February 24, 2006
Nick Lachey was the recipient of Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Male Award earlier this month, reports Us Weekly.
Opening his acceptance speech with a joke about Greg Behredt's book, "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken," the 32-year-old singer quickly became serious.
"It is a little ironic to receive the Fun Fearless Award right now," he admitted, alluding to his recent separation from wife, Jessica Simpson. "I've never been more afraid."
Source: Teen Hollywood
Hollywood actress Ellen Barkin reportedly received $20 million in her quickie divorce from billionaire Ron Perelman.
The Revlon boss, 62, and the Sea Of Love star, 51, reportedly ended their marriage on February 14, only a month after Perelman served Barkin divorce papers, according to the New York Daily News.
Perelman's lawyer Adria Hillman asked for an order to seal the case earlier this month, which was granted by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager. Barkin and Perelman signed a pre-nuptial agreement before their June 2000 wedding. The newspaper claims Perelman has lost $118 million in settlements with his first three wives, Faith Golding, Claudia Cohen and Patricia Duff. Barkin has two children, Romey and Jack, from her previous marriage to actor Gabriel Byrne.
The New York Times Magazine has a very cool photo collection of actors in this year's most memorable movies. Click here to see them all.
Jessica Simpson will earn a whopping $1,240 per-word in her new film, according to a new American media report.
The pop star/actress will pick up a cool $1 million for new movie Employee Of The Month, according to American publication In Touch.
Her character will utter a mere 806 words throughout the comedy.
Source: Teen Hollywood
Former child actor Brad Renfro has pleaded guilty to attempted possession of heroin and was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to attend rehabilitation. The 23-year-old actor is best known for such films as 'The Client,' 'Apt Pupil' and 'Ghost World.'
Renfro could face up to 18 months in prison if he violates the terms of his probation or his rehab program and remains free on $10,000 bail pending his next court appearance on March 6.
Victoria Beckham is designing her own range of sunglasses.
Posh got the idea after she was told sales of Dior glasses has increased since she began wearing them. According to The Sun a source said: "Victoria was amazed to hear that sales of the sunglasses have increased so much.
"When she starts wearing something it isn't long before a copycat version appears on the High Street. "But Victoria has a good business sense and wanted to expand brand Beckham to fill her boots in the specs market."
Posh already designs a range of jeans for Rock & Republic. The glasses will be on sale later this year.
February 23, 2006
Vince Wants To Be a Babydaddy:
Jennifer Aniston allegedly got a big-time birthday present from her beau Vince Vaughn ... he said he wanted to be the father of her children.
Life & Style magazine reports that Vaughn, 35, made the offer with no strings attached. Vaughn allegedly told Aniston, 'I'm not asking to be your husband.' "You're my best friend," Vince, 35, told Aniston at her 37th birthday party reveals a friend of the actress.
Vaughn continued, "I know how badly you want kids, so let's have them together. We don't have to promise each other anything, but we'll always be the mom and dad." Aniston reportedly told her friend, "I didn't know what to say. I love Vince, but I'm not in love. I want a child more than anything - but with my best friend? I don't know what to do."
While Jennifer desperately wants kids, she's not ready to jump into motherhood with Vaughn. "She's worried," adds Aniston's pal, "that at some future time she'll feel she's sold out."
The magazine reports that the 'Derailed' star even consulted an astrologer, who gave her good news. "She was told there'd be babies in her future," says someone in the know."
Source: AZ Central
People are still talking about how bad Whitney Houston was performing at the Olympics in Turin.
"Nowhere close to a gold-medal performance, nor even a bronze contender," a witness told Canadian columnist Shinan Govani. Houston coughed, sniffled and talked her way through one song and told the crowd: "Why did they choose to do this outdoors? I don't sing in the cold. It makes my voice funny."
Her last number, "I Will Always Love You," quickly became "her all-time low moment," the witness reports. Unable to reach the high notes, "Whitney smiled, waved and winked to the fans. Karaoke drag queens can belt it out better."
Source: New York Post
Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe announced their split in January but on Sunday the couple met at the low-key Tra di Noi restaurant in Malibu for a late lunch.
"They seemed to be getting along very well," said an observer, noting that after the meal, Lowe, 38, walked Swank, 31, to her car. "He put his arm on her back when they were saying goodbye."
So, are the pair, who wed eight years ago, reconciling? No official word yet, but a close friend of the double-Oscar winner said, "It's not the first time (they've eaten together), it's just the first time the cameras have been around. It's evidence that they're working on their marriage."
These preservation-of-marriage acts can be typical, say professionals. "In any divorce or separation, people are confused. They think, 'Maybe I shouldn't be so hasty,'" says Beverly Hills psychiatrist Carole Lieberman.
Fresh off of the likely cancellation of her UPN series, Kristin Cavalleri is now offering herself for sale. The high bidder during a charity eBay auction will have a 10-minute conversation with Kristin, although via Skype, not a real phone.
Brooke Shields, Rachel Bilson, and Melissa Etheridge are among the other celebrities participating in the Skype-a-Celeb auction. The proceeds benefit The Art of Elysium, an organization that encourages artists to dedicate their time and talent to under-served, at risk and hospitalized children whose lives are constantly disrupted by hardship, or chronic and often terminal illness.
If you should win the conversation with Kristin, just dont try to talk to her about her cocaine use: The New York Daily News Lloyd Grove did that, and she said, I just really dont want to go there. I dont want to be associated with that. Then her eavesdropping publicist cut off the conversation, saying, I just dont like the way this conversation is going.
Source: Reality Blurred
English actor Hugh Grant reportedly struck a photographer with a manila folder on the streets of New York City on Tuesday.
The Four Weddings And A Funeral heartthrob, 45, lashed out at an unnamed paparazzo while walking down Central Park South at 9:20am, according to the New York Daily News.
Former Daily News spokesman Ken Frydman, who witnessed the incident, says, "Hugh Grant had his head down, looking at his cell phone, when this young guy started flashing his camera." Grant responded by taking photographers of the snapper with his camera phone, saying, "How do you like it, mate?" before calling the paparazzo a "p**sy" and slapped the manila folder he was carrying across his head.
Frydman explains, "The photographer kept smirking at him. He said, 'I don't know what you're so mad about.' (Grant responded), 'You're invading my privacy. This is your last warning, you c**t.' The photographer kept taunting him. That's when Grant kicked him in the butt. Not hard - he was just trying to shove him away. I said to the photographer, 'Leave him alone or he's going to hit you again.' I said to Hugh Grant, 'Don't hit him again, or he's going to sue you.'"
--Um, is it proper for a guy to call another guy the C-word?
Did any of you catch MTV's 2-hour documentary called Fat Camp this past weekend? Well, if you didn't, you should.
And if you did, you probably got as much of a kick out of Diane's attitude as I did. FourFour has a hilarious recap.
Former Ed star Tom Cavanagh and his wife, Maureen have welcomed a daughter.
Alice Ann was born on Feb. 10 in New York City. This is the first child for Cavanagh, 37, and Maureen, 35, a deputy photo editor at Sports Illustrated. The couple, who met on a New York City basketball court in 2002, wed on Nantucket in 2004.
--Steven Spielberg will begin filming the fourth Jurassic Park film next year.
Producer Frank Marshall says the script has been finalised he said: "It has a good script now, so we should have that one up and running next year, for release in 2008." The character of Lexie, the granddaughter of Sir Richard Attenborough's character, will take the lead in the new film reports Moviehole.net.
--Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange have agreed to star in Grey Gardens.
The film follows the story of two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy who made headlines when the health department threatened to raid their home. Barrymore will play Little Edie, and Lange will play her mother, Big Edie Bouvier Beale, the socialite cousin and aunt of Kennedy Onassis reports Variety.
February 22, 2006
Rumor has it that George Clooney has been getting chummy with an ex... Renee Zellweger.
According to spies at George's private Bafta aftershow party at the The Dorchester hotel, Renee was seen "canoodling" in the corner with her former A-list boyfriend. The Sun newspaper adds: "When the barman finally threw them out, the pair went giggling down a corridor clutching a bottle of champagne."
To add further fuel to the romantic confusion of a fire that is George's love-life, apparently he told reporters he was still searching for a date to take to the Oscars. When asked if he would go with Teri Hatcher, he told The Sun: "No, no chance."
Heath Ledger is so close to his Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, he has asked him to be godfather to his four-month-old daughter Matilda.
Gyllenhaal, whose turn in the movie earned him a Best Supporting Actor Bafta on Sunday, credits the movie with building a unique bond between them. He says, "Heath and I are best friends now, making the film was very intense for us." "I'm actually godfather to Heath's daughter Matilda, which is an amazing honor."
Source: Teen Hollywood
Lindsay Lohan doesn't want to be called a Teen Queen. In an interview in the March issue of Allure magazine, now on newsstands, the 19-year-old says she wants to be considered a serious actress and rejects her youthful, party-girl image.
"I hate it when people call me a teen queen," Lohan says in an interview.
Lohan, star of family friendly movies such as "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie: Fully Loaded," has recently graduated to more grown-up roles, acting opposite Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Tommy Lee Jones in Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion," due in theaters in June.
She's also been working on "Chapter 27," a film about the death of John Lennon, starring Jared Leto.
Gwen Stefani fears she may never regain her sexy physique after giving birth to her first child with husband Gavin Rossdale.
The 36-year-old is resigned to having to hang up many of her raunchy and revealing concert costumes once she becomes a mother. Stefani says, "It's the best gift, but I do look at my stage clothes and wonder if I will ever get into them again."
Source: Teen Hollywood
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