August 31, 2005

Being Bobby Brown

Fourfour has counted down the top 20 quotes from Being Bobby Brown, complete with audio clips.

Click here for the list. A nice recap of a hysterical, dysfunctional train wreck.

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Like She Needs Another One

Courtney Love says the baby she is carrying is definitely British comedian Steve Coogan's baby - because she hasn't slept with another man for a year.

The wild rocker confused everyone last week by denying she was expecting a child and her two-week fling with the funnyman. . But now the singer has reportedly told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "I'm pregnant. I only found out 72 hours go. I've only told three people and you're the fourth. I haven't even told Steve yet.

"I've been really unslutty and really picky. I haven't been with another man for a year, which is how I know the baby is his." The blonde star says she is now considering whether to keep the baby. She is quoted as saying: "I'm old and this maybe my last chance to conceive another child." On her unlikely choice of partner, she said of Steve - whose TV alter-ego is nerdy radio DJ Alan Partridge: "Steve is not the sort of man I usually go for. Honey, name the 20 sexiest man in the world and I've slept with them. "But I was lonely at the time and he made me laugh. He was the most magical person I've met in a really long time."

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Another One Bites the Dust

It looks like splitsville for Kathleen Turner and her longtime hubby, Jay Weiss.

The Tony-nominated star of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and her landlord husband, who have a teenage daughter, are reportedly separating. Turner met Weiss when she rented an apartment from the real-estate mogul and the two got hitched in 1983. Known for her hard-partying ways, Turner was once in a rock band called the Suits alongside her wealthy spouse. A rep for Turner declined to comment.

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Stone Won't Play Turner

Sharon Stone is furious Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Lana Turner in a new biopic, because she was the screen legend's first choice.

The Postman Always Rings Twice actress met Stone before she died of throat cancer in 1995 and Stone reveals Turner wanted her to star in a movie celebrating her life. The film will look at eight-times married Turner's tumultuous marriage to gangster Johnny Stompanato, to be played by Keanu Reeves, who was killed in 1958 by her daughter Crane.

Stone says, "I met Lana in her final years and liked her a great deal. She was every inch the movie star and we got along really well. She said if there was a film to be made on her life, then I was her choice. Lana's life is one of the more interesting of the Hollywood greats. Lana really rocked."

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Dr. Phil's Son Is No Fool

The son of TV psychologist Dr. Phil has proposed to former Playboy playmate Erica Dahm, one of the triplet Dahm sisters.

Jay McGraw, 26, got engaged to Dahm in Dallas, Chandler Hayes, a spokesman for Dr. Phil McGraw, said Monday. Dahm exclaimed, "Oh gosh, is this real?" after the Aug. 26 proposal, Hayes said. The couple will wed in Los Angeles but the date was not revealed.

Jay McGraw designed the 5-carat diamond, emerald and platinum engagement ring. He told syndicated TV show "The Insider": "I asked her father for her hand in marriage first. I finally told my parents and they are ecstatic. She's the one I want to spend the rest of my life with."

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Ashlee Digs the Ladeez

Ashlee Simpson says she fantasises about being Brad Pitt for a day - because she'd love a liaison with Hollywood beauties Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.

The 20-year-old blonde admits it would be a dream come true to trade places with the Hollywood hunk - so she could get close to the gorgeous actresses. She told People magazine: "I'd love every woman to love me. (I would want to be with) Angelina Jolie! Well, and Jennifer Aniston. I'll take them both."

--Gives new meaning to her grin in the above pic w/ Hohan.

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Charlize Gets "Arrested"

Charlize Theron is about to join up with one of TV's wackiest families. The Oscar winning actress will play the British love interest of Jason Bateman's character on FOX's "Arrested Development," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Theron is scheduled to appear in five episodes of the sardonic series, beginning with the second show of the upcoming third season, which kicks off on September 19.

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Kanye Sues

Music star Kanye West filed a $1.3 million lawsuit Monday against a Chicago DJ.

In the federal court suit, the award-winning rapper claims the disc jockey, Eric "E-Smooth" Miller, wrongly tried to distribute some unreleased songs he had helped West produce before the hip-hop star became famous. Attorneys for West claim that Miller used a counterfeit contract forged with West's signature earlier this year, in an alleged attempt to sell the recordings to prospective buyers. So far, there has been no official comment from Miller or his representation.

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Chelsea's Single

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and her longtime boyfriend Ian Klaus have called it quits.

"They are no longer together," a source close to Clinton confirmed. And Klaus isn't wasting any time getting back to the dating business.

Early last week, the tousled-haired history buff - having recently returned from a lengthy stint in Iraq doing humanitarian work - was seen romancing a "curly blond-haired girl, looking very much together," said a source. "It was a date, a romantic thing," says the source. "The girl Ian was with went to college with him [before he met Chelsea]. He told her he wasn't seeing Chelsea anymore."

Clinton and Klaus, both 25, had dated since 2002, after they met at Oxford University. But rumors about their relationship troubles have abounded since January, when Klaus, an American-born Rhodes scholar, left for Iraq.

In the past year, Chelsea has been linked to her childhood friend Marc Mezvinsky, a Goldman Sachs employee who is the son of former Iowa Congressman Ed Mezvinsky and former Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinksy.

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Art's Still High at Woodstock

Singer Art Garfunkel, who pleaded guilty last year to pot possession in upstate New York, was charged again Sunday after a marijuana cigarette was allegedly found in the ashtray of his car, state police said.

The 63-year-old Garfunkel, who lives in Manhattan, was charged after being pulled over for failing to stop his vehicle at a stop sign, The Daily Freeman of Kingston reported Tuesday.

Upon approaching Garfunkel's car, a trooper noticed a strong odor of marijuana and a subsequent search turned up a joint in the ashtray, the newspaper reported. He was issued a ticket and is due back in Woodstock Town Court on Sept. 22.

In January 2004, Garfunkel was charged with marijuana possession after state police stopped his limousine for speeding in the Ulster County town of Hurley, which is near Woodstock some 55 miles southwest of Albany. During that stop, police found a small amount of pot in Garfunkel's jacket.

--He just can't stop reliving his days from Woodstock.

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Stones and NASCAR?

The Rolling Stones and NASCAR have partnered for a promotional video that rolls into cinemas nationwide September 2.

At nearly 2 1/2 minutes, the NASCAR spot features "Driving Too Fast," a track from the Stones' new album, "A Bigger Bang," due out in the United States on September 6 through Virgin.

Running through September 29, the ad will run on more than 5,800 movie screens, including those owned by leading theater chains, Regal and United Artists. Akin to a music video, the spot sheds light on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races on TNT. For the Stones, the exposure also coincides with their new world tour, which reaches Detroit Wednesday.

--First they partner with Mercedes, and now NASCAR? I'm not really getting it--it's not like they're new and need to get their name out there.

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August 30, 2005


Rumor has it that this is the newest celebrity coupling:

--Pic from Miu at A Socialite's Life.

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Is Susan Rexic?

It's a face-off between Teri Hatcher and Rachel Hunter, the former supermodel and Rod Stewart ex.

"When women get too skinny, like Teri Hatcher, it shows on their faces and ages them," Hunter tells Web site But the incredibly shrinking "Desperate Housewives" vixen said recently that getting stick thin wasn't her choice. "If I didn't have this job, I wouldn't even walk into a gym, so I do feel pressure to look my best," Hatcher said.

Hatcher also said: "To think that I would need to stop eating and be anorexic and sick to get a job is the wrong message to send to girls and women in our society, and that really bugs me," she said. "I am all about health, and to me size is not what defines your health. It never crossed my mind that if I were thinner, I would get more jobs."

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Paris Says...

Paris Hilton cast more doubt on her supposedly impending nuptials to Paris Latsis during the MTV Video Music Awards festivities in Miami.

The party-hearty heiress seemed less than enthused about marrying the Greek-born Latsis when a pal asked her about it Sunday morning at Pharrell Williams' bash at the Yahoo! Music Penthouse high atop the Setai hotel. "I don't know," Hilton shrugged when pressed about whether she was really getting hitched. "I'm just having fun!"

She further fueled speculation by holding hands with Scott Storch, the executive producer of her upcoming album and her constant companion over the weekend. Storch, the mastermind behind such hits as 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" and Beyoncé's "Baby Boy," put Hilton up at his lavish South Beach mansion, which features a 100-foot yacht docked behind it. The former boyfriend of jail-bound rapper Lil' Kim also escorted Hilton to the award show after pulling up to the red carpet in a silver Ferarri.

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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are leaving the UK after being frightened by the recent terror attacks on London.

The pair have decided that a new home in Los Angeles will be the perfect location to bring up their one-year-old daughter, Apple. As well as the recent London bombings, an attempted break-in has also scared Coldplay singer Chris.

"Chris thinks LA will provide a better quality of life," one friend told the Daily Star. Gwyneth is also pleased that she will be close to Hollywood, which she hopes will help her career.

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Ben Markets Deoderant

Ben Affleck has signed a deal to be the new face of Lynx deodorant in the UK.

The ads featuring Ben will hit British screens next year reports The Sun. Unilever confirmed that the ads will continue to have a tongue-in-cheek theme.

--I've always thought it was odd how celebs do ads for everything under the sun in Europe, yet rarely do here. If it's viewed as selling out here, it's still selling out if you do it in a foreign country. At least Catherine Zeta Jones has the guts to be open about it.

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Gwyneth's Advice

Gwyneth Paltrow says the publicity of Brad Pitt's breakup with Jennifer Aniston could have been avoided.

"It would have been a lot easier on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston now if they had not talked to the press about each other and everything to begin with," Paltrow says in this week's Time magazine, currently on newsstands.

The 32-year-old actress went through heavy tabloid coverage herself when she dated Pitt in the nineties. She and Pitt broke off their engagement in 1997. "I learned my lesson at 24," Paltrow says of the public relationship.

Paltrow, now married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, values her privacy. The couple have a 1-year-old daughter, Apple. "Our marriage is between us," she says. "If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business."

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'Lil Wench

Lil' Kim proved herself to be a first-class pain on a USAir flight from Fort Lauderdale to New York last night. The Brooklyn-born "Queen Bee" — who's headed to prison for a year and a day on a Manhattan perjury rap — was almost booted off the plane after a loud argument with a flight attendant.

An on-board snitch texted the New York Post, minutes before the 6 p.m. takeoff, "Lil' Kim totally freaked out on the attendant. Some first-class seat mix-up. Called the agent a racist and pulled a 'Do You Know Who I Am?' The attendant had no idea and could have really cared less. Taking off shortly. She's now seated in back row of first class and has to be served by the flight attendant who she fought with. Things seem a little tense up there."

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Happy Birthday ImprovOlympic

When a comedian from Chicago makes it big on "Saturday Night Live" or joins the writing staff of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," it's often the world-famous comedy troupe Second City that gets the credit. But for nearly 25 years, much of the celebrated talent from Second City's live sketch shows, like Mike Myers, Chris Farley and current "SNL" cast members Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, has also trained at ImprovOlympic.

It's a program with a fiercely loyal roster of alums, including actor-comedians Andy Richter, Andy Dick and Tim Meadows, many of whom flocked to Chicago for the chance to perform Saturday at a sold-out 25th anniversary reunion show.

"The ImprovOlympic was where I first started out and it was the petri dish in which all the talent fungus grew," Poehler said. "We all started out here and we're all really good friends so along with it being a great night to perform, it's just a great time for everybody to come back ... kind of like comedy high school."

Casting directors who previously would only visit the Second City stage are now making an effort to check out the talent at I.O. clubs (the group changed its name after the U.S. Olympic Committee threatened a trademark lawsuit) in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood and Los Angeles, said owner Charna Halpern, 53.

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CK Goes Chick Rock

Choice Calvin Klein—the jeanswear, underwear, and swimwear line targeted at a demographic of 18-26 year-old women—has announced that they have partnered with The Veronicas, a new band from Australia, for a multifaceted Fall 2005 promotional campaign.

To kick off the promotion, a four page advertising insert will run in the October 2005 issues of Jane and Teen Vogue. It will feature a removable branded card with details on how readers can download The Veronicas’ new single, “4-Ever,” from their debut CD, “The Secret Life of…The Veronicas,” via a microsite at

The online promotion will also be supported by custom e-mail blasts sent by both magazines to target select readers, promoting the upcoming performances and tagging the website. Supplemental e-mails will be sent to targeted readers of Allure, Nylon, Lucky, and Marie Claire.

--I wonder if they'll be like the Fantas.

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