Friday, November 28, 2008

She Said It


"Underage smoking on stoops of brownstones, going to museums, the seasons, and how great a school Spence was"

- Gwyneth Paltrow
in Gotham magazine on her favorite things
about growing up in New York


Once A Clepto...


The New York Post reports today:

Sticky-fingered actress Winona Ryder mysteriously lost a diamond-encrusted bracelet and ring worth more than $125,000, according to a published report.

Ryder told Bulgari jewelers that she misplaced their gems, which had been out on loan, after wearing them at a Marie Claire bash in Madrid on Sunday, according to the French celebrity-news magazine Voici.

Convicted in 2002 of shoplifting in Beverly Hills - claimed she lost the precious stones after handing them in an envelope to her hotel's front desk for safe keeping.

But Voici reported no hotel surveillance cameras captured Ryder giving the jewels to front-desk personnel.

Bulgari has asked police in Madrid to investigate, according to Voici.

A representative for the actress did not return phone and e-mail messages seeking comment last night.

A US-based spokeswoman for the famed Italian jeweler confirmed that the company had loaned gems to Marie Claire magazine for event organizers to then lend to celebrity partygoers.

The Bulgari representative declined to discuss Ryder or say whether any jewels were missing.

Ryder gained her reputation as a five-finger discounter in 2002, when a Los Angeles County jury convicted her of swiping $5,500 worth of goods from a Saks Fifth Avenue.

Her arrest at the Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue in December 2001, led LA prosecutors to find that Ryder had been caught taking unpaid-for goods before - at Barneys in Manhattan in 2000 and 2001, and at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills in 2001.

She wasn't charged with crimes in either of those incidents.

Ryder was sentenced to probation, which she completed without incident.

Ryder's European trip got off to a shaky start last week, when the actress fell ill on a Los Angeles-to-London flight, forcing pilots into a fast landing at Heathrow Airport.

Medics greeted the 37-year-old actress at the gate and rushed her to a west London hospital, where she was treated and released within hours.

Ryder's representative said the actress was fine, but didn't elaborate on what ailment she had suffered.

Happy Black Friday!



Go get some deals out there! Or keep the f&ck away.
Just be smart People!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Reunited And It Feels So Good



The hotness that is David Beckham, and the wacko that is Tom Cruise, took their families to dinner in NYC last night. I'm sure the nannies were shoved out the back door.

Posh can barely control her excitement at seeing the paps outside. I think if she looks up, she'll crack. It's a skill.

pics - celebutopia

Cindy Cares




Cindy Crawford donated her time, and photo op, on Tuesday evening to Crossroads of Hope mission in Los Angeles, where she helped feed the homeless. And looking fabulous at 42 while doing it.

Husband Randy and the kids all helped out. Her kids have complexions to-die-for.



pics - celebutopia

She Said It


"I'm ready to make a family. I want two children, a boy and a girl.

And a traditional wedding, the big dress, the princess thing.

What every little girl dreams of."

~ Tara Reid


source - via People

Of Course They Are



Season Five of The Hills will open with the most annoying celebrity couple entering wedded bliss. You know.... when the ELOPED? With a camera crew, real private like, 'cos that's how they roll.

"MTV is currently filming Heidi and Spencer in Mexico, as we were expecting to capture them on vacation," Liz Gateley (executive producer) told MTV News. "Fans will be able to see the exclusive footage from the ceremony in an upcoming episode, and we will continue to follow the newlyweds' relationship as it plays out in real life."

So I guess since they didn't invite any family, and Heidi's mom is devastated that she eloped (read: married Spencer), they'll have to wait until Episode One. No word from MTV on when it will air. No doubt just before Heidi announces she's carrying the spawn of Satan.

Honestly, is there anyone more annoying?

source

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Here Doc, I Wanna Look Like THIS!"


Check out Melanie Griffith lunching at Cafe Med yesterday. She is morphing into a Muppet! She must bring in photos of her favourite Muppet, Janice, when she visits her plastic surgeon.


Mission accomplished. You can stop now. Please

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Man That Gets What He Wants


The sexy beast that is Tom Ford is finally about to make his move into movies.

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode are set to star in "A Single Man," Ford's adaptation of a Christopher Isherwood novel.

Published in 1964, the novel centers on a gay man who, after the sudden death of his partner, is determined to persist in his usual routine, which is seen in the span of a single, ordinary day in southern California.

Firth is the gay man, an Englishman and professor who feels like an outsider in Los Angeles. Goode is the boyfriend who dies in a car accident and appears in flashbacks. Moore plays a friend of the professor.

Following a 10 year run at Gucci, Ford stepped down in 2004 following a failure to agree contract terms and in 2005 set up his own design line with up-market stores now in New York and Milan and planned for over a dozen locations including London, Los Angeles, and Dubai.

After leaving Gucci, Ford also signed on with Creative Artists Agency with the aim to slide into the director's chair.

source - reuters

PVR's Are Great For Me - Bad For TV Shows


The rumors about "Lipstick Jungle" are true: The NBC series starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price as high-powered New York women has been cancelled.

Rain-soaked crew members on-location with the show today outside of NBC's "Today" show studios in Rockefeller Center confirmed the episode they are filming is the show's last.

NBC did not officially confirm the cancellation.

Today's shoot was taking place on the "Today" show set with scenes including Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of the morning show's fourth hour.

"Lipstick Jungle," based on a book by "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell, is averaging just 5.2 million viewers per episode this season, according to Nielsen. The series had recently been moved from its plum time slot Wednesdays at 10 p.m. to Friday night.

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Apparently this show is the #1 dvr / pvr 'd show in it's timeslot, but since we all fast forward the commercials, advertisers have dropped off. Don't they know us Mom's are busy, and we need to watch stuff when we finally sit down?! Pft. I'm going to miss Nico Reilly and her hottie 24 year old boyfriend, Kirby. He is the hotness.


source - NYPost

Divorced In A Jiffy


From Yahoo - Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie were granted a "quickie" divorce on the grounds of his unreasonable behaviour Friday, a month after announcing their eight-year marriage was over.

District Judge Caroline Reid pronounced the decree nisi at the High Court's Family Division in London during a hearing which lasted barely a minute with neither the couple nor their lawyers present.

The case -- Ciccone ML vs Ritchie GS -- was dealt with amid conflicting reports about how much of the US singer's fortune her film director husband would receive under an agreed settlement.

The Daily Mirror reported Friday that Ritchie had expressed relief at the speed of the divorce and stressed that access to the couple's children and not money was the biggest issue for him.

"Thank God," the paper quoted him as saying. "It was never about money -- never about her bloody art collection. I just wanted to settle it and move on... I didn't raise any objections at any stage until she insisted the children lived permanently in New York."

But the Evening Standard newspaper quoted an unnamed source close to Madonna as saying: "It's not true that Guy Ritchie hasn't received a penny from all this. I think that is fantasy land. It's certainly not nothing."

He is thought to be worth 30 million pounds (36 million euros, 45 million dollars) compared to Madonna's 300 million pound fortune.

The couple's two sons, Rocco, eight, and three-year-old David Banda -- whom they adopted in Malawi -- will split their time between Britain and the US under the terms of the divorce, reports said.

Madonna's 12-year-old daughter Lourdes, from a previous relationship with fitness trainer Carlos Leon, is set to live with her mother in the US.

At Friday's brief court hearing, a legal clerk read out a list of 17 couples including Madonna and Ritchie, after which judge Reid pronounced the decree.

A decree nisi is a provisional decree of divorce and must be followed by a decree absolute about six weeks later which legally dissolves the marriage and means that the couple are free to marry other people.

Afterwards, the court released a document in which Madonna stated that Ritchie's unreasonable behaviour was continuing and that they had not lived together at the same address for six months.

By agreeing to a "quickie" divorce, the couple avoided a high-profile, big money split like that of Beatles legend Paul McCartney and ex-model Heather Mills earlier this year.

Madonna, 50, is regarded as the world's highest-earning female singer -- Forbes.com put her at the top of its latest "cash queens of music" list with earnings of 72 million dollars between June 2006 and June 2007.

She and 40-year-old Ritchie announced in mid-October that they were to divorce, nearly eight years after they married in a lavish ceremony at a Scottish castle in December 2000 attended by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Sting.

Britain's Sun newspaper, which broke the story of their divorce last month, said Madonna thought he was lazy, tightfisted and preferred the pub to his family, while Ritchie allegedly thought she was a control freak obsessed with her Kabbalah faith.

The couple own several properties in Britain including a townhouse overlooking London's Regent's Park; Ashcombe House, an 18th century house and country estate in Wiltshire, southwest England and a stake in a London pub.

In the US, they own a palatial mansion in Beverly Hills, California, as well as apartments in New York.

Just Another Normal Hollywood Baby Name


Pete Wentz and new bride, Ashlee Simpson welcomed their son Bronx Mowgli Wentz who weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz., on Thursday night (November 20).

"Ashlee, Pete and baby Bronx are all healthy and happy, and thank everyone for their well wishes!"

The name just rolls of the tongue, don't it? I sure do hope Papa Joe wasn't there to catch the baby. Gross.

Oprah's Favourite NoThings


Oprah Winfrey's annual "Favorite Things" show (which airs Nov. 26) won't include her usual pricey gifts.

In light of the tight economy, the talk show host, 54, is instead giving away only affordable items.

"They're some of Oprah's favorite things, but this time there's a twist...they cost next to nothing!" says a statement released to Usmagazine.com by an Oprah Winfrey Show rep.

Audience members are also getting in on the act.

"On [Wednesday's] show, viewers reveal their creative ways to spend less over the holiday season. You'll meet a mom who shows us how to create a one-of-a-kind treasure that comes straight from the heart," the statement says. "Then, one family talks about their very own tradition that doesn’t cost a cent.

"You'll also hear some great ideas to make your holiday party memorable and affordable," reads the statement. "And, Oprah unveils a special gift that won’t cost you a thing! Find out how to have the thriftiest holidays ever."

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This is the one and only Oprah episode I can tolerate each year. You know they make the studio audience sign a waiver saying that they will completely lose their sh!t once the cameras are turned on OR ELSE they go home with an Oprah coffee mug. I tune in to see the ladies praise the Lord and thank you Jesus. I eat that stuff up. Tune in Wednesday or set those PVR's.

Yes lady, you are the reason I watch.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

God I Love To See Celebs Caught In Spanx


Eva Longoria elegently dismounting her vehicle after arrived at her restaurant, Beso, in Los Angeles last night. When skinny bitches have to wear Spanx - it makes my life!


pics - celebutopia

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He Said It

It's TomKat's second wedding anniversary today, so to celebrate, here's a classic quote from Tom Cruise when he first began jumping couches and kissing Katie Holmes. I hope you've all had your lunch.



"Sex is about the connection. Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship, where you have communication and it's an extension of that. Where it's just ... free. And that's how it should be. It's spectacular. If you're not in good communication with your partner, it sucks."

~ Tom Cruise

Elvis Costello With...


The Sundance Channel will launch the debut season of the new talk/performance series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." The official site launched today where you can check out clips, photos and more info.

Check it out here - http://www.sundancechannel.com/spectacle

"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." fuses the best elements of talk and music television, inviting viewers to enjoy an in-depth conversation between host Costello and his guests, punctuated by rare musical performances by Costello, his guests and a wide variety of musicians.

Comprised of 13 one-hour episodes, "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." airs on Wednesday nights at 9:00pm et/pt and kicks off Wednesday, December 3, 2008.

The schedule for Season 1 of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." is as follows:

Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Sir Elton John

Wednesday, December 10th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Lou Reed + Julian Schnabel"

Wednesday, December 17th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Bill Clinton"

Wednesday, December 24th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with James Taylor"

Wednesday, December 31st at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Tony Bennett"

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with The Police"

Wednesday, January 14th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Rufus Wainwright

Wednesday, January 21st at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp

Wednesday, January 28th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Renée Fleming"

Wednesday, February 4th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Herbie Hancock"

Wednesday, February 11th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with She & Him, Jenny Lewis, Jakob Dylan"

Wednesday, February 18th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Diana Krall"

Wednesday, February 25th at 9:00pm
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with Smokey Robinson



Here's some vintage Elvis for you. Lip-syncing on Solid Gold in 1983.




Monday, November 17, 2008

Victoria's Secret Babes Flash Their Naughty Bits


35 of some of the hottest supermodels hit the runway for the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Fontainebleau Hotel last evening on Miami Beach.

Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima and Marisa Miller, along with Orlando Bloom's girl-of-the-moment, Miranda Kerr, and new mom Alessandra Ambrosio. (photos of the 5 just below)





"The theme of the show is a return to glamour," said company CEO Sharen Turney. "Victoria's Secret is about sexy and the new sexy is glamorous for this season."

According to AP reports, "The models showed 68 outfits, including the $5 million Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra worn by Lima and designed by jeweler Martin Katz. It is decorated with white and black diamonds and rubies, and will be for sale in the company's catalog."



pics - celebutopia

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Someone Needs a GPS For Christmas


At her own request, Joan Collins helped with the weather report on The Early Show this week.

Can't find Miami on a map to save her life. * nervous giggle * Oblivious.
I wonder who helps her find her wigs in the morning?

I want some of what she's having. Joan Collins is on the good sh!t.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Madonna's Do's & Don't's

The Mail has learned that Madge has issued a list of demands that ex Guy Ritchie must meet while the children are with him in London.


A custody arrangement for the children remains a sticking point for the estranged couple, who were married for almost eight years.

Last week Guy, 40, hired a top lawyer in his battle with the 50-year-old over where their children should live.

The singer cannot take the children to live with her permanently in the US unless she either gets permission from Ritchie or an English court grants her leave.