October 31, 2005

Depp's Odd Gift


As previously reported, Kate Moss is out of rehab. The super­model checked out of an Arizona clinic where she has spent a month trying to kick drugs and booze.

"Kate is in excellent spirits and looking forward to getting back to work," a rep for her modeling agency said, adding that she most looked forward to being reunited with her 3-year-old daughter, Lila. Moss, who lost contracts with H&M, Burberry and Chanel after the London Mirror ran photos of the millionaire model "Hoovering" cocaine, has already landed assignments in L.A., Paris and New York, her reps said.

Among those pulling for her is ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp.

The actor is said to have given her the curious gift of a mirror.

It's not meant as a piece of drug paraphernalia, according to the London Sun. Rather, Depp, who's part Cherokee, is said to have given it as a shamanic device to help Moss "face herself without fear."

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Party Time


Paris Hilton was inseparable from Stavros Niarchos at Blender magazine's "Rock 'n' Roll Hollywood" bash in the Hollywood Hills the other night — until Hilton decided to plant a good night kiss on 'NSYNC-er JC Chasez.

Paris didn't show the same affection towards ex-crony Nicole Richie, however. The heir-head bolted the party literally two minutes after Richie made her grand entrance. Richie spent most of the night chatting with Lindsay Lohan. Others there included a black-eyed Sergio Mora from "The Contender," Serena Williams and an unusually tranquil Mike Tyson.

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George Wants Love Like Brangelina


George Clooney concedes he has "failed with women" but he's still searching for the love of his life.

The actor, 44, split from British TV presenter Lisa Snowdon earlier this year. He was then rumored to be dating Italian heiress Gianna Elvira Cantatore.

Clooney is now single again but he confesses he wants to find happiness like best pal Brad Pitt has with Angelina Jolie. He says, "I haven't lost hope. My friends Angelina Jolie and Brad are very much in love. Maybe it's time for me to find the woman of my life, too. "I realize I am the last person who can judge my tastes - I have failed badly with women."

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Nicole Saddened by TomKat Baby


Tom Cruise's ex Nicole Kidman found out her former hubby was going to be dad just like most of the rest of us ... on TV, reports Ananova.com.

Katie Holmes, Cruise's fiance, is pregnant with the couple's first baby. Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001 after nearly ten years of marriage.

Kidman's friend told Grazia magazine: "Nic learned about Tom and Katie's baby the same way as everyone else - from the TV. "She went shopping immediately after hearing the news to try and take her mind off it, but that just made things worse. She says people pointed at her, and everyone was whispering as soon as she turned her back. She's taking it very hard."

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Paris To Play Zsa Zsa?


Paris Hilton is in talks to play Zsa Zsa Gabor in a new film.

The actress was once married to Hilton's great-grandfather Conrad Hilton.

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Halle and Her Man

Lookin' Good As Usual:

Halle Berry stays in step with her main man, her Their Eyes Were Watching God costar Michael Ealy, after having breakfast in Hollywood on Wednesday.

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Mary-Kate To Try Acting Again


Mary-Kate Olsen is going back to her roots — acting.

Rumor has it that she is in talks to play eccentric Andy Warhol acolyte Bridget Berlin in "Factory Girl" alongside Sienna Miller, who is playing Edie Sedgwick. A spy giggled: "Mary-Kate will be playing a speed freak. She's skinny enough!"

Olsen had been taking acting classes at New York University before ditching the school to spend more time on the West Coast with her man David Katzenberg.

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Rambo's Back


Rambo is back in business. Sylvester Stallone will reprise his role as gun-toting John Rambo in the upcoming "Rambo IV," said Ben Nedivi of Millennium Films, which is producing the project with Emmett/Furla Films.

The 59-year-old Stallone also intends to bring boxer Rocky Balboa out of retirement. He will write and direct "Rocky Balboa," the sixth film in that franchise, with shooting set to begin next year.

Nedivi said the $50 million "Rambo IV" will recapture the rawness of "First Blood," which launched the franchise in 1982. Production is set to begin after "Rocky Balboa" wraps.

A new "Rambo" script hasn't yet been written, but the story calls for the reclusive Vietnam veteran to return to his vigilante ways when a young girl is kidnapped.

--Someone stop this man.

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New ALW Musical

The Woman in White, Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest musical, which marks the Broadway debut of Olivier Award-winning actress Maria Friedman, begins previews at the Marquis Theatre Oct. 28.

Friedman stars as Marian Halcombe, a role she created in the musical's London production, opposite Michael Ball's Count Fosco. The musical will officially open Nov. 17.

According to production notes, The Woman in White concerns "a dashing young man, employed as the art tutor to two devoted sisters, [who] is stranded at a remote railway cutting. Out of the darkness looms a woman, a mysterious figure dressed in white, desperate to share a chilling secret. He and the sisters soon find themselves trapped in a web of betrayal and greed, the victims of a seemingly flawless crime. Together they will need all their resourcefulness and courage to outwit a hugely charismatic and ingenious villain. As the compelling plot twists and turns, low villainy vies with high romance in a world where nothing is as it first appears and where it is impossible to know who to trust."

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The Game Arrested


Rapper The Game has been arrested, accused of causing a scene at a mall and refusing to remove a Halloween mask.

"I got arrested for signing autographs," the 25-year-old rapper told WFMY-TV after he was released on $500 bail. "Signing a little girl's autograph got me arrested." But police said The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, and a group of companions behaved disruptively and swearing Friday at Four Seasons Town Centre. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. At one point, police said, his companions were sprayed with pepper spray when they surrounded officers in a threatening manner.

Mall security officers said the rapper was wearing a full-face Halloween mask and cursing loudly, and refused to leave when asked. When police arrived, Taylor continued to act up and was arrested, a police statement said.

The Game said officers overreacted. "They thought I was Rodney King, man. It was a case of mistaken identity," he told WFMY. "It's unfair, man. Their behavior's unfair."

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Odd Reviews


Broadway's golden duo of Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick set a record of $20 million in advance bookings for their return to Broadway as "The Odd Couple" but the opening night drew mixed reviews.

Reviews ranged from "sluggish" and "serviceable" to "hilarious." The New York Sun rated it "a handful of decent laughs from two stars staying firmly in their comfort zone" -- a comment echoed in many reviews.

The show was considered Broadway's hottest this year after the stars of the acclaimed Broadway musical "The Producers" signed on for Neil Simon's much-produced 1965 play, which was also a hit 1968 movie and a television series in the 1970s.

Ticket scalpers were getting $1,000 and more for seats and advance ticket sales were the highest-ever for a non-musical.

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October 28, 2005

SunbathingGate


Janet Jackson has been exposed -- and this time, Justin Timberlake is nowhere to be seen.

A video clip showing Jackson sunbathing naked has been circulating on the Internet and was still playing on some Web sites Thursday. The 40-second paparazzi video was shot from bushes near the singer. Jackson's publicist didn't return a call Thursday from The Associated Press for comment.

Her lawyers were reportedly attempting to have the video taken off the Web. On one site, a freeze-frame was still up Thursday, but the video link had been taken down -- replaced with the message "removed because lawsuits aren't really my thing."

The exact source of the video and when it was shot was unclear. Photos taken at the same time popped up online last year.

--Thanks for the tip, Ren.

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Brit Laughs At KFed's Music


Britney Spears had some harsh advice for her hubby regarding his nascent singing career: Don’t get your hopes up. Kevin Federline recently brought home some music he’d recorded and he played it for Spears, according to the new issue of In Touch Weekly.

His efforts were “greeted with hurtful laughter from his superstar wife, who was unimpressed,” reports the mag. “She said his debut CD might sell ‘a hundred, maybe a thousand’ copies if he was lucky,’” an “insider” told the mag, who added, “Kevin looked really hurt.”

Spears’ unkind review comes at a time when the new parents are said to be going through an extended rough patch. Her “tolerance for his behavior is waning quickly,” reports In Touch. For example, while Spears was busy changing their infant son’s diapers, Federline reportedly spent two hours getting his hair braided. And after a blow-up on Oct. 19, Federline went to a nightclub called Mood, where he partied until well after midnight.

“He seemed kind of out of it,” a witness told the mag. “Everyone was like, Go home to your family. Isn’t it a bit soon to be out partying?”

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Samantha Talks More Sex


Actress Kim Cattrall is set to unveil a new TV special on human sexuality, to coincide with the release of her book Sexually Intelligent.

The former Sex And The City star, who penned the successful sex-help tome Satisfaction - The Art Of The Female Orgasm, traveled to various destinations around the world to speak with people about their intimate secrets for the show, which will carry the same name as the new book.

She says, "It was so much fun. We took seven real people and we asked them all the same questions about sexuality and then we took four experts to comment on it. Then we traveled all over the world." And the British-born beauty, 49, admits she was particularly surprised when she spoke with people about their fantasies. Cattrall explains, "This was actually a more scary subject for people, because people don't like to admit that they fantasize, or what they fantasize about." The documentary is set to debut in the US next month.

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When Bad Clothes Happen to Good People

Oh, Miss Alba. Way too Mary-Kate/Mr. Rogers.

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Celebrity Quotes


"Get the best people and don't trust them."
--Donald Trump, in a real-estate seminar for the Learning Annex. The mogul earned $1.5 million for the hour-long speech.

"People assume a brown-haired woman is more serious. The intelligent blonde is unexpected."
– Harvard grad and natural brunette Mira Sorvino, to Time, on why she dyes her hair so fair.

"I think part of my destiny has to be realizing that I'm not the poster boy for drug abuse."
– Robert Downey Jr.

"I never wanted to be a salesman."
– Walk the Line's Joaquin Phoenix, to Entertainment Weekly, on promoting his films

"It's always frightening when that kind of talk happens this early. People get crazy. Madness ensues."
– Charlize Theron, to Entertainment Weekly, on the Oscar buzz for her new film North Country.

"Jessica Simpson says she wants to star opposite Brad Pitt in the big-screen adaptation of Dallas. According to reports, Simpson has asked to play the part of Debbie."
– David Spade, on The Showbiz Show

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Matthew Works His Abs

Let the hot man exercise in peace:

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Another Celeb Fragrance


Nicole Richie is planning to follow former pal Paris Hilton's example and launch a new perfume.

She is currently checking out scents that contains lavender and ginger, according to In Touch magazine. The Simple Life star is reportedly looking to call her new fragrance 'Different'.

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Lohan Joins Bobby


Lindsay Lohan has joined the cast of Bobby. The film is about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Emilio Estevez wrote the film and is directing reports the Hollywood Reporter. Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Nick Cannon and Freddy Rodriguez already are cast in the film.

The film is due to start filming next week in LA.

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Brandy and Fiance Split


Singer Brandy has ended her 15-month engagement with basketball star Quentin Richardson.

New York Knicks player Richardson, 25, proposed to the 26-year-old single mother with a $1 million engagement ring in July 2004. After the couple mysteriously split last month, Brandy has taken painful steps to have a tattoo of Richardson on her back transformed into a cat.

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