Friday, August 31, 2007

PAMELA ANDERSON'S BONDAGE FANTASIES

Pamela Anderson has revealed she fantasies about underwater bondage.The former 'Baywatch' star, famous for playing lifeguard CJ, is currently starring as magician Hans Klok's assistant and loves the new underwater trick in their Las Vegas show.Pamela said on her official website: "Things are better than ever. The show is going well. We're rehearsing an underwater illusion - my fantasy finally!" The 40-year-old busty blonde is currently dating the 38-year-old Dutch magician. Pamela said of their relationship: "There's a lot of love backstage. It's very physical. Very loving."Hans added: "You call it dating. We call it physical."Meanwhile, Pamela has denied she is set to open her own chain of casinos. She said: "Lots of Vegas business but no casino right now - that was a rumor. But there are plenty of fun possibilities that are even better."

PRINCE HARRY TALKS ABOUT TORN LIFE

Elton John arrives at service

Dapper Prince Harry

Britain's Prince Harry told how his and his brother William's lives had been torn in two by their mother Princess Diana's death. Speaking at the memorial service held to commemorate the tenth anniversary of her passing, the congregation, including the British Royal Family, Earl Spencer and Sir Elton John, were all visibly moved by the young prince's heartfelt speech today. Harry, 22, remembered his mother as his "guardian, friend, protector and the best mother in the world."He said his and William's lives were divided into two parts, a time when they took their loving mother for granted, and the ten years since she died. Movingly, he said he and his older sibling missed her everyday. Harry purposefully mentioned his "loving father" Prince Charles in his speech. He also offered his thoughts to "anyone else who lost someone that day" - a gesture to the Al Fayed family. Diana was tragically killed aged just 36 in a car crash in Paris in the early hours of August 31 1997, along with her lover Dodi Al Fayed. Harry said he and William spoke about Diana every day, and they remembered her as "fun loving, down to earth and genuine" and hoped the world would remember her for "making people happy". During the service at the Guards Chapel in London's Westminster area, William, 25, sat with the royal family, including his father and grandmother Queen Elizabeth, on the left side of the church. Harry sat on the right side with Diana's Brother, Earl Spencer, and the rest of her family.After Harry's frank and moving speech, many of the congregation wiped tears from their eyes, while the crowd gathered outside the church watching on a big screen applauded and wept openly.In his address, the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Dr. Richard Chartres, remembered Diana for her charitable work.He made a point of chastising those who "use her memory to score points" - an apparent swipe at he behaviour of her former butler Paul Burrell, who was not invited to the service.Reverend Chartres went on to say: "Let us make this service the point at which we let her memory rest in peace."Prince William and Diana's sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale also gave religious readings during the service, and special prayers written especially for the occasion by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury were also read out.Among the guests were Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Sir David Frost, Sir Cliff Richard and Dodi Fayed's sister Camilla.

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MARIAH CAREY'S HOT TUB ALBUM DEBUT

Mariah Carey debuted her new album to friends in a hot tub.The singer, who has been busy working on her first new material since 2005's 'The Emancipation Of Mimi', decided to test the water by playing it to her girlfriends as they soaked together. She said: "I sat in the hot tub the other night playing some songs for some friends and one of them felt it was a very pro-woman kind of thing. And I was like, 'You know what, I didn't do that intentionally.' But she felt that it was a very empowered-woman moment."Although Mariah's pals thought the tracks were promoting girl power, she is adamant the LP is not anti-men.The pop superstar - who has had a colourful love life, including a turbulent marriage to record boss Tommy Mottola and a brief fling with rapper Eminem - explained: "It's not that the songs are male-bashing. It's a fun record. I'm writing with a lot of different people, mainly rappers, and I bring something to the table they don't and vice-versa."Mariah, 39, feels blessed she is able to sing for a living, and insists she never takes her music career for granted.She told Interview magazine: "To me, to be able to do what I love for a living is a gift from God. I could be doing something I hate every day, but luckily I'm not."

TIMBALAND DOES NOT WANT NUT BRITNEY

Timbaland reportedly doesn't want Britney Spears to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.The hip-hop producer - who is the event's musical director - is said to be worried Britney's comeback appearance at the awards on September 9 could overshadow the other performances. A source is quoted by E! Online as saying: "Timbaland doesn't want her on the show. He thinks it would be too much drama, and that she is going to take away from the other performers." Britney is thought to be in the middle of negotiations with MTV music executives about opening the show. Representatives for MTV, Timbaland and Britney refused to comment on the rumors. Performers already lined up for the Las Vegas awards ceremony include Timbaland, Rihanna, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Cee-Lo and Daniel Merriweather. Britney's pop comeback gathered pace last night when her new single 'Gimme More' premiered on US radio.The track is the singer's first new release since 2005.

HEATHER MILLS NEW YORK PARKING TICKETS

Heather Mills poked her tongue out at a US policeman for giving her a parking ticket. Heather, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney - who is holidaying in New York's exclusive Hamptons resort, has collected several parking tickets for parking wherever she pleases without a disabled permit. A source told the New York Post newspaper: " She's been hell on wheels. She's parking in front of fire hydrants and in handicapped zones without a handicapped tag." She showed one unimpressed town cop her prosthetic leg while he was writing her up a ticket. Then she stuck her tongue out at him as soon as he turned his back." Heather is renting director Nora Ephron and writer Nick Pileggi's mansion in the Georgica Pond area of East Hampton.The 39-year-old ex-model and the Beatles legend are on a family holiday with their three-year-old daughter Beatrice, though they are both staying in different locations. A source said: "It won't be a conventional family holiday - there is still tension."Last month, it was claimed Paul, 65, will give Heather £70 million (U.S. $140 million) in their divorce settlement.He has reportedly agreed to give the former model a lump sum of £15 million (U.S. $30 million) , along with a further £3.5 million (U.S. $7 million) every year until Beatrice turns 18. Paul, who will share custody of Beatrice with Heather, is set to pay for his daughter's schooling, travel, security and nannies.The divorce deal is also said to include a clause banning the pair from speaking publicly about the breakdown of their marriage.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

STAR OWEN WILSON'S SUICIDE CONFIRMED

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson did attempt suicide, police reports have confirmed.Santa Monica police department logged a call made from Owen's home at 12:08pm on Sunday as "attempt suicide".The 38-year-old actor - who was reportedly found by his brother Luke - allegedly overdosed on a cocktail of crystal meth and prescription medication Oxycodone dubbed 'hillbilly heroin' before slashing his wrists.Owen - who was said to be suffering from depression - visited the St. Monica church in his neighbourhood on August 23 before embarking on a three-day drugs binge.A source said: "Though the news will have shocked Owen's fans, his close friends were all too aware of his private battles with depression and addiction to cocaine and heroin."A representative for the 'Wedding Crashers' star adamantly denies the actor has ever used heroin or cocaine.Owen's suicide attempt has been linked to his recent split from 'You, Me and Dupree' co-star Kate Hudson, who recently went public with her new relationship with comedian Dax Shepard.But an insider told one US newspaper the actor slit his wrists after a blazing row with a close friend.Hudson, 28, was told of Owen's suicide attempt while filming her latest movie in Boston, and was left devastated by the news. An on-set source said: "She looked upset and was pacing back and forth while on the phone."Then her handlers came out and covered her with an umbrella, she was ushered into a white vehicle and then took off."Owen released a statement, yesterday, saying: "I ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."

WITNESS CLAIMS HULK HOGAN'S SON NICK BOLLEA WAS SPEEDING HIS TOYOTA

Hulk Hogan's son was racing another car when he crashed into a tree,critically injuring his passenger, a witness has allegedly claimed. Nick Bollea, 17 - the son of Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Bollea - was allegedly racing his Toyota Supra against a Dodge Viper Coupe when he lost control and smashed into a palm tree on Sunday, according to eyewitness Frances Vitalis.Vitalis, who is a nurse, claims she was riding a motorcycle behind the two cars and saw them revving their engines and racing between traffic lights. She is quoted by USA Today newspaper as saying: "I knew something was going to happen. You know this is a bad situation and these guys are hot dogging."Hulk Hogan is said to own a Dodge Viper which matches the description of the car allegedly seen racing his son's Supra, but there is no suggestion the former professional wrestler played any part in the incident.Bollea has been fined for speeding on four separate occasions in the last year, most recently just two weeks ago when he was caught driving at 82 mph in a 45 mph zone in Florida.Police spokesman Wayne Shelor declined to comment on the reports because of the ongoing investigation.He said detectives have talked to "a number of eye witnesses".Bollea's passenger John Graziano, 22, remains in critical condition in Bayfront Medical Center.Hulk and his family recently starred in reality TV show 'Hogan Knows Best'.

BRIDGET MOYNAHAN DITCHES TOM BRADY

Bridget Moynahan has allegedly told Tom Brady - the father of her child -she wants "nothing to do with him".The New England Patriots' quarterback - who split from the 'I-Robot' star in December after three years together - was present at the birth of their son,John Edward Thomas Moynahan, in California on August 22 but reportedly left the hospital in tears.A witness at the St. John's Health Centre in Santa Monica said: "As he left the hospital with his parents around 9.45 pm his eyes welled up."I felt so bad for him because he was upset."Sources close to Bridget, 36, claim she has told Tom she does not want him in her life as she feels he neglected her during her pregnancy. A source said: "Bridget wants nothing to do with Tom. The mood at the birth was very sombre."Their parents gave them time alone to try and work things out, but Bridget is very bitter."The 30-year-old footballer has been dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 27, since January.Bridget's representative Christina Papadopoulos released a statement this week saying: "She is thankful for a healthy baby and is excited about being a mother."She was very pleased that the father, Tom Brady, was able to be there for the birth and spend a few days with their new child."

CELEBRITY AUTHOR MARK BEGO WRITES ON ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD

Famed Mark Bego

We just finished talking to Celebrity-author MARK BEGO, whose 50th title BILLY JOEL: THE BIOGRAPHY has just gone back for its second printing, is now working on a new book on ELVIS PRESLEY, to be titled ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD. Written with the help of LAMAR FIKE, one of The King's most trusted aides, the book has already touched off a formidable bidding war within the publishing world, as sources see this as a potentially not only a hit book, but a movie property as well ... perhaps the next WALK THE LINE-movie, say some insiders.
Says Bego, "No one was closer to Elvis than Lamar Fike. he met Presley in 1956, and lived with the family at Graceland. He was with Elvis for over 20 years until the end, and he knows where all the skeletons are buried. This will be both a controversial and red-hot title." Meanwhile, Bego is also finishing off MACHO MAN, the true behind-the-scenes story of RANDY JONES, the original 'cowboy' from The Village People.

AMY WINEHOUSE WILL NOT PERFORM AT MTV

Rehab Singer Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse will not perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.The troubled singer - who is currently on holiday with husband Blake Fielder-Civil on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia - was due to sing at the event but her record label, Universal, announced yesterday she will definitely not be taking to the stage. Amy, 23, has also cancelled all her US tour dates, after initially postponing them. Her label said this decision was made "in a continued effort to support Amy's well being."The announcement comes just weeks after the 'Back to Black' singer cancelled her entire 25-date European tour and remaining British festival appearances after overdosing on a cocktail of drugs.The 'Back to Black' singer is up for three MTV awards, including Best New Artist, at the glitzy ceremony which takes place at Las Vegas' Palm Springs Casino Resort on September 9. Amy and Blake, 26, have shocked the world in recent weeks as details of their excessive drug use and turbulent private life have emerged. Last week, disturbing photos of the couple arguing on the streets of London which showed Blake with deep scratches to his face and neck, and a clearly distressed Amy with bandages covering cuts on her arms and blood-soaked feet, thought to be caused by injecting drugs. She later sent a text message to online gossip columnist Perez Hilton claiming she was responsible for the injuries and that Blake had stopped her from self-harming and taking heroin with a prostitute.

JAMES BLUNTS DUET WITH PARIS HILTON

James Blunt has performed a duet of 'Grease' classic 'Summer Lovin'' with ex-lover Paris Hilton.The British singer was joined on stage by the socialite at bikini designer Diana Jenkins' birthday party in Malibu on Saturday night.The unlikely collaborators' impromptu rendition of the popular hit is said to have gone down well with revellers, who danced and sang along.After finishing the song, Blunt was seen leaving the lavish party with German model Tatiana Patitz.The pair had been flirting earlier in the evening and seemed to be smitten with one another as they left the bash.Blunt and Paris have been spotted kissing and dancing in nightclubs on several occasions this year, although neither star has ever confirmed they dated.The 'You're Beautiful' singer has previously dated Czech model Petra Nemcova and has also been linked to Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan.Paris has most recently been seen getting cosy with Pamela Anderson's ex-husband Kid Rock.

TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP'S EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH SUPERSTAR DEBORAH GIBSON

Deborah Gibson

TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP spent a few minutes on the phone with the LA-based singer/songwriter Deborah Gibson, who was just in N.Y. last week, with FRANKIE AVALON, tub-thumping a new authorized DVD/CD package of DICK CLARK'S AMERICAN BANDSTAND.
Gibson, who was born in Brooklyn ... turns 37 Friday, August 31. Happy Birthday!

TSG: You were just in N. Y. for the American Bandstand project ... how did that go? You were also at the opening of GREASE with Jonathan Knight ... what did you think?
DG: The N. Y. trip was great! What could be better than hanging out with Frankie Avalon talking about Dick Clark? GREASE was great. That show will never die. It was great that 14 of the 16 cast members were making their Broadway debut. I said to Laura Sandy, 'Welcome to Broadway' and she looked like she was going to cry from excitement!

TSG: You appeared on Bandstand ... what are your memories of that? Dick Clark must have been terrific, right?
DG: Yes... when Dick Clark is about to say your name and announce a song you wrote - there's nothing quite like it and there never will be. He's the nicest guy.

TSG: You still hold the record for the youngest performer ever to have had a #1 pop record ... right? That must still feel special after all this time.
DG: It does! I keep waiting for some little whipper snapper to take it away from me, but, I'm glad no one has! I fought for creative control and nothing says 'I told you so' better than a #1 hit.

TSG: You're coming back here for a date at BB King's in October and a stint at Foxwoods in November .. what will the shows be like?
DG: The upcoming shows will be a combo of Broadway, pop, and covers. I'm an all around entertainer so I keep it very interesting!

TSG:You were also sighted at the Palm West in NY ... fun time?
DG: I've always loved The Palm. I had an early birthday dinner there. Only problem is, the appetizers are so good by the time the main course comes out, it's hard to finish!

TSG: With so many of the younger-personalities having what seems like so much trouble ... do you have any advice for them ... as someone who navigated her way through those teen-years so successfully?
DG: First and foremost, you have to be in this biz for the right reasons. I'm in it for the music, not for the fringe benefits. If you have a center point that is your love of your craft and your desire to grow in that craft, not much can throw you off course. That and you need family and friends and people in your business life who care about you more than a paycheck! My advice? Go somewhere secluded and re group.

TSG: You wrote 'The Flunky' musical with Jimmy Van Patten ... what's that all about?
DG: It's a timeless and timely story about a guy who gives up on his own dreams to be 'famous by association'. Think ENTOURAGE, but the musical is a bit more twisted.

TSG: Also, the movie COFFEE DATE with Jonathan Silverman and Sally Kirkland is just out as a DVD ... what was that experience like?
DG: Stewart Wade who wrote and directed had so much passion - it was really fun. I've always had a love affair with the gay community and this movie is for them first and foremost ,but also reaches far beyond especially to people who don't understand the gay community. Sally's character is hysterical - she goes overboard to try to accept her son who she thinks is gay. I play the office vixen who's only into a guy if he's a challenge.

TSG: What's up music-wise?
DEB: I'm working on a new stuff. I'm so excited about it. It's melodic but the production packs a punch. Call is 'theatrical rock' if you will. Like ROBBIE WILLIAMS and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, GWEN STEFANIE ... think of me as the older sister of AVRIL LAVIGNE ... in a lot of ways, I am!

Deborah appears at BB King's in NYC October 7.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

SUICIDE FEARS FOR SINGER AMY WINEHOUSE

Amy Winehouse may commit suicide if her husband dies from a drugs overdose,her father-in-law has claimed.Giles Civil believes the troubled singer - who overdosed on an alleged cocktail of drugs, including heroin, earlier this month - and his son Blake Fielder-Civil are on the verge of killing themselves through drugs and fears if one of them dies the survivor may take their own life.Giles told BBC Radio 5 Live: "They're very close to the edge. If one dies through substance abuse, the other may commit suicide."His wife Georgette Fielder-Civil also fears Amy and Blake - who were pictured splattered in blood after a furious row last week - will die through drug abuse, saying: "I think they both need to get medical help before one of them, if not both of them, eventually dies."Giles has no doubt in his mind Amy, 23, and Blake, 26, are serious drug addicts and regularly use cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin. He claims the pair are still in denial about the severity of their addictions. Giles explained: "Georgette and I both believe that they are drug addicts,and they don't believe they are. I think they believe they are recreational users of drugs, and they are in control, but it seems to Georgette and I that this isn't the case."They are going through abject denial at the moment. They don't see themselves as having a problem and they are quite aggressive in defence of themselves."Giles also revealed the couple took drugs at the Fielder-Civil family home after he and Georgette asked them to look after their two teenage sons, aged 13 and 14, while they went out. He said: "We wanted them to know that we respect them, but never again."They both took drugs in the other room but it was clear to the boys what was going on."The boys know what's going on, because we sit and talk about it at home as a family, but it's very black and white to the boys. They think if Blake wants to give it up then he could."Meanwhile, Amy's dad Mitch thinks his daughter and son-in-law - who have already quit rehab twice - will have to hit rock bottom before they decide to quit drugs. Mitch said: "The only way out of this is not sectioning them, not locking them up. At some point they are going to reach rock bottom."

JESSE METCALFE AND NADINE COYLE BACK

Nadine Coyle and Jesse Metcalfe are definitely back together, according to her Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts.The singer has revealed Nadine is giving the 'Desperate Housewives' hunk another chance after his visit to rehab, and is ready to forget about the cheating allegations that ended their relationship earlier this year.Nicola told Closer magazine: "They are together and seeing how it goes. It could work out, it could not."The redheaded star has also revealed she and the rest of the girls hated wearing PVC suits in the video for their new single 'Sexy! No, No, No'.She said: "We did not enjoy it at all. We had to lube our entire bodies from head to toe before slipping them on!"Nicola recently admitted she would never turn to her bandmates for love advice.The 21-year-old singer - who is rumoured to be engaged to boyfriend Carl Davies - is a private person when it comes to matters of the heart.She said: "I would never discuss my love life with the rest of the band.Cheryl Cole and I are pretty close so I probably would confide in her. But the thing is, it's not just you in the relationship, there's the man too. I wouldn't go off and talk about out business to everyone. It's a private thing between you and your man."

THE STARS SHINE AT MERCEDES BENZ POLO

Star Jones with hubby Al Reynolds

Supermodel Rachel Hunter

Chef Andrew Borrok hosted and sponsored closing day of the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at JetOne Jets field, presented by Hamptons Magazine. Guests included, Star Jones Reynolds and Al Reynolds, B. Smith, James Lipton, Mischa Barton, Rachel Hunter and race car driver Tim George Jr. Other guest included, Biba Boutique owner Barbara Blatt, Don Peebles II and Katrina Peebles. Some of the sponsors included, The Trump Organization, Ocean Independence, Charter Yachts, 88 Greenwich, T-Mobile Side Kick Lounge, St. Regis, Residences, Ralph Lauren, BluFish Concierge, Evian Spring Water, Amstel Light/Heineken, Zino Platinum Cigars and Jaeger-Le Coultre.

Andrew Borrok with Mischa Barton

Photos By: StarPics

PAUL MCCARTNEY AND RENEE ZELLWEGER

Sexy Renee Zellweger

Sir Paul McCartney and Renée Zellweger have been spotted getting cozy at a New York concert.The 65-year-old music legend was pictured having an intimate chat with Renée, 38, at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show in The Hamptons.A source said: "Renée smiled and laughed and hung on McCartney's very word. She has a history of dating musicians and he's a legend, and single."He is also known to have a thing for younger women - and blondes."Renée divorced singer Kenny Chesney in 2005 after just four months of marriage, and previously had a two-year relationship with the White Stripes rocker Jack White.Paul is currently divorcing estranged wife Heather Mills, but has recently been linked to 53-year-old ex-model Christie Brinkley.Brinkley was also present at the New York concert and was said to be seething over the level of attention Paul paid Renée.But a friend of the 'Get Back' rocker claimed the pair were just enjoying an innocent chat and insisted: "Nothing's going on. Paul just got chatting to Renée."An insider added: "I don't believe there's anything between them."Paul was sitting with US comedienne Amy Poehler and her husband, and Renée was with two friends and left 15 minutes after he did."

BO DIDDLEY SUFFERS A HEART ATTACK

Ailing rock 'n' roll pioneer an music legend Bo Diddley suffered a heart attack while undergoing a medical check-up, and is in stable condition in a Florida hospital, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday.The 78-year-old musician, whose distinctive rhythms and guitar style influenced rockers from Buddy Holly to the Rolling Stones and U2, felt unwell during a check-up last Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. He was transferred to the emergency room where he suffered the heart attack, spokeswoman Susan Clary said in a statement.He underwent surgery so that a stent could be fitted to help blood flow to his heart. He was moved from intensive care to cardiac care on Tuesday morning, Clary said.Diddley, whose real name is Ellas Bates, suffered a stroke in May. It left no physical disability, but it impaired his speech and speech recognition, his manager said at the time. In recent years he also lost some toes to diabetes.Diddley helped lay the foundation for rock 'n' roll in the mid-1950s when he developed a syncopated "hambone" beat -- known as the "Bo Diddley" beat -- that was aped by Holly on "Not Fade Away," the Who on "Magic Bus," George Michael on "Faith" and U2 on "Desire."

JACKIE CHAN MAY HAVE TO QUIT MOVIES

Action star Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan could be forced to quit making action movies after injuring his back.The 53-year-old martial arts expert suffered "excruciating pain" while filming 'The Forbidden Kingdom', which co-starred Jet Li, leading him to consider giving up the stunt work that made him famous.Chan said: "I hurt myself throwing someone and I was in excruciating pain when I woke up the next day. I could barely get myself out of bed."I had to walk down three steps and join Jet Li for one scene, and each time my feet hit the steps, pain shot through my back."Despite his fears, Chan claims on his website he is "recovering nicely".Chan is famous for suffering on-set injuries, and holds the Guinness World Record for 'Most Stunts By A Living Actor'.His worst injuries came while filming 'Armour of God' in 1987 when he fell from a tree and fractured his skull, resulting in a permanent hole in his head.'The Forbidden Kingdom' is about a US teen's fantasy journey to ancient China to rescue a mythological monkey king.It is scheduled for release next spring.

BONO COMPLAINS ABOUT NYC FIREPLACES

Bono

Bono's neighbours have been banned from using their fireplaces after he complained about smoke in the building.The U2 singer, who owns The San Remo penthouse on New York's highly desirable Central Park West street, was unhappy with the smoke coming from his neighbours' apartments and formally requested all open fires be stopped. A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Bono recently complained of smoke from neighbouring apartments and now there has been in a ban on fireplace use in the whole building."But the 'With or Without You' singer is rumoured to be moving downtown. Bono and bandmate The Edge were recently spotted in the hot-pink Julian Schnabel tower at 360 West 11th Street with clipboards and brokers and sources say Bono is planning to buy the top two floors there.The 47-year-old singer lives in Killiney, southern Ireland, with his wife Alison and their four children.He and The Edge also share a villa in Èze, southern France.

BRUCE WILLIS TO STAR IN VIETNAM WAR FILM

Bruce Willis is to star in Oliver Stone's new Vietnam War film.The Hollywood veteran will play real-life army general William R. Peers who investigated the infamous My Lai village massacre - in which around 350 to 500 people, many of who were women and children, were murdered by US soldiers.Channing Tatum and Michael Pena are also set to star in the movie, with Tatum playing Hugh Thompson Jr., an army helicopter pilot who broke ranks and flew between the villagers and the soldiers to protect them from the slaughter.He later went on to testify against those responsible for the killings.Filming on the as-yet untitled $40 million project is due to start in early 2008.It is not the first time Stone has tackled the controversial war on the big screen.He directed the critically acclaimed 'Platoon', which starred Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe, 'Born on the Fourth of July' - in which Tom Cruise stars as a wheelchair-bound Vietnam War veteran - and 'Heaven and Earth'.

JENNIFER GARNER HITS HOSPITAL TWICE

Jennifer Garner was hospitalised twice with heat exhaustion while filming her latest movie.The 'Alias' star collapsed while filming 'The Kingdom' in the Arizona desert in temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit last year. Jennifer was still nursing her daughter Violet, then eight-months-old, and her system got all "screwed up". Jennifer, 35, told US TV show 'Access Hollywood': "I succumbed to the heat a couple times. I was still breast feeding my baby and everything your body needs, all the electrolytes goes to the baby, and so my system was all screwed up and I had heat stroke. And that happened to me twice."They gave me an I.V. and filled me back up and sent me back out!"When the '13 Going On 30' star's husband Ben Affleck heard she had collapsed he flew straight out to be with her.Jennifer said: "He actually was at the wrap party for his movie which he directed 'Gone Baby Gone', and he gets this call - it was just like, 'I don't feel good!'"He got right on a plane and he came that minute."Jennifer plays a US government agent in action film 'The Kingdom' which though filmed in the Arizona desert is actually set in Saudi Arabia.The movie also stars Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman.

JUDE LAW SMITTEN WITH NEW GIRLFRIEND

Jude Law

Jude Law is so smitten with his new girlfriend he flew 500 miles to spend the night with her.The Hollywood actor made the journey to Germany to see underwear model Susan Hoecke in her native Berlin.The smitten couple enjoyed a candlelit meal at the city's trendy Japanese restaurant Shiro I Shiro before heading back to their suite at the exclusive Hotel de Rome.An onlooker said: "Jude and Susan seemed really happy and were pretty tactile with one another."Over dinner, initially they both appeared pretty nervous and fidgety but, after tucking into a second bottle of wine, they really loosened up, giggling, at times, loudly and uproariously."Susan is a strikingly beautiful girl and not surprisingly, Jude could barely keep his eyes off her."Earlier in the day, Jude, 34, and 26-year-old Susan were pictured happily strolling in a picturesque park.Last month, it was claimed Jude - who has three children, Rafferty, 10, Iris, seven, and Rudy, four, with ex-wife Sadie Frost - was dating Cameron Diaz.It was alleged the British actor, who played Cameron's lover in festive comedy 'The Holiday', had flown to the US to spend a romantic week with the actress.A source said: "Jude is going to take her on a series of romantic dates this week. They had a lot of fun while making 'The Holiday' and this is the key to their relationship."

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

HULK HOGAN'S SON IN SPORTS CAR CRASH

The Hulk Hogan family

Hulk Hogan's teenage son has crashed his sports car, leaving a friend seriously injured.Nick Bollea - whose father's real name is Terry Bollea - crashed his Toyota Supra in Florida on Sunday after losing control and smashing into a palm tree, injuring himself and putting his passenger in intensive care.Nick, 17, has since been discharged from Bayfront Medical Center after suffering only minor injuries, but his friend John Graziano, 22, is said to be in a critical condition.Clearwater police spokesman Wayne Shelor reported Nick's car had been driving at "a high rate of speed" when it "inexplicably left the roadway" and flipped around, causing its back end to hit a palm tree. He added the car was "completely destroyed" and both Nick and Graziano had to be pulled from the wreckage and flown to hospital by helicopter.Nick's mother, Linda Hogan, said: "Nick is currently at the hospital with John and his family. His sole concern is for the well being of his friend. On behalf of my family, we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with John and his loved ones."No charges have been filed against Nick. Hulk Hogan is considered by many to be the greatest wrestler of all time. He shot to fame in the 80s in the WWE - then known as the WWF - and appeared in a host of Hollywood films, including 'Rocky III' and 'Suburban Commando'. Hulk and his family have recently been seen in reality TV show 'Hogan Knows Best'.

WILD BRITNEY SPEARS BEING INVESTIGATED

Britney Spears is being investigated for possible child abuse, it has been reported.The 'Toxic' singer's parenting skills have come into question following her recent erratic behaviour.Social workers at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services will be making enquiries into Britney's suitability to care for sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.The child abuse allegations were reportedly raised during an unscheduled court hearing yesterday. Although Britney - who is currently fighting ex-husband Kevin Federline for sole custody of Sean, 23 months, and Jayden, 11 months - was not at the hearing, her lawyer Dennis Wasser reportedly attended along with Kevin's lawyer Mark Kaplan. Britney's behaviour in front of her children has been criticised in recent weeks with sources claiming the boys are not living in a healthy and stable environment. One said: "She drinks in front of the kids. At first, the drinks would help her loosen up and not be so angry. But she'd inevitably drink too much and be out of it, at which point the nannies would take care of the kids."The troubled star was also accused of trying to whiten Sean Preston's teeth. A source claimed: "Britney doesn't even know how to brush Sean's teeth, and they look awful. She tried to whiten them using Crest Whitestrips, but he kept crying. Finally she threw the strips away, telling Sean, 'Fine, you'll just have ugly teeth then!' "Former workers also alleged Britney "smoked like a chimney" around the boys and even asked Sean to fetch her cigarettes for her. Kevin - who has two other children from a previous relationship - filed for primary custody of the boys after claiming Britney wasn't suitable to be the sole carer.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN LOVES LINDSAY LOHAN

Lindsay Lohan's acting career has been given a boost by movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein, who worked with the 'Mean Girls' actress on 'Bobby', believes Lindsay is "wonderful talent" and insists he would be happy to hire her after she leaves rehab.When asked if her would hire Lindsay - who is currently staying at Utah's Cirque Lodge detox centre - again, Weinstein replied: "Of course. She's a wonderful actress. She did a great job in 'Bobby'. Lindsay is a wonderful talent."I just hope that Lindsay is fine. She's a good lady."The producer also believes that 21-year-old Lindsay will grow out of her problems.He added: "You know, we keep forgetting they're kids. They're making mistakes. Hopefully, they'll clean it up and somebody will kick their butts."Last week, Lindsay admitted she is addicted to drugs and alcohol.The actress admitted she is "ashamed" of her recent behaviour and accepts she is out of control.She said: "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs. Recently, I relapsed and did things for which I am ashamed."The star made the statement shortly after reaching a plea deal for two counts of DUI (driving under the influence), two counts of being under the influence of a controlled substance and a reckless driving charge on Thursday.

STAR KYLIE MINOGUE TO HAVE OPERATION

Kylie Minogue is reportedly set to undergo an operation to help her have children.The 39-year-old singer, who feared she would never be a mother after battling breast cancer in 2005, is said to be hoping a revolutionary procedure will allow her to conceive naturally. A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "She knows that time isn't standing still and wants to start a family sooner rather than later. She is thinking of having the operation in the near future."She has been taking advice on whether she's physically fit enough and whether medical science is advanced enough for her to consider going ahead with the treatment." Kylie, who failed to get pregnant using IVF treatment with ex- lover Olivier Martinez when she was first diagnosed with cancer, is hoping to persuade the actor to start a family - but is willing to raise a child alone.The source added: "Kylie has been talking to Olivier lately and has raised the subject of getting back together. There's nothing she would love more - but she wants to do it properly this time and that means having children. They haven't come to an agreement yet but Kylie is willing to go it alone and be a single mother if that is what it takes."She adores children and has always wanted her own family. Her 40th birthday next year and the birth of her first nephew last year have brought that home to her more than ever."

'THE HUNTING PARTY' HAMPTONS DEBUT

Denise Rich with Kathy Hilton, Cornelia Bregman and Rick Hilton

Chef Andrew Borrok hosted a dinner party at his Watermill home to celebrate the Hamptons Premiere of the “The Hunting Party”. Guests included Rick and Kathy Hilton, Nacho Figueras, George Soros and Jeff Ross and the always wonderful Denise Rich.
Ross Bleckner with Jeffrey Sachs and Nacho Figueras

Norah Lawlor with Somers Farkas and Ivana Lowell
Photos By: Patrick McMullan Company

KELSEY GRAMMER TALKS ABOUT ADDICTIONS

Kelsey Grammer says his sex and drug addictions almost killed him.The 'Frasier' star - who was addicted to cocaine, ecstasy, valium and alcohol - is quoted by Britain’s Daily Express newspaper as saying: "I was addicted to danger and dangerous girls, and it took me to things that were very destructive for me. I liked the addictions but I got in too deep. “The minute I got out of work I went home and did a lot of cocaine. It took me to the place where I felt I was at the edge. I liked living there. I was drawn to women who were dramatic, emotional and unpredictable, with great sexual energy. I liked surprises. I liked women who could be demonstrative, demanding and socially unacceptable. "Maybe there is something genetic that drives me to places of danger. I have always been a risk taker. I do have a self-destructive part of me. I probably would have died if I hadn't stopped."The ‘Cheers’ actor, who entered rehab for the first time in 1990 after accepting he had a "self-destructive" streak, has now been sober for 11 years.
Grammer's addictions spiralled out of control after his younger sister Karen was raped and brutally murdered in 1975. He is determined to ensure Karen’s killer spends the rest of his life behind bars.Grammer, 52, said: "There is a hearing later this year about his parole that I will attend. I am angry with him. I never had the opportunity to speak for my sister before. I will now."Her death changed my life forever, it plunged me into an abyss of drug abuse and alcohol abuse. It was probably the catalyst that got me into a really big problem for at least the next 15 years. We were very close. It took me years to forgive myself."

QUENTIN TARANTINO WANTS TO MAKE PORN

Quentin Tarantino says Gwyneth Paltrow would be a terrible porn actress. The ‘Kill Bill’ director would love to make an erotic film, but doesn’t think Paltrow would make the grade.He told FHM magazine: “I could do an erotic film, I wouldn’t mind doing a women-in-prison or a cheerleader movie. And, if I do it, I’m not going to cast someone like Gwyneth Paltrow. It would have to be a cool, trampy actress who says, OK, let’s get the cameras rolling – here we go!’ ” The 44-year-old director also revealed his favourite place in Hollywood to “get laid”. He said: “Hands down the best p***y party in Hollywood is the New Line Christmas party, thrown by the guys who made ‘Lord of the Rings’. To not get laid at that party you’ve got to be so unfamous that even you don’t know who you are.” Tarantino has been romantically linked to a string of Hollywood women, including actresses Mira Sorvino and Allison Anders and ‘Lost In Translation’ director Sofia Coppola. He has also described ‘Kill Bill’ star Uma Thurman as his “muse”, but insists the pair have never had a sexual relationship.

MADONNA'S SONG FLOPS IN NEW YORK CITY

Madonna’s preview of her new song has allegedly flopped.
Partygoers at the ‘Pop Rocks’ party at New York’s Club 13 cheered when it was announced they would hear an advanced copy of the new Madonna track from her forthcoming album, but were disappointed, claiming it was too similar to Britney Spears’ ‘Slave 4 U’. A source said of the song which was produced by Pharrell Williams: "Everyone cheered and was excited, but when it started playing, few were dancing.”The source added to the New York Post newspaper: "The song sounds almost exactly like Britney's 'Slave 4 U' which Pharrell also produced. The response was tepid at best. They need to go back to the drawing board with that one."Meanwhile, the 49-year-old singer will be visited by a Malawi court-appointed official next month to assess whether she and husband Guy Richie are suitable parents for David Banda. Madonna is seeking to adopt the 23-month-old boy she fostered from a Malawi orphanage last October. Malawi official Penstone Kilembe - who had previously been refused permission to travel to Britain – announced yesterday."There has been a change of mind by my government minister and she has allowed me to leave for the UK on September 4 and I am expected to spend two weeks."

ASHTON KUTCHER GIVES FASHION TIPS

Hollywood hunk Ashton Kutcher has been giving advice to women who want their men to look smart.The actor, famed for his laid-back, casual approach to fashion, says girls need to flatter guys by telling them they look like suave spy James Bond. The ‘Punk’d’ star – who is married to actress Demi Moore – wrote his fashion tips in America’s Harper Bazaar magazine, saying: "Guys don't like to be told they look nice, pretty or cute or that they clean up well."So when your guy finally tries on something that you like, tell him that he looks like James Bond or Tony Montana. Feel free to be even more vague than that, 'Wow, that suit makes you look like that hot football player!’ "Trust me, say any of this and you won't be able to get him to take the damn suit off. Before you know it, he'll be wearing an Armani tux to league night at the bowling alley."Ashton, 29, also warned women never to let their outfit be upstaged by a man, saying the man is there to compliment them.He added: "You never want people to notice your accessories. In this same way, your man should not upstage you. He is there to highlight you."Make sure the look isn't too matchy-matchy. Your best bet is to match the man gear to that great new Balenciaga bag that you're planning to carry. If your bag works with your outfit, so will he."

DAN'S PAPERS NAMES LAWLOR MEDIA BEST OF 2007

Dan's Papers Award To Lawlor Media



Every year Dan’s Papers located in the Hamptons makes several Readers Choice awards on behalf of its readership in the fields of dining, entertainment, hospitality and Public Relations. This summer 2007, the Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” 2007 award for the best Public Relations firm has been awarded to Lawlor Media Group. Though located in New York City Lawlor Media Group is omnipresent during the summer season with a wide array of Clients as well as year round.



Lawlor Media Group is a full-service, luxury lifestyle Public Relations boutique based in New York City, with over ten years experience in successfully meeting the diverse needs of corporations, organizations and individuals. Their business philosophy is client-centered, with clients receiving individual high-level attention throughout the relationship, supported by a tailor-made PR campaign developed and implemented specific to the Clients situation and needs.



Lawlor Media Group’s expertise ranges across the spectrum of public relations needs — from branding, strategic marketing, crisis management, investor relations and political communications, to all things media. Led by Principal Norah Lawlor, Lawlor Media Group has developed a successful track record representing clients in the restaurant, literary, fashion, film, real estate, retail, hospitality & travel, and nightlife & entertainment industries as well as a number of philanthropies, foundations and charity benefits.


Monday, August 27, 2007

BRITNEY SPEARS GETS TRAFFIC TICKET

Media whore Britney Spears

A Beverly Hills traffic officer issues Britney Spears a parking ticket while she is parked at a sun tanning salon. Britney who got let go last week on a speeding ticket charge, claiming the paparazzi were chasing her, was not so lucky this time. At least this officer was not star struck !

OWEN WILSON'S PARENTS VISIT HOSPITAL

The parents and family of actor OWEN WILSON have been seen visiting Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A - amid reports the troubled star has been admitted to hospital.The 38-year-old star was taken by ambulance from his home in Santa Monica, California to the emergency room at L.A’s St. John’s Hospital at midday on Sunday.The National Enquirer and Star magazine are reporting that Wilson allegedly tried to kill himself. Sources tell the magazines he cut his wrists and took a number of pills - and was discovered by a family member, who alerted authorities.On Sunday evening, Wilson’s siblings Luke and Andrew and his parents were seen at Cedars-Sinai. A representative for the actor has not been available to comment.

'30 SECONDS TO MARS' KERRANG AWARD

30 Seconds To Mars

Actor/singer Jared Leto is thrilled his band 30 SECONDS TO MARS scooped an award at a recent rock ceremony because it proved they are now seen as a credible music act.Frontman Leto and his fellow bandmates won Best Single at Britain’s Kerrang! Awards last Thursday. The band have struggled to be taken seriously in the past because of Leto’s acting career - but they now believe things are changing. Leto says, "We’ve been working hard for a long time for people to accept the band. It’s a wonderful feeling now they have."

AMY WINEHOUSE SETS RECORD STRAIGHT

Amy Winehouse has confessed she took drugs with a prostitute in a London hotel room.The troubled 'Rehab' singer, who was seen bloodied and bruised as she ran screaming from London's Sanderson Hotel at 3.30am the other day with husband Blake Civil-Fielder chasing after her, insists the row was her fault. She said in a text message to celebrity gossip reporter Perez Hilton: "Blake is the best man in the world. We would never ever harm each other."I was cutting myself after he found me in our room about to do drugs with a call girl and rightly said I wasn't good enough for him. I lost it and he saved my life."For the last time he did not and never has hurt me. He has such a hard time and he so supportive. He deserves the truth, he is an amazing man who saved my life again and got cut badly for his troubles. All he get is horrible stories printed about him and he just keeps quiet, but this i too much. [sic]"Police visited Amy at her hotel the other day to question her about the incident but no charges have been filed.The singer was pictured covered in bandages, scratches and bruises with makeup smeared over her face, while Blake was seen with deep scratch marks all over his face and neck. Amy has also raised fears she is injecting heroin, after her feet were pictured covered in blood from wounds between her toes. Heroin users can inject the drug into the space between their toes to prevent them getting 'track marks' on their arms.When asked about the incident, Amy said in a text message: "I'll be alright. I need to fight my man's corner for him though."

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY ON HER POOR ACTING

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has attributed her recent poor acting performances on taking too many roles in a short period of time.The actress has been the target of critics lately who claim she "can’t act" in several of her films, but the British beauty insists it was just a case of working too much. She says, "I have had to learn a lot in a very short time. One thing is to try not to pack too much in. I went directly from playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice to Domino with just a four day break, for example. It was a crazy thing to do."

Sunday, August 26, 2007

JUDGE BANS ANNA NICOLE SMITH VIDEO

A Los Angeles judge has extended a ban on the release of a video documenting tragic model ANNA NICOLE SMITH undergoing cosmetic surgery.Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff issued a temporary restraining order banned Texas doctor Gerald Wayne Johnson from selling or distributing the tape following a request by Smith’s partner Howard K. Stern. On Friday, Beckloff extended the injunction with the same conditions against Johnson and his wife Alana.Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in a Florida hotel room in February

PRINCESS DIANA MOVIE HITS BRITISH TV

DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES’ former lover JAMES HEWITT has directed a film about his affair with the tragic royal, which will be screened on the eve of the 10th anniversary of her death.The former British Army officer, 49, has directed a docu-drama called My Way to be aired on British TV network Channel 4 in an attempt to convince viewers that he is not the cad he has been branded.The program will see Hewitt starring as himself in the final scene and claims that the couple reconciled seven months before her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. A friend of Hewitt says, "James has always said he and Diana did actually speak again after many months of silence."James talks about this in the film and says that Diana called him, and went to see him."There’s one clip in which James reveals that in their final conversations Diana told him she was going to shock the world and ‘marry a big fat black man’. It’s pretty gripping stuff and it makes great television."

SOPHIE DAHL MOVES IN WITH JAMIE CULLUM

Supermodel SOPHIE DAHL has moved in with her boyfriend of several months, jazz singer JAMIE CULLUM.After meeting at a dinner party a few months ago, the couple have since been on holiday together and are now sharing Jamie’s north London flat. A friend says, "They have already spoken about house-hunting, so they wanted to make sure they can happily live together first." Dahl, 29, moved to London after splitting from her long-term boyfriend Dan Baker and since being linked with Cullum has stayed at his flat in London and his family home in Bath.The friend adds, "Sophie has only just moved back to London and she hasn’t got a place yet. She’s getting her life together and is happy to spend most of the week at Jamie’s place in Bath or in the London flat."

BRITNEY SPEARS STOPPED FOR SPEEDING

Troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS was stopped by Los Angeles police for allegedly speeding on Saturday.The Toxic star, 25, was driving her Mercedes convertible with two of her dancers when she was halted by highway patrol at 12.30am in downtown Los Angeles. After co-operating with officers, Spears reportedly handed over the wheel to one of the dancers, according to U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight. We don't know why Britney just won't move to the Hamptons where she can enjoy privacy and is close to New York City. And the Hamptons police won't put up with the paparazzi. Hell, when you throw a party at your house out there you need a permit ! This is why all the celebrities live out there....

INSIDE PARIS HILTONS MILLION DOLLAR HOME

Paris Hilton's new $6.25 million Dollar mansion in Beverly Hills has it all. The five bedroom Mediterranean house has a pool, gourmet kitchen for cheese burger deliveries, gym, five bedrooms with a butler pantry and a wine cellar.
Paris Hilton has a new reading room

Paris has a new dressing room to dress slutty

New Master bedroom with lots of room for video cameras


Paris has a kitchen for her food deliveries

Paris won't have to worry about paparazzi at her door