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August 9, 2006

Angelina Jolie’s Pitt watch

Angelina Jolie is asking friends to spy on Brad Pitt.angiewatch

The ‘Tomb Raider’ actress is said to be very clingy after the birth of the couple’s daughter Shiloh two months ago, and has been keeping a track of Brad’s while he is filming ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ in Los Angeles.

A source revealed: “Angie is suffering a little from the baby blues but she’s been extra stressed since Brad left, asking friends to report back on his every move and sometimes calling him up to 10 times a day.”

The raven-haired beauty – who is currently living in the couple’s Malibu mansion with Shiloh and their two adopted children, Maddox, four, and Zahara, 17 months – is reportedly making Brad feel “smothered”.

The source Britain’s Grazia magazine: “Brad has had to tell her, ‘Stop smothering me!’.

“He says she needs to relax and stop treating him like a kid, but Angelina has been telling friends she’s unhappy because they talked about not working for a year after Shiloh was born.”

Stories about Brad’s wild partying with co-stars and old pals, Matt Damon and George Clooney, have only increased Angelina’s worries.

The source said: “Angie knows George is a party hound who is surrounded by women 24/7. It isn’t an ideal scenario for a guy with a family.”

David Hasselhoff’s Proposition For Beckinsale.

Filed under: Kate Beckinsale — by celebreporter @ 1:06 pm

David Hasselhoff’s Proposition For Beckinsale…. David Hasselhoff tried and failed to seduce stunning actress Kate Beckinsale at a recent movie premiere – because he has decided he needs to find a woman more famous than he is.

Following his divorce from ex-wife Pamela Bach, Hasselhoff is on the lookout for love – and is aiming high.

He says, “I’m looking for a woman who’s more famous than me. Kate Beckinsale.

I whispered in her ear the other day on the red carpet (at the premiere of Click), ‘I’ll give you everything I have.’ “She just laughed. But, you know, when she met me she seemed very excited.

Lindsay on Sex, Paris, Those Late Nights and… Iraq!

llelleLindsay Lohan gives a raw and uncensored interview in the new issue of Elle magazine.

The tabloid princess, who has been linked to a rotating roster of young Hollywood men, reveals, “I don’t want to put myself in a monogamous relationship right now. I’m not dating just one person.” Hopefully this isn’t news to Harry Morton.

The single starlet goes on to say, “…if the sex is bad, the relationship’s not going anywhere.”

One relationship that isn’t going anywhere is her much-publicized feud with Paris Hilton. Lindsay insists that she hasn’t seen the infamous Brandon Davis “firecrotch” tirade video featuring Paris and lashes out against the hotel heiress saying, “Obviously, she’s very comfortable making videos, ” an evident reference to a certain homemade X-rated Hilton film that made the rounds a few years back. Maybe you’ve heard of it?La Lohan’s late-night antics have also come under much scrutiny ever since the CEO of the production company of her latest film, “Georgia Rule,” issued a letter lambasting her on-set absences due to what he said was her “heavy partying.”

But Lindsay insists, “I can handle later hours! And I have a rule: I have to be home before the sun comes up or I start panicking. Unless it’s, like, your birthday or whatever.” Looks like “whatever” to Lohan means weekdays.

As far as what the future holds, the “Mean Girls” star says she wants to emulate Marilyn Monroe and go to Iraq (with Hillary Clinton!) to shock and awe the troops.

Lohan admires Monroe because she’s “this beautiful sex kitten, who’s basically a pinup, which is what I’ve always wanted to be.” To that we say: Mission accomplished!

Check out the entire candid interview in the September issue of Elle on newsstands now.


Justin Timberlake Vows To Let Press Into His Wedding To Diaz.

Filed under: Cameron Diaz,Couples,Justin Timberlake — by celebreporter @ 1:06 pm

Justin Timberlake Vows To Let Press Into His Wedding To Diaz…. Justin Timberlake has promised to invite the press to his wedding to Cameron Diaz, so they don’t have to undergo the stress of keeping it secret.

The singer is horrified by the efforts other celebrities have to undergo to protect their privacy from the prying eyes of the world – and would rather share the pair’s happy day with everyone.

Timberlake – who insists he has yet to set a date with Diaz – tells British magazine OK!, “It is a full-time job.

“To make lists, to choose a secret place and the subterfuge to forward the guests without the press getting involved to settle the orders with caterers.

It is tiring in the end.

“When we’ve decided, I will be sure to invite you, all right?”

Tom Cruise’s Suri promise

picsuriTom Cruise and Katie Holmes have promised to release photographs of daughter Suri.

The new parents – who have been inundated with requests to see the baby – have hit back at claims they are reluctant to show their daughter off and insist they are planning to release photographs of Suri soon.

Cruise’s spokesman Arnold Robinson told The Scoop: “Cruise hasn’t been reluctant at all. He and Katie will be making a decision about when to release the photographs of Suri shortly.”

Only the couple’s closest family members and a handful of celebrities have been introduced to Suri.

‘Matrix’ actress Jada Pinkett Smith – who is a member of the Church of Scientology like Tom – recently revealed she has visited “gorgeous” Suri twice and says she takes after her Hollywood star dad.

‘Kings of Queens’ actress Leah Remini – another Scientologist – also said she had seen the “beautiful” tot and described Tom and his fiancee Katie as “great parents”.

Hugh Hefner Wants Kidman For Playboy.

Filed under: Hugh Hefner,Nicole Kidman — by celebreporter @ 1:05 pm

Playboy boss Hugh Hefner is desperate for Nicole Kidman to strip for the cover of his sexy men’s magazine, because he has been “bewitched” by her ever since he saw her perform in stage-play The Blue Room.The magazine mogul fell for the Australian beauty’s charms when she appeared nude on Broadway in 1999, with a performance that was described by critics as “theatrical Viagra”.

He says, “(Kidman)’s bewitching, and the vision of her with a cigarette in one hand and her knickers in the other as a delicious French au pair will haunt my fantasies for months.

“I better add, she’s a terrific actress”

Reality Star Cavallari Single Again.

Filed under: Brody Jenner,Couples,Kristin Cavallari — by celebreporter @ 1:05 pm

Reality Star Cavallari Single Again…. US reality TV star Kristin Cavallari has split from her boyfriend Brody Jenner for the second time.

The aspiring actress, 19, leaped to fame in 2004 in Mtv series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and recently hosted reality show Get This Party Started.

Cavalarri and Brody, 22, originally split up last autumn (05), but soon reconciled.

Cavallari, 19, says, “Yes, Brody and I broke up. It’s just hard right now because I am working all the time. We’re still good friends though” Earlier this year (06), Nick Lachey was forced to deny reports he was dating the teenager, insisting they were just friends.

Kate Moss Back With Doherty?

Filed under: Couples,Kate Moss,Pete Doherty — by celebreporter @ 1:04 pm

Kate Moss is reportedly back with Pete Doherty.kmpd

The supermodel – who left the troubled rocker after he repeatedly failed to kick his heroin and crack habit – has allegedly decided to give the relationship another try.

Kate is said to be “overjoyed” about her reunion with the troubled ‘Babyshambles’ frontman and hopes the romance will last this time.

The couple revealed their new romance on Sunday (06.08.06), when they arrived together at a London rock festival.

A source was quoted in Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: “They held hands as they walked to the VIP area – laughing and touching each other the whole time. They were acting like a couple of honeymooners.

“They were kissing passionately and didn’t leave each other’s side all night.”


Is Pamela Pregnant?

Filed under: Baby Talk, Baby Watch,Kid Rock,Pamela Anderson,Ryan Seacrest,Tommy Lee — by celebreporter @ 1:04 pm

pandRumours are now rife that Pamela Anderson is pregnant with her third child after chatting on a US radio show.

The ex-Baywatch star married the musician Kid Rock in St Tropez, last month and officially became Mrs Robert Richie last week.

According to the latest tabliods, the 39 year old actress apparently telephoned American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest’s programme to divulge:”I’ve never been happpier.”

However, when questioned if the newly-weds were thinking about adding another child to the family unit, the buxom blonde said:”There might be one in there now.”

Pammy already has two sons, Brendan and Dylan, from her first marriage to Tommy Lee which ended in 1998.

Confirmed: Dave & Jenna Are a Couple!

Filed under: Carmen Electra,Couples,Dave Navarro,Jenna Jameson,Pamela Anderson,Tommy Lee — by celebreporter @ 1:04 pm

Dave Navarro has had a tough year. First, he received a lot of flack about his “experimentation” with men that allowed sexhim to satisfy any inner questioning of his sexuality and then, of course, he most recently split with wife Carmen Electra. But, Dave may be in position to share some good news…

As Star first reported, TMZ has confirmed with legendary adult film star Jenna Jameson’s publicist that she has split from her husband and is, in fact, dating Dave. This actually makes sense given the pairing of rock stars and porn stars. Tommy Lee was reported to be dating “Vivid Girl” Stefani Morgan, and of course, Tommy also turned Pammy Anderson into an amateur porn star! Then you also have Evan Seinfeld of Biohazard and VH1’s “Supergroup” fame who is married to adult star Tera Patrick and Korn’s Jonathan Davis’ wife is recently retired from the biz.

I must say this is a nice score for Dave. It would be tough for Dave to find anyone to replace firecracker Carmen, but from what I’ve seen, ahem, I mean “heard” Jenna is up to the task.


Fans Not “Crazy in Love” With Beyoncé

Filed under: Beyonce,Jay-Z — by celebreporter @ 1:03 pm

beyfansDisgruntled fans of Beyoncé have started a petition to get the musical diva to reshoot the video for her new song “Deja Vu.”

The plea to her label Columbia Records, tries to make the case that the video “is an underwhelming representation of the talent and quality of previous music video projects of Ms. Knowles.” “Bug-a-Boo” anyone?

The petition outlines seven comical points of contention and claims the editing “causes one to get dizzy and disoriented”, calls the dancing “erratic, confusing and alarming” and the fashion “unbelievable and ridiculous.” Beyoncé’s outfits unbelievable and ridiculous? No way!!

Regarding her scenes with real life boyfriend Jay-Z, the petition believes the sexual themes between the duo are “alarming and show unacceptable interactions between the two.”

Hopefully Beyoncé’s fans will like the rest of her latest music and can ‘check on it’ when her new album “B’day” drops on September 5.


Laguna Beach Stars L.C. & Jason Split

Filed under: Couples,Drama, Drama, Drama,Jason Wahler,Lauren Conrad,Stephen Colletti,TV Talk — by celebreporter @ 12:49 pm

Laguna Beach stars Lauren “L.C.” Conrad and Jason Wahler have split up, PEOPLE has confirmed.

“Its true. Lauren broke up with him last week,” Conrad’s rep, Nicole Perez, tells PEOPLE.

Being single isn’t slowing Conrad down a bit: The 20-year-old, who now appears on The Hills, took a trip to Las Vegas last weekend with her girlfriends, including Hills pal Heidi Montag.

Meanwhile, Wahler, 19, partied in Los Angeles over the weekend at Les Deux with Laguna pal Stephen Colletti. Wahler, wearing Adidas track pants and a t-shirt, got wild on the dance floor, according to a source.

“He was all over the place,” says an onlooker, “Every time I saw him, he was talking to a different girl.”

Wahler’s partying ways contributed to the couple’s breakup, a source tells PEOPLE.

This is not the first time they’ve split. The pair broke up last August, then reunited. “We’re pretty serious now,” Conrad told PEOPLE in May.

As for the future, Conrad plans to return to L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in the fall, and will film a second season of The Hills

The Barkers Split

On the heels of Nick and Jessica’s and Dave and Carmen’s split, another MTV reality show couple has called it quits.barkerssplit

According to PEOPLE magazine, blink-182’s Travis Barker has filed for divorce from his “Meet the Barkers” co-star and wife, Shanna Moakler.

The couple were married in 2004 and have two children: son Landon, 2, and daughter Alabama, 7 months. Moakler, a former Miss USA, also has a 7-year-old daughter, Atiana, from her previous relationship with Oscar de la Hoya.

Moakler released a statement saying “My only concern right now is for the welfare and best interests of my children.”

Monday, TMZ reported that Moakler has been added to the latest cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”


August 8, 2006

Oh Snap!

Filed under: Couples,Eva Longpria,Movie News,Oh Snap,Sexy Bitch,Teri Hatcher,TV Talk — by celebreporter @ 1:45 pm


Mischa Barton steps out with a mystery guy to London hot spot Umbaba recently, fueling rumors of a breakup with rocker beau Cisco Adler.


Mariah Carey puts herself in a number of good hands during her Adventures of Mimi tour, which kicked off in Miami on Saturday.


Lance Bass stops by ex-bandmate JC Chasez’s 30th birthday party in West Hollywood on Sunday. Bass, who attended with boyfriend Reichen Lemkuh (inset), also caught up with former ‘N Sync-ers Justin Timberlake (who arrived with Cameron Diaz) and Chris Kirkpatrick at the bash.


Jack Black plays human swing to his slumbering 1-month-old son during an outing in Santa Monica on Saturday. The actor gets back to funny business in September, when he begins filming the comedy Be Kind Rewind opposite Kirsten Dunst.


Costars Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria hold on to a funny moment at the DVD release party for the second season of Desperate Housewives in Universal City, Calif., on Saturday.


Looking post-partum fabulous, Rachael Weisz has an outing with 9-week-old son Henry (with director Darren Aronofsky) in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood on Friday.


Julia Roberts, who is sitting out filming Ocean’s Thirteen this time around, uses her downtime to run errands near Venice Beach on Sunday.

Michael Jackson says conspirators out to ruin him

Filed under: Drama, Drama, Drama,Michael Jackson — by celebreporter @ 1:44 pm

mjackcoMichael Jackson has stumbled across a conspiracy by former attorneys, associates and advisers to force him into financial ruin, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

The plot was discovered after someone leaked documents to Jackson showing that unnamed former lawyers for the 47-year-old singer tried to recruit others into a petition that would drag him unwillingly into bankruptcy court, his spokeswoman and manager Raymone Bain said.

“In what could be one of the biggest conspiracies in entertainment history, documents have been sent to Michael Jackson and his representatives which reveal a deliberate plan by some former attorneys as well as associates and advisers to force Mr. Jackson into involuntary bankruptcy,” Bain said.

During his four-month trial on child molestation charges last year, prosecutors asserted that the self-styled “King of Pop” was in perilous financial shape due to mounting debt.

Bain declined to name the conspirators, saying that Jackson had ordered his current legal team to investigate the scheme and file lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

“In addition, there is a strong possibility that these documents will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General for review and possible involvement,” Bain said.

Bain also declined to say who provided the documents to Jackson, who she said was busy shopping for a home in Europe and recording material for his first studio album of new material since 2001.

Jackson, who has made few public appearances since his acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005, announced in June that he had severed ties with his longtime business managers as part of a “sweeping restructuring” of his affairs.

In March, state authorities ordered Jackson to close his Neverland Valley Ranch in the California foothills for failing to pay the staff or maintain proper insurance. In April, Jackson reached a deal to finance more than $200 million in loans secured by his stake in the Beatles song catalog.

Bain said it was not yet clear why Jackson’s former attorneys and associates would want to force bankruptcy on the onetime child star, who ruled the pop charts during the 1980s with such albums as “Off the Wall” and “Thriller.”

“That’s what we’d like to find out,” Bain said. “But Michael Jackson was neither shocked nor surprised. He’s always been suspicious that some of those whom he entrusted to act on his behalf … may not have acted in his best interests.”

MTV, Nick Cannon collaborate on production deal

Filed under: Diddy,Emilio Estevez,Nick Cannon,TV Talk,Will Smith — by celebreporter @ 1:44 pm

cansmiest Nick Cannon, who lends his voice to “Monster House,” has signed a deal to develop, produce and appear in projects at MTV.

Under the first-look production deal with the lifestyle programming channel, Cannon said he is developing a sketch comedy and music reality series in addition to his sketch comedy/improv series “Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out,” which returns for a third season Thursday.

“It’s kind of cool for MTV to trust me with a discretionary fund to go out and buy projects,” Cannon said. “For them to actually see me as someone who can create and put product on the network is really great.”

MTV announced a similar deal with Sean “Diddy” Combs and his Bad Boy Entertainment in March 2005. Like Cannon’s pact, that first-look production agreement called for Combs to serve as executive producer for TV projects.

In addition to his TV deal, Cannon also signed a producing pact with MTV Films through which the Paramount-based label has committed to purchase scripts and pitches with Cannon attached as a producer.

“The film component of the deal gives me an opportunity to write and produce films (as possible starring vehicles),” said Cannon, who has penned several screenplays including “Extra Protection,” which sold to Universal Pictures for six figures last year with  

Will Smith‘s Overbrook Entertainment producing.”Now I have a home to get my views out. It gives me a chance to be a part of projects they already have but also bring my own ideas to the table.”

On the TV front, Cannon said he is looking to develop talent-driven content, particularly music- and comedy-themed.

“I know they are looking to do a lot more things with comedy, and I think I can help bring that across,” said Cannon, who executive produced “The Underclassman” for Miramax films as well as “Wild ‘N Out.”

Cannon, who starred in 2002’s box office hit “Drumline,” next appears in the indie crime drama “Weapons” and Emilio Estevez‘ RFK biopic “Bobby.”


Clay Sued by Unauthorized Biographer

Filed under: Clay Aiken,Drama, Drama, Drama,Ruben Studdard — by celebreporter @ 1:44 pm

Clay Aiken is finding that fame comes with a thousand different downsides.

The American Idol runner-up has been sued by the author of an “unauthorized tribute” titled Out of the Blue–“Clay” It Forward, who accuses him of defaming her and conspiring to hurt her book sales.

According to her court documents, Jeannie Holleman was a neighbor and lifelong friend of the McGhee family–Raleigh, North Carolina, residents who took in Aiken and his mother, Faye Parker, after Parker left her abusive husband, bringing her young son with her.

The book combines stories from the McGhee family about their experiences with Aiken, her own recollections of the Measure of a Man singer and tales from his fans. A description of the tome on authorhouse.com calls it “a long love letter to a sweet hometown boy.”

At a whopping 564 pages, it’s a long letter indeed, but it seems Holleman’s feelings of love for Aiken have since faded.

In her lawsuit, filed Friday in Wake County Superior Court, Holleman claims Aiken and his mother defamed her and depressed her book sales by denying that they were acquainted with her, branding her stories as lies and bashing her work on fan Websites.

She also claims that she was manhandled by one of Aiken’s bodyguards at a fundraiser in Hawaii.

Holleman is seeking at least $260,000 in damages and wants the court to force Aiken to retract critical comments he made about the book or to endorse it on his official Website. In addition, she wants the singer to write a positive introduction to the book and sell it at his concerts for the next five years.

Aiken responded Monday, stating through his record label that he had “instructed my attorneys to not only vigorously dispute the claims that have been made but to also pursue all possible remedies against those involved in the perpetration of these untruths.”

The 27-year-old singer added that he was speaking up on behalf of those close to him.

“As a so-called ‘celebrity’ I have become used to scurrilous allegations and untruths being made about me and my work,” he said. “I have always taken the path of not reacting to these matters and have accepted them as, somehow, coming with the ‘job.’ However, I cannot, and will not, stand by when these attacks are made on my family.”

In brighter news from Claynation, Aiken’s third album, A Thousand Different Ways, is due for release Sept. 19–one week before his Idol competitor Ruben Studdard releases his third album, The Return.

Potter No. 6 claims Thanksgiving ’08

Hary Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment of the lucrative franchise, will come out in theaters on November 21, 2008.

Now, Warner Bros. just needs to hire a director and confirm the cast. The fifth installment, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” bows in July.

The “Prince” date will mark a return to the Thanksgiving period for the sorcerer series. Of the four “Potter” films to date, only the third installment, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” has been released during the summer.

Paramount Pictures also has just planted a flag in November 2008, declaring November 7 for DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar” sequel. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith and David Schwimmer are set to reprise their roles as the main characters of the animated franchise.

Warners also announced films for holiday weekends next year. The studio has set the Mandy Moore romantic comedy “License to Wed” on the July 4 holiday weekend in an early counterprogramming move against the Paramount/DreamWorks production “The Transformers,” from director Michael Bay. Warners also has declared November 21, 2007, for the Will Smith sci-fi vehicle “I Am Legend.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Janet Jackson poses topless for Vibe

Filed under: Janet Jackson,Jermaine Dupri,Justin Timberlake,Magazine Covers — by celebreporter @ 1:43 pm

jjvibe Janet Jackson has never been afraid to expose some skin. The 40-year-old singer, newly svelte after losing some 60 pounds, appears on the cover of Vibe magazine wearing a skimpy bikini bottom and a necklace made of large shells. Her right arm covers her breasts.

Will she ever stop posing for sexy photos? “Of course. When I’m 80,” she tells Vibe. “That’s when I’ll call it quits.”

Two years ago, Justin Timberlake pulled off a part of Jackson’s bustier, briefly exposing one of her breasts, during the Super Bowl halftime show.

In an interview in the magazine’s September issue, on newsstands Aug. 15, Jackson says the incident — variously referred to as “Nipplegate” and the “bra-ha-ha” — is history.

“It’s just over and done with. It’s old. It’s the past. It’s history. I’m onto something new. Everybody got their licks in — those who wanted to — and it’s done,” she says.

Jackson credits her boyfriend, 33-year-old music producer Jermaine Dupri, for giving her self-esteem “a little boost.”

“I came to realize that younger men had less of a problem with who I am than older men,” she says. “With the younger guys, there was less ego. Things were less competitive. They weren’t threatened by who made more and who made less.”

She says that with Dupri, she feels as if she’s met her match.

“When I look at Jermaine, I see myself,” Jackson says. “I feel as if I’m looking in the mirror. The connection I feel with him I have never felt with anybody else.”

Her new album, “20 Y.O.,” is slated for release Sept. 26. Dupri produced a few tracks, and longtime collaborators Jimmy “Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis pitched in on the disc as well.

The pop star recently said she had packed on extra weight for a role in the upcoming movie “Tennessee,” which she ultimately had to pass on because of her new record.

When asked if she’d rather have a hit album or win an Oscar, she says: “Win an Oscar. It’s just a passion. But can’t I have both? Everybody in my family says I’m spoiled anyway. I want both…”

Brooke Burke Baby News!

Filed under: Baby Talk, Baby Watch,Brooke Burke,David Charvet — by celebreporter @ 1:43 pm

“Rock Star: Supernova” host BROOKE BURKE is expecting a baby with former “Baywatch” star DAVID CHARVET, according to US Weekly. This will be the couple’s first child together.

The 34-year-old brunette beauty, who formerly hosted E’s “Wild On” show, has 2 children from her marriage to plastic surgeon Dr. GARTH FISHER — the couple separated last year.

Charvet, also 34, played lifeguard Matt Brody on “Baywatch,” and has also starred on “Melrose Place.”

Marie Osmond Hospitalized

Filed under: Marie Osmond — by celebreporter @ 1:43 pm

Seventies’ singing sensation MARIE OSMOND was hospitalized near her home in Utah last week for what her spokesperson says was a “bad reaction” to medication.

Blasting rumors that the singer had attempted suicide, her spokesperson tells ET that some medication she was taking caused her to black out; her husband brought her to the hospital, where she spent a few days and was released. Her rep says the former “Donny and Marie” show star is “doing fine. She’s vacationing with her family right now. “

Hefner denies stroke claim, says he’s OK

Filed under: Holly Madison,Hugh Hefner,Jack Black,Jimmy Kimmel,Johnny Knoxville,Owen Wilson — by celebreporter @ 1:42 pm

Hugh Hefner says he’s doing just fine. “I’ve never felt better,” the 80-year-old Hefner told The Associated Press when hhstrokeasked Monday about a report he was in ill health.

A newspaper gossip item said Monday the Playboy empire founder had a mini-stroke. But Playboy spokesman Rob Hilburger insisted the report was “completely untrue.” Then Hefner got on the phone with assurances he was OK.

“We had a lingerie party Saturday night and I went up a little early because (girlfriend) Holly (Madison) had a cold. I am in very good health,” Hefner said.

Hefner hosted his “Midsummer Night’s Dream” party at the mansion Saturday night and a movie-night gathering the following night, Hilburger said.

Guests at the Saturday party included Luke and Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Johnny Knoxville and Jimmy Kimmel, Hilburger said.

Daniel Baldwin grabs horror role in “Sopranos”

Filed under: Ben Kingsley,Daniel Bladwin,Michael Imperioli,TV Talk — by celebreporter @ 1:42 pm

Daniel Baldwin has been hired for a potential recurring role in the final episodes of HBO’s Emmy-winning mob drama “The dbald Sopranos.”

Baldwin will play the star of the horror movie that aspiring filmmaker Christopher (Michael Imperioli) has been working on.

Described by Christopher as “‘Saw’ meets ‘Godfather 2,”‘ the project centers on “a wiseguy with a big mouth and bigger dreams,” as Christopher introduced it to potential investors in an episode this year.

In the same episode, Christopher’s posse kidnapped screenwriter JT, a recovering addict and degenerate gambler. At a back-seat meeting with Christopher, JT gets an offer he can’t refuse — to write the script based on Christopher’s idea in exchange of the settlement of his gambling debts.

Four episodes later, Christopher went to Los Angeles to meet with Ben Kingsley for the lead. Kingsley passed on the script.

The role now will go to Baldwin.

Filming is under way on the final eight episodes of “Sopranos,” which are slated to air early next year.

“Homicide” alumnus Baldwin’s recent credits include the Showtime film “Our Fathers” and the feature “Searching for Mickey Fish.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Skating’s Kristy Swanson, Lloyd Eisler Expecting

Filed under: Baby Talk, Baby Watch,Couples,Kristy Swanson — by celebreporter @ 1:42 pm

kswanSkating with Celebrities winners Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler are expecting their first child together on Valentine’s Day, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Swanson, 36, an actress best known for her starring role in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Eisler, 43, a former Olympic figure skater, met last year while filming the FOX reality competition.

The couple had denied earlier rumors that Swanson was pregnant. But in a statement provided to PEOPLE by publicist Cheryl Kagan, Swanson says: “We wanted to wait until I completed the first trimester to officially announce our pregnancy. Lloyd and I are thrilled and wanted to share the wonderful news.”

The two, who live in Los Angeles, began dating in December, according to Kagan.

In fact, their romance created a scandal in the skating community. At the time, Eisler was married and his wife, Marcia O’Brien, was pregnant with their second child.

The Eislers officially separated on Nov. 30, O’Brien told PEOPLE in February. Two weeks later O’Brien gave birth to son Seth, now 8 months (big brother Ethan is 2).

Spelling Feud Holds Up Tori’s Tribute to Dad

Filed under: Aaron Spelling,Candy Spelling,Drama, Drama, Drama,Tori Spelling — by celebreporter @ 1:41 pm

spellingtcaA special tribute to the late TV producer Aaron Spelling to be hosted by daughter Tori will not air on ABC this fall as planned – after Spelling’s widow and Tori’s mother, Candy Spelling, blocked the project, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Spelling, the legendarily prolific creator of such shows as Love Boat, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty and Beverly Hills, 90210, died June 23 after a lengthy illness. He was 83. His wife and daughter have maintained a highly strained relationship over the past few years, aspects of which have been coming to light in the days after the patriarch’s death.

Tori was to have served both as host and executive producer of the ABC tribute, according to the source, who said: “All of his (Aaron’s) stars had signed on and some interviews had already been taped. … But Candy wouldn’t release the clips of his shows because Tori was involved in the project. She had it killed.”

Candy Spelling’s representative, Kevin Sasaki, confirmed to PEOPLE that she had “talked to ABC about releasing the clips for the tribute,” but denies that Candy stopped the show. Instead, he says, “she didn’t feel the timing was right … since the Emmys were doing a big tribute to her husband around the same time.”

He added, “She had nothing to do with this except that she was asked to release the clips and she didn’t think it was the right time, so she turned them down.”

ABC, which was long associated with Aaron Spelling’s shows, has issued “no comment” about the proposed Spelling special.

Meanwhile, the source tells PEOPLE, Candy has agreed to provide clips to rival network NBC for a tribute to Aaron on its Aug. 27 Emmycast. The source confirms that she will attend the Emmy ceremony with son Randy Spelling but that Tori has yet to be invited as part of the family.

Janet Jackson Says She Prefers Younger Men

Filed under: Janet Jackson,Justin Timberlake — by celebreporter @ 1:41 pm

Janet Jackson doesn’t have a problem with dating younger men: In fact, she prefers it, the singer says in a new interview.

“I came to realize that younger men had less of a problem with who I am than older men,” Jackson, 40, whose boyfriend is 33-year-old music producer Jermaine Dupri, tells Vibe magazine.

“With the younger guys, there was less ego. Things were less competitive. They weren’t threatened by who made more and who made less.”

Dupri, she says, gives her self-esteem “a little boost.” “When I look at Jermaine, I see myself,” Jackson tells the magazine in its September issue, on newsstands Aug. 15. “I feel as if I’m looking in the mirror. The connection I feel with him I have never felt with anybody else.”

The couple, who have been together for five years, recently made headlines by hinting that they’re planning to get married – possibly on Sept. 26, the date Jackson’s new album, 20 Years Old, hits stores.

jj redOn the rumored wedding, Jackson told a British radio DJ, “Everyone’s been asking me about it. And if it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen.”

One thing she tells Vibe will happen: motherhood. Asked if she wants to have kids, Jackson says, “I do and I will. I didn’t before, but with Jermaine I do.”

Whether she becomes Mrs. Dupri or not, Jackson doesn’t plan to change her risqué image. The singer, who recently dropped more than 60 lbs., appears on the Vibe cover wearing nothing but bikini bottoms and a large shell necklace.

Will she ever stop posing for sexy pictures? “Of course,” Jackson says. “When I’m 80. That’s when I’ll call it quits.”

As for her famous Super Bowl performance, during which her nipple was exposed during the game’s live halftime show with Justin Timberlake, Jackson has put the incident behind her.

“It’s just over and done with. It’s old. It’s the past. It’s history. I’m onto something new,” she says. “Everybody got their licks in – those who wanted to – and it’s done.”

August 7, 2006

Hot Mess Alert #1

Filed under: Britney Spears,Hot Mess Alert — by celebreporter @ 7:30 pm


Oh Snap!


Beyoncé hands the Big Apple a shout-out while stepping out in New York City on Friday.

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Lindsay Lohan and a gal pal run into another of Los Angeles’s notorious traffic jams – a snappy crowd – while exiting The Ivy in Beverly Hills recently.


Mary-Kate Olsen ditches her customary oversized shades for a smile while hanging out at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont on Thursday.


Shakira, who leads this year’s MTV’s Video Music Awards with seven nominations, gives a taste of what’s in store during a press conference Thursday in Mexico City to announce her Oral Fixation tour dates.


Porn star Jenna Jameson strikes a pose with her body double during the recent unveiling of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas’s Venetian Hotel and Casino.


Kanye West and Pharrell Williams rock the collar during their Friday concert performance on ABC’s Good Morning, America in New York City.


Benicio Del Toro and Mark Ruffalo get starstruck during a ceremony to honor legendary acting teacher Stella Adler (who died in 1992) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.


Right back at ya: Justin Timberlake gives a shout-out to his fans on the street during an appearance on MTV’s TRL to promote his new album FutureSex/LoveSounds on Monday.

Victoria Beckham Vows To Pack On Pounds

Filed under: David Beckham,Victoria Beckham — by celebreporter @ 12:57 pm

vbdbThe skeletal Victoria Beckham has promised her husband to try and out on some weight.

Currently Posh Spice is looking pretty anorexic, she and hubby David are hoping for a fourth child soon; first though she must get healthy.

Posh usually sticks to a diet of sushi and vegetables but will be forcing down carbs and crisps from now on.

A source close to the Beckham’s told the Daily Mail: “David has pleaded with her in the past to put on weight, but now he’s finally taken serious action and given her a diet plan to ensure that she fattens up.

“Victoria’s agreed to go along with it because she and David are happier than ever at the moment and also because she is desperate to conceive. After having three sons, who they love dearly, both of them would absolutely love a little girl to dote on.”

Hopefully she will manage to pack on a few pounds and deal with her food demons at the same time…

Lindsay Lohan Ditches The Booze

Filed under: Lindsay Lohan — by celebreporter @ 12:56 pm

Lindsay Lohan’s new man is setting the young actress a very good example by encouraging her to stay off the llohanbooze for a while.

Restaurant owner Harry Morton has reportedly asked party animal Lohan to cut back on her drinking due to his family history.

According to the New York Daily News, Morton was the half-brother of famous bounty hunter Domino Harvey who died of a drug overdose; he has asked Lohan to cut back on her alcohol intake and Lohan has surprisingly obliged.

Lohan reportedly told her friends that “she will stay away from booze altogether.”

An insider added: “[Lindsay’s] not drinking. I’ve never seen her so healthy and happy.”

This must be welcome news to Morgan Creek Productions who last week sent Lohan a letter that branded her a ‘spoiled child’ for disrupting filming with her continuing tardiness.

Penelope Cruz Praises Scientology

Filed under: Mel Gibson,Penelope Cruz,Tom Cruise — by celebreporter @ 12:56 pm

pctcscienceActress Penelope Cruz has praised Scientology for all of its work with recovering addicts.

Cruz dated Scientology enthusiast Tom Cruise for over two years and feels the religion has a lot to offer.

Scientology founded Narconon, an in-patient rehabilitation programme for drug abusers based on a doctrine by Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard.

Cruz said: “I have read a lot of books about it and some of those things I have studied have helped me with things in my life. I would feel bad with myself if I didn’t say that I was grateful to it because of what I learned about it.

“A lot of my friends have been helped by their programme – they have the most successful anti-drug problem in the world and they deserve a lot of credit for it.

“They have places everywhere. It is amazing because it is about helping the person find the reason why they started in the beginning instead of creating guilt.”

Maybe Mel Gibson should spend a bit more time at the Church of Scientology?

Reese Witherspoon Slams ‘Stupid’ Jessica Simpson

Filed under: Jessica Simpson,Reese Witherspoon — by celebreporter @ 12:56 pm

Reese Witherspoon wants to “throw daggers” at Jessica Simpson for acting ‘cute and stupid’.

The Oscar-winning Walk The Line actress is well-known for promoting positive female role models, but less well-known for publicly criticising anyone.

However, it seems Simpson’s ‘dumb blonde’ schtick has riled Witherspoon so much she couldn’t resist speaking out.

She fumes, “Creating a cultural icon out of someone who goes, ‘I’m stupid, isn’t it cute?’ makes me want to throw daggers.

“I want to say to them, ‘My grandma did not fight for what she fought for, just so you can start telling women it’s fun to be stupid.'”

Jodie Foster Sticks Up For ‘Honest’ Mel Gibson

Filed under: Jodie Foster,Mel Gibson — by celebreporter @ 12:55 pm

Jodie Foster has stuck up for Mel Gibson, claiming her fellow Oscar winning actor is not an anti-Semite.

It is widely accepted Gibson told police officers arresting him for drunk driving that, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”

However, Foster has said that these comments only reflect the 50-year-old’s long-term battle with alcoholism, rather than his beliefs.

She tells the Los Angeles Times, “Is he an anti-Semite? Absolutely not. But it’s no secret that he has always fought a terrible battle with alcoholism.

“I just wish I had been there, that I had been able to say, ‘Don’t do it, don’t take that drink.’

Mel is honest, loyal, kind, but alcoholism has been a lifelong struggle for him and his family.”

Gibson faces driving whilst under the influence charges following his arrest in Malibu in the early hours of the 28 July.

Victoria Beckham To Model For Burberry?

Filed under: Kate Moss,Roberto Cavalli,Victoria Beckham — by celebreporter @ 12:55 pm


If rumors are to be believed Victoria Beckham could be the new face of Burberry.

The former Spice Girl was recently spotted dining with Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey at London restaurant, J Sheekey’s.

A spy told the Mirror: “He thinks she’s a true style icon.”

Victoria is no stranger to modelling these days; last year she walked the catwalk sporting a Roberto Cavalli creation and modelled for Damon Dash’s clothes range Roccawear.

But can she fill the shoes of Rachel Weiz and Kate Moss?

Madonna And Guy Ritchie To Renew Wedding Vows

Filed under: Guy Ritchie,Madonna — by celebreporter @ 12:55 pm

Madonna and her director husband Guy Ritchie are planning renewing their wedding vows.madonna

The glamorous couple will be renewing their love after Madge completes her current ‘Confessions’ tour in the garden of their Wiltshire home.

According to ContactMusic a friends revealed: “They want to show the world how committed they are to each other. Because they’ve been living in Los Angeles, they’ve missed spending time in the English countryside with friends and family.”

Such an act will also prove to the world that they are still very much together.

LOL Just funny

Filed under: Jenna Jameson — by celebreporter @ 12:54 pm

I love Trent’s comments on his blog.  But this one just made me pee in my pants.


Lindsay Lohan Ordered To Give Evidence In Legal Battle

Filed under: Lindsay Lohan,Tommy Mottola — by celebreporter @ 12:54 pm

lilohLindsay Lohan has been ordered to give evidence in her mother’s legal battle over the star’s music career.

The Just My Luck actress has been subpoenaed to a California law office to give an ‘oral deposition’ later this month, and will have to bring along all communication records between herself and her mother and father, as well as several other relevant parties, to a Santa Monica Law Office.

Dina Lohan is currently battling allegations by music producers Antonio Almeida and Mitchell Chait that she signed a partnership deal over Lohan’s music career in 2002, but were left out when a deal was signed two years later with Tommy Mottola’s Casablanca label.

Ex-Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland Denies Pregnancy

Filed under: Kelly Rowland — by celebreporter @ 12:54 pm

kelrowFormer Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland has proved Entertainmentwise’s arched brow was entirely correct by denying reports she’s pregnant.

When it was reported by several papers and internet sites last month that the singer was quoted as saying she was delaying her second solo album because of the ‘shock’ news she was with child, we at your favourite celebrity news website voiced our reservations at the veracity of the reports.

Now Kelly has proved our well-honed nose for a rogue story is still sniffing little a good ‘un by stating that the supposed interview was made up.

A statement from her record company Sony BMG reads, “Contrary to rumours appearing online and in the tabloids, Kelly Rowland, of Destiny’s Child, is not pregnant.

“Statements attributed to Kelly regarding her alleged pregnancy were never made by the artist and a purported interview with the AMG never took place.”

Jessica Simpson To Star In ‘Working Girl’ Remake?

Filed under: Jessica Simpson — by celebreporter @ 12:54 pm

jsimpsonSinger/actress Jessica Simpson is currently in talks to play the lead role in a remake of the 1980’s hit film ‘Working Girl’.The film, set in the cut throat business world of New York helped launch Melanie Griffith’s career; and no doubt Simpson’s is hoping that it could help lend some credibility to her lame acting career.

The New York Daily News recently claimed that Simpson’s weirdo manager/father Joe Simpson was overheard talking about his daughter’s interest in the role.

A rep for Jessica confirmed: “It is one of the scripts she’s considering.”

Simpson recently finished filming for her new film ‘Employee of the Month’ in which she plays a supermarket cashier.

How can they even consider re-making this classic and with such a bad actress…please don’t!!!!!!

Patrick Swayze Defends Mel Gibson

Filed under: Mel Gibson,Patrick wayze — by celebreporter @ 12:54 pm

psActor Patrick Swayze has defended his Hollywood friend Mel Gibson after he was arrested for drunk driving and launched an anti-semitic tirade against police officers.

Speaking on GMTV, Swayze said: “Talent needs to be honoured. People say stupid things when they have a few.

“I feel bad for Mel, he’s a wonderful human being. If anybody dares to try to pull this crap of messing with his career, it’s wrong.”

Gibson has apologised profusely since his arrest last weekend. It is though he has admitted himself into a rehabilitation centre to battle his alcoholism.

Swayze is currently on stage in London’s West End.

Kate Moss Party’s Hard With The Rolling Stones

Filed under: Kate Moss,Rolling Stones — by celebreporter @ 12:54 pm

kmossSupermodel Kate Moss splashed out £20,000 to fly her newly married friends Bobby Gillespie and Katy England out on Amsterdam to see the Rolling Stones as a wedding gift.

But, unable to miss out on a gig, Moss accompanied the newlyweds to the gig following their wedding and reception in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and partied the night away.

However, after the trio enjoyed being the guests of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Moss left her best friend Jade Jagger outraged after she forgot to pay her hotel bills.

A source told the Daily Star: “Jade felt bad that her best pal ran up a £5,000 bill and then forgot to pay it.

“She was quite embarrassed and was furious at the time. Kate did volunteer to pick up the entire tab but only when she had got back home to Britain.

“Kate is not the Stones’ favourite person right now. She was invited as their guest and while they were expecting to pick up the cost of the room, they were not impressed with the amount she ran up on drinks and food.

“Her behaviour was also very strange. She was unsteady on her feet and was clearly and had to be taken up to her room.”

Tut tut…she must have been badly behaved if she managed to piss off The Stones…

Sir Paul McCartney Freezes Joint Bank Account

Filed under: Heather Mills,Sir Paul McCartney — by celebreporter @ 12:53 pm

pmccSir Paul McCartney has been forced to freeze his joint bank account with his estranged wife after it was discovered that Heather Mills had been withdrawing ‘obscene’ amounts of cash.

Macca began divorce proceedings against Mills after she refused a £30million cash settlement; it is thought that she is after a much larger sum from the former Beatle.

A source told The Sun: “Sir Paul was disgusted by the amounts of money Heather had been withdrawing.

“It seems she is determined to spend money while she has a chance before the divorce goes through.”

“Sir Paul has been concerned that Heather is spending his money for the sake of it.”
Macca has also changed the locks on his London mansion to ensure Mills cannot gain access after she took possessions from the house.

A friend of the couple’s added: “Their split has degenerated into a vicious feud of petty point scoring.

“They used to love each other to bits. Now there is only hate. Heather absolutely loves the Peamarsh Lodge but will only stay there when Paul is not on the estate.”

Hopefully their two year old daughter, Beatrice will emerge for this battle unscathed.

Jennifer Lopez Drops Dallas Due To John Travolta

Filed under: Ed Harris,Jennifer Lopez,John Travolta,Tommy Lee Jones — by celebreporter @ 12:53 pm

jloSinger/actress Jennifer Lopez reportedly dropped out of the forthcoming Dallas’ film because she was not pleased with the script or her co-stars.

Lopez was supposed to play the role of Sue Ellen in the new film starring opposite John Travolta’s J.R. Ewing but pulled out of the project last week.

Although J. Lo’s rep confirmed that she had dropped the film no reasons were stated.

A source has now revealed the reasons to the New York Post: “The script sucks. And John Travolta? If it had been a man’s man like Ed Harris or Tommy Lee Jones, but you don’t just go from doing ‘Hairspray’ to ‘Dallas’.”


Macaulay Culkin To Star In Sexy New Film

Filed under: Eliza Duchku,Macaulay Culkin,Mila Kunis — by celebreporter @ 12:53 pm

Macaulay Culkin is set to strip off in a new movie about group sex.

The former child actor, who shot to fame in family comedy Home Alone, is to star with ex-Buffy The Vampire star Eliza Dushku in the as yet untitled film.

Culkin, 25, will play one half of a couple who visit a sex therapist to
overcome their bedroom problems and are advised to experiment with group sex.

He said: “I read a lot of material and I loved this script.

“It’s really about the pressure that leads them to experiment, the

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anticipation leading up to the event and then the fallout.”

Last month, Culkin had to flee Israel to escape rocket attacks by terrorist organisation Hezbollah.

The actor had been holidaying in Haifa with That 70’s Show actress Mila Kunis when the group attacked the city.

Fearing his safety and the safety of Junis, Culkin decided the pair should leave the country immediately rather than risk their lives.
Fighting in the region started after Hezbollah captured two Israeli

Is she on something?

Filed under: Britney Spears — by celebreporter @ 11:58 am


August 5, 2006

Lindsay Unloads in a Letter

Filed under: Lindsay Lohan — by celebreporter @ 5:13 pm

Lindsay Lohan is mad as hell and she’s not going to take it anymore.

To finish off a fortnight in which she was treated at a hospital for dehydration, publicly lambasted by a studio honcho and subpoenaed to testify inll a lawsuit against her mother, the 20-year-old actress ended up feeling shaken, not stirred, by a run-in with the paparazzi Thursday at L.A.’s signature celebrity watering hole, The Ivy.

While the details of what went down are sketchy, Lohan decided it was time to do a little sounding off of her own.

In an email to celebrity gossipmonger Perez Hilton, Lohan said that she “almost witnessed 3 kids being hit by paparazzi?Never in my life had an experience as I just did with the paparazzi. I am not kidding. I am shaking, cannot breathe a bit, scared, anxious and sad.”

(A witness who lunched near Lohan that day said that what she saw/heard was a photog warning a few young girls to back away because there was bound to be craziness when Lohan left the restaurant.)

According to Hilton, the letter posted Thursday on PerezHilton.com is “definitely her.” Lohan’s rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, couldn’t be reached for comment.

“When I got it I was really concerned,” Hilton, who says that he and Lohan correspond often by email, told E! Online. “I thought, ‘not another car accident, that’s the last thing she needs right now.’ ”

Hilton said that he contacted Lohan’s assistant, who assured him that the Just My Luck star’s letter was in reference to a particularly “bad paparazzi day.”

“This really was her way of speaking out about everything that’s happened in the last two weeks,” Hilton said. “She hasn’t gone on the record before yesterday about everything that’s been going on.”

Instead, Lohan’s mother, Dina, spoke up on her little girl’s behalf, saying that the letter that Morgan Creek Productions CEO James G. Robinson sent to Lohan taking her to task for her supposedly questionable work ethic was “way out of line.”

Robinson had blamed Lohan’s incessant partying for her frequent lateness and absences from the set of her latest movie, Georgia Rule.

Despite Thursday being what Lohan deemed her “day off,” she decided the time was right to offer her own take on recent events.

It’s “disgusting what these g-d damn people are doing to me,” she wrote to Hilton. “As well as the people in my life that I work with/for. It’s vulgar and I’m saddened for myself. And, ANY of those willing to fall into judging me in any way in the future or past, can watch the video tapes that these men/women take of me while they are being invasive towards my DAY off?Which I never have anymore.”

And, in a shout-out to Robinson and company:

“Send that to Morgan Creek.”

Which presumably means that she hasn’t had time to partake in the “ongoing all night heavy partying” that Robinson accused her of. (Or it means she hasn’t had enough time to party because of her heavy work schedule.)

But as for the Thursday incident with the paparazzi that left Lohan feeling quite sorry for herself, Hilton said that it was understandable why the Mean Girls star finally got fed up.

“The thing about Lindsay is, she plays along,” Hilton said. “She’ll give the photographers a shot but there comes a point where even she can acknowledge that it’s too much. She’s trying to send a message that they should either step back, or she’s going to take steps to make it more difficult.”

WTF?! Paris Preaches Abstinence

Filed under: Paris Hilton — by celebreporter @ 5:12 pm

There’s a Hilton that won’t be checking in any overnight guests this year.

Paris Hilton–yes, that Paris Hilton–has sworn off sex. For 12 months, anyway.

In an interview for the September issue of British GQ, the star whose oeuvre includes The Simple Life and One Night in Paris set out to dispel rumors that she’s a sure thing when it comes to taking relationships to that next level.

“People think I sleep with everyone, but I’m not like that,” Hilton told the magazine. “Kissing is all I do.

“I’m not having sex for a year. I’ve decided…I’ll kiss, but nothing else.”

The hotel heiress, who seems to change boyfriends faster than shoes, appears excited about the effect her vow of chastity could have on her personal life.

“The reason so many of my relationships don’t work is guys are like, ‘Hey, what’s going on? It’s been like four months and I’m only getting a kiss here,’ ” said Hilton, who was partying with on-again love interest Stavros Niarchos on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ yacht this week after attending the rap mogul’s annual White Party at the Nikki Beach Club in Saint-Tropez.

While there’s no word on what Niarchos has to say about Hilton’s new resolution, she sounded as if there’s some method to her madness–she has thought this one over and knows exactly what she’s doing.

“I feel good about it,” the 25-year-old told GQ. “I like the way guys so crazy when they can’t have sex with you. If he can’t have you, he stays interested. The moment he has you, he’s gone. Unless he is really in love with you.”

She went on to say that, as far as she knows, she only plans to walk down the aisle once and that, when she goes on dates, she prefers to be treated “like a princess.”

As Hilton tones down the sex, her doppelganger is upping the salacious quotient. Professional Paris look-alike Natalie Reid is giving Playboy readers an eyeful in the September issue. Hilton herself says that she has been turning down offers to disrobe for the men’s magazine since she was 17.

What Goes on in Pharrell’s Mind?

Pharrell Williams has some serious bling. He has two “proper rings”: One is a 26-carat canary yellow Asher-cut diamond, and the other is a 23-carat white Asher-cut diamond. These are not “going to the club” rings, he said, but are reserved for more special occasions.Williams, one of the hottest producers in hip-hop, also opts for the fashionable/functional. He is currently waiting for famed jeweler to the stars Jacob the Jeweler to finish his gold-plated BlackBerry.

Did Williams ever see himself donning these kinds of accessories, let alone becoming the male face of luxury designer Louis Vuitton, when he was a kid growing up in a Virginia Beach, Va., housing project?

“No way!” he told ABC News.

Now, at 33 years old, he is one of the most sought-after producers in the music industry. He hopes to push the limits of music even further with his first solo album, “In My Mind,” which dropped last week.

The album, which has received mixed and downright negative reviews from Rolling Stone and The New York Times, comes from a place that Williams calls “left of center.”

Williams sees this latest venture as purely artistic and experimental. The purpose of this much-anticipated and much-delayed album is not to make money, although that would be nice, but to break some ground, he said.

“It’s meant to sort of let people in and let my friends into my mind,” he said. “It’s kind of like the director’s cut for the first chapter of my career.”

R&B and Bikers

Williams’ musical story began at age 12, when he started playing the drums, but he had long been surrounded by music.

When he was 9, his family moved from the projects to a modest suburban home that he said was often filled with the sounds of soul music by Earth, Wind and Fire, and the Jackson Five. A biker group called the Renegades lived across the street and exposed Williams to rock.

His musical palette craved diversity from an early age, and he found a kindred spirit in Chad Hugo, whom he met in junior high. The two later formed the Neptunes production company.

Their big break came when they were discovered by Teddy Riley, the producer who’d created the “new jack swing” style of hip-hop. Riley enlisted Williams to write a verse in the 1992 rap hit “Rump Shaker ” by Riley’s group, Wreckx-N-Effect.

It exploded from there. Williams and Hugo are behind some of the biggest hits in recent memory. Remember Justin Timberlake‘s “Senorita” and Britney Spears‘ “Slave 4 U”? The Neptunes is the company behind those songs. The company also produced Gwen Stefani‘s “Hollaback Girl” and Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like Its Hot.”

“The whole Neptunes sound was a really different sound when they first started producing,” Leah Rose, music editor of the hip-hop magazine XXL said. “It has more of an ’80s new wave feel — great club music.”

Williams emerged to become the more visible of the two. Using his signature raspy falsetto, he sang the hook on Jay-Z’s “I Just Want to Love You” and on Snoop Dogg‘s “Beautiful.” And more and more, he appears in the videos alongside rappers and voluptuous female dancers.

He also fronted the rock-punk hip-hop band he formed with Hugo and their friend Shae Thornton, NERD, which stands for No One Ever Really Dies. The band, Williams told the BBC last year, is now “dead” due to disputes with the label, Virgin Records.

The Man Behind the Curtain

Williams has said many times that he does not see himself as Dorothy but rather as the Wizard behind the curtain. He “speaks for the people” when he produces, he said, but as a solo performer, he sees himself as skirting the edge of the mainstream and pushing hip-hop in a new direction.

“That is what I take pride in. I am always switching it to the left and to the right, up down — cater-corner,” Williams said.

“It’s meant for a different crowd. My fans are forward thinkers; they all aspire to do their own sh-t,” he said of “In My Mind,” which he calls a boutique album.

Artistic integrity alone is a noble cause, but sometimes danger lies in being too left of center, said Benjamin Meadows-Ingram, the senior editor at Vibe magazine.

“He seems fascinated by the idea by doing things that are left of center; that’s what gets him off professionally and creatively. It’s questionable how much of an impact this will have as far as shifting the sound,” Meadows-Ingram said. “If Jay-Z came out and made this album — a massive, massive rapper — I think you would have a bigger shift.”

A problem with the experimental and artistic approach Williams takes in “In My Mind” is that at times it seems too indulgent, Meadows-Ingram said. Producer-turned-rapper Kanye West, who collaborates with Williams on the single “Number One,” does a better job of appealing to a mass audience, Meadows-Ingram said.

Yet many said that this mutability is what lies at the root of Williams’ success. Lately, he has been everywhere. Not only does he sing, rap and produce, but he also has followed the likes of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Jay-Z into the design arena with his clothing lines Ice Cream, which is casual, and Billionaire Boys Club, which he said is a mix between Ralph Lauren and Willy Wonka. Williams, who often calls himself “Skateboard P” when rapping, also sponsors the Ice Cream skateboarding team.

It seems as though Williams is reaching for that mythical level of an artist like Prince, whom Williams called “the king.” Prince has long since left the mainstream, but thanks to his devoted fans, will always sell records.

“I don’t think him being an artist is the end all and be all of Pharrell — he does like a million and one things,” Rose said. “He’s sort of at the point where he can do anything he wants.”

Meadows-Ingram said Williams may sometimes be out there, but he’s never boring. “He’s one of those artists that no matter what he does, you cannot ignore him.”


Filed under: Janet Jackson,Michael Jackson — by celebreporter @ 5:08 pm

Superstar JANET JACKSON was taught the facts of life by her older brother MICHAEL JACKSON. The singer turned to Michael for an explanation after walking in on their parents JOE and KATHERINE having sex. She says, “I didn’t know what I was watching. My brother and I were very close at that time, so he was the one who told me.”

Jolie sick of men looking at her

Filed under: Angelina Jolie,Brad Pitt,Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt — by celebreporter @ 5:07 pm

Angelina Jolie will only be served by female waiters – because male ones ogle her.
The Tomb Raider star apparently turned up for dinner at Hollywood?s trendy Dakota restaurant and asked for “a female server only” to bring over her meal.

Angelina, widely regarded to be one of Hollywood?s most beautiful women, is said to be fed up of male strangers admiring her.

A source told America?s New York Post newspaper: “The theory is she feels guys gawk at her too much, and this is one way of avoiding that.”

Angelina – who recently gave birth to her and partner Brad Pitt’s first daughter Shiloh Nouvel ? was recently awarded the accolade of having the sexiest lips in the world.

The actress’ famous luscious pout was named in a list of the world’s hottest things conducted by Britain?s FHM magazine.

– Bang! Showbiz

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