Friday, June 30, 2006

The dominant shopper

V Beckham in London

Lil' Kim earns an early release

Lil' Kim, who has been serving a 366-day prison sentence for federal perjury since September 19, will be released nearly three months early on Monday due to good behavior.

"I am thrilled to be coming home," Kim said in a statement. "I thank all my fans for all their letters, as well as my family and friends for all their support throughout the past 10 months."

Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is scheduled to leave Philadelphia Federal Detention Center on Monday at 6 a.m. and then will remain under house arrest for a 30-day period. She is also on probation for three years.

Oh, hi there

Nick Lachey at a private performance for All the Hits Q-100 listeners

[TGIF Tracey!]

D-list beat down

Rob Schneider is recovering from heatstroke and food poisoning after reportedly fainting on the set of his new movie. Schneider was shooting his latest film in a California women's prison on Wednesday morning when he passed out and was taken to a hospital. Temperatures in the prison sometimes reach 110 degrees. His publicist said, "The combination of bad food and the heat just hit him. He's back on the set directing today (Thursday)."

In other big news, David Hasselhoff was rushed to a hospital on Thursday after slicing his hand open during a bathroom accident. He is in London working on an ad campaign.

Hasselhoff severed a tendon on shards from a glass shelf, which he accidentally smashed on the restroom wall while shaving. Okay! TMI

Celeb quote of the day

"UK guys don't take as much stock in their appearance. Ask an American guy what his beauty regime is, and he'll tell you. Ask a Brit, and he'll say, 'Er- Guinness?' I like that."

Keira Knightley

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pamela Anderson shows off her chest ornaments in protest

Pamela Anderson stripped down in the window of Stella McCartney's London boutique Wednesday in a protest over fur, TMZ reports

Anderson said, "I don't think that's glamorous at all ... especially the ones that are starting to put them [fur] in their clothing lines like J. Lo and Beyonce ... it's really important for them to be conscious of what they wear, especially as they're fashion icons."

Hollywood glam

Charlize Theron has been awarded the Los Angeles Film Festival's Spirit of Independence award.

"She is a big movie star," said Dawn Hudson, awards director. "But what we love about her is that she's made interesting choices in her career. She's taken on challenging roles in her career when other movie stars don't."

"I think the biggest misconception about independent filmmaking is that if you do those movies, you'll always be thought of as that kind of actor," Charlize said. "And then you don't get to do the other things. And it's not true."

Jess around town

Crazy salesman tries to steal Brad Pitt's identity!

A salesman tried to "fleece a money exchanger in the United Arab Emirates by using an identity card bearing the picture of Brad Pitt," a newspaper reported Thursday.

The Gulf News said the 29-year-old Jordanian had been told by his brother, who worked at the Dubai money exchange, that more than $23,000 in cash had been transferred to the bureau for a client who had not picked it up for more than three months.

The Jordanian then forged an ID using the client's name and a picture of Pitt. He hoped his brother would then be able to hand over the cash and keep a photocopy of the fake ID as record of the transfer.

The man, who was arrested on a tip from an informant, told police when he was caught that he did not know whose picture he had downloaded from the Internet. The Dubai prosecutor's office has charged the man with forgery and attempted embezzlement.


Celeb quote of the day

"I was really scared. I was thinking, 'Oh man, what if I don't pull it off? What if I get hurt? Holy crap, do I have to wear one of those super tight unitard bottoms? I'd rather be naked!'"

Jack Black

Jeff Gordon engaged

Jeff Gordon is engaged to model Ingrid Vandebosch (above), according to People.

Gordon and Vandebosch reportedly met on the set of the movie Taxi, in which Vandebosch played a bank robber and Gordon made an appearance.

Gordon announced the couple's engagement on June 24 at California's Infineon Raceway, where he is the current top driver, of course!

Baby Hargitay is here!

Mariska Hargitay gave birth to a baby boy yesterday in Los Angeles. It is the 42-year-olds first child with her husband of almost two years, actor Peter Hermann.

The baby was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and weighed in at 10 pound 9 ounces. Whoa! The new arrival was born one week after his due date via c-section. Hargitay's father, actor Mickey Hargitay, and brother were also present for the delivery.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Here, have a pirate bone

Nicole R in Malibu

Jessica and Dane, the rumors grow

Simpson is reportedly getting hot and heavy with comedian Dane Cook, according to Life & Style Weekly. The two apparently had a connection during the filming of their new movie.

Last week, Cook and Simpson were all over each other at the Hollywood club Hyde. "They looked like two people trying not to look like a couple- but who really wanted to rip each other's clothes off," a source said. They added: "at 2 a.m. the two planned a rendezvous at a gas station." Yumm, petroleum

Photo: People

Walters ticked off - ABC tells Star, Don't come back!

Barb Walters wasn't too happy about Star Jones running her mouth on The View yesterday.

Walters, who created and produces the show, says, "I love Star and I was trying to do everything I possibly could - up until this morning when I was betrayed - to protect her. I would have loved for Star to have left and not said 'I was fired, ' and not make it look like the program was somehow being cruel to her."

"Up until this morning..." Run Star, run! Walters admits ABC declined to renew Jones Reynolds' contract after research showed audiences were "turned off by the former lawyer's dramatic weight loss and her 2004 marriage to Al Reynolds, where she plugged companies on air in exchange for freebies for her wedding."

Walters adds, "We tried to talk them out of it and we tried to give Star time to redeem herself in the eyes of the audience, and the research just kept getting worse."

Update: ABC says "leave immediately"

Shop on, shop off

Pamela and Pam Anderson at a conference in Greece

Celeb quote of the day

"Knowing that someone was going to hound us for that first photo - and was going to profit immensely for doing it - I just couldn't live with it. We were able to turn that around and collect millions for people who are really going to need it. It's the first time I've actually felt like we have some degree of control over it (the media attention)."

Brad Pitt

Do you feel the burn?

Reese Witherspoon works it

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cruise is jealous of Brangelina

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes refused to sell pictures of their new daughter Suri, after the photos were offered to the media and failed to get as much money as baby Brangelina.

Photos of Shiloh were reportedly sold to People magazine for $4 million, but pictures of Suri Cruise produced not more than a $3 million bid.

At that point the offer for the photos was reportedly rescinded. Aww, just like high school. A "magazine expert" said now that the baby is nearly three months old, her price will only go down, adding, "Shiloh was the whole deal. We won't see a baby like that again for a while."

The ghost pumper

Nicole Richie, fascinating

Star Jones...okay, buh bye

Star Jones announced Tuesday morning on The View that she'll be leaving the show in July.

"Something's been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that the show is moving in another direction for its tenth season and I will not be returning as cohost next year," she said on the air.

"That's shocking to me," interrupted Joy Behar, prompting Jones Reynolds to link hands with her cohosts. Pffft

Star said, "I'm not sure what the future holds, but I'm absolutely sure who holds the future." Ohhh, don't count your chickens...

Walters said, "It is a new chapter for Star. It will be a new chapter for The View in the fall."

Jones then turned around and told People mag, "What you don't know is that my contract was not renewed for the tenth season. I feel like I was fired." She adds that she was told her contract wouldn't be renewed just days before news leaked that O'Donnell would be joining The View.

Celeb quote of the day

"He doesn't really fit the demographic. So I could really care less. Look at me, and look at where he is – sorry!"

Hilary Duff, responding to New York Times critic Stephen Holden's poor reviews of her movies

Darker side of Brit

Spears in Malibu

Catching up with mom

Madge and family in NYC

Pat Arquette gets hitched

Patricia Arquette has married long time lovah Thomas Jane in Venice, Italy.

Arquette, 38, and Jane wed Sunday "surrounded by family and friends," their publicist said. They have been engaged since 02'

The two have a daughter, 3-year-old Harlow. Arquette, formerly married to Nicolas Cage, also has a 17-year-old son, Enzo, from her relationship with musician Paul Rossi.

Monday, June 26, 2006

No snaps!

Eva Longoria on set

Team Beck

What the?

Anna Nicole can almost touch the money

E. Pierce Marshall, who feuded for years with Anna Nicole Smith over his father's oil fortune, has died at age 67.

He passed unexpectedly Tuesday evening in Dallas from a "brief and extremely aggressive infection."

E. Pierce has been locked in a legal battle with Anna Nicole over her entitlement to the estate since 1994. The U.S. Supreme Court last month revived Smith's pursuit of her late husband's millions, ruling that she deserves another day in court.

Previously, Smith won a $474 million judgment, which was cut to about $89 million and eventually reduced to zero.


Have some arms

Jessica Beil works it in Brentwood

Feelin it

Beyonce and Jay Z celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Reasonable Doubt in NYC

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Go with the flow

Keira Knightley at the premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest" held at Disneyland

Celeb quote of the day

"I will say for mothers out there who are pregnant, it's important not to let themselves go. Sleep when you can. Get up and walk and have good people around and good friends. Stuff like that."

Britney Spears

Kidman and Urban wed!

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married in Sydney at Australia's Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick's Estate at Manly on Sunday.

Guests included Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Rupert Murdoch.

Kidman's wedding party consisted of her sister Antonia, who was her maid of honor, and daughter Isabella, 13, who was her bridesmaid. Antonia's daughter, Lucia, was a flower girl. On the groom's side were Urban's brother Shane, who served as best man, and longtime buddy Marlon Holden, who produced Urban's first solo album in 1991.

Kidman wore a dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Her father, Antony, walked her down the aisle.

"Nicole cried all the way to the church in the car and then she cried all during the ceremony and had to wipe her eyes under the veil," a guest told People. "It was the most emotional and beautiful ceremony. Nicole looked ethereal with her veil floating, like a vision in white. ... Keith cried when he looked at her." Read the rest...

Marcia got hitched

Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney were married on Saturday. "It was a beautiful ceremony," her rep said. "They're very happy."

The bride wore a gown by Reem Acra in the ceremony, which took place before about 200 guests in San Gabriel, California.

This is the first marriage for both Cross, 44, and Mahoney, 48.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Rest in Peace...Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spelling died in his mansion near Beverly Hills on Friday. He was 83.

The cause of death was complications from the stroke he'd suffered on June 18. Spelling's wife, Candy, and son Randy, 27, were by his side. It was not known whether his daughter Tori, 33, was present.


Friday, June 23, 2006

Those are some happy fans

Pam Anderson at the Open Heart House charity in Dublin

JT & Cameron are still together

A friend of Timberlake revealed to People that the couple is still going strong.

"The couple are in fact very much together, as he prepares for the release of his album," says the source. "Of course, made-up sources have had them breaking up, getting married and having a baby ever since they began dating over three years ago." Earlier this week reports claimed that Timberlake had broken up with Diaz.

Two peas in a pod

Kate Beckinsale and daughter in LA

Who needs flats?

Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart at press night of "Evita" in London

Selma Blair files for divorce

Selma Blair and Ahmet Zappa are divorcing after two years of marriage.

"Selma and Ahmet have decided to divorce but love each other very much and will continue to be close friends," their spokesperson told People. Same statement, different day

Blair, 33, stars in the upcoming Edward Burns-directed film Purple Violets alongside Debra Messing. Zappa, 32, will release a children's book on July 25. They have no children.

Don't burn the baby!

Britney "I'm a good mom" Spears is under fire for exposing her baby to the sun too long. In the pic above, critics are slamming her for covering her own head and eyes, while leaving the baby bare to burn. A dermatologist said that "getting both direct and reflective sunlight (from the water) is potentially very dangerous to a baby's fair, sensitive skin." Stop it!

Nicole! Over here!

Nicole Kidman leaving Randwick Childrens Hospital in Sydney

Gisele is back on the market

Gisele Bundchen and her boyfriend Kelly Slater have called it quits. Word is they are both taking the split badly, they dated for eight whole months. Slater is so sad, he missed the after party for his own film Letting Go...time to go back to Leo

In Touch

Celeb quote of the day

"Every time I think she's staring into my eyes with love, I realize that she's just staring at a zit on my face!"

Adam Sandler, on his new baby girl

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thank God

Britney Spears and son in NYC