February 28, 2006

Wilmsay Again?

Lindsay Lohan, was spotted at 5:30 a.m. yesterday coming back to the SoHo Grand hotel room of her ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama.

The ex-couple had been partying together at Lotus into the wee hours Sunday night. Word is that Us Weekly has already bought pictures of the devilish duo leaving the hotel together. It was a full weekend for the "That '70s Show" party boy. On Saturday, Valderrama dined at Nobu with a posse of pals before letting off steam at Marquee and G-Spa.

Source: New York Post

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CFC4


According to several sources this is the cast for VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 4.

And they are:

Sally Struthers (actress), Jennifer Tilly (actress), Shar Jackson (ex-wife of Kevin Federline), Lisa Welchel (Blair from Facts of Life), Phil Margera (from Wild Boys), Corey Haim (actor), and Vince Neil (rockstar).

Source: Dlisted

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Hard Rock Hotel


Former Baywatch star Carmen Electra and singer Ashlee Simpson will try their hand at interior designing by creating suites for the newest Hard Rock Hotel.

The stars will create themed 'Rock Star Suites' for the Hard Rock Hotel and condominium development in San Diego, California. Electra will design a Rock Star Goddess Suite, complete with a heart-shaped bathtub and a stripper pole, while Simpson will create a Surfer Rock Chick Suite.

Meanwhile, hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas will design the uniforms for the hotel staff.

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Matthew Found SJP "Peculiar"


Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker star as onscreen sweethearts in Failure To Launch, but the actor reportedly couldn't stand Parker off-screen and found her "peculiar."

The pair were starring in a breezy romantic comedy, but sources on the set say filming was anything but fun. One insider tells Msnbc's The Scoop website, "Matthew gets along with pretty much everyone, but he basically couldn't bear Sarah."

The actor recently made an appearance on Oprah Winfrey's talk show and seemed to struggle when asked about the former Sex And The City star. When asked by Winfrey to sum-up working with Parker, the actor eventually came up with, "Great comedic timing." The actor then added, "Very peculiar, too. Man, she's a very interesting woman. Yeah."

Source: IMDB

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Swank To Be Perfume Muse


Hilary Swank will be both muse and spokesperson for a new women's fragrance by Guerlain to be launched later this year.

In making the announcement Monday, Guerlain described the 31-year-old actress, an Oscar winner for her roles in "Million Dollar Baby" and "Boys Don't Cry," as a "radiant and natural beauty" who does not conform to stereotypes.

"Her background of always opting for the more challenging and `risky' roles coupled with her warm and genuine personality, a far cry from the usual Hollywood mold, were all factors that made her an obvious choice for Guerlain," the luxury French fragrance and beauty company said in a statement. Guerlain said it has a three-year contract with Swank.

A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment Monday on the terms of the deal or the details of the fragrance. Patti Hansen, who is married to Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, and her daughters, Theodora and Alexandra Richards, represented Guerlain's musky fragrance Shalimar Light in 2004.

Other Oscar winners who have represented fragrances include Nicole Kidman for Chanel No. 5 and Gwyneth Paltrow for Estee Lauder's Pleasures.

Source: New York Daily News

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Reese Is Rollin' In the Dough


Oscar-nominated actress Reese Witherspoon is set to surpass Julia Roberts as Hollywood's highest paid actress. She is expecting a pay check of some 30 million dollars for appearing in the supernatural thriller "Our Family Trouble," according to reports Monday.

Southern belle Witherspoon, 29, has an advantage: She is producing the movie and can essentially write her own paycheck. The movie is about a mother fighting demons that possess her child in Witherspoon's native South. Part of Witherspoon's salary is dependent on the success of the movie.

If she does earn the 30 million dollars, she would surpass Roberts, who was the first woman to break into the "all boys club" of 20 million dollar pay packets with "Erin Brockovich" in 2000. She then earned a record 25 million dollars in 2003 for Mona Lisa Smile.

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Casting News


--Mariah Carey is to star in Tennessee, a new movie about a family hit by crisis.

She will play a waitress who sets off with two brothers to find their estranged father, reports Variety. Their goal is to get the father involved in saving their younger brother, who has leukemia. Shooting on the film is due to start in New Mexico and Tennessee this spring.

--Wedding Crashers star Vince Vaughn and director David Dobkin will reunite for a holiday comedy for Warner Bros, Variety reports.

Their new project Fred Claus will focus on the eponymous character, the less famous loser brother of festive bringer of joy Santa Claus. The film will see Fred travel to the North Pole in an effort to redeem himself. Dan Fogelman wrote the script.

--Both movies sound dreadful. Did Mariah not learn from the disaster that was Glitter?

Sources: Ananova and Digital Spy

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Smithsonian Preps For Hip-Hop Exhibit


For nearly three decades, hip-hop relics such as vinyl records, turntables, microphones and boom boxes have collected dust in boxes and attics.

On Tuesday, owners of such items - including pioneering hip-hop artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Fab 5 Freddy - will blow that dust off and carry them to a Manhattan hotel to turn them over to National Museum of American History officials.

The museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is announcing its plans to embark on a collecting initiative, "Hip-Hop Won't Stop: the Beat, the Rhymes, the Life." The project, the beginnings of a permanent collections, will gather objects that trace hip-hop's origins in the Bronx in the 1970s to its current global reach. It is expected to cost as much as $2 million and take up to five years to complete.

Museum officials have yet to raise the money, which will come from private donors. They will use the funds to pay for artifacts, record oral histories, hold consultations with advisory groups and mount an exhibit telling hip-hop's story.

Source: New York Daily News

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February 27, 2006

Skating Scandal


Former vampire slayer and current Skating With Celebrities ice queen Kristy Swanson says she's absolutely, positively not the reason why skating partner Lloyd Eisler and his wife Marcie became estranged and those of you who think she is should step aside and let her though.

Last week it was reported that she and pro skating partner Lloyd Eisler had paired up both off as well as on the ice, and the two fell hard for one another during their rigorous routines for the show. Unfortunately, Eisler is a married man whose wife Marcie says she was tossed aside after her husband and Kristy met toe to toe on the ice.

But Kristy says that Marcie--who was pregnant when Lloyd and Kristy began dating--isn't being completely honest. According to Kristy, Skating With Celebrities had already finished taping when she and Lloyd actually got together and she claims he and wife Marcie were already separated.

Kristy has spoken out and says: "There was no romantic relationship while we were working. It (the romance) started in November, after the show." Although the couple have yet to get a divorce, Marcia's already gone back to her maiden name, Marcia O'Brien, and she's also changed the children's last names to hers.

Says their Skating competitor Bruce Jenner, who saw them at a recent press event: "They seem to be very happy." According to one source on the set of the show (which premiered in January but taped in the fall), the pair's away-from-the-rink relationship was an open secret: "Everyone knew there was something going on. It was obvious they were together." Well, not to everyone. "I just noticed that they got really good (at skating)," Jenner said. "I never knew anything until I saw it on the news."


Source: Glitterati and People

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Drew Lachey Dances to Victory


Drew Lachey danced away as the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Sunday night.

The former 98 Degrees pop singer out-hoofed pro wrestler Stacy Keibler, thought to be the favored finalist, along with NFL great Jerry Rice, as ABC's ballroom hit wrapped its second season, airing live from Los Angeles.

The couple racked up a total score of 27 out of a perfect 30 from the three-judge panel, which, combined with their score from Thursday's pre-finale, gave them a total of 87 out of 90. But it was viewers — whose vote carried half the weight — who settled the matter. In somewhat of an upset midway through the two-hour finale, they eliminated the leggy, blonde Keibler. Then, in the program's final moments, host Tom Bergeron disclosed that Lachey was the choice over Rice.

"Woooooooooooooo!" yelped Lachey, who gratefully accepted the mirrorball trophy (which he had earlier acknowledged was "ugly").

During the program, all seven of the previously bounced celebrities — ESPN sportscaster Kenny Mayne, actress Tatum O'Neal, news personality Giselle Fernandez, rap star Master P, actress Tia Carrere, tanned ladies' man George Hamilton and talk-show host Lisa Rinna — returned for a last dance with their partners.

--As usual, Nick was there cheering his brother on.

Source: Foxnews

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Persistent


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Bruce Willis was very eager to get tsunami model Petra Nemcova's number - finally scoring it after he donated a large amount to her charity. Since then, the two have kept in touch.

Nemcova has told pals: "He's been really sweet to me, but I wouldn't call it dating," while Willis has told pals the two are dating. A rep for Nemcova declined to comment.

Source: New York Post

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Cruise Control


Katie Holmes has finally decided college is not for her, and now her dad wants his deposit back from Columbia University.

Tom Cruise's fiancee was accepted to the prestigious school back in 1998, the year 'Dawson's Creek' premiered. Her dad, Martin Holmes, plunked down a $500 "non-refundable" deposit. Because of 'Dawson's,' Holmes kept deferring her admission to Columbia, where starlets like Anna Paquin, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal were enrolled at the time.

Last week, eight years after Holmes was accepted, her dad wrote to Columbia's undergrad admissions office withdrawing his daughter's name and requesting his 500 bucks back.

Source: TMZ

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Clay Gay?


Some homophobic Clay Aiken fans have lodged a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over the marketing and promotional practices of Aiken's label.

They charge false advertising and misrepresentation and conspiring to market and promote Aiken - the "American Idol" contender who allegedly had a tryst with a former military man - in a false and deceptive manner. A spokesman for the group said, "As consumers, we feel ripped off. It is obvious now that the private Clay is very different from the manufactured, packaged public Clay who was marketed to us."

Source: New York Post

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George Michael Arrested


British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said.

Michael, 42, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide during a 25-year career, was arrested in the Hyde Park area of the capital early on Sunday, the source said. A London police spokesman issued a statement saying a 42-year-old man had been held on suspicion of possessing Class C drugs, a group in British law that includes cannabis, tranquilizers and some painkillers.

"We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car," the statement said. "He was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances."

Source: Reuters

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RIP


Darren McGavin was painting a movie set in 1945 when he learned of an opening for a small role in the show, climbed off his ladder, and returned through Columbia's front gates to land the part.

The husky, tough-talking performer went on to become one of the busiest actors in television and film, starring in five TV series, including "Mike Hammer," and endearing holiday audiences with his role as the grouchy dad in the 1983 comedy classic "A Christmas Story."

McGavin, 83, died Saturday of natural causes at a Los Angeles-area hospital with his family at his side, said his son Bogart McGavin.

--He was just perfect in "A Christmas Story." He will always be remembered because of that role.

Source: IndyStar

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Crow Has Breast Cancer


Sheryl Crow underwent surgery for breast cancer on Wednesday, she confirmed via her website. According to the site, Crow's doctors call her prognosis "excellent"; she will receive radiation therapy treatment as a precaution.

In a statement, Crow's former fiancé, Lance Armstrong, said, "I was devastated to hear this news. Once again I'm reminded of just how pervasive this illness is as it has now touched someone I love deeply." The cycling champion continued, "Based on my contact in recent days with Sheryl, her doctor, and her family, I am confident that she will have a full and complete recovery and the world will be a better place for it. And to all of her fans and friends out there, please keep Sheryl in your thoughts and prayers yet know that I have never known a stronger woman in my life."

Crow underwent surgery in Los Angeles in a procedure she called "minimally invasive." On her website, she said, "I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. We are a testament to the importance of early detection and new treatments."

She also said she would have to postpone her North American tour, which was scheduled for March and April. In addition, she suggested visitors contact the Lance Armstrong Foundation's LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare to help other cancer survivors.

Source: People

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Peace Prize Nominees


Irish rock campaigner Sir Bob Geldof and U2 frontman Bono are among the nominees for the coveted 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

The former Boomtown Rats star is up for the award for organizing last year's Live 8 extravaganza, while Bono is on the list thanks to his human rights campaigning. The rockers are flanked by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, for his efforts to halt civil war in the Sudan, and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is also rumored to be nominated.

Source: IMDB

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RIP


Don Knotts, who won five Emmys for portraying the bungling deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died, media reports said on Saturday. He was 81.

Knotts died on Friday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, of pulmonary and respiratory complications, according to media reports.

Knotts' bug-eyed, high-strung character helped make "Andy Griffith," a sitcom about a folksy sheriff in small-town America, one of the most popular U.S. television shows of the 1960s.

Knotts also had a string of successful comedic movies, including "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" and "The Incredible Mr. Limpet," and later appeared as a regular in the TV comedy series "Three's Company."

--I remember always liking it when his character was on Scooby Doo.

Source: People

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February 24, 2006

Hilmer?

Photographs of Hollywood star Val Kilmer allegedly groping and kissing socialite Paris Hilton have been published in an Australian magazine.

Weekly publication NW claim they have exclusively obtained the images, which show the 46-year-old actor getting up close and personal with the 25-year-old socialite several years ago. NW believe the images have been leaked for the upcoming auction of Hilton's belongings, which were legally seized from a Los Angeles storage unit after The Simple Life star fell behind with payments.

The photos are believed to have been taken in the actor's rented West Hollywood mansion in 2002, when Kilmer was filming Wonderland. Hilton had a cameo role in the movie, joining Kilmer's character on a yacht.

Last year, Kilmer criticized the media fascination with Hilton, saying, "Paris Hilton is a great example. She's famous for nothing. It's what we are celebrating in my country - the nothingness of her fame."

--Click here to take a look at the pics. (They're just making out, so they are safe for work).

Source: Teen Hollywood

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Fugly

The only thing worse than women who think those random Vera Bradley purse patterns go with everything, is someone (let alone a star) who thinks that this purse should be worn EVER! The Golden Girls carried better accessories!

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