Sunday, December 31, 2006

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ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT IN PANAMA

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spent this week visiting a souvenir shop, a colonial neighborhood and the Panama Canal. One resident yelled, "Are you Brad Pitt?" The actor smiled and said: "Sometimes," according to the newspaper Panama America. Besides touring the capital, where they shopped for souvenirs and walked around a colonial neighborhood, Pitt and Jolie on Thursday visited a former U.S. military base and the construction site of Panama's new Biodiversity Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, at the entrance of the canal in the Amador district. The newspaper said Pitt, who has a love of architecture, and Jolie were considering investing in the $56 million project and buying land in Panama. The museum, which will trace Panama's natural history, will include a botanical garden. The couple, who arrived Thursday, were to return on to Costa Rica.

PAUL MCCARTNEY TAKES PICASSO'S

Paul McCartney

Police were called to the country estate of former Beatle Paul McCartney after his estranged wife reported the theft of paintings -- including a Picasso and a Renoir -- from the lodge they once shared, police said Friday. "We checked the premises, and spoke to Heather Mills and as a result it was found to be a civil matter between her and her husband," Sussex Police spokesman Paddy Rea said. "There's been no theft." Mills called police Thursday night after discovering that paintings valued at an estimated $19.5 million was missing, the Sun newspaper reported Friday. The Sun, quoting a friend of Heather Mills McCartney, said that McCartney had taken the paintings and reprogrammed the estate's alarm codes, and informed her Thursday night by text message. McCartney and his wife announced their separation in May after four years of marriage and began divorce proceedings in July. They have a three-year-old daughter, Beatrice.

JENNIFER HUDSON'S NEW YEARS PARTY

Jennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls sensation Jennifer Hudson made her solo concert debut at the Hammerstein Ballroom for her New Years Eve celebration with her "One Night Only:Dreamgirls" show. The throng of fans waited in a line that wrapped around the block, but the wait was well worth it. Hudson is the real deal with the pipes of a seasoned pro. The concert was followed by a dance party with Junior Vasques, featuring remixes from the Dreamgirls soundtrack.
Photos: Mark Rupp

KYLIE MINOGUE GETS BORED IN BED

Kylie Minogue is easily bored in bed.The Australian pop star - who is dating French actor Olivier Martinez -admits she is a highly sexual person and enjoys a lot of variety in the bedroom. Kylie, who this year overcame breast cancer, said: "Sex is the most natural thing in the world. When I'm in a relationship, I like lots of it. I like to be swept off my feet. But I do have a very low boredom threshold."Earlier this year, Kylie confessed to having steamy phone sex sessions with Olivier.The diminutive singer admitted the smitten pair have such hectic work schedules they have to resort to dirty texts and racy conversations to keep their love life going. She said: "We talk a lot on the phone and it can get quite steamy - we miss each other. The bills are quite high, but that's the way we communicate with each other."

EVA LONGORIA'S FAME LIKE A HURRICANE

Eva Longoria says fame is like a hurricane.The 'Desperate Housewives' actress, who got engaged to basketball star Tony Parker last month, became an overnight star when the US show, which first aired in 2004, became a worldwide hit. Eva, 31, admits she wasn't prepared for the intense interest in her personal life the role of Gabrielle Solis brought her. She said: There's no way to find your bearings when fame hits. It's like a hurricane. I was famous in, like, two seconds."Thank God I was totally grounded before it all happened. I think if you don't know who you are, then you're suddenly forced to find yourself in this chaos. And you can't."Since appearing in 'Desperate Housewives', Eva has gone on to star in a number of films, including 'The Sentinel' opposite Michael Douglas. Eva and Tony, who was born in France, are apparently set to wed in a French castle in July of next year.

HUGH JACKMAN WON'T GO BACK IN TIME

Hugh Jackman in 'X-Men'

Hugh Jackman could never go back in time because he would miss e-mail too much.The 'X-Men' star is fascinated by time travel but thinks the disadvantages would outweigh the benefits. He said: "The 1920s hold a fascination but I don't think you'd want to be sick in the 20s. Health care wasn't great and there were no computers. All the movies, flappers and parties were great, but let's face it, I'd switch everything for the right medicine. Also, I do quite like my e-mail and my BlackBerry."Earlier this year, history obsessed Hugh admitted he would love to portray the Greek philosopher Socrates in a movie. He said: "I've always been a huge fan of Socrates. I think his story is great, and I figured that he died, like, 3,000 years ago so people don't really remember him. I could probably have a go there. Hi jokingly added: "We could turn it into a musical because apparently he loved show-tunes, Socrates. That's a little-known fact!"

THEY ALL LOVED SINGER JAMES BROWN

American President George W. Bush and Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger have led tributes to the late soul legend James Brown. Brown died in an Atlanta hospital, in Georgia, on Christmas Day from heart failure after being admitted with pneumonia. He was 73. News of his passing was met with shock across the world. Bush described the self-styled 'Godfather of Soul' as an "American original", adding: "His fans came from all walks of life and backgrounds. James Brown's family and friends are in our thoughts this Christmas."Jagger, who was a huge fan of the legendary singer, insisted his death was a"huge loss" to music. As well as receiving tributes from his more famous admirers, many fans paid tribute to Brown by placing candles on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or laying flowers at his statue in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia. A public funeral for Brown was held this Saturday.

BRITNEY SPEARS TO ADOPT TSUNAMI ORPHAN

Britney Spears wants to adopt a tsunami orphan.The 'Toxic' singer - who recently filed for divorce from Kevin Federline -fell for a four-year-old boy called Wang, from Bali, who lost his entire family in the 2004 Indian Ocean tragedy, after reading about his plight. A source said: "She instantly wanted to help him and is sponsoring him until she can find out more."And she has even written to officials seeking advice."The tsunami disaster was a tragedy very close to Britney's heart and she has dedicated a lot of her time to its charities."Britney - who has two children with her estranged husband, Sean Preston,15-months-old and three-month-old Jayden James - has even consulted celebrity pal Madonna, who recently adopted a Malawi boy.The source added: "She is even in talks with Madonna about it and is taking it very seriously."The 25-year-old star's decision to adopt an underprivileged child is part of her plan to make a fresh start in the new year, following her bitter split from Kevin.The source said: "Britney's had a turbulent year and wants 2007 to be brilliant."As well as wanting to look after little Wang, she is determined to make a music comeback with a difference."

LIONEL RICHIE SPEAKS ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER NICOLE RICHIE'S CAREER

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie has revealed he didn’t want his daughter Nicole to be a singer.The former Commodores singer, who has sold more than 100 million records in his career so far, admits he was unimpressed when his ‘Simple Life’ star daughter announced she was following in his footsteps. Lionel said: “She has done the fame thing is reverse. Normally you need a hit record or movie to become a personality. She started as a personality and now she understands what I go through.“When she decided to take up music I thought, ‘Urgh, she moving into singing’. I keep telling her, ‘why would you want to go singing?’ It’s funny when they choose the same occupation as you.”Nicole recently starred in her father’s video for his song ‘I Call It Love’, as a rich girl who falls for a poor waiter.

TODAYS CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

1937-ANTHONY HOPKINS
1943-BEN KINGSLEY
1945-BARBARA CARRERA
1947-TIM MATHESON
1948-DONNA SUMMER
1952-GEORGE THOROGOOD
1958-BEBE NEUWIRTH
1959-VAL KILMER
1972-JOE MCINTYRE

STRIPPING FOR MARILYN MANSON'S WIFE DITA VON TEESE

Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson

Dita Von Teese says she loves stripping.The burlesque performer, who is married to rocker Marilyn Manson, insists the best part of her job is baring her flesh and she has slammed women in her industry who refuse to take their clothes off. Dita said: “I hear people who are trying to do burlesque say, ‘Well, we won’t take off our clothes because that’s not classy’. I think that’s offensive and disrespectful to stars from the past like Gypsy Rose Lee.“I’m trying to set the record straight about what burlesque was: it’s not just about a style or a look. It’s about stripping.”But the singer, actress and model insists she only bares her body while she is working. Dita said: “No one has seen me out at a party having had too much to drink showing my boobs or butt. I’m not that wild kind of girl. I’m uncomfortable wearing a mini skirt. It’s about what’s appropriate.”

ELLE MACPHERSON SLAMS CELEBRITIES WHO FLAUNT THEIR PERSONAL LIFE

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson has slammed celebrities who flaunt their personal lives to gain publicity.The 43-year-old Australian supermodel revealed she makes a conscious effort to keep her public and private life separate in order to protect her children. She said: "I don't use my personal life or my family in order to sell products and I never have."I'm a public person but there are people in my life who didn't choose my job, and have a right to anonymity. And so do my children."Elle has two sons – six-year-old Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and three-year-old Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson – with former lover French financier Arpad Busson.The couple got engaged in August 2002, but the birth of her second son put a strain on the relationship after Elle was treated for exhaustion and post natal depression. Elle and Arpad split up in July 2005.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

VICTORIA BECKHAM CAN'T ACT FOR HER LIFE

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has admitted she "can't act to save her life".The former Spice Girl - who starred in 'Spice World' - has laughed off rumors she is to launch a film career with a part in a Scientology movie produced by friend Tom Cruise, saying her acting is limited to cameo appearances. She said: "It's quite hilarious for two reasons. Firstly, you'll never see me on screen again because I can't act to save my life!"And secondly, although I get offered a few parts, I'd never do it as I wouldn't want to wear anything the wardrobe department would put me in."The only roles I would play would be myself or maybe Catwoman because I quite like the catsuit she gets to wear!"The 32-year-old also rubbished rumors that the 'Top Gun' actor and his wife Katie Holmes exchanged bizarre vows in accordance with their beliefs in the sci-fi cult of Scientology during their wedding ceremony in Italy. She added: "It was such a simple ceremony and really lovely."I've read that they exchanged all these wacky vows but it was just, 'Do you take her', and, 'Do you take him' - basic but gorgeous and not in the least bit weird."They were genuinely choked up. And their little girl Suri? She's just beautiful. Really adorable."

NEW YORK CITY VIEWS OF NIGHT SKYLINE


The New York City Skyline

PARIS HILTON ON AUSTRALIAN BEACH

Paris Hilton


Paris Hilton wowed onlookers on an Australian beach as she frolicked in a white string bikini to promote beer.The blonde socialite attracted a large crowd of admirers when she took a dip in Sydney’s Bondi Beach to promote a new low-carb beer Bondi Blonde.The 25-year-old told her fans: "Hey Australia, I’m really excited to be here!"The socialite will celebrate the New Year in the sunny city and will choose the new face of Bondi Blonde from 40 Australian hopefuls on New Year’s Day. It has not been disclosed how much Paris is being paid for her appearances, but Bondi Blonde owner Jack Singleton revealed hiring the socialite proved costly. He said: "She doesn’t come cheap."Paris’ trip from Los Angeles to Sydney reportedly got off on a bumpy start, when she forgot to bring her passport. As a result, the blonde beauty was forced to take another flight and touched down several hours later than expected.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL'S HOTEL CATCHES FIRE

Jake Gyllenhaal


Jake Gyllenhaal and his family, including his actress sister Maggie, were holidaying at Manka's Inverness Lodge in the San Francisco Bay area, along with several other guests. But they were all forced to flee the hotel when a storm caused a tree to come crashing into the back of the building, near a water heater.The two-storey wooden inn is then said to have caught fire at around 2.30am on Wednesday. Karen Gann, spokeswoman for the Inverness Fire Dept, told People magazine: "It was during a very high windstorm and a tree came down. "The cause of the actual fire has not been determined at this point, but it totally destroyed the lodge." Daniel DeLong, a chef and co-owner of the lodge, which is popular with Hollywood stars, said: "Jake was helping me pull things out of the fire." Eight people are thought to have been staying on the upper floor of the lodge, with several others occupying surrounding cabins. However, only the lodge burnt down and no one was hurt.

MICHAEL JORDEN FILES FOR DIVORCE

Michael Jordan


Basketball's Michael Jordan and his wife, Juanita, filed for divorce in the Lake County courthouse on Friday in an amicable decision described as mutual after 17 years of marriage. The couple separated in February, and is seeking joint custody of their three children, according to a judgment for dissolution of their marriage filed in court, Reports the Chicago Tribune.The document states the couple agreed to a marital settlement that addresses property and debt division, and all parental issues for their three teenage children.The Tribune reports that "the Jordan's asked the court to excuse them from attending a required parenting education program class, citing their status as public figures, which 'would be a disruption to the class, as well as create publicity concerning the parties' personal and private issues,' according to a court document." Michael Jordan, 43, became part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this year. He retired twice from the Chicago Bulls. Jordan served with the Washington Wizards, first as team president, then as a player, before he left the team in 2003. He now resides in Chicago, according to the court record.

Photo By: RD/Leon/Retna

EVA LONGORIA'S HARRODS SHOPPING SPREE

Eva Longoria


Eva Longoria went on a $70,000 shopping spree as she opened the Harrods Winter Sale on Thursday. The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star blew the whopping sum in just 90 minutes as she picked up bargain designer handbags, shoes and coats at the exclusive London department store. She gushed: "This is my favorite store! I’ve never seen anything like this, it’s amazing! "The 31-year-old – who was given a private tour of the shop by its owner Mohammed Al Fayed on Wednesday and avoided the post-Christmas rush by skipping the lengthy queue outside, which had been forming since 5am. Eva was especially excited about her spree because she received only a few Christmas gifts from her fiancĂ©, basketball star Tony Parker. She explained: “This year Tony and I decided we weren’t going to buy each other presents. We’re building our house and we’ve got the wedding to plan.”Eva – who is planning to wed the San Antonio Spurs player in Paris next July (07) – confessed the couple are also unlikely to enjoy a romantic honeymoon because of their hectic work schedules. She said: "We film for 10 months of the year so for my wedding I’m only going to get a week off and then it’s back to work."

TODAYS CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

1942-MICHAEL NESMITH
1945-DAVY JONES
1946-PATTI SMITH
1957-MATT LAUER
1959-TRACY ULLMAN
1975-TIGER WOODS
1977-LAILA ALI
1982-KRISTIN KREUK
1984-LEBRON JAMES

BRITNEY SPEARS FAN CLUB SHUTTING DOWN

Britney Spears


Britney Spears biggest Internet fan club is set to be closed down.The 25-year-old – who has been seen partying since filing for divorce from Kevin Federline – has shocked fans on website www.worldofbritney.com so much they have decided to shut it down. Ruben Gray, who founded the website, revealed: "Britney is losing her identity and credibility. Britney is done. For me at least."No matter what anyone thinks or how they may disagree, it is very hard to maintain the respect needed to keep things going. So we have decided to shut the website down."The website has had almost 37 million visitors since it opened in 2000. It will officially close on January 31. Britney – who has been photographed on four occasions without underwear - was seen wearing another revealing outfit at a Los Angeles party this week.The mother-of-two, who was spotted chain-smoking and drinking cocktails, arrived in a black top, but soon whipped it off and partied in just a bra.

BRAD PITT LOVES KIDS TO PASS GAS

Brad Pitt says being a father gets better every day.The actor – who has three children with partner Angelina Jolie – has revealed his favourite part of the day is hearing his daughter Shiloh pass wind. He is quoted by Britain’s The Sun newspaper as saying: "My expectations about being a dad are being excelled daily. There is nothing more satisfying for me than to help Shiloh burp."When I tuck the children in at night I always take the time to talk to them. I enjoy sitting on their bed and watching them fall asleep. "Back in October, Brad, 43, said he loved having children so much that he was planning to start his own soccer team. He joked: "I have three kids now and next year I'll have six then nine. We're looking for a soccer team. I want to compete in the next World Cup."Brad isn’t the only one revelling in his domestic life. Angelina, 31, also insists their life together is perfect. She said: "I don’t believe marriage would make us happier. We are a family and that is enough. He is not only a great dad; he is also a great friend. "Brad and Angelina spent Christmas visiting refugees in Costa Rica. The couple – who have a seven-month-old daughter Shiloh Nouvel, five-year-old son Maddox and 23-month-old daughter Zahara - plan to ring in 2007 at the Exclusive Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast.

GWYNETH PALTROW CELEBRATES ALL HOLIDAYS

Gwyneth Paltrow


Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah this year.The actress – who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin – decided to honor her late father Bruce by celebrating the Christian and Jewish festivals with her family. A source told Britain’s Daily Express newspaper: "Gwyneth made sure her family celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah."Chris accepted Gwyneth’s desire for the children to be brought up understanding their proud Jewish background, even at this early stage."The 34-year-old is so keen to teach her two children – two-year-old daughter Apple and nine-month-old son Moses – about her father’s Jewish roots that she has created a special family tree for them."Gwyneth has even had a family tree made especially so that she can show Apple and Moses where they descended from."Bruce – who is said to have died due to complications from cancer and pneumonia in 2002 – is a descendant of a famous family line which has produced 33 rabbis over several generations. It has also been reported that Gwyneth wants Moses to have a Bar Mitzvah when he is 13.

Friday, December 29, 2006

BURN IN HELL SADDAM HUSSEIN

Saddam Hussein


Iraq braced itself for the execution of Saddam Hussein last night amid reports that the former Iraqi president could be hanged as early as this morning. The Associated Press on Friday evening quoted a senior Iraqi official saying Mr Hussein could go to the gallows on Saturday morning. Other reports said Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, was consulting with US officials to see whether Mr Hussein should be executed before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from this weekend to January 6. Meanwhile, lawyers for Mr Hussein asked a US federal court to restrain the US military from handing Mr Hussein over to the Iraqi government. It was unclear whether the court would grant a restraining order, or whether the court even had the authority to block any transfer. An appeals court this week rejected an appeal to commute the death sentence Mr Hussein received for ordering the murder of scores of Shia villagers in the 1980s. A judge for the Iraqi appeals court was quoted as saying Mr Hussein would be put to death by today at the latest. Last night, Feisal Istrabadi, a senior Iraqi official at the United Nations, said the situation remained in “flux”. responding to the legal claim filed by Mr Hussein’s lawyers in the US, he added that Iraq has had legal custody of Mr Hussein for two years. “Nothing and nobody can abrogate the ruling [to execute Mr Hussein],” Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi prime minister, said in comments released by his office. “Our respect for human rights requires us to execute him, and there will be no review or delay in carrying out the sentence.”

JULIA ROBERTS PREGNANT WITH 3RD CHILD

Julia Roberts


Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts, who gave birth to twins two years ago, is expecting her third child, her publicist told People magazine on Friday. Roberts, 39, is due this summer, spokeswoman Marcy Engelman said on the magazine's Web site. News of the movie star's pregnancy first surfaced in the New York Post on Friday. Roberts, who won an Oscar as best actress for her 2000 role in "Erin Brockovich" and made her Broadway debut this year in "Three Days of Rain," gave birth to twins Phinnaeus and Hazel in November 2004. Appearing on the CBS "Late Show with David Letterman" in May, Roberts said her children "seem to really love each other. He's sort of very boyish and masculine. He has red hair and big green eyes. And she's very girlish and has very blonde hair and blue eyes. He likes blueberries. She likes her daddy." Roberts and Danny Moder, a 37-year-old cameraman, were married in 2002 at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico. She was previously married to country music star Lyle Lovett.

FAREWELL TO SOUL LEGEND JAMES BROWN


Close friends and family bade farewell to soul legend James Brown at his private memorial service Friday. The gold casket bearing Brown's body arrived at Carpentersville Baptist Church in in North Augusta, South Carolina — located near Augusta, Georgia, where Brown was raised.The church service came after Brown lay in repose at New York's historic Apollo Theater, where he had made his debut in 1956, recorded a hit live album in 1962 and where an exuberant crowd of thousands paid final respects to the Godfather of Soul on Thursday. Rev. Al Sharpton was joined at the funeral Friday by some of the musician's other prominent friends, including boxing promoter Don King and comedian Dick Gregory.

NICK LACHEY TURNED DOWN THREESOME WITH MOM AND DAUGHTER

Nick Lachey


Nick Lachey turned down a threesome because he found the women “creepy”.The former 98 Degrees singer – whose divorce from Jessica Simpson was finalised in in the summer of 2006 – was once propositioned by a mother and a daughter who lived in Nebraska, but refused their racy offer, because he found them “creepy”. The 33-year-old said: “I was propositioned by a mother and a daughter back in 1997 when 98 Degrees were performing.“In some places, the mother-daughter combination might be intriguing but not so much in Nebraska. It was kind of creepy.”Nick reportedly phoned Jessica recently to tell her he wants to marry Vanessa Minnillo.The singer, who is allegedly hoping to get married as soon as possible, told Jessica: “I’m getting married again Jess and I wanted you to hear it from me.”Jessica has been linked to singer John Mayer since her divorce – but recently rubbished the rumors insisting she is still single.

GEORGE CLOONEY INTIMIDATED BY CATE BLANCHETT

George Clooney


George Clooney was intimidated by the prospect of working with Cate Blanchett. The ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ actor – who stars opposite Blanchett in Steven Soderbergh’s black and white wartime drama ‘The Good German’ – was scared to work with her because she is so talented. He said: “She is the best actor working today. She is not an actress, she’s an actor. It was intimidating, in a way, to work with her. She is so good.”Clooney is also convinced Blanchett, who plays an American journalist lured into a murder mystery, deserves an Oscar for her performance. He said: “I will tell you right now – she will win the Oscar.”Clooney recently admitted he prefers working behind the camera these days. He said: “Directing is the key to film making. Everything else is just paint as far as I’m concerned.”

KATE BECKINSALE SCARED OF DYING

Kate Beckinsale


Kate Beckinsale says she was scared of dying from the same genetic disease that killed her father.The ‘Pearl Harbor’ actress’s father, actor Richard Beckinsale, died aged just 31 from a heart attack caused by an inherited gene. Kate, 33, has revealed she lived in fear while shooting her new movie ‘Click’ in case she suffered the same fate. She said: “I was very aware that I was the same age as when my father died when I started shooting this film. It was a strange feeling.“Making it past that age has made it easier to look forward to things and not have anything nagging you at the back of your mind.”Kate, who is married to film director Len Wiseman, says she can’t wait to extend her family.The brunette, who has a daughter Lily from a previous relationship, said: “I want another child soon. I need to work for a few more years, but I could always change my mind.”

CATERINA MURINO WAS SCARED TO RIDE HORSES IN NEW 'JAMES BOND' MOVIE

Caterina Murino


Bond girl Caterina Murino loves riding horses semi-naked.The former model, who plays Solange in the latest 007 film ‘Casino Royale’, says wearing a bikini while riding a horse in the film cured her fear of the animals. Caterina said: “I didn’t want to film the scene at first because I had fallen off a horse in a previous film. Then a friend said, ‘Caterina, you’ll go down in cinema history as the Bond girl who rode a horse in a bikini.’“So I decided to have a go, I started training and I loved it. Now I ride a horse every week!”The 32-year-old brunette admits she worried that becoming a Bond girl could ruin her career. She said: “The kiss of Bond is very deadly. You have to be careful. It is very enjoyable but there is a price to pay.”

TODAYS CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

1936-MARY TYLER MOORE
1938-JON VOIGHT
1946-MARIANNE FAITHFULL
1947-TED DANSON
1954-ED AUTRY
1966-BRYAN 'DEXTER' HOLLAND
1972-JUDE LAW

JARED LETO WAS ASHAMED OF DATING SLUT LINDSAY LOHAN

Jared Leto And Lindsay Lohan


Jared Leto was so ashamed of dating Lindsay Lohan he avoided being photographed with her.The ‘Mean Girls’ star says her relationship didn’t work out with the ‘Fight Club’ actor because he didn’t like the crowds of paparazzi who follow her everywhere. Lindsay said: “Jared was so paranoid. He’d always be like, ‘Don’t come over if you’re going to bring 15 paparazzi!’ ”The 20-year-old actress – who recently confessed she likes to date more than one man at a time – said Jared was one of her few proper boyfriends. She said: “I don’t think I’ve had enough experience with dating one guy for a long time. The only one was Jared, and Wilmer Valderrama.”Lindsay was not Jared’s first celebrity love interest. He has also dated Cameron Diaz, Scarlett Johansson and Ashley Olsen.

ALWAYS CLASSY DICK VAN DYKE

Dick Van Dyke


Dick Van Dyke was almost turned down for his latest film role because he was too nice.The ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ star plays the bad guy in new children’s film ‘Night At The Museum’, but director Shawn Levy has revealed movie bosses were not keen on giving Van Dyke the role. Levy told BANG showbiz: “A lot of people were against Dick playing the part because he is the pinnacle of family films and he always plays the good guy.“But Dick actually turned up to audition for the part himself.“I though it was amazing that such a legend would actually audition properly.“It’s so sad these days that so many young actors refuse to audition. They say to me ‘Didn’t you see my role in ‘Smallville’? I don’t read.’“Young people are so arrogant. So many no bodies refuse to audition.“But Dick did. And I was delighted to have him in the movie.”

MICHAEL DOUGLAS OUT RUN BY EVA LONGORIA WEARING HIGH HEELS

Clear Day Michael Douglas says he is getting too old for action films. The ‘Fatal Attraction’ actor, who starred along side ‘24’ actor Keifer Sutherland and ‘Desperate Housewives’ beauty Eva Longoria in ‘The Sentinel’, has revealed he couldn’t keep up with his co-stars when they filmed their fast-paced scenes. Douglas, 62, said: “I had a bad knee and a pulled ham string so it was tough physically and actually quite humiliating.“In one scene Kiefer takes off running and I go after him. I said to him, ‘You’re pretty fast’.“Then later I’m running again and Eva passes me in high heels and I’m, like, ‘How can she run in those heels?’ ”The Oscar winning actor has now taken time off from work to look after his two children, six-year-old Dylan and three-year-old Cerys, while wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is away from home working on her new film.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I LISTEN TO YOU ALL !

EVERYTHING YOU TELL ME....
I LISTEN !
TELL US WHAT YOU WANT !

LINDSAY LOHAN TURNING LESBIAN ?

Lindsay Lohan


Slut Lindsay Lohan was at it again at New Yorks famed Topless club Scores again the other night. The ever so AA poster girl bumped and grinded the poles then took some dancers into the ladies room to apologize for recently calling all topless dancers whores.(what else were you doing in the ladies room?) She arrived at the west side location Scores West around 12;30 am announcing that she loved strippers. She could not get enough of the lap dances from the girls then jumped on the stripper pole and performed herself. She even received a double lap dance in the clubs exclusive VIP area where she was hanging with 15 friends. Lohan is currently staring in the upcoming film 'I Know Who Killed Me', seems to love the erotic club. Last January, I caught her and Kate Moss going wild and watched them both dance on the poles and in and out of the ladies room all night rubbing their noses. I had just gotten 2 teeth pulled that day and I was a zombie myself and made the mistake of asking for a picture when Lindsay's bodyguard slammed me against the wall while Lindsay ran for her SUV and drove away into the night. I don't like Lindsay Lohan. In fact I think of her as a spoiled brat who drinks and parties too much even know she is underage, and she treats people like shit. If she was only nice to the press, she would get so much more out of them and people would not hate her so much. She is a bitch who is going to end up dead soon if she does not change her attitude and party ways ! Why topless bars anyway? Are you turning into a lesbian Lindsay?

MADONNA LEARNING NEW LANGUAGE

Madonna is learning to speak her adopted son's native language.The 'Hung Up' singer and her director husband Guy Ritchie have been taking lessons in Chichewa, which is spoken in the African country of Malawi where baby David Banda was born. A source said: "Madonna and Guy use the few words they have learned - Mummy, Daddy, hello, my love and some others - every day."Madonna knows a Chichewa lullaby called 'Gona Mana' and has been working on a guitar piece to go along with it."The source added: "David is a very smart little chap who idolises his brother Rocco."Meanwhile, Madonna's father-in-law has claimed that her desire to adopt another child is putting strain on her marriage to his son. Guy's father, John Ritchie, said: "They've had a difficult time. David is very beautiful and Guy is very good with him. But I don't think he'd want to adopt again."They were both under an unbelievable amount of pressure because of all the press surrounding David's adoption. It has caused tension and been deeply upsetting."It has been suggested that Madonna plans to give a home to a baby girl also from Malawi.

SYLVESTER STALLONE GOT HURT FILMING SIXTH ROCKY FILM

Sylvester Stallone


Sylvester Stallone has said filming the sixth Rocky movie was more painful than making the first five films combined.The 60-year-old actor - who stars in 'Rocky Balboa' the latest chapter of the boxing legends life - revealed he suffered more injuries than ever before while making the new film. Stallone told US People magazine: "This one was injury-prone. The joints wear down and you get inflammations of things that you didn't even know existed. It became about living with conditions because nothing was going away. Every day was an Advil day. In all five Rocky movies put together I didn't have this many injuries."The 'Rambo' star considers the latest film to be even more gritty than its predecessors as the fight scenes were largely improvised with unanticipated physical consequences. He said: "In the other Rocky's it was all kaboom-kapow-kaboom. There was a lot of contact in this one because I wanted it to be very realistic. We didn't choreograph the fight scene, so we ended up having the ragged edges, those awkward moments that make it real. I broke my foot. I had a bulging disk in my neck. I shredded a calf muscle. It was so bad it had to be put in a cast."

ADAM SANDLER'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Adam Sandler donated gifts to young cancer sufferers in his home state of New Hampshire this Christmas.The 'Wedding Singer' star had a Play Station 3 with all the latest games, autographed DVDs and a 'Longest Yard' poster delivered to 15-year-old Stephanie Hudon and her 18-year-old brother, Kevin, at their Manchester home in New Hampshire. Stephanie has bone cancer that recently spread to her lungs and is due to undergo surgery on January 8. Kevin was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in November and is receiving chemotherapy treatment. Stephanie said: "I just wanted to say 'thank you' and my family thanks you."Manchester Memorial High School teacher Christine Monahan said: "We have been organising fundraising for the Hudon family and we were delighted when Adam Sandler sent the gifts last week."It is not the first time the 40-year-old actor has shown his community spirit in the state where he spent his childhood. As a seven-year-old Sandler sang 'The Candy Man' for the patients at a Manchester nursing home and he has twice revisited his old school, Manchester Central High School, to address the pupils since becoming a Hollywood star. In 2003 he advised graduates to, "Fill your life with fun", and in 2004 he told them, "Congratulations. As of today, you no longer have to eat your lunch in the school cafeteria!"Isabel Pellerin, who taught the 'Big Daddy' actor between 1980 and 1984 told US People magazine: "You've seen his movies? That's the way he was here."I can't believe he's making all that money for things he was being punished for here. I thought he would grow up. Instead he grew rich."

THE PRINCESS KYLIE MINOGUE

Kylie Minogue


Kylie Minogue feels like "a princess on top of a cake" when she is on tour.The singer returned to the stage this year after beating breast cancer for her rescheduled Australian 'Showgirl' tour dates and admits it was incredible experience. She said: "I feel like a princess perched on top of an enormous tiered, iced cake, but if it weren't for the crew there would be no cake."I like that aspect of touring, being part of something that is a group effort."I think it's probably because I started in television, where you can do nothing without all those people supporting you."Despite being thrilled to be back performing, Kylie has pulled out of headlining next year's Glastonbury Festival. The diminutive singer was tipped to headline the closing day, but festival organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed she will be too busy touring to attend. Emily said: "Kylie has a lot of touring up her sleeve and I think if she was going to do Glastonbury, she'd have to rework her show and I don't think it's going to be possible in that time frame. It's just not going to happen.

JOHNNY DEPP LOVES BEING 'WIERD'

Johnny Depp loves being labelled weird.The actor - who has portrayed a host of eccentric characters on the big screen, including Captain Jack Sparrow in 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' and Willy Wonka in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' - believes he discovered who he really is as a person by taking on oddball roles. He said: "I was given the weird badge but I think everybody's weird and that's the key to it. We should celebrate out individuality, not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. We all have idiosyncrasies. People do themselves a great disservice by not allowing themselves to see who they really are because they are afraid of what others might think."Meanwhile, Depp has been preparing for his role as demonic barber Sweeney Todd by practicing his razor skills at home.The actor has become so obsessed with playing the murderous character, in the musical film of the same name, he is spending hours on end pretending to cut imaginary throats. A source said: "Johnny is always very conscientious in his roles. For this part he has to get into the mind of a serial killer. He wants to feel adept with the razor blades, to feel as if they were an extension of his arm."

RICKY GERVAIS LOVED DOING 'NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM'

Ricky Gervais


Ricky Gervais loved the sexual innuendo in his new children's film.The British comic star plays eccentric museum boss Mr. McPhee in family film 'Night At The Museum' and admits his favourite line of the movie was also the rudest. Ricky told BANG Showbiz: "The best part has to be Ben Stiller slapping a monkey. And then Robin Williams walks in and says, 'What on earth are you doing slapping a monkey?'"That has to be one of the best film lines ever. It's right up there with, 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.' "The film focuses on a museum in which the historical exhibits come to life at night. When asked who he would choose if he could bring a historical character to life, Ricky chose British wartime prime minister, Winston Churchill. He said: "I'd pick Winston Churchill, because I'd love to get him wasted."I love that he drank loads and smoked cigars to stay awake all night. No wonder he wanted to fight them on the beaches."

DIANA ROSS WANTS TO GIVE LESSONS

Diana Ross


Diana Ross would love to give Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera singing lessons.The music legend is very impressed by the current crop of female singers and insists she would be happy to give up her time to educate any of them privately. She said: "I enjoy Beyoncé's music and admire Alicia Keyes, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. I'm ready to give advice and support to any of them that wants that. Because Mariah used to ask when I would spend time with her, I am available to discuss what it takes."The 62-year-old singer says one thing the younger divas could learn from her is how to be a true professional. She said: "I am an extremely organised person. I think I have a good work ethic."

VICTORIA BECKHAM SCARED OF JEANS

David And Victoria Beckham


Victoria Beckham has joked she is scared wearing jeans will kill her.The former Spice Girl, who is married to soccer superstar David Beckham, is worried wearing inappropriate denim will result in her being seriously injured or worse. She quipped: "I am completely obsessed about jeans. I have started wearing high-waist jeans, but they do really squeeze you in round the waist and by the end of the day I was beginning to have mental images of my epitaph, 'Victoria Beckham, done in by denim.'"Meanwhile, Victoria is rumored to be launching a lingerie range with new friend Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo already has her own fashion label Sweetface, while Victoria's line is called Rock and Republic, and the two global stars are now seriously considering releasing line of sexy underwear together.

TODAYS CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

1933-SUSAN SONTAG
1936-ALAN ALDA
1968-SARAH MCLACHLAN
1977-JOEY FANTONE JR.
1980-NICK CARTER
1981-ELIJAH WOOD
1987-CHESEA BRUMMET

ASHTON KUTCHER AND BRUCE WILLIS BOND

Ashton Kutcher enjoys talking about films with his wife Demi Moore's ex-husband Bruce Willis. Ashton, who has a close relationship with the 'Die Hard' actor, admits he loves picking Bruce's brains about movies. He said: "He was spending a long weekend with us and I asked him something that had been bugging me since I'd seen 'Superman Returns'. I said, 'How the fuck was Superman lifting up that kryptonite island?' Bruce agreed, it made no sense."Bruce and Ashton have always had a close relationship. 'The Sixth Sense' star gave Ashton his full blessing when he wed Demi in September 2005, and even attended the ceremony. Ashton recently admitted he doesn't feel like a married man. The 'Guardian' actor - who at 28 is 16 years younger than his 44-year-old wife - is still head over heels in love with Demi but finds married life "bizarre". Ashton mused at the time: "Married life is great but I don't feel married. It's very bizarre. I don't think you can feel married I think you just feel in love and when you're in love that's a really great place to be."

LIV TYLER WON'T DO EPIC FILMS ANYMORE

Liv Tyler


Liv Tyler will never make another epic film project like the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy. The 29-year-old actress isn't prepared to commit the amount of time she did to the acclaimed fantasy series because she doesn't want to be away from her son Milo, who was born in December 2004, for months on end. She said: "I'm definitely not going to be shooting a huge 'Lord of the Rings'-type project again. Milo is still very young so I don't want to disrupt his little world too much until he starts school."Liv recently revealed she almost gave up acting to be a full time mother.The actress took the whole of last year off to care for Milo, and has now admitted she nearly turned her back on Hollywood all together. She said: "It was really a reflective period for me, and I was asking myself all these questions, like, 'Should I retire and move to the country and have lots of babies?' That year off helped me realize I love what I do."Liv - the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler - is currently filming new thriller 'The Strangers' in South Carolina, in the heart of America's tobacco country.

RUSSELL CROWE MISSES HIS CHILDREN

Russell Crowe misses his children when he is away making movies. The 'A Good Year' actor has two sons, Charlie and baby Tennyson, with wife Danielle Spencer, and admits he feels lonely when he is away from them on set. Crowe, 42, said: "I've got two boys now and the whole priority of my existence begins with what they and my wife need. Whatever they need is where every day begins. When I'm away from them when I'm working I get lonely for their company."Crowe recently admitted fatherhood had made him realise how shallow the world of celebrity is and helped him put his priorities in perspective. He said: "The world of celebrity becomes this strange place to live in. But marriage and kids have made me less concerned with it."

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

THE TERMINATOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER GETS REPAIRS

Arnold Schwarzenegger


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's broken leg was put back together with wires and screws Tuesday, and the "Terminator" star should make a full recovery, though he will probably be on crutches during his inauguration next week, officials said.The 59-year-old former bodybuilder broke his right thigh bone over the holiday weekend while skiing with his family in Sun Valley, Idaho. He underwent a 90-minute operation."Following the surgery, the governor was awake, alert and talking in the recovery room," said Kevin Ehrhart, who performed the operation at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. "He is now fully coherent, and I have cleared him to resume his duties as governor." Schwarzenegger will remain hospitalized for three days, and his full recovery will take about eight weeks, the surgeon said. The California governor's second inauguration is set for Jan. 5th.

KEITH URBAN AND NICOLE KIDMAN REUNITED

Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman


Keith Urban has joined his Aussie wife in Sydney after having been apart for two months while he was in rehab.The country music star flew to Sydney on Tuesday to be with his wife of six months. It is the first time the couple have been back in Sydney together since their June wedding. The pair, live in Nashville, were spotted holding hands as they left a film studio in the city before being driven away in a blacked-out car.Keith, 39, has now completed addiction treatment in the US after a drinking relapse prompted him to seek help. Nicole has been in Sydney spending time with her family and enjoying outings to the theatre and Christmas as well as working on her new film Australia with co-star Hugh Jackman and director Baz Luhrman.

BEN AFFLECK AND JENNIFER GARNER BAPTISE THEIR DAUGHTER


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have had their daughter baptised. Violet, who turned one on December 1, was baptised on Christmas Eve at the United Methodist Christ Church, in Charleston, close to where Garner grew up.According to reports, Violet shared her big day with her cousin Alex who was baptized the same day at the church, at which Garner's parents, sister and brother-in-law are regulars. Pastor Randy Flanagan confirmed the ceremony took place during mass and was witnessed by ordinary members of the congregation. Since becoming a father Affleck has made no secret of his love of parenthood.The 34-year-old actor admits his family is the most important thing in his life now and he is willing to focus less on his career for the good of his wife and baby daughter. He recently said: "I thank the Lord for my wife and child every day. My family is the most important thing, the center of my life."

UMA THURMAN BREAKS WRIST ON SET

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman has broken her wrist. The 'Kill Bill' actress fractured her lower arm on the set of her latest movie, 'The Accidental Husband', late last week. According to an on-set source, Uma, 36, snapped her wrist when "she was jumping to reach something and fell on her hand". She initially didn't realise she had broken it but after going to bed she woke up the next day to find it was considerably swollen. After going to hospital Uma had to undergo surgery to repair the damage. Shooting on the movie, which also stars Colin Firth and Isabella Rossellini,will be delayed for a week while Uma's broken wrist heals. She is believed to be currently recovering at her New York home with her two children Maya, eight, and four-year-old Roan.

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY IS CHEAP !


Matthew McConaughey bought his family headlamps for Christmas.The heart throb actor bought each of his nearest and dearest a torch that can be worn on the head because he thinks they are brilliant. He said: "I gave out a lot of headlamps, you know, the things you can wrap around your head and see what you're doing."I think they are one of the best inventions going. I gave electronic toothbrushes last year so it had to be headlamps this year."Meanwhile, McConaughey has tipped ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz for Oscar success.The 'We Are Marshall' actor insists he is still good friends with his former lover and was blown away by her performance in her latest movie 'Volver'. McConaughey, 37, said: "I just saw 'Volver'. She's going to get an Oscar nomination - or she should. She's incredibly excited about that film."
You need something else for your head. Perhaps Lance Armstrong !

ANGELINA JOLIE'S CHRISTMAS VISIT


Angelina Jolie spent Christmas Day visiting refugees in Costa Rica.The 'Tomb Raider' actress jetted into the country on Monday to begin a visit as part of her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. As she met with a number of refugees, Angelina took the opportunity to speakout about the growing problems in the country. It is estimated that there are around 11,500 refugees in Costa Rica, most of who arrived after fleeing Colombia to escape the conflict between leftist guerrillas, soldiers and paramilitary forces. Angelina, whose lover is Brad Pitt, said: "The conflict in Colombia is the greatest humanitarian tragedy in the Western Hemisphere, but it receives very little international attention."My Christmas message to Colombian refugees and to the millions of displaced people in Colombia is that the world has not totally forgotten them."

SNOPP DOGG THE THUG


Snoop Dogg has called for a world gun amnesty.The rapper - who was arrested in October for possession of drugs and a firearm - wishes the planet could be free of guns so no more lives could be unnecessarily cut short.He said: "I would like everyone to be able to put down their guns. Guns are not good. When I was growing up I knew my life could be taken in a second by a gun."In October, Snoop was stopped by police for a traffic violation at the Bob Hope Airport, in Burbank. An unlicensed gun and marijuana were found during a search of his vehicle.The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm and transportation of a controlled substance and released on $35,000 bail. In November, Snoop handed himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest over a separate charge of possession of a deadly weapon. He was charged and bail set at $150,000.The rapper had been stopped at the John Wayne Airport, in Santa Ana, on September 27 after a 20-inch extendable baton was found in his bag. Snoop claimed he did not know it was illegal and was going to use it in his video. The baton was confiscated and the rapper was allowed to board his San Francisco flight.
You have not learned your lession and you never will. You need to bend over like a dog in jail !