Thursday, May 31, 2007
Justin Timberlake, music star and movie star, is aiming to add another glittering line to his resume — star maker.
The pop singer will sign artists and release their music through a new record label he's heading that's a joint venture with Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M label group.
"We are all excited about the talent we have to offer already on our roster, and I cannot wait to introduce the world to my new discoveries," Timberlake said in a statement issued Monday.
Timberlake will serve as chairman and chief executive of the new label, dubbed Tennman Records, which will be based in Los Angeles and distributed globally by Interscope.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Day-to-day operations will be handled by Ken Komisar, a former vice president at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, who was named president at Tennman.
Timberlake's first two solo albums — 2002's "Justified" and last year's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" — have sold more than 13 million copies combined.
He's currently on the big screen, at least his voice is, in the mega-hit "Shrek the Third."
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Pamela Anderson Tells Kids About Sex Tape.
PAMELA ANDERSON was forced to tell her children about the infamous sex tape she made with TOMMY LEE JONES following the release of the Borat movie.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan features a clip from the video that was stolen from the former Baywatch star in 1998.
Anderson says she had "a breakdown" when sons Brandon, 10, and Dylan, nine, wanted to watch the movie, forcing her to come clean about the well-publicised video.
She says, "They really wanted to see Borat and I finally had a breakdown and let them because all their friends had. I said, 'There are a few things we have to talk about before you see Borat.'
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And they go: 'We know about the magazines.' So that was one gone! "I kind of went 'la la la la la la la' over the parts I didn't want them to hear. Actually, I did tell them, I said: 'You know, when your dad and I were first together we used to video tape everything.
Everybody's naked, hugging, kissing, all that good stuff and someone stole the tape. And I remember when we were watching the film and Dylan goes: 'You mean everybody has seen this?' And I said, 'Yes.'"
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Cameron Diaz's new man says she is "amazing".
The 'Shrek 3' star recently began dating magician Criss Angel and the illusionist admits he is completely smitten.
Criss, 39, told People magazine: "Cameron is an amazing person. I'm so honoured to be able to call her my friend."
While the pair are yet to confirm their romance, friends say they are already very close.
A source said: "I don't know how to classify them. But she is using the word 'we' to mean her and Criss."
Last week, Cameron, 34, flew to Las Vegas for an intimate dinner with Criss at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino's Social House restaurant.
The couple continued their evening partying at PURE Nightclub, where they were seen cosying up in the VIP area.
The pair then headed to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Body English club at around 1.15am.
The week before (12.05.07), Cameron and Criss - who was briefly engaged to British actress Minnie Driver - were seen together at the VH1 Rock Honours party, before moving on to the Jet Nightclub with Drew Barrymore
On Monday (14.05.07) they enjoyed dinner at Bellagio's Prime Steakhouse and caught a performance of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles tribute show 'LOVE'.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Interviewer Ann Curry apologised and Jolie continued, "It's alright. It's a part of life... I lost my mom. It's a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I'm happy she's out of pain, because I love her and she's my friend." (GES/WNWV/JC)) Richie Is At Home, Not In Rehab.
Socialite NICOLE RICHIE has hit out at claims she is in rehab fighting anorexia and a lethal addiction to painkillers, insisting she is enjoying life at home.
Speculation that Richie - the adopted daughter of singing legend Lionel - had entered the Beau Monde facility in Laguna Beach seeking treatment for an eating disorder and substance abuse surfaced last week (11May07).
But a spokesman for The Simple Life star denies the claims, saying she is in fact at her home in Glendale, California.
The representative tells TMZ.com Richie recently visited her therapist, but her recovery is "an ongoing process" and she is "completely sober".
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Journalist Begs For Pearl's Forgiveness At Cannes.... The Cnn reporter who asked grieving widow Mariane Pearl if she'd seen the video of her husband's execution used the press conference surrounding Angelina Jolie's new film to apologise for his thoughtlessness.
Chris Burns stunned Pearl with his tough questions during a TV interview in February 2002 and begged her forgiveness during a Cannes Film Festival press conference on Monday (21May07).
The journalist stood as Pearl, Jolie - who plays her in new film A Mighty Heart - and Brad Pitt were promoting the movie, and reminded the single mother of his poor judgment.
Burns said, "Have you maybe forgiven me for that question? It was journalistic instinct that I regret."
Smiling Pearl said, "I accept your apologies."
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
LATEST: Former CREED star SCOTT STAPP's assault charge following a fight with his wife has been reduced to a misdemeanour.
The rocker had been charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony after he was arrested at his home on Sunday (20May07). Police were called to the residence on Long Lake Estates in Palm Beach County, Florida after neighbours heard a disturbance, and took the 33-year-old into custody.
However, Judge Cory J. Ciklin reduced the charge yesterday (21May07) "because the allegation is that Stapp threw a bottle of Orangina at his wife, at her head, and missed and the bottle broke," sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller said.
Miller adds, "Based on the circumstances, the defense attorney argued that was not a deadly weapon."
Stapp's lawyer Robert Gershman says, "The facts against him are weak. The judge saw that."
The singer is back at his home but will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing, Miller reveals.
Stapp wed former Miss New York Jaclyn Nesheiwat last year (06). They have a baby daughter, Milan Hayat Stapp.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Former CHARLIE'S ANGELS star FARRAH FAWCETT's cancer has returned just three months after the actress was given the all-clear by doctors in February this year (07).
Medics reportedly discovered a new cancer outbreak during a routine check-up, but insiders state Fawcett will not have to undergo chemotherapy again.
Instead, according to US news show Extra, doctors will plant a seed-like device, which emits radiation, in the diseased area in an effort to kill off the cancer cells.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
The couple ended their relationship two months ago, but Denise still supported Richie at his father's funeral in New Jersey last month. Adam Sambora died of lung cancer on April 21.
Denise's representative said: "Denise ended things but wanted to be there for him as a friend."
A source close to the couple said: "They did break-up about a month prior to Richie's dad's death. She came to the funeral to support him."
Denise's mother is battling kidney cancer, and in February she revealed she and Richie were helping each other cope with their parents' illnesses.
The couple began dating in April 2006 shortly after Denise split from husband Charlie Sheen and Richie broke up with wife Heather Locklear. Richie and Heather finalised their divorce in April.
Denise's divorce was finalised in November.
Justin Timberlake Goes Public With Biel
Justin Timberlake's romance with Jessica Biel is getting so serious the actress flew into the U.K. to see the pop superstar on his European tour.
The couple were spotted out in Manchester, England, on Saturday holding hands and sharing intimate kisses while on a dinner date at high street restaurant chain Nandos.
They were joined by super-producer Timbaland and Manchester United soccer star Alan Smith.
Timberlake was first linked to The Illusionist actress at the Golden Globes in January (07) - less than a month after he announced his split from girlfriend-of-four-years Cameron Diaz.
A source tells British newspaper The Mirror, "Justin's really into Jess and when he found out she had some free time he asked her to join him on the U.K.
"They're both doing everything they can to keep their relationship low-profile but when they're among friends they can hardly keep their hands off each other."
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's marriage is allegedly under pressure because of their failure to have a baby.
The 44-year-old actress already has three daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis, but she and 29-year-old Ashton are keen to have a child of their own.
A source told America's Star magazine: "Demi seems very controlling. She likes to tell Ashton what to do, stand here, meet this person, do that. She wears the pants in that relationship.
"Ashton desperately wants a baby but is having to cope with the possibility that Demi may never bear his child."
Demi has been making a number of sacrifices and lifestyle changes to enhance her chances of conceiving - and is reportedly expecting Ashton to do the same.
The couple attended a party at a producer friend's Bel Air home in March and Demi was said to be furious when her younger spouse drank alcohol.
A witness said: "Ashton accepted a glass of champagne, after Demi refused the
"She shot Ashton a look that said 'I'm not drinking, so you shouldn't either.' Ashton gave her a defiant look that appeared to say he didn't care, and he took a sip.
"She doesn't want him to do anything unhealthy because of their difficulty in trying to have a baby together.
"The bottom line is Demi and Ashton love each other. But it's tough going right now!"
Monday, May 14, 2007
The pregnant wife of the film director accused of having an affair with Kylie Minogue says she’s endured “a week of hell”.
Seven-month pregnant Laura Dahm says she begged husband Alexander to return to their home in Mexico City after he was photographed with the Australian singer in Chile.
She tells the News Of The World, “It has been a week of hell. I am supposed to be enjoying the last few weeks of my pregnancy, getting ready for our baby.
"Instead I am crying and constantly on the phone to my husband begging him to come home as he is being accused of sleeping with one of the world's biggest stars.
"He has begged me to believe him that there is nothing between him and Kylie and I have no choice but to believe him. They are working on a project."
Whilst Kylie has dismissed reports of an affair, calling suggestions “offensive”, allegations have appeared in the British press today that Dahm has had affairs with famous singers in the past.
Friday, May 11, 2007
(CBS) In a interview with Readers Digest, Angelina Jolie contradicts tabloid reports that her relationship with Brad Pitt is in trouble.
Does the world's most beautiful couple fight? "Not really. We'll get into issues about global events or something that was just on the news," she says.
The actress says she and her partner approach the gossip that surrounds them in a certain way. "Our first question is, 'What paper is it in?' " she says. "The New York Times? If not, do we really need to worry?"
She admits that their biggest problem as a couple is spending quality time together. "Right now, that's our problem! We hang out. We try to talk over the swing set. We'll have a date night once everybody is settled," she says.
Jolie says that their newest family member, adopted son Pax, gets scared if she is gone for more than a few hours so it's hard to have date nights. "But we'll get them occupied with a movie and popcorn and try to run off and lock the door for a bit," she says.
Jolie explains that Pax cried a lot the first few days of his new life and that she hired a translator to better communicate with him.
"By day three, he didn't want me to put him down. I think he got used to the reality that somebody loves you and that's what a mommy is," she says.
She tells the magazine that she and Pitt planned to have a biological child to add to their brood of adopted children.
"It was (intentional)," Jolie says of her first pregnancy. "Before I met Brad, I always said I was happy never to have a child biologically. He told me he hadn't given up that thought. Then, a few months after Z (Zahara) came home, I saw Brad with her and Mad, and I realized how much he loved them, that a biological child would not in any way be a threat. So I said, 'I want to try.' "
The result was daughter Shiloh. They have three adopted children, son Maddox, daughter Zahara and son Pax, almost 4, who they adopted from Vietnam. She says the decision to adopt an older child was well considered.
"As kids get older, it's harder for them to be adopted. I wasn't prepared a few years ago, but I felt now our home was stable, and I could balance that," she says.
She says that each child gets personal time with them both at certain points in the day. But Sundays in the Jolie-Pitt household are a free for all.
"We have a big family sleep, when the boys get in bed with us and we watch a movie. It started with Mad, then Pax, and now Z is desperate to move into the bed. We're talking about having to build a bigger bed!" she says.
Jolie says their decision to have a large family was mutual. "I met this amazing person, and we realized we had very similar views on how we wanted to live our lives," she tells Readers Digest. "It's happened quickly, with so many children. Yesterday, picking up the kids from school, Brad turned around in the car, and there were three of them. He couldn't stop laughing. We love them and are having a great time."
Jolie says there is no "conspiracy behind" their decision not to marry and that they do plan to have more kids, "more biological, more adopted."
"I don't know if I'm good at marriage," she says with a laugh. "It's just been, I think we're … two people who've been married before and our focus when we got together was family, and we are legally bound to our children and that seems to be the most important thing … what I came to understand, it didn't matter to me as much how somebody committed to me, but it mattered a great deal to me if they committed to my child."
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Cameron Diaz watched two topless beauties "rub slime on each other" at a racy New York sex show.
The 'Shrek the Third' star partied until 4am at the Box nightclub on Christie Street and allegedly couldn't take her eyes off the racy adult show in the early hours of Wednesday (08.05.07).
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "The show had two topless girls rubbing slime on each other and wrestling, followed by a simulated 'sex show' conducted behind a silk screen. Cameron was staring the whole time."
The 34-year-old actress looked worse for wear when she appeared on the 'Today' show at 7am, just three hours after leaving the club.
Cameron told interviewer Meredith Vieira: "Life is like high school and celebrities are the popular kids."
She also dismissed her recent red-carpet kiss with ex-lover Justin Timberlake at the world premiere of the new Shrek film, in which they both voice animated characters.
The blonde beauty said: "I think what you want is for the person that you care about to be happy. And I think we both are, so it's easy for us to see each other.
"And it's easy for us to greet each other, even under the microscope of the world. It's not really that difficult. There's just nothing big about it. It's not a big deal."
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
BRITTANY MURPHY has confirmed reports she is a married woman after tying the knot with British screenwriter SIMON MONJACK in Los Angeles last month (Apr07).
The 29-year-old actress's nuptials come nine months after she ended her engagement to best-boy grip Joe Macaluso, who she met on the set of Little Black Book.
The Sin City star's representative tells America's People magazine, "They were married at their home in Los Angeles several weeks ago in a very intimate ceremony.
"It was officiated by a rabbi and they were surrounded by their families."
Wedding reports started over the weekend (05-06May07) at the Kentucky Derby, where the couple were spotted wearing wedding rings.
A joint statement from the newlyweds reads, "This was our first trip as a married couple. We came to the Kentucky Derby and had a wonderful time."
Murphy is set to star in her husband's forthcoming movie The White Hotel, which he is both writing and directing.
Monday, May 07, 2007
The hunky actor - who is filming nude scenes for the Curious Case of Benjamin Button - showed off his naked behind in 2004 blockbuster Troy, but is reportedly refusing the repeat the feat.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Casting notices have been put out looking for suitable rears. Maybe Brad's partner Angelina Jolie doesn't want him stripping off for anyone else these days." [Source]
JOLIE GIVES LAP DANCE TO OLIVIER MARTINEZ
The Hollywood stars, who attended the premiere of Angelina's directorial debut "A Place In Time" at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, headed to a small VIP after-party at Gin Lane restaurant.
Angelina reportedly performed a raunchy routine for Olivier at the party. A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Angelina started dancing and waving her arms after being cheered on by a group of drummers."
"She turned to Olivier on the banquette and was shaking it in front of him. She was giving him a lap dance."
"She was looking over her shoulder, tossing a glance his way."
"It was very, very flirty."
The couple were romantically linked when they starred in "Taking Lives" in 2004, while Olivier was still dating Australian singer Kylie Minogue.
Both Angelina and Olivier denied they were romantically involved.
Angelina went on date her "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-star Brad Pitt after meeting him on the set.
Brad and Angelina have a biological daughter Shiloh, and Brad is father to Angelina's three adopted children.
Olivier recently split from Kylie after supporting her through her battle with cancer.
JESSICA SIMPSON'S SEXY BOOTS FOR SALE
Jessica Simpson is selling a pair of autographed high-heeled leather boots on eBay.
The "These Boots are Made for Walking" singer will donate all proceeds from the sale to Sole4Souls, a charity which provides shoes to poverty-stricken people.
Bidders have until May 13 to walk away with the shoes. Currently, the top bid stands at $365.
The website promises that all you have to do is "slip into Jessica's ultra-glam boots and you will instantly feel like the bombshell you are," a promise which has attracted more than 30 bids since they went on sale on April 11.
The knee length, size seven boots have four-and-a-half inch heels and both feature the singer's signature in flowery silver handwriting, with a few kisses.
Kind-hearted Jessica is known for her charity work.
In February, she donated an eight-passenger minivan to a Mexican orphanage.
Friday, May 04, 2007
(AP) Jada Pinkett Smith says good friend Katie Holmes is an equal partner in her marriage with Tom Cruise.
"People think Tom and the Church of Scientology got something on Kate? They don't," the 35-year-old actress and wife of Will Smith tells People.com in a story posted Thursday. "Kate is running her own show. And she's a great mother. Her kids — Connor, Bella, Suri — are dynamic children and are extremely happy. And her husband is very, very happy."
Pinkett Smith denies reports that Holmes, 28, is a prisoner in her marriage to the 44-year-old actor, who's been depicted by the tabloids as a controlling husband.
"It burns my soul — I see her in the house with Tom; he doesn't have that on her! ... Let me tell you: Kate ain't no little wimpy kitty cat," says Pinkett Smith, who also calls Holmes a "tigress."
The Smiths — close friends of the Cruise-Holmes clan — attended the couple's lavish wedding in Italy last year. Pinkett Smith says Holmes "did not break a sweat" amid the media frenzy.
Dark-haired, blue-eyed Suri was born last year — again, media frenzy. Cruise has two children, Isabella and Connor, from his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman.
"She's young, she popped into motherhood very fast," Pinkett Smith says of Holmes. "If you think about the transition she's done, with as much grace she's had, and on top of it with the attacks — I don't know how she does it."
Pinkett Smith says she's amazed "how people want to focus on 'She's tied up in the basement and he throws steaks to her at night and she gets to see Suri only on Sundays.' It's ridiculous."
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
ANGELINA JOLIE hit movie bosses with a string of demands — to keep lover BRAD PITT happy while she makes her new film.
He will get free helicopter lessons in Prague as she shoots an action flick in the Czech Republic next month.
Brad, 43, is being given a mansion with a helipad — and his prized Bugatti car is being shipped in.
Angelina, 31, told bosses of Wanted she would only replace HALLE BERRY if her demands were met.
A source said: “These two can have whatever they want — and they and the film company know it.”