hollywood

That's right ... why have we not jumped on TomKat for this yet!? It's been nearly three months since baby Suri was born and we have seen n'er a photograph of her. Us Weekly points out every detail of this strange-ness for us: A source says Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show her off to fellow Scientologists John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Lisa Marie Presley. Even good pals Will and Jada Pinkett Smith supposedly have not met her, despite repeated calls to Cruise. “Every time, it’s a different excuse: He’s busy or Kate’s not feeling well,” says a source. ‘[The Smiths] think it’s so weird.”

Soon after the baby was born, photo agency WireImage approached multiple outlets (including Us) with the news that it would be offering pictures of Suri for auction. Days later, on May 11, before official bidding was even underway, the agency sent out an e-mail declaring that “the baby shoot is on hold for now. There is no additional info as to when this may happen or if it will even happen at all.”

Can we go back to the pillow theory now?

Speaking of conspiracies, here's the "truth" behind the Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie feud, according to Faded Youth: The first season of the show was a hit and soon Nicole decided she wanted a raise. Instead of consulting Paris , she went straight to producers and asked for more money. Paris was OUTRAGED that her friend "went behind her back" and asked for the same salary as hers ... She considered Nicole a traitor and tried to get her kicked off the show and replaced by her new best friend Kimberly Stewart. But producers felt Nicole was the funny one and she was essential to the show's success. That REALLY infuriated Paris. Their feud only made the show MORE popular. Interestingly enough, not long ago, Paris was seen walking out of Nicole's West Hollywood condo. A secret meeting?

Aww, are Paris and Nicole secretly getting back together? There's hope yet for Nick and Jessica!

... and speaking of Jessica, Perez Hilton is spreading rumors about there being a potential little something going on between newly single Zach Braff and Jessica Simpson. They were seen hanging out this past week in NYC, but ... come on. Just ... no.

Too much, too soon.

Everyone's been talking about Keira Knightley's snarky response to anorexia rumors. She disspelled the rumors at a recent press conference for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, following her appearance at the London premiere of the movie to which she showed up looking particularly thin. She had this to say: "[The press] said to me yesterday 'How does it feel to be called anorexic?' and I had no idea that I was ... I'm not saying there aren't people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I'm quite sure I don't have it." [Photo courtesy of the AP]

Wonder what Lindsay Lohan did for her twentieth birthday this past Sunday? Well it just so happens that Life & Style magazine paid for the $100,000 bash in return for rights to photos of her party. A whole slew of celebs showed up to the Malibu bash, and LiLo DJ'ed alongside gal pal Samantha Ronson and Dustin Hoffman's son, Jake.

Lindsay appears on the cover of British GQ this month, in which she boasts, "I think I'm more sexual than my friends. More comfortable in my skin. I'm a sexual person -- definitely ... Women are sexy. I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes but there are certain photos I like people taking of me where I'm comfortable ... As long as it's tasteful and not cheap or whore-ish I mean - why not?" Ahem. She goes on to say, "I don't know if I could be monogamous. I don't want to be with just one person. Redheads are more passionate and more sensual than other girls."

By the way, her Kabbalah name is "Rose." DeWitt Bukater, right?

Who knew that Avril Lavigne and fiance Deryck Whibley were set to marry on August 26th of this year!? Well you can forget that, because they're itching to get hitched and have reportedly moved the date up. Rumor has it that Avril had her bridal shower this past Saturday.

We all know where Paris Hilton learned to do ... what she does. But boobie-flashing aside, it seems like she may have learned how to be a little racist (or just oblivious) from her momma, Kathy. Page Six reported that at a party in East Hampton on Saturday night, an excited Kathy approached Star Jones and offered her warm wishes -- and assumed the man sitting beside her was her husband, Al Reynolds. When told that she had said, "Great to see you, Al!" to NBC's Bryant Gumbel, she replied, "My poor eyes are going at the age of 44."

Looks like Lauren Conrad's never going to let Kristin Cavallari off the hook. She told the Philadelphia Inquirer that she was an obvious choice for a Laguna Beach spin-off, and made a jab at Kristin while she was at it: "If you think about it, I don't know who else they would have picked ... There were only a few main people - Talan [Torriero], who wants to, like, marry a movie star, and he's already tried, and Steven [Colletti] does, like, VJ'ing stuff for MTV, so he's already on TV, and Kristin [Cavallari] is trying to act and hook up with every star she can. They're all so involved in the Hollywood and I'm not so much. They want it to be a show about a regular person. As much as it can be." LC needs to get over it like she got over Stephen.

Lastly, Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia have broken it off after rumors of verbal abuse on his part circulated the internet. The two dated for ... a really long time.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy July 4th!

Sorry, sorry for not updating these past few days -- my internet has been incredibly spotty.

Everyone's on holiday mode, including the celebs, because nothing interesting's been going on. The whole Jamie Lynn Spears story may arguably be the most interesting.

Last year we heard that Jamie Lynn had big sis Britney confront one of JL's co-stars on Zoey 101, and even made the poor girl (Alexa Nikolas) cry. Well now we're hearing that Alexa's character Nicole has been written off the show -- through a bad accident. According to the NY Post, "So far Nickelodeon and the Spears have managed to keep this quiet ... Nicole is a big fan favorite and they are keeping it from the kiddies for as long as they can. But Alexa hasn't worked since the big blowup with Britney." Ouch. Even barefooted and pregnant, Britney is working her magic!

Orlando Bloom said that he and co-star Johnny Depp probably didn't make the best impression on St. Vincent's Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. The two had no idea the PM would be at the airport to greet them and had a red wine sesh during the flight: "We just got loaded on the plane. I mean we were wasted drunk. He [Depp] loves really good red wine ... We get off the plane and they rolled out the red carpet and the Prime Minister of St Vincent was there to meet us ... Johnny stumbles over to him and hugs him ... and almost sticks his tongue down his throat, I'm, like, falling around picking up things ... Nobody told us. It was just one of those moments." Oops.

Ashlee Simpson will be the new face and body of Victoria Secret's PINK line. Annnd she's moving in with guitarist-boyfriend Braxton Olita. Now she can frolick around the house with Braxton in her PINK sweats. Know what I'm sayin'?

Last but not least, when did Lindsay Lohan's brother Michael lose that weight and get -- dare I say -- hot? Girls (and guys), he's eighteen going on nineteen, so it's alright to drool a little bit. [Photo courtesy of]

Happy Independence Day, Americans!