Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: MTV VMA Photo Shoot w/ Kanye West, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and More!


MTV VMA’s are right around the corner (Sept 9 at 9pm). Its always a blow out and something insane usually happens so we will have to wait and see. For now though, I've got some behind-the-scenes action of the David LaChapelle photo shoots done with a few of the big names coming to the awards including Kanye West, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy and Chris Brown.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Spears & Federline Begin Child Custody Battle

Britney Spears and her ex-husband Kevin Federline have kicked off their child custody battle in a Los Angeles court. Attorneys for the Toxic singer and Federline met with a lawyer from the Los Angeles County Counsel at the L.A. Country Superior Court on Monday.

Spears and Federline have two sons, Sean Preston, 23 months and 11-month-old Jayden James.

Spears and Federline have two sons, Sean Preston, 23 months and 11-month-old Jayden James.

A hearing has been set for September 4.

Lepaparazzi News Update: Leonardo DiCaprio to be a Daddy

Leonardo DiCaprio's lover Bar Rafaeli is desperate to have the actor's children.
lover Bar Rafaeli is desperate to have the actor's children.

The couple - who were reported to have got engaged earlier this year - are said to be planning to marry in Bar's home country Israel, and the model can't wait to start a family.

The 22-year-old beauty said: "I'm thinking about moving to Los Angeles. My only dream is to have lots of kids and be a young mother. But 26 or 27-years-old is still young."

Leonardo is said to have proposed to Bar during a trip to Israel.

Before popping the question, the 'Titantic' star asked for, and was given the full blessing of the model's parents, who think he is a "total gentleman".

Friday, August 24, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Christian Bale Prepared Himself For Potential Difficulty With Russell Crowe

Christian Bale was bracing himself for an uncomfortable time on the set of new movie 3:10 To Yuma - because he'd been warned his Australian co-star Russell Crowe was difficult to work with.

But the 33-year-old was left surprised when Crowe turned out to be not just friendly, but the "easiest damn guy I've ever worked with."

He says, "Everyone said, 'Man, you're going to have a tough time.' And I thought, 'Bring it on! Come on, buddy, give me the best you got!' I tell ya, he was the easiest damn guy I've ever worked with. He was so simple. We got along so well, and he just appreciates people who know what they're doing - that's it. He's a good guy."

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: The Real World and Newport Harbor Back To Back!

Tonight its The Real World: Sydney and the new Laguna Beach spinoff, Newport Harbor. You know how it try SO hard not to get addicted but by episode 3 or 4 you can't wait till Wednesday rolls around :)

On the Real World tonight, Isaac meets a non-Australian girl (Irish to be exact!) but he still gets down and dirty with her!

Clip!: IFilm

Meanwhile on Newport Harbor, the cattiness continues as the “it girls” start to come out of their shells and show their true colors when they decide not to invite Chase and Taylor to their “Pretty in Pink” party.

Clip: Veoh

Its all happening tonight on MTV starting at 10PM. First tune in to The Real World (10PM EST) and then Newport Beach (10:30PM EST)...and then go to sleep so you can wait once again till next Wednesday :)

Lepaparazzi News Update: Foxy Brown in Trouble Again

NEW YORK - A judge has jailed Foxy Brown for violating her probation, authorities said Wednesday.

Officials had sought to have Brown's probation revoked after the 27-year-old rapper was arrested on charges that she smacked her Brooklyn neighbor with her cell phone, said Jack Ryan, a spokesman for the city Department of Probation. They also complained that Brown had skipped her anger management classes and failed to get permission before traveling outside the city.

Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson ruled Wednesday that Brown would remain behind bars until a Sept. 5 hearing.

A call to Brown's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was on probation for attacking two manicurists at a nail salon in 2004. She was arrested for allegedly assaulting Arlene Raymond, 25, on July 30, after the pair got into a fight over Brown blasting her car stereo.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Kanye West: 'People Think I'm Gay'

Rapper Kanye West has no regrets about speaking out against homophobia in hip-hop music, even though some people now assume he's gay. But West, who in 2005 called for an end to homophobia in the rap community, admits he still wouldn't feel comfortable socializing in a gay club, an attitude he attributes to his upbringing in Chicago, Illinois.

The 30-year-old says, "Speaking out against hip-hop homophobia, some people were like 'Oh, Kanye must be gay! Look at the way he's dressing! And why would he speak about it? He's a gay rapper.' And my whole point is, I wouldn't have spoke on that if I was gay or if I was in the closet. I would have stayed so far away from it. And I'm still homophobic myself to a certain extent. You know, I wouldn't go to a gay parade and feel comfortable. I wouldn't ever go to a gay club or something and just be chillin' and grab a drink. It's being in the entertainment world, I meet so many different gay people who are actually nice people. Where I came from, Chicago, being black and being a hip-hop artist, we used to really disrespect gay people. And the thing is, we can't get close to them with a 10-foot pole. And I realized, 'Wow, how ignorant has this been?'"


Monday, August 20, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Is Nicole Richie Engaged?

Pregnant socialite Nicole Richie agreed to marry boyfriend Joel Madden on Thursday, a U.S. radio DJ reports. Hot 99.5 morning show host Kane made the announcement at a Friday party in Virginia, where Madden performed with his band Good Charlotte.

Following the set, Kane told guests, "He got engaged yesterday. Congratulations, Joel!"

And despite receiving no reaction from Madden, the DJ is sticking to his story, telling, he offered his congratulations to the rocker earlier in the night and "He said, 'Thank you so much.'"

Kane adds, "They're very excited about the baby and the wedding. They want to keep their personal life personal."

It seems the secret is already out though - while quizzing Madden about his relationship with Richie on his show on Thursday, U.S. TV personality Regis Philbin asked, "You're going to present her, maybe, with... A little ring, or something?"

A shocked Madden replied, "I was hoping it would be a surprise, but now..."

Richie is four and a half months pregnant with her first child with Madden.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Cameron Diaz Dating John Mayer?

Rocker John Mayer has cooled rumors he is dating Mandy Moore by romancing Cameron Diaz over dinner. The couple was spotted enjoying an intimate dinner at New York eaterie Indochine, and according to spies, were "very playful and cozy."

A source tells New York gossip column Page Six the couple "met years ago at a concert (but) their relationship just started".

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Mary-Kate, Kingsley lock lips in movie

Brace yourself: In her upcoming movie, Mary-Kate Olsen locks lips with Ben Kingsley. Yes, the one-time adorable tyke turned teenage titan, and Ghandi. Not surprisingly, the film's a comedy. Olsen is now 21. Kingsley is 63. Their film, "The Wackness," is slated for release next year.

"There is a very passionate scene in the film, which we filmed last week," Kingsley, who won the best-actor Oscar for 1982's "Ghandi," tells the syndicated TV show "Access Hollywood" in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday.

"It went extremely well and she was very focused. She was very good, very professional. She was quite wonderful."

When asked if he thinks the scene will stir up controversy, Kingsley says: "I'm sure it will. (Her character) is this great free spirit, you know, she is equally seducing so it is a level playing field."

In the film, Kingsley plays a therapist who forms a friendship with a teenage drug dealer (Josh Peck) who trades pot for therapy sessions. Olsen portrays one of the dealer's customers, who winds up kissing Kingsley's character.

"It's for a few seconds and then we disappear and we never see each other in the movie," Kingsley says. "But she is a trigger into my quest for happiness."

Though brief, the scene left a good impression on him. "Mary-Kate has huge energy," he says. "She is very, very committed to her work."

Olsen, who rose to fame on TV's "Full House," was last seen on the big screen opposite her sister, Ashley, in 2004's "New York Minute."

Kingsley's film credits also include "House of Sand and Fog" and "Schindler's List."


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Angie Everhart Dating Ian Ziering?

Angie Everhart has fueled speculation her odd romance with Joe Pesci is over after she was spotted romancing Ian Ziering at a Los Angeles restaurant.

Everhart and Pesci were rumored to be engaged just a month ago after a brief fling, but now it seems Sylvester Stallone's former girlfriend has a new celebrity lover.

She was spotted dining with Beverly Hills 90210 star Ziering at Los Angeles' Marix restaurant last week.

A source tells In Touch magazine it looked as if the star couple was on a first date: "They both looked kind of nervous. They spent the night talking about first date things like where they grew up, what their plans for the future are."

The couple reportedly left the restaurant holding hands.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Jaime Pressly Won't Turn For Angelina Jolie

Jaime Pressly is so stuck on men even sexy star Angelina Jolie fails to tempt her. The My Name is Earl beauty admits she finds it easy to admire ladies' assets, but won't take her interest any further.

She tells Playboy magazine, "I have to say I would not make out with a woman. Angelina Jolie is the all-purpose answer, but I don't want to make out with her. She's hot, and I'm definitely the chick who sees women and goes 'Look at her boobs!' or 'What a great ass!' but I do not want to touch them or make out with them."

Jolie recently confessed her relationship with Brad Pitt has put an end to her own lesbian trysts.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Britney Spears' Body Is Real In Ad, Says Elizabeth Arden

Image credit: Access Hollywood

Elizabeth Arden's statement on the recent controversy surrounding Britney Spears' new perfume "Believe" and a new advertisement for the product:

“We recently shot Britney Spears for the print campaign for her new fragrance Britney Spears Believe, in Santa Monica. It is true that Britney did leave the set; however, she returned after a brief time. Cayli was the wardrobe assistant on the shoot. We used her as a stand in so that we could set up the lighting while Britney was off the set. When Britney returned, we shot the national print ad with her. The only person in the national print ad for Britney's Believe fragrance is Britney Spears.”

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Timberlake's Promise To Paparazzi

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake has vowed to be more accepting of the paparazzi on his forthcoming tour of Australia, insisting he has grown more comfortable with his celebrity status. The SexyBack singer last toured the country in 2004 with his then-girlfriend Cameron Diaz.

The couple drew harsh criticism from local press when they shunned photographers, scowling and swearing at the press who followed their every move.

Timberlake has apologized for his bad behavior and promised he'll be nicer next time - as long as the paparazzi stay out of his "personal space."

He says, "I feel like I've made my peace with a lot of that stuff now. I apologize for some of the things I've done in that process, people I've hurt. I don't feel like I'm going out of my way to avoid that attention. If you want to take a picture of me, sure, I don't feel like I'm going out of my way to avoid it, I just don't want them to get in my personal space."

Timberlake, who is now dating actress Jessica Biel, will play at Sydney's Acer Arena on October 31.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Chris Rock's Paternity Battle Still Not Over?

The woman alleging comic Chris Rock is the father of her teenage son is refusing to give up her paternity fight, despite a negative first DNA test. Rock and his wife Malaak released a statement on Monday, proclaiming victory in the legal battle and criticising Kali Bowyer for claiming Rock was the father.

But the mother-of-three insists the proceedings are far from over.

Speaking exclusively to WENN, Bowyer says, "We are taking a second test, due to his (Rock's) history of past paternity tests."

Bowyer claims she is one of a handful of women who have brought paternity cases against Rock - and one European lady is still charging the comedian with fathering her child, even though she lost her case in court.

The former actress and legal assistant has also hit out at claims Rock made in his Monday statement that she took money for selling her story to the American tabloids earlier this year.

She adds, "No one made money from selling stories to the tabloids."

And Bowyer's upset that her alleged ex and his wife went public with the findings of the first DNA test while there was a court order in place instructing both parties not to discuss the case with the media.

Bowyer continues, "There is a protective order regarding the results, so I will let my lawyers deal with the current situation. As for the second DNA test, Chris, myself and our lawyers have to meet for mediation within 20 days. If he agrees to take the DNA test then, I see him do it and it comes back negative, I'll move on."

Bowyer insists she never planned to go public with her 10-year-old paternity battle but is desperate to get to the bottom of her 13-year-old son's health problems and feels sure the medical history of the boy's father will help her to get the answers she needs.

She adds, "I never said Chris Rock is 100 per cent the father of my child, but, due to the dates and the information I received from doctors when my son was born, I'm 99 per cent sure Chris Rock is the father. He looks exactly like Chris' brother Tony - it's a very distinctive resemblance."

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Spears Hires Top Manager

Britney Spears has reportedly hired her namesake Brittany Murphy's ex-fiance - as her new manager. The Firm boss Jeff Kwatinetz has taken charge of the troubled pop star's career after pop rival Kelly Clarkson dumped the industry bigwig in June.

Clarkson axed Kwatinetz after her falling out with music mogul Clive Davis went public. The Breakaway singer is now represented by pal Reba McEntire's manager/husband Narvel Blackstock.

Meanwhile, Spears rehired cousin Alli Sims as her assistant last week. Sims quit to concentrate on a solo pop career and insiders claim she's helping her relative out until she finds a full-time replacement for sacked sidekick Shannon Funk.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Pamela Anderson Joins Vegas Show

Pamela Anderson has consigned her acting career to the history books - because she prefers her new job as a magician's assistant.

The former Baywatch babe voiced her plans to quit Hollywood in a recent posting on her website, revealing she loves her "glamorous" role alongside illusionist Hans Klok so much, she's signed up to stay on at his Las Vegas magic show until the end of the year.

She says, "I love theatre. My entrance broke on stage tonight. Crazy. But those are the moments. I'm having the best time. I want to be in Vegas forever. So glamorous. I'm rehearsing another illusion tonight. I'm definitely staying till December. Then who knows? No more TV or film. This is what I love doing. It's so over the top."


Friday, August 03, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Split?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship is on the verge of coming to an end following a furious fight between the pair, according to reports.

The couple, who have been dating since 2005, were allegedly involved in an argument which saw the Tomb Raider star throw a glass of red wine over her beau after Pitt accused her of being "immature" during a vacation in France.

Claims have also surfaced the pair have discussed a custody plan to be put in place for kids Maddox, Zahara, Pax and Shiloh in the event of a break up.

A source tells Life&Style magazine, "Angie was cursing him and ending up throwing a glass of wine in his face. Brad was absolutely disgusted by her behavior. Brad's had enough of doing what Angie wants to do and following her around the globe."

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Scary Spice files paternity petition

LOS ANGELES - Scary Spice went to court Wednesday to try to scare up some child support from Eddie Murphy.

The 32-year-old singer, whose real name is Melanie Brown, filed a petition in Superior Court that seeks to legally establish Murphy as the father of her 4-month-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown.

Brown will also seek sole custody and reasonable child support, attorney Gloria Allred said at a press conference.

"I am here today for one reason and one reason only; her name is Angel," Brown said. "Angel is my baby and Eddie's. She will always know that she was planned and wanted by both of us."

Arnold Robinson, a spokesman for the 46-year-old actor, declined to comment.

Brown said she and Murphy dated for four months in 2006 before mutually deciding to conceive a child.

"The relationship was in full swing right at the beginning of my pregnancy," Brown said, adding that she was shocked when Murphy later said he was not sure he was the baby's father.

Allred said Murphy took a DNA test in June.

The test "established paternity but paternity has not been legally acknowledged," she said in a statement.

Brown, who dated Murphy last year, gave birth to her daughter April 3. She listed Murphy as the father on the birth certificate.

Murphy has five children from his marriage to Nicole Mitchell Murphy, who filed for divorce in 2005.

He got engaged last week to film producer Tracey Edmonds, according to Adris Debarge, Edmonds' executive assistant.

Brown also has an 8-year-old daughter.

The Spice Girls recently reunited for a tour that is scheduled to begin later this year.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Britney Spears Divorced

The official papers were filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (30.07.07) and signed in the afternoon by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon.

Britney's lawyer Laura Wasser said after the hearing: "They are divorced. Everything is finalised.

"I think she's OK with the terms. She would like to be with the kids more. She said that. She thinks Kevin would like that too.

"I think both of them would prefer to have more custody, and that can be worked out down the line."

When questioned about the alimony payment agreement, Wasser said it will not be made public unless there is an enforcement issue.

Gordon ruled yesterday that Britney, 25, and Kevin, 28, will continue to share equal custody of their sons, 22-month-old Sean Preston and 10-month-old Jayden James, pending a custody hearing on August 14.