Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Heat vs. Departed

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by Mishy Pinchy - Steel Magnolia

I'm so tired of people saying they don't want to see Scorsese's latest work of brilliance The Departed. This is arguably his best film since Goodfellas and
features some of the greatest actors of our time.

The Departed reminded me a lot of Heat, another amazing movie. I think the latter was a bit long and drawn out, true to director Michael Mann's style, but well done nonetheless.

Both movies juxtapose two men who sit on opposite sides of the law. Where The Departed takes this to a whole other level is that these men sit on opposite sides of the law while embedded in each others' environments. The parrallels are obvious but without being gimmicky or cheesy.

First off - Jack Nicholson. It was refreshing to see that somebody other than DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci or Depp could NAIL the gangster role. It was also nice to see the Boston Irish in the spotlight for once and not the usual Itialian New Yorkers.

Although not one of the leading men, Mark Whalberg made the movie for me as an unlikely anti-hero and asshole extraordinaire who provides much-needed comic relief when things get too intense.

Matt Damon does a really good job playing one of those characters that you're not sure if you hate or sympathize with. You're rooting for Leo all the way, but you secretly hope it works out with both of them on top.

Lastly, my beloved Leo...oh how you never fail to disappoint me. Leo is so much more than a childhood crush to me. I honestly believe he is incredible and gets robbed of Oscars year after year. He's come a long way from playing Romeo, and for all he's done, I think we can forgive the epic disaster that was Titanic. In The Departed, Leo shows he can rock the Boston accent but he also embodied a man on the edge. Through Leo we felt the entire film and the intensity and stress of the whole situation.

This movie is what Donnie Brasco tried to do, put couldn't pull off nearly as well - showing a man lost between crime and the law. Here, Scorses proves that you don't need the shock-value, blood and gore to stand amongst the great films that tackle the organized underworld. He uses just enough violence to give us insight into poor Leo's high anxiety scenario. Instead well-written dialogue and superb acting is used to weave in and out of Matt and Leo's stories.

Both Heat and The Departed feature a heavyweight cast and end with a showdown between our ying and yang. If you liked Heat at all, go see this film already! You won't be disappointed - it's entertaining at the very least.

LePaparazzi News Update: Reese and Ryan Call It Quits

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LOS ANGELES - America's sweetheart Reese Witherspoon and husband Ryan Phillippe have called it quits after seven years of marriage, their reps said yesterday.

"We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate. They remain committed to their family," the couple's representatives said in a statement.

The "Legally Blonde" star, 30, and the hunky "Crash" actor, 32, have two children, Ava, 7, and Deacon, 3. They married in 1999 after co-starring in the teen thriller "Cruel Intentions," but they never worked together on-screen again.

One of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, Witherspoon commands $15 million a picture and won an Oscar for "Walk the Line." Phillippe's paychecks are far slimmer, hovering in the $2million-a-picture range, according to industry reports.

The split comes just weeks after a celebrity lensman spotted the glam couple bickering at the New York premiere of "Flags of Our Fathers" - the Clint Eastwood-directed film about the World War II heroes who planted the American flag at Iwo Jima, in which Phillippe stars.

And it follows months of rumors and magazine reports that their marriage was on the rocks, all of which were repeatedly denied.

"They are completely happy, as everyone saw on the Oscars broadcast," a rep declared last March. But witnesses said the couple avoided each other like the plague at a Vanity Fair-hosted bash just hours after Witherspoon won gold for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biopic.

"He sat by himself looking pretty resentful," a partygoer told Life & Style magazine.

Witherspoon, who met the wavy-haired "Gosford Park" star at her 21st birthday party, had confessed marriage wasn't a picnic. "Marriage is hard," she told Vanity Fair in 2004. "[It's] not about expecting someone to make you happy every day or to complete your life."

Phillippe admitted the couple were in marriage counseling in 2002. "The biggest mistake is not doing that, ignoring it and have the marriage fall apart because of laziness," he told the Daily News.

Therapy obviously didn't work. More hints of disenchantment appeared in Phillippe's recent chat with Interview magazine when he twice bemoaned being away from his kids while filming, but didn't pine for his wife.

Divorce papers had not been filed yesterday, but Witherspoon has reportedly consulted Hollywood heavy hitter Robert Kaufman, who represented Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne Barr and Lisa Marie Presley in their splits, TMZ.com reported.

Monday, October 30, 2006

LePaparazzi News Update: Whitney Houstin Back on the Red Carpet

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BEVERLY HILLS — She didn't sing, but Whitney Houston's presence alone made her shine among a room full of glittering stars at Saturday's 17th Carousel of Hope Ball.

It was the singer's first step back into the spotlight since seeking treatment for substance abuse and leaving longtime husband Bobby Brown.

"I feel great," said a blond Houston, wearing diamonds and black Armani. Sounding more calm and focused than she has in years, Houston clearly was touched by the outpouring of love.

"She's looking at the light, instead of darkness," said Houston's pal and the evening's honoree, Quincy Jones, who has known the singer since she was 16.

Houston was escorted to the event by music producer Clive Davis, the night's other honoree. He noted, "She's been through emotional trauma, and everybody's rooting for her. We're going to make a killer album."

Houston sat at the main table, where Halle Berry (in gold Elie Saab) was seated with boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. The semi-annual event has raised more than $70 million for childhood diabetes, and Berry, a diabetic, said she has been feeling well and remains hopeful for a cure.

Also in attendance: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Brooke Shields, Teri Hatcher, Sidney Poitier, Minnie Driver, Kristin Davis, Hilary Duff and the evening's host, Jay Leno.

Sharon Stone, who attended an L.A. event last week holding the hand of her Bobby co-star Christian Slater, playfully snapped, "None of your beeswax," when asked about a possible romance. And Candy Spelling, a familiar face at every Carousel Ball with late husband Aaron, attended this year with companion Mark Nathanson. In the silent auction room before the dinner, Spelling said she had bid on "some fabulous trip that's worth $23,000," though she could not remember the location.

Houston's surprise appearance led American Idol's Katharine McPhee to abandon plans to sing her signature Over the Rainbow in place of Houston's I Have Nothing. "It's her first big appearance since the breakup," explained McPhee on the pink arrivals carpet. "I would love to sing with her, but unfortunately all eyes are on me."

Houston nodded her head during McPhee's performance and led a standing ovation.

Afterward, Davis brought McPhee over to meet Houston, who took McPhee's hands in hers.

"She said she was really proud of me," said a tickled McPhee.

The event's founder, Barbara Davis, sparkling in $12.5 million in Leviev diamonds, guided Stevie Wonder over to sit with Houston. "This is my baby," said Houston, taking Wonder's hand. "He's my baby, too!" piped Barbara Davis.

Later, Barbara Davis ran over to Houston and pointed to a large screen replaying one of Houston's previous Carousel performances (The Greatest Love of All). "Look," said Barbara Davis, "that's you!" Houston smiled, appearing pleased with a reminder of her glory years.

Barbara Davis, an American Idol fan, also invited former Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson to preview one of her songs from this December's big-screen Dreamgirls. Idol judge Randy Jackson expressed pride in seeing two of his discoveries invited to share this year's Carousel bill with such established performers as Barry Manilow, Usher and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

As for Hudson's dream, it was one shared by all: "It would be a dream to hear Whitney perform again. She had the greatest voice of all time."

Saturday, October 28, 2006

LePaparazzi Celebrity Sightings

Naomi Watts at the "Babel" screening

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Penelope Cruz at the 10th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala

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Courtney Love at the premiere of "Borat: Cultural Learnings..."

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Carmen Electra at a hair salon in West Hollywood

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Scarlett Johanson at the Moet and Chandon Fashion Tribute

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Alyssa Milano Gotham Magazine Party

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Scott Weiland at The Newly Renovated Hugo Boss Flagship Store

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Ashlee Simpson launches the Skechers campaign

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Friday, October 27, 2006

LePaparazzi News Update: Sexy Brad Pitt is a Jokester

NEW YORK - Brad Pitt found an interesting way — make that walk — to blow off steam and bring some levity to the set of his new movie, "Babel."

In an interview in Entertainment Weekly's Oct. 30 issue, the 42-year-old actor says he amused himself and his colleagues by yanking up his pants to give himself a wedgie, sticking out his rear and waddling about like a duck. "Throughout the movie, I'd walk around like this," he says.

"You've gotta find things to make you laugh during the shoot," he adds. "Cate (Blanchett) called it the Hungry Bum."

He explains: "When your bum's so hungry it's trying to eat your pants."

His character's story line in "Babel," in theaters Friday, is not as amusing. He and Blanchett play husband and wife in the multinational drama that follows several families linked by a tragedy in the African desert.

Pitt felt a personal connection to the movie's one-world message — he is, after all, the adoptive father to girlfriend
Angelina Jolie's children, Maddox, from Cambodia, and Zahara, from Ethiopia.

"Our kids come from different parts of the world, and it's the perfect example of, if we didn't have these perceived differences we wouldn't be defined by geography," he said.

"What I liked most (about the script) was this idea that we're all the same, and it's our lack of understanding and lack of communication that gets in the way."

LePaparazzi Links Time Friday

Sign-up for the new Carmen Electra Mastercard [Yeeeah]

Hollywood's must have accessory - A Normal Boyfriend [The Sun]

Tommy Lee and his kissing fetish [Dlisted]

No Marriage plans for Shakira and Antonio [Show Buzz]

Posh Helps Plan Katie's I Dos [PopSugar]

Nicole Richie has checked herself into a private facility [TMZ]

Has Andy Taylor Quit Duran Duran? [BBC]

Ashlee Simpson is the new face of Skeechers [Contact Music]

Thursday, October 26, 2006

LePaparazzi News Update: Angelina Jolie Collapses on Set

Actress Angelina Jolie has collapsed on the set of her new movie.

The actress, who is in India filming 'A Mighty Heart' with partner Brad Pitt, has fainted three times since shooting started earlier this month.

"Angelina was in the middle of filming when something went wrong," a source said.

"The scene she was shooting on October 10 was emotional. In it, her character, Marianne Pearl, learns that her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, has been killed by terrorists in Pakistan. She literally collapsed while filming it."

According to reports, Angelina first passed out on 8 October after a rickshaw carrying the 'Tomb Raider' star, Brad and her five-year-old son Maddox, was mobbed by paparazzi. As soon as the three of them got back to their hotel Angelina collapsed on the floor.

She lost consciousness for a second time while she was getting out of bed the following morning.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

LePaparazzi News Update: Britney Spears & Kevin Federline Go Separate Ways

Proud new parents of the now aptly named Baby JJ have decided to go their separate ways of late. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have separated - calm down she hasn't kicked him to the curb again - but a report claims that mommy and daddy need a little time apart to kick up their heels.

Britney Spears & Kevin Federline Go Separate Ways

Hey - Britney has basically been preggers for two years - who can blame her. It's hard to think of an excuse for K-Fed.

Us Weekly will report this week the Brit and K-Fed are now spending more time apart - but insist all is good with their marriage.

Jeannette Walls gets a sneak peak and reports that the two have been spotted partying separately, and even dancing with others.

Federline was spotted dancing with a “mystery woman” at L.A. nightclub Area on Oct. 20, according to Us Weekly. “They had their arms around each other briefly,” a witness tells the mag.

This sounds like 'Groundhog Day.' “Kevin’s gonna be Kevin. But Britney knows that, the weekly entertainment magazine cites a pal as saying.

As reported earlier, Brit has taken the attitude if you can't beat 'em, go to Las Vegas.

She hit Vegas clubs Pure and Tao with a gal pal Oct. 19. “She was dancing and twirling around,” a source told the mag.

Spears returned to L.A., but later in the month, the two were apart again: he was in Chicago to appear on WWE’s Monday Night “RAW”; she checked into the Hotel Bel-Air.

But they are still "love each other no matter what,” the chatty pal dishes to the mag.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

LePaparazzi News Update: MTV Vet Will Branch Into Comic Film

Vanessa Minnillo

MTV and "Entertainment Tonight" pseudo journalist (an perpetual Maxim covergirl) Vanessa Minnillo has booked a supporting role in the upcoming sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."

According to Variety, Minnillo will play a love interest for Chris Evans' Johnny Storm/Human Torch. But the trade paper doesn't go into any depth on if the character appears in only a fleeting appearance (which seems likely) or if it's a more substantial role.

If it's the latter, it's unclear what that will mean regarding the previously announced casting of Beau Garrett as Frankie Raye, another love interest for Johnny/Torch, albeit an interesting character who became Nova in the Marvel comics.

Director Tim Story has already begun production on the sequel in Vancouver. Original stars Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis return, with Andre Braugher as the other major casting addition.

The 25-year-old Minnillo is best known for her myriad MTV appearances and her tabloid-friendly relationship with Nick Lachey. She was 1998's Miss Teen USA and went on to co-host the 2004 pageant.

TomKat Italian Wedding Date Confirmed

Katie Holmes

Paparazzi: Book your flights and pack your telephoto lenses. The date for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding has been confirmed.

The couple's rep, Arnold Robinson, confirmed to Us Weekly that the rumored nuptials will indeed take place on Saturday, Nov. 18 in Italy.

"All those details are correct," he says, adding that "proper security measures are being taken" to maintain the couple's privacy.

The invitations apparently went out last Friday (Oct. 20) and instructed friends and family to save the date for the weekend of Nov. 16-19.

Tags: Fantastic Four Vanessa Minnillo Tom Cruise Katie Holmes celebrity news Lepaparazzi

Monday, October 23, 2006

Jessica Mourns For Her Lost Marriage, Music Career, & Popularity...

Oh, God... My life is just falling apart!
  • My Dessert Line is on sale everywhere for only $5.00 because it tastes and smells horrible; it gives people head-aches and makes their tongues numb. Good thing they didn't even put my name on the bottles and containers; phew...
  • My little sister got a nose-job and looks hot now; everyone is looking at her and I have to borrow her clothes just to look cool.
  • I lost my husband and had to create a scandal surrounding John Mayer just to get attention.
  • I have to wear the most uncomfortable boots all the time and my feet hurt. Oh, don't forget my clothing line that went south; life really sucks for me.
  • My new album, "A Public Affair" isn't doing so well; it's already on sale at Amazon.com; I just suck.
Why am I wearing a black-shroud you ask? Well, I've decided to become religious again and get my Christ on. Daddy is researching convents & next year I'll release my new Christian Hits album.

God Bless, Y'all!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Misha Barton - Vogue - UK Magazine November 2006

Misha looks amazing in these photos.

Shiver Me Timbers...

ARRR Maties, I'm Zooey, the worst-dressed pirate on the seven seas of sinful outfits...

Okay, I know that Pirates 2 was pretty popular and everything, but WTF is up with this ensemble? AND what's with the bow in the hair? I got it, she woke up and said, "I want to look like a pirate today, but I am NOT wearing the bandana, I hate bandanas!"

Zooey Deschanel is usually so fashion forward, she was my idol; I loved her and then she turns around and struts a nightmare like this... she's 20 seconds away from being busted for shop-lifting. It's a sad world.

All this outfit needs is a plastic sword, & an eye-patch.

Friday, October 20, 2006

LePaparazzi Links Time Friday

Avril Lavigne the model [Hollywood Tuna]

Avril Lavigne

Is Jessica Simpson Trying too hard? [IDLYITW]

Ashlee on October 5th:

Jessica on October 14th:

Jake Gyllenhaal's New Babe [Just Jared]

Tori Spelling… And Her New Pregnant Body [INO]

Heidi Picks out her Perfect Pumpkin [PopSugar]

Kate Moss did she get a nose job? [Popbytes]

Kids, if you don’t behave, Michael Jackson will get you…LITERALLY!

Are the kids mis-behaving? They’re eating you out of house and home? You’re broke and you can’t take it anymore?

Well step right up, Michael Jackson is willing and ready with check-book in hand to purchase your little miracles for $750,000 a year! Think of the fun, advantaged life they’ll have… they get to wear fun scarves over their faces, they get to dangle off guard railings, AND they get to play with monkeys and go to theme-parks all the time. I wish my mom had sold me to Michael when I was young…

As I was flipping through my US Weekly this week, I noticed a large article on page 47 stating that Michael Jackson is paying off his Ex-wife, Debbie for rights and sole custody of their 2 children, “Prince Michael” and “Paris” for $750,000 a year in bi-monthly alimony payments. My favorite part is this: “It was hard for Debbie, but she’s broke,” says an insider.

Now I’ve heard of Single Mothers working 2 jobs to support their kids, or even marrying a privileged gentleman to provide a better life for their spawn, but literally selling them off… now’s that’s just cold.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

LePaparazzi Music Biz Update: Scarlett Johansson Record Deal in the Works


Scarlett Johansson and Lindsay Lohan are about to have something in common.

Scarlett, I am told, has signed a deal to make her first record. “Scarlett Sings Tom Waits” is being recorded now and through the winter, with a possible release next spring from Rhino Records’ recently reactivated Atco label. The eventual release date will be coordinated with Johansson’s movie schedule.

Fear not, though. Unlike some other recent pop tarts, Scarlett — who turns 22 next month — can actually sing; she is no Paris Hilton. Also her choice of material is a tad more sophisticated. She’s making a whole album of songs by Tom Waits, one of the premier singer-songwriters in the business.

Let’s just hope the whole thing won’t get “lost in translation.” But my spies say that Scarlett has a lovely, whispery delivery that carries a tune nicely and is suited to Waits’ unusual lyrics. No word yet on the producer, but she’d be smart to listen to Rikki Lee Jones’ fine 1993 album, “Traffic in Paradise,” for inspiration.

Is this just the beginning of more young actresses jumping into the diva pool? It’s not like Paris Hilton is going to one-up Scarlett by doing a tribute to Leonard Cohen, but more reasonable ideas could include: Gwyneth Paltrow, who performs admirably in the new movie “Infamous”; Liv Tyler, who has the genes from parents Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler; and Nicole Kidman, who did have a hit in England with Robbie Williams.

And don’t count out Lindsay. Her days with Tommy Mottola may be over, but she’s only 19. A comeback is still possible.

Source: foxnews

LePaparazzi News Update: Pitt and Paltrow Reunite for Film

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt at the premiere of 'The Devils Own'. New York - 03/03/1997

Former lovers Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow are reuniting on the big screen for a feature film about former US President Richard Nixon.

The couple, who were engaged in 1996, previously starred together in the thriller SEVEN.

NIP/TUCK director Ryan Murphy has also just cast , Sharon Stone and Jim Broadbent in DIRTY TRICKS.

The film also features Meryl Streep playing Martha Michell, the wife of Nixon's Chief of Staff John Mitchell.

Paltrow will play Maureen Dean, who stood by her husband John, another member of the Nixon team, as the administration slowly sank into scandal, according to moviehole.net.

Annette Bening, who is starring in Murphy's upcoming film RUNNING WITH SCISSORS along with Paltrow, will play a White House correspondent who received leaked information.

Murphy says, "It's about the women in Watergate, it's very different than Ron Howard's upcoming Frost/Nixon.

"I love Ron Howard's movie. That was about what a nightmare Nixon was to get the rights for the (David) Frost interview and the negotiations back and forth for that.

"But that movie is really about a woman who said our government is corrupt, and 'Why is no one believing me? Why is no one seeing that this Tricky Dicky Nixon is insane?'

"I also think it's the perfect time to make this movie. We'll shoot in the fall (2007) and put it out next fall (2008)."

The Apprentice’s Omarosa Gets Giant Boobies

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Apparently in an effort to hold onto some semblance of fame that her doomed appearance on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” provided her, former loser contestant and race-baiting biiiiiyatch Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth has gone under the knife and come out with two gigantic beach balls implanted in her chest. Urm, I mean, breast implants. Now maybe she’s always had these giant knockers, but I don’t think so. Wasn’t she supposed to go into political science and become the next Hilary Clinton or something? Guess that’s on hold…

Jessica Biel's Hooking Up With Adam Levine

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is known for the rumors that he has a tryst with Jessica Simpson. Now he’s been linked to another Jessica: Jessica Biel. Life & Style Weekly is reporting that Esquire magazine’s former “Sexiest Woman Alive” has been quietly dating Levine for the last few weeks.

Life & Style claims that for their first date, Adam treated Jessica to home-cooked meal at his house. The sentiment went over well with Biel and a source tells the magazine, “She was so impressed by him.”

Biel, who recently split with Chris Evans, was surprised by her attraction to Adam. The insider says, “Jessica likes to be the dominant, more high-profile personality in any relationship. She gets asked out by a lot of famous guys and almost always turns them down.” Still Levine managed to charm Biel. “Adam’s an irresistible combination of the boy next door and the rebel rocker,” explained another informant.

Jessica has decided to take things slow with Adam, “But she’s also made it clear she’s interested and ready to see more of him,” says a third source for L&S. The spy revealed, “She’s very conscious of his reputation as a male slut, so to some extent she’s playing hard to get.”

Jennifer Aniston News

Jennifer Aniston Premieres As Director

What Jennifer Aniston really wanted to do was direct.

And what the TV and film star wants...

The result, 'Room 10,' played out at a star-strewn Hollywood premiere Monday night at the Directors Guild of America.

The short film, co-directed by Aniston and Andrea Buchanan, features Robin Wright Penn as a nurse whose relationship with an emergency-room patient (Kris Kristofferson) changes her life.

She waited a long time to get behind the camera, Aniston, 37, told AP Television.

'I was slotted to direct an episode of `Friends.' And then I got (the feature film) `The Good Girl.' So, you either got `The Good Girl' or you got a very bad direction of `Friends.' But, anyway, because I was doing them at the same time, I lost my (directing) slot. And why I never did it again after that, I don't know. I think it was just timing.'

Aniston was in an upbeat mood as she strolled through the press gauntlet in the lobby. On Monday's 'Oprah' she had revealed she is still with boyfriend Vince Vaughn, though he was not there on the arrivals line. No, she told Winfrey, she hasn't had breast implants. (She said she simply gained 10 pounds.) But, yes, she does have a new bundle of joy at home: a five-month-old German shepherd named Dolly.

Aniston takes 'Counter Clockwise' turn
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Aniston will produce and possibly star in the comedy-drama "Counter Clockwise," written by "Hollywoodland" scripter Paul Bernbaum.

Universal Pictures has picked up the project, whose story centers on noted Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, known for her work in the illusion of control, decision-making and aging theories.

The script focuses on a study Langer conducted in which she reversed the aging process of her subjects by making them believe they were younger. She wrote about her findings in "Mindfulness." The study received mention in Deepak Chopra's book "Ageless Body, Timeless Mind."

"Hollywoodland," a fictional crime drama about "Superman" star George Reeves, was released in September and stars Ben Affleck, Adrien Brody and Diane Lane. Bernbaum also worked on "Next," a thriller starring Nicolas Cage that's scheduled for release in 2007.

Aniston last starred in Universal's "The Break-Up," which has grossed more than $200 million worldwide. She just directed a short film for Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments" series.

Justin Timberlake News

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Justin the Fashion Designer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop star Justin Timberlake isn't your typical fashion designer. So the runway debut of his William Rast clothing line wasn't a typical fashion show.

Rather than show the collection at the official Los Angeles Fashion Week site, Culver City's Smashbox Studios, Timberlake took over one of Hollywood's hottest nightspots on Tuesday night.

A runway and scores of bleacher seats were added to a section of Social Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. The Boulevard3 club next door was used for the exclusive after-party, including a performance by Timberlake, the 25-year old Grammy-winner whose second solo CD, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," was released in September.

Justin Timberlake Kicks Of 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow World Tour Jan. 8
Jive recording artist Justin Timberlake’s upcoming 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow, is scheduled to kick off in San Diego, CA on January 8, 2007. The 34 date North American leg of the worldwide tour will be promoted by AEG Live and will include special guest Pink.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

LePaparazzi: Celebrity Pictures of the Day


CREDIT: Charles Guerin/ABACA

Less than two weeks after giving birth to daughter Ramona, Maggie Gyllenhaal steps out with fiancé Peter Sarsgaard in their New York neighborhood on Monday.


CREDIT: Albert Ferreira/Startraks

Reese Witherspoon shows her support for husband Ryan Phillippe during a special New York screening of his film, the Clint Eastwood-directed Flags of Our Fathers, on Monday.


CREDIT: Finalppixx; INSET: Limelight

Is Nicole Richie channeling Mary-Kate Olsen's boho style? Richie gets comfy in some roomy clothes during a shopping trip to West Hollywood's Lo-Fi on Monday.


CREDIT: Bauer-Griffin

Fresh from a recent night out in Hollywood, Fergie crosses the Atlantic and hooks up with fellow pop star Ashlee Simpon for dinner Monday at Mr. Chow in London.


With their divorce behind them, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards take the next step – spending a day together with their daughters Sam, 2, and Lola, 1, in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the actor's girlfriend Brooke Mueller joined in on the family outing.


CREDIT: Allstar/Globe; Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Bruce Willis knows how to mug for the cameras during his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on Monday, as his support group (inset) ex-wife Demi Moore (who seemed to only have eyes for new husband Ashton Kutcher) and Don Johnson look on.


CREDIT: Limelight

She's daddy's girl! Ben Affleck takes 10-month-old daughter Violet for a stroll along the Santa Barbara shore on Saturday. Of fatherhood, Affleck said recently, "It's wonderful. It's changed my life."


Will you accept this rose?

I just LOVE The Bachelor because you get to see 25 hormonal, clock-is-ticking, irrational women FREAK out about some rich guy with the personality of a wet blanket.

This 34 year-old Italian "Prince" who has lived in the U.S. since he was a young boy (hmmm) hasn't had any luck with the ladies in America, so he flies them all to Rome and seduces them with tours of castles, helicopter rides, trips to the beach, pool parties and wine tasting. One by one, the women become increasingly catty and try to win his attention with wit, charm, sexual advances and my favorite trick, jealousy.

In my opinion, this guy isn't even that good-looking, I mean, come on, if you saw this guy in Starbucks, would you even give him a second glance? He looks like Dustin Hoffman in RainMan.

You MUST go to ABC.com's Bachelor Page; watching the video of the women tear up and explain away the fact that they weren't chosen is hilarious and will give you a nice chuckle.

I fully recommend watching The Bachelor; it is pathetically brilliant and will keep you laughing.

Mondays at 9/8 Central on ABC.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

LePaparazzi News Update: Nicky Hilton & Kevin Connolly Split Up

Nicky Hilton and Entourage star Kevin Connolly are no longer a couple, the hotel heiress's rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple had an off-and-on relationship for two years.

In July 2005, Connolly, who plays Hollywood player Eric on the hit HBO series, told PEOPLE of Hilton: "People would be disappointed in the normalcy of our relationship. We watch Desperate Housewives and fall asleep."

In July 2006, Hilton was saying that everything with Connolly was "good" but that she was focusing on her career, including shooting ads for her handbag line and feverishly working to open the "Nicky O" Hotel on Miami's famed Ocean Drive. (The O stands for Hilton's middle name, Olivia.)

Jessica Simpson Is Acting As Her Own Publicist

Pop star Jessica Simpson has taken over her own public relations duties after the media fallout surrounding her relationship with singer John Mayer. Simpson's father Joe fired her former publicist Rob Shuter last month after she appeared on the cover of People proclaiming she was in love with Mayer.

Simpson decided to step in and handle her own publicity and personally called all of the tabloid magazine editors to repair her damaged relationship with the press. She tells Jane magazine, "It's been very emotional. But I am my own publicist right now. I've called all the heads of the tabloids. I don't want anyone else to speak for me now."

The star claims she wanted to talk to editors personally about all of the hurtful stories and try and move past her bitter feelings towards them. She adds, "It felt good to call them, but it was hard to find forgiveness. But that's one of my best qualities, I'm very forgiving."

Simpson says she knows exactly who leaks information to the media when she reads the tabloid reports adding, "I know who they are, and none are my friends. Trust me, if inside sources were my friends, the magazines would have a lot juicier info!"

Strict Eater Gwyneth Paltrow Wants Family To Diet Too

Clean-living actress Gwyneth Paltrow is so obsessed with her macrobiotic diet she's trying to convert her family, according to the Oscar winner's mother. The star has adopted a strict eating regime in which food can only be eaten if it falls into narrow color, cooking and seasonal categories.

And she's so hooked on the habit, she wants her relatives and friends to reap the health benefits too.

Her actress mom Blythe Danner says, "After (husband) Bruce died she insisted I do a macrobiotic diet, which she was trying to get him on. I don't do it strictly, but I enjoy it."

Britney shifts baby weight

Britney Spears has shed her baby weight - just a month after giving birth to her second son.

The 'Toxic' singer - whose second child, Sutton Pierce, with husband Kevin Federline, was born five weeks ago - showed off her new slim figure while enjoying a shopping spree in Los Angeles on Monday (16.10.06).

The 24-year-old pop star - who also has a one-year-old son, Sean Preston, with Kevin - looked trim in size 10 jeans, a tight black polo top and a V-neck sweater.

One onlooker said: "She's back to her best and looked absolutely stunning."

Britney achieved her weight loss by sticking to a new energetic dance-based exercise regime.

She told friends: "It's more fun than the gym."

Meanwhile, Britney is planning a Halloween-themed launch party to promote Kevin's debut album 'Playing With Fire'.

Jessica Alba says happiness is the perfect handbag

The 'Sin City' star - who has revealed her favourite holdall is a brown Italian lamb-leather Gustto Parina tote worth $625 - says women are never really dressed properly without a one.

She told the USA Today newspaper: "Aside from the sheer practicality of something you can carry your whole life around in, a bag really pulls an outfit together.

"A great bag can make an everyday outfit something special."

Meanwhile, Jessica claims Hollywood is ruining her love life.

The actress, who is dating Cash Warren, a former production crew member on her movie 'Fantastic Four', admits she struggles to successfully juggle her working commitments with her private life.

She said: "Just being an actress and being in a relationship at the same time - I don't recommend it."

Monday, October 16, 2006

It's Alive!!!

In the latest issue of Us Weekly Tara Reid admits to getting her breast implants fixed and discusses the other problems she faced with plasitc surgery.

On why she had plastic surgery in the first place:

"I got my breasts done for the first time because my breasts were uneven. I was a 34-B, but the right one was always bigger than the left. I weigh 110 pounds now, but I always used to fluctuate by 10 pounds, so my skin was kind of saggy. I figured, I'm in Hollywood, I'm getting older, I'm going to fix them."On what went wrong:"First of all, I asked for big Bs, and he did not give me big Bs. He gave me Cs, and I didn't want them. At all. Right after the surgery, I had some bumps along the edges of my nipples, but the doctor said, 'Don't worry, it's going to be better.' But after six months of 'it's going to get better,' it started to get worse and worse.

"On being intimate:

"Guys I was dating would be like, 'What's wrong with them? They look really bad. You know, you should really get them fixed.' So embarrassing. I mean, you definitely need to turn off the lights, that's for sure.

"On getting lipo:

"I got lipo because even though I was skinny, I wanted - I'm not going to lie - a six-pack (whats new ya washed up bimbo). I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing."

Well....I guess we now can rest knowing that Tara's lumpy gut curtesy of a doc she found practicing in an alleyway....whew... I thought an alien was about to pop out of her gut. An alien that spawned from a steady diet of booze, laxatives and the occasional skim milk latte.

Friday, October 13, 2006

LePaparazzi Links Time Friday

Scarlett Johansson Allure Preview [Popoholic ]

Sienna Miller demands to be recongnized [City Rag ]

Ashlee's London Booze Bash [Just Jared ]

Jessica Biel: The Next Wonder Woman? [Hollywoodtuna ]

Pregnant Tori Confuses Curtains for an Outfit [TMZ ]

Jessica Simpson is Retarded [Yeeeah ]

Sarah Michelle Gellar looking adorable on TRL [MollyGood]

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