Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nicole Richie Talks About Jail, Lindsay, and Rehab

Nicole Richie hit the airwaves Wednesday morning to speak out about the latest round of young Hollywood scandals. The 25-year-old Simple Life star, who played host to two of this weekends' fallen starlets at a barbeque on Sunday, joined the On Air With Ryan Seacrest show to chat about her ongoing court case, friends Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, and the recent rumors about her returning to rehab. Listen to the interview here, or check out excerpts below!:

On if Paris is nervous about jail:
"Wouldn't you be?...Of course she is."

On the possibility of getting jail time for her December 6 arrest:
"Everything is possible at this point...I'm nervous, but I understand that I have to deal with whatever consequences come my way, and I take responsibility."

On Lindsay Lohan:
"I haven't talked to her...she was at my barbeque, but I didn't see her...I saw Mischa, but I missed Lindsay...I think she was there for 5 minutes."

On recent rumors that she was back in rehab:
"I hadn't been photographed in a couple of weeks...people were wondering where I was...the truth was, I was on tour with [boyfriend] Joel [Madden]. I don't have any plans to go back [to rehab]. Hopefully I won't ever have to go back."


Lindsay Lohan's Rehab Timeline

How did Lindsay Lohan go from rehab-grad to returnee in just months? From her check-out from Wonderland Center on February 16 to her check-in at Promises Treatment Center on May 28, takes you through Lohan's path to relapse.

February 16: Lohan, 20, leaves the Wonderland Center in West Hollywood, where she had been treated for alcohol abuse. During her stint, her ability to come and go had some people questioning the seriousness of her sobriety.

March 16: A month later, Lindsay is out with celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, 29, at NYC club, The Plumm. A source says, "She didn't seem sober."

April 18: Lohan sneaks vodka drinks at L.A.'s Les Deux.

May 6: News of the World releases video stills of Lohan allegedly snorting cocaine at Teddy's nightclub.

May 9: A source says Lindsay is "totally wasted" at New York club, Marquee, with then-boyfriend Calum Best, a 26-year-old former model.

May 11: In the Bahamas with Best, USA Today spies Lindsay drinking Jack Daniels straight from the bottle.

May 14: As Lohan drinks Bellinis at New York's Downtown Cipriani, a source says "people joked that she is days away from another stint in rehab."

May 26: Lohan crashes her car after a night of drinking with Samantha Ronson in Los Angeles.

May 27: Lindsay and Ronson are out again, this time at L.A. club Teddy's. Lohan parties until 4 a.m., when she collapses and has to be carried to her car.

May 28: Lohan's lawyer, Blair Berk, drives the actress to Promises Treatment Center in Malibu.


Jessica Alba: I Look in the Mirror and Go “Ugh”

In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Jessica Alba plays a woman with the power to become invisible. In the new issue of Parade, the actress reveals that she often wishes she could disappear.

“I prefer to be a little more anonymous, under the radar,” she said. “I like to be able to slide in and out of situations unnoticed.”

Not likely. This year, FHM named the 25-year-old Sexiest Woman in the World and with six movies coming out this year, Alba’s star is only rising higher.

See highlights from the interview below and find out how the Good Luck Chuck actress feels about being a sex symbol, working in a male-dominated career, and who she couldn't "give two-sh-ts" about.

On always wanting to be an actress:
“I had a lot of tenacity from a very young age. I was pretty clear on what I wanted to do with my life – I wanted to act. My dad was like, ‘When are you going to go to regular school? When are you going to get a job?’ It wasn’t until my dad visited the set [of her television series Dark Angel] and saw how hard I worked that he understood.”

On growing up an Air Force brat of mixed heritage:
“I always felt like a fish out of water, and I never felt comfortable with kids my own age. When you move around a lot, and you look different, other kids bully you.”

On the paparazzi:
“I could give two sh-ts about them. They’re so lame, I can’t even believe that’s a real job. I can’t imagine they even pay taxes.”

On being a sex symbol:
“I don’t really pay attention to all that. It’s only when people start to treat me like one that it really freaks me out. Most days I wake up and look in the mirror and go, ‘ugh.’ I don’t really think I look all that great.”

On being a celebrity:
“I never want to be in the papers except when I’m promoting a movie, but if they have to, they’ll make up lies about me just to have something newsworthy to say. The more controversial the story is, the more buzz it can get, and the more it’ll sell.”

On working in a man’s world:
“I’m in a business that’s completely driven by white males. The majority of writers and directors are men. And even though I’m not, like, such a huge feminist, I do want to produce movies on my own that are female-driven and empowering to women. Variety is good. The woman’s voice really isn’t present in Hollywood.”

On the future:
“This year, for once in my life, I hope I’ll have the power to start doing what I really want to do. Maybe people will kind of see me for who I am instead of just basing their opinion on some paparazzi’s pictures of me taken on the beach.”

Why Londsay Lohan & DJ Sam Was Fighting

Sources have revealed to TMZ what Lindsay Lohan and DJ Samantha Ronson were fighting about in the early morning post-partying-party hours -- before Lindsay confronted a Beverly Hills curb and was popped for DUI.

Our source, close to Ronson, says that while Lindsay was just revving up the party at Lindsay's condo in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Samantha was urging Lindsay to slow down, rest a bit, and save it for the long weekend. Apparently, Lohan didn't care for someone telling her what to do and the two had it out -- and Lindsay kept on partying.

The story then goes that Ronson stormed out, followed by an apologetic Lindsay -- leading to the accident. Oddly enough, Samantha, who's posted two blogs on her MySpace since the incident, has yet to address the events of the weekend. On a side note, both blogs were written just past 4:00 AM.


Paris Hilton Got Another Ticket

Jail-bound Paris Hilton has had another run in with the law - she's been issued with a parking ticket.

The troubled socialite was issued the fine in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon, after authorities noticed her vehicle had outstayed the allowed parking period.

Hilton - who is due to start serving her sentence on Tuesday for violating the probation terms of her 2006 drink-driving arrest - was busy painting in a nearby craft store when her car was slapped with the fine by traffic cops.

Meanwhile, reports that officials at Los Angeles' Century Regional Detention Center have already started preparations for the 26-year-old's stay - they've allegedly chosen her cell mate and issued a "written protocol" detailing "when and how things should be done for her".


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Paris Hilton's Cell Mate Hand-Picked

TMZ has learned Paris Hilton's cell mate has already been selected.

Officials at the jail where Paris will do time have decided an inmate who is doing time for reckless driving will be the perfect match for Paris. Sources tell TMZ that jailers were looking for someone who they believe will not try to cash in on Hilton's stay. The woman is already in the cell that Paris will be in ... waiting for a touch of Hilton.

Sources also tell TMZ that jailers are already conducting searches of anything electronic -- they are prohibiting cameras, cellphones and the like. We're told a memo has gone out to the staff, warning them that anyone who takes pictures of Paris will be disciplined -- i.e., fired.

Our sources say a "written protocol" has already been prepared especially for Paris' stay, detailing "when and how things should be done for her."


Brittany Murphy’s Husband Is A Con Man

Brittany Murphy and Factory Girl executive producer and writer Simon Monjack shocked friends and family in April by marrying after only four months of dating. The couple skipped the proposal and honeymoon, exchanging Neil Lane rings in a private L.A. home with only their families present.

But now Murphy’s inner circle is growing concerned about her new man’s history before he swept Murphy, 29, off her feet.

Among his troubles: two warrants for his arrest in Virginia for alleged credit-card theft and fraud; an unpaid $6,087 legal bill, and a $502,910 judgment against him by a British investment firm.

And Us Weekly reports in its new issue that Monjack gave his former fiancée, British film producer Taira Rafiq, an engagement ring he had told her was a diamond but was, in fact, cubic zirconia.

He also was jailed earlier this year for overstaying his tourist visa, and Murphy, 29, had to bail him out. “Simon began pushing for marriage, since he was going to be deported,” says a source, adding that Murphy paid for her own engagement ring


Inside Shiloh’s Big Birthday Bash!

It should come as no surprise that the Jolie-Pitt clan went all out to celebrate Shiloh’s first birthday in Prague.

After all, making birthdays special is important to Angelina Jolie, whose late mother Marcheline Bertrand (who died of cancer in January) devoted boundless energy to celebrating her children’s big day. “[She] would spent weeks to plan the right birthday party, and write four drafts to get the right birthday card ready,” Jolie recently told Dateline NBC's Ann Curry.

At the family’s special rental in the Czech Republic capital, where Jolie, 32, is on location shooting the thriller Wanted, the clan gathered on May 27 to celebrate Shiloh’s big day. Jolie had to work that morning, but was home by 2 p.m. to be with her daughter.

“I was contacted by the bodyguards,” Katarina Rozsivalova of Prague’s Balon Servic (a balloon service) tells Us.

“They told me they needed 50 balloons for Saturday and Sunday. An assortment of colors.” Also delivered: cookies and a cake.

But birthdays come around just once a year, and the parents of Hollywood’ most rapidly expanding brood are committed to making every day a special one for Shiloh, Zahara, 2, Pax, 3, and Maddox, 5, and no one is better at finding fun than doting dad Brad Pitt.

“One time, when the kids were bored, [Pitt] had them all throwing empty pizza boxes as Frisbees,” says a source. “Obviously, Shiloh was too young to join in, but you could hear her laughing.”


Hilary Duff's New Sexy Music Video 'Stranger'

Lindsay Lohan Checks Back Into Rehab

Actress Lindsay Lohan checked into a California rehab facility accompanied by her lawyer this morning.

The 20-year-old, who was arrested for driving under the influence on Saturday after crashing her Mercedes in Beverly Hills, entered the Promises clinic in Malibu.

According to website, Lohan will be resident at the centre for 30 days and will partake in "a serious medical treatment program".

Earlier this year, Lohan received treatment at rehab clinic the Wonderland Center in Hollywood.

Britney Spears Pimples Are Disgusting!

Britney Spears has some serious acne problems, is she not aware that she's a celebrity who's move is being watched like 24/7? I'm seriously getting tired of her. Goodbye comeback.


Lindsay Lohan Needs To Pull It Together For New Movie

Lindsay Lohan Las Vegas Birthday Party PosterTroubled Lindsay Lohan and Rosario Dawson are to team up with Olympia Dukakis and Shirley Maclaine in a new movie, based on a real-life gang of elderly con-women.

The quartet will team up in Poor Things, although Lohan's DUI arrest and subsequent rehab stint could hold up shooting, which was scheduled to start tomorrow.

Lohan reportedly checked into Promises rehab facility in Malibu, California on Monday after she was arrested for driving under the influence on Saturday morning.

The actress was found slumped at the wheel after crashing her Mercedes convertible in Beverly Hills.

Poor Things has been adapted from real news articles and footage surrounding a gang of elderly women who have been pulling off insurance fraud and murder.

Britney Spears Admit To Have Hit Rock Bottom

Troubled singer Britney Spears insists she entered rehab because she had "hit rock bottom" and was "so lost", and not as a result of depression or alcohol abuse.

The 25-year-old mother-of-two, who recently divorced husband Kevin Federline, admits she was behaving like a child with Attention Deficit Disorder (add) before spending a month at the Promises clinic in Malibu, California earlier this year.

Writing on her website, Spears says, "Recently, I was sent to a very humbling place called rehab. I truly hit rock bottom. 'Til this day I don't think that it was alcohol or depression. I was like a bad kid running around with ADD."

"I had a manager from a long time ago come in and try to direct me and my life after I got my divorce. I was so overwhelmed I think that I was in a little shock too. I didn't know who to go to."

"I realized how much energy and love I had put into my past relationship when it was gone because I genuinely did not know what to do with myself, and it made me so sad. I confess, I was so lost."

"This letter is to not place blame on anyone, although I do see the world with a completely different set of eyes now."

"I know everyone thinks that I am playing the victim, but I am not and I hate what is going on right now so much. Maybe this is the reason for this letter... to maybe allow people to look at me differently."


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Justin Timberlake To Launch His Own Record Label

Justin Timberlake Holding Hands With Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake has officially launched Tennman Records. He is working closely with Interscope Records and will serve as the Chairman and CEO of this new joint venture.

“Whenever you have the opportunity to get into business with someone as gifted as Justin Timberlake, you take it,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M. “We are thrilled to have his label as part of Interscope.”

Is Angelina Jolie Too Skinny?

Brangeina at the Oceans Thirteen Premiere

Star Magazine is reporting that Angelina Jolie is scary skinny and “dangerously malnourished”.

“She’s looking too skinny. People are wondering if she’s anorexic,” a source close to the couple tells Star. “She was the most beautiful woman in the world, but now she looks sickly.” Angie’s arms and legs appeared disturbingly thin at the May 21 Cannes premiere of her movie A Mighty Heart.

“I couldn’t believe it when she got out of her limo,” an onlooker reports. “Her dress looked like it was barely hanging off her bones.” Sources tell Star Angie’s mom’s passing has pushed Angie over the edge. And the latest pictures are causing even more concern. According to Dr. Bronstein M.D., a psychiatrist and eating-disorder specialist, Angie looks dangerously malnourished.

“Based on my observations, she is severely underweight and around 105 pounds – and that’s really low.” The veins on her arms seemed strikingly and unusually bulbous – and Bronstein says that could be a red flag. Angelina’s thinness and lack of appetite are a big worry for Brad too. “He loves her, but this is really ripping him up inside,” say s a source close to the couple. “He wants to help but feels powerless to do so.”


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Katherine Heigl Opts Out Biological Children For Adoption

Katherine Heigl has ruled out having biological children, insisting she's "always planned to adopt". The 28-year-old's character in new movie Knocked Up has a gruesome birth scene, and labor is something Heigl is not keen to go through in real life.

She says, "I've always planned to adopt anyway, but that definitely reinforced my want to. I'm done with the whole idea of having my own children. (It) doesn't seem like any fun. I don't think it's necessary to go through all of that."

Johnny Depp Says He Can't Compete With Spider-Man

Johnny Depp may wow millions of cinema goers with his role in the Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, but his children still prefer Spider-Man. The Hollywood hunk, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckling franchise, has two children - Lily-Rose, 7; and Jack, 5; - and they are more interested in box office rival Spider-Man than their dad's films.

He says, "I'd get in and say (in Jack Sparrow voice) 'All right kids, everything all right?' And they'd say, 'Dad, come on, I'm watching Spider-Man.' Oh man, Spider-Man. My boy has gone into that full-on superhero phase. But I refuse to wear the tights."

Angelina Jolie Wants To Fly The Family Around The World

Angelina Jolie wants to become a fully-qualified pilot so she can fly her family around the globe. The multi-talented actress is working towards gaining her license - just like husband Brad Pitt - but admits she'll need more practice before taking to the skies with Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh in tow.

She says, "Brad has his pilot's license and I just got my instrument rating, so we're moving forward with that but we haven't had a lot of time because of the kids and with Pax coming home. I wouldn't fly the kids at this moment. I would only fly the kids if I had been actively flying for a few months and when I'm not at all rusty."

Katie Holmes The Porn Star?

Katee Holmes,a small town hottie from Illinois, who recently changed her name, wants to debut as a porn star with a film that shows her being deflowered.

The blue eyed 18-year-old Katee is a student at the Fashion Institute of Design in Orange County, Calif. She stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 122 pounds.

"I know it's pretty extreme to lose my virginity on camera, but I like the fulfillment and excitement I get from watching porn, so I figured [a movie] was the best place for me to lose it.

"How many people wished they could relive their first experience, if not to remember it but to learn from it, right?"

The Katie Holmes camp is not amused. Katie did a topless scene in the film The Gift (2000) but following her marriage to Tom Cruise she has studiously maintained her image.

"It's a really cheap shot," a rep for Katie told Page Six

"It's really kind of sleazy, using her name like that," a friend added.

Shy Love, who is now managing the wannabe porn star says, "Katee is using the name as a tribute to Katie, who has always portrayed an innocence in everything she's done, beginning with 'Dawson's Creek.' "

"She comes to the porn world completely natural - with a perky pair of A-cup breasts that are far too perfect to have been constructed by any doctor. And she's not just a porn virgin, but an actual never-been-kissed virgin," Love says.

A spokeswoman for Cruise told Page Six, "Obviously, Tom would support Katie in anything she decides to do about it.

John Mayer & Jessica Simpson Back Together Already?

Jessica Simpson and John Mayer reunited in New York City on Sunday night, sources close to the situation tell PEOPLE.

"They definitely went on a date last night. She still loves him... but he's scared of commitment. He breaks up with her and then regrets it and then begs her to get back together."

"They're in a normal relationship," says the source. "This happens with relationships sometimes."

Adds the source: "They went on a date last night. They had a great time. They had dinner."

Mayer was spotted leaving the Jessica's New York hotel early Monday morning.

A guest who spotted Mayer leaving Simpson's suite at the Soho Grand tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "He was looking really happy. He couldn't stop smiling."

Paris Hilton Tries To Look Like An Angel

Paris Hilton still trying to prove to the courts she is an innocent angel. She was photographed leaving a church on Mother's Day, now she's carrying a Bible.

She already got her sentence reduce to 23 days for good behavior. Maybe she's trying to completely revoke the sentence for more good behavior, which is basically just not bad behavior.

This is definitely a publicity stunt. No one holds their books spread out like that. It's only so the photogs can get a picture of the titles.

Victoria Beckham 1st Major US TV Appearance On MTV

Victoria Beckham will make her first major US TV appearance at the MTV Movie Awards next month.

The former Spice Girl will join star’s including Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan and Robbie Williams as she does her best to negotiate her way round presenting an award at the Gibson Theatre, California next month.

Beckham has also gushed about how much she is looking forward to moving to Los Angeles permanently this summer, telling The Mirror, “I'm very excited. David and the boys can't wait. We want to come tomorrow! We love it here."

Lindsay Lohan Likes Rough Sex Claims Calum

Calum Best has reportedly been sharing intimate secrets of his and Lindsay Lohan's sex life with his mates.

According to an insider, he’s been telling everyone that sex with Lindsay is the best he's ever had - which is quite an achievement considering the hoards of women he has somehow managed to charm into bed, though it doesn’t explain why he slept with another woman while Lindsay was in the next hotel room.

The source claims, "Calum was knocked out by her body. He said she's got one of the best he's ever seen with all the curves in the right places. He joked that Lindsay loved being on top during sex and controlling the pace but sometimes he felt he needed ear-muffs because she screamed so much during sex.

Lindsay likes her sex rough and passionate and Calum says he has the bruises and bumps to prove it."

Johnny Depp Felt Awkward Kissing Keira

Johnny Depp says kissing Keira Knightley was "awkward" - because she is so much younger than him.

The pair shared a smooch in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest', but Johnny, 43, found it difficult to pucker up to Keira, 22, because of the big age gap between the two stars.

He said in an interview with New magazine: "The smooches are always so awkward, especially because Keira and I have never been in that kind of situation together. She's, like, three and I'm a thousand!"

"We've known each other for a few years and suddenly it was, 'Are you ready for this?' And you just do it. It becomes more like a stunt in a way. She was a great sport about it."

Keira has previously revealed she begged director Gore Verbinski to add the kiss between Captain Jack Sparrow and her character Elizabeth Swann.

She said: "I was saying, 'Give me one kiss, just give me one kiss'.

"I got it and it was good, really good."

Monday, May 21, 2007

Britney Spears Delayed Plane Because Seats Were Not Leather

Britney Spears recently stormed off a busy jet plane, delaying the flight for almost one hour - because the aircraft's seats were not made of leather.

The pop superstar's refusal to sit in her allocated seat left hordes of angry passengers fuming on the flight from Los Angeles to Florida earlier this week, and the plane was delayed even further when she demanded to be let off the aircraft at the last minute.

Fellow passenger Tony Sanchez tells British newspaper The News Of The World, "The plane was about to taxi to the runway when Britney got up. She said, 'I don't want to fly on this plane - it hasn't got leather seats.' Then there was further delay as her bags had to be found and taken off."

That's completely ridiculous. It's her fault for flushing her career down the drain. Otherwise, she could of been on a private jet with all the amenities she wants.

Johnny Depp is Surprised He Hasn't Been Fired from Musical

Johnny Depp has called Tim Burton crazy for casting him in new movie musical Sweeney Todd, because the heartthrob star can't sing. Depp is currently filming his role as the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street' in a movie version of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical, due for release next January.

But the actor confesses he has a terrible singing voice.

He says, "Tim took a risk when he asked me to play Sweeney Todd because neither he nor I knew if I could sing when I accepted it.

"I went into the recording studio with a friend of mine to see if I could do it. My singing's not unlike the mating call of a rutting stag. It's a strange sound, but I haven't been fired yet."

Spice Girls Reunite For Christmas Single

Emma Bunton and Geri Haliwell part of the British girl band, Spice Girls, could hardly contain their joy as they emerged from a Brighton recording studio, hugging each other and laughing, last week.

The girls are hoping to grab this year’s prestigious UK Christmas number one and are delighted with the track they have chosen. Mel C is also said to have lay down her vocals for the track at the same studio.

The remaining band members Victoria Beckham and Mel B who are both currently in Los Angeles will reportedly travel to the UK to record their parts next month. The Spice Girls had three consecutive UK Christmas number ones at the height of their success. In 1996, ‘2 Become 1′ topped the charts, followed by ‘Too Much’ in 1997 and ‘Goodbye’ in 1998.

Last month, it was reported the band had been offered $2 million each to reunite for a Christmas concert after the former bandmates were overheard discussing plans to stage a comeback show during celebrations for Victoria’s husband David’s 32nd birthday.

Penelope Cruz and Josh Hartnett Back On?

Penelope Cruz seems to be back together with old flame, Josh Hartnett.

The reunited couple spent a romantic weekend together, taking in Broadway musical ‘Spring Awakening’ on Saturday and then heading off for a cozy dinner.

The pretty twosome desperately tried to go undercover on Friday as they enjoyed a romantic lunch together at Frankies in New York on Friday.

"Josh was wearing a grey hoodie with black sunglasses and Penelope was wearing sunglasses too. They were trying to go incognito," a source told Perez Hilton.