Friday, November 30, 2007
Madonna's new song with Pharrell Williams is so "hot" it will "make the music speakers bleed".
The 'Hung Up' singer has been in the studio with hit producer Pharrell creating tracks for her upcoming album, and he claims their collaboration will take the music industry by storm.
Speaking at the launch of his new shop Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream in New York on Wednesday (28.11.07), Pharrell said: "It was crazy. I don't want to say too much. I'd rather wait for you to hear it. It's awesome though. It makes the speakers bleed. It's hot!"
Earlier this month, it was reported Pharrell had been recording with the 49-year-old singer at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles.
The pair reportedly bumped into Kanye West, who was working with Michael Jackson in a studio next-door, inspiring the hip-hop star to rap on one of Madonna's new songs.
Last month, Madonna signed a $120 million, 10-year record deal with Live Nation Inc. and plans to release her first studio album with the label early next year.
Also set to feature on the hotly-anticipated LP are star producer Timbaland and 'SexyBack' singer Justin Timberlake.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Britney Spears caused an upset at a Hollywood lingerie and sex toy store after allegedly throwing a tantrum and striping off in front of shocked staff.
Employees at Hustler on Sunset Boulevard claim Spears arrived there shortly before 1am on 18 November (07), and insisted on trying on a number of saucy garments.
When staff told the singer that they didn't allow people to try on underwear, Spears got angry and reportedly threw a tantrum.
One source tells American magazine Us Weekly, "She was really upset... She looked out of it. There was nothing going on behind her eyes".
According to staff, Spears then ripped off her own underwear in the middle of the store and tried on a pair of 'Boyshorts' With 'Barely Legal' stitched across the behind as the embarrassed employees looked on.
One eyewitness tells the publication, "It was like dealing with a child".
Upset Spears then paid for her sexy knickers with a credit card and stormed out, swiping a wig off a mannequin on her way.
Meanwhile to add to the simgers woes its been reported her recently-appointed chauffeur has quit - because the pop star is too much of a "liability" to drive around.
The unnamed man was hired to drive Spears, her kids and a court-ordered monitor around after the troubled mother-of-two was banned from driving her sons herself.
But he has reportedly resigned just days after his appointment due to the life-threatening pressures of ferrying the singer around.
According to tmz, the chauffeur has endured a number of near-misses with paparazzi and other vehicles whilst driving the star, and feels unsafe in the job.
Spears was ordered to hire a driver by ex-husband Kevin Federline's attorney earlier this month (Nov07), after her road skills were called into question.
The ban came after Spears was caught on tape running a red light with her two children in the back seat.
Monday, November 26, 2007
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Paris Hilton headed back to LA and straight for the tanning salon after her Far East trip.
The blonde heiress is currently making waves again after the website Parisexposed.com re-released tons of footage from her personal sex tapes.
But it seems her only concern was to get that famous LA glow back, after a fortnight spent travelling around Japan, Korea and China.
Paris was snapped in a low cut top that should've showed off her cleavage.
However, disappointingly, the larger bust we were introduced just a few weeks ago was nowhere to be seen.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Jennifer Aniston attended her New York high school reunion this week.
The 'Friends' star joined her old classmates at Manhattan's Rudolf Steiner School for an evening of reminiscing, 20 years after graduating.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "Jennifer was really happy to see everybody. She didn't play the star and was genuinely interested in finding out how everyone else's lives had turned out."
The 38-year-old actress enrolled at the private academy - which encourages pupils to use their imagination and coordinated teaching around practical, artistic, and intellectual elements and the "natural rhythms of everyday life" - at the age of 11 and graduated aged 18 in 1987.
It is believed Jennifer was voted "most likely to grace a magazine cover" by her classmates when she graduated.
The Hollywood star went on to study acting at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts in New York.
In hit US TV show 'Friends', Jennifer's character Rachel Green was the most popular girl in her high school.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Kate Moss has warned Sienna Miller she will "have an enemy for life" if she hurts her good friend Rhys Ifans.
The catwalk beauty had a dramatic showdown with rival Sienna over the actress' relationship with the Welsh actor at soap star Davinia Taylor's 30th birthday party at The Colour Rooms, in east London, on Saturday (17.11.07).
Kate, 33, was overheard saying: "If you hurt Rhys, you'll have made an enemy for life. Treat him right and we'll leave you alone. But don't hurt him because we love him - and we always stick together."
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Kate - who organised the bash for Davinia - had begrudgingly invited 25-year-old Sienna, telling Rhys she would have to behave herself.
However, after a few drinks Kate couldn't contain her feelings and confronted the 'Factory Girl' star.
One partygoer told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Sienna was shocked by what Kate had said. She turned on her heel and took to the dancefloor. She just couldn't believe it."
Kate has made no secret of her feelings towards Sienna, who is believed to have started dating the 'Notting Hill' actor in August.
In September, the pair had a blazing row at a friend's wedding reception when Sienna arrived with Rhys, 39, and Kate accused the actress of "stealing her style and friends".
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Pregnant Nicole Richie is so desperate for her child to follow in the musical footsteps of her father Lionel Richie and her rocker boyfriend Joel Madden, she has been playing music to her bulging belly.
The 26-year-old The Simple Life star and the Good Charlotte frontman have been preparing for the baby's arrival by regularly playing a variety of albums on their home stereo.
Madden, 28, says, "We play a lot of music around the house. Old stuff, new stuff, classic stuff, movie soundtracks.
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"We're excited, happy and spending a lot of time at home. Just normal, couple-expecting-a-baby stuff".
The couple's first child is due early next year (08).
Monday, November 19, 2007
Keira Knightley will never move to Hollywood because everyone is too obsessed with movies.
The 'Atonement' actress, who lives in London, insists there is more to life than acting and fame, and insists she feels suffocated when she visits Tinseltown.
She said: "It's a funny place, I could never live in Hollywood, there's no where to escape to. You find yourself sitting around a lot and every conversation you have is about the movies. I think you have to be in a city that has different walks of life that you can observe - and, for me, that's London."
One of the things Keira most enjoys about the UK capital is the fact she can go out to her local pub and sit and enjoy a drink without being hassled by fans or paparazzi.
She added to Cosmopolitan magazine: "I get really homesick when I 'm away. I bought a house just before I did 'Pride and Prejudice' that I never lived in because I was away so much. I just want to be able to say this is my home, and this is where I shop and go to the pub. I have a great local pub in London, where the landlord is really nice. I usually have a beer and sit in the corner - only half a pint because I can't handle a full pint."
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tom Cruise is set to play Hugh Hefner in a new biopic of the Playboy founder's life.
The 45-year-old actor, who has an 18-month-old daughter Suri with his actress wife Katie Holmes, is hot favourite to portray the 81-year-old lothario in upcoming movie 'Playboy' and is reportedly excited about the prospect of bringing Hefner's "colourful life" to the big screen.
A source close to the actor said: "Tom knows of Hugh's colourful past and thinks he would be the perfect person to bring it to the big screen.
"He also thinks the role would be a challenge for him, and would remind people of his versatility as an actor. At the moment people are concentrating on his personal life, and his marriage to Katie - but he wants to remind them that he can act too."
A spokesperson for the star has refused to confirm whether he has accepted the part.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Britney Spears has become the center of plastic surgery controversy, with reports suggesting that the pop-tart is planning to spend $160,000 on cosmetic surgery.
The 'Gimme More' singer believes having a tummy tuck, nose job, chemical peel and boob job will help boost her career.
A source said: "Britney rips pages out of magazines with pictures of the perfect body parts she wants. When she sees so many pictures of her in magazines it is impossible for her not to scrutinise every detail of her body.
"She is so insecure over how much her body has changed since becoming a mother. She has said she will do whatever it takes to get back to her best even if that means getting a helping hand through surgery."
Britney's top-to-toe makeover is said to include $16,000 on liposuction for her thighs and chin, $24,000 on breast enhancement, $16,000 on a nose job, a $30,000 tummy tuck and $10,000 on chemical peels. Consultations with surgeons, dieticians and fitness trainers are expected to top up the total bill to over $80,000.
The star's friends are concerned with Britney's growing obsession over her appearance and medical experts have warned cosmetic surgery doesn't always improve self-confidence.
Clinical psychologist Linda Blair told Britain's Closer magazine:
"People often think surgery will solve all their problems but it really won't. Most clinics will not go ahead with a procedure if things are not right with the patient mentally. Patients can experience terrible disappointment if they have surgery and then find nothing has improved in their life."
Meanwhile Spears has also graced this months cover of OK! magazine, who claim the mother-of-two underwent cosmetic enhacements during a recent trip to Las Vegas.
The publication suggests that the Toxic singer - who reportedly got PCDC treatments in Las Vegas this April - was spotted paying a visit to the LipoDissolve Center recently.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Victoria Beckham has been overheard discussing plans for a new nursery, sparking rumours she is pregnant.
The Spice Girl - who already has three children with her soccer star husband David Beckham - visited exclusive Los Angeles baby boutique Petit Tresor last week to discuss a new baby room for her California home.
It was Victoria's second visit to the store in days.
During her previous trip, she picked up a designer blanket and stuffed cashmere animal both in pink, fuelling speculation she is expecting her first daughter.
Sources claim Victoria and David - who are parents to eight-year-old Brooklyn, five-year-old Romeo and two-year-old Cruz - are keeping the happy news to themselves because the 33-year-old singer doesn't want her pregnancy to overshadow the upcoming Spice Girls tour.
One insider told America's OK! magazine: "The Spice Girls reunion tour is coming up. Everyone's seen how much attention Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez both got for touring while obviously being pregnant. She's probably trying to avoid that if she can."
However, a representative for the star has denied she is expecting her fourth child, saying: "Victoria is not pregnant."
The Spice Girls kick-off their reunion tour in Vancouver, Canada, on December 2.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Nicolette Sheridan is reportedly pregnant with her first child.
The 'Desperate Housewives' star - who is engaged to singer Michael Bolton - is thrilled after discovering she is expecting.
A show source said: "She's absolutely glowing and her pregnancy is the buzz of the set."
The 43-year-old actress has been asking her co-stars Marcia Cross and Felicity Hoffman for advice on pregnancy and motherhood.
The source added: "She kept asking Felicity and Marcia about how the pregnancy would change her appearance and if it would make her hair thinner."
Nicolette - who got engaged to Michael in March 2006 - recently revealed her desire to become a mother, even though she has a hectic lifestyle.
She said: "I don't know how I'd have time to deal with it, but being a mom is so special. Of course, if it happened, I would just make time!"
Michael, 53, already has three daughters from his marriage to Maureen McGuire.
Nicolette and Michael first dated in the 90s and rekindled their romance in 2005.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Daniel Craig wants to have more children.
The James Bond star - who already has a 15-year-old daughter, Ella, from his failed marriage to actress Fiona Loudon - would like to have a baby with his movie producer girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell when the pair's hectic work schedules calm down.
He said: "I'd like to have more children. I'm not planning to at this specific moment in time, but I'd like to.
"Life's up and down so it would not be possible right now, but if I get some down time, which will happen, then it's possible."
Craig, 39, and Mitchell have been dating since the beginning of last year, and he has previously described her as his "perfect Bond girl".
The actor has previously been romantically linked to his 'Layer Cake' co-star Sienna Miller, who dated his friend Jude Law.
Craig's second outing as James Bond, currently titled 'Bond 22', is due to begin filming in December.
He recently signed a contract with MGM to make another three films after shooting on the 'Casino Royale' sequel wraps.
The deal - which is expected to net Craig over £30 million - will incorporate a sliding salary range, dependant on how much each film makes at the box office and in merchandising.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
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Britney Spears shocked onlookers when she stepped out for some late night shopping looking visibly pale and bloated.
Sporting a hot pink bra with a sheer white shirt to match, the Toxic singer indulged in some late night chandelier shopping, before heading over to Mirabelle in Hollywood for dinner with her producer friend Sam Lufi.
The 25-year-old was yesterday ordered to pay Kevin Federline's legal fees in the pairs ongoing custody battle.
Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon ordered the singer to pay US $120,000 towards the US $154,500 her ex-husband owes to his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan.
Commissioner Gordon made the ruling after considering several factors including "the notable disparity between the parties' income."
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Britney Spears has been ordered to pay Kevin Federline's legal fees in their custody battle.
Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon ordered the 'Gimme More' singer to pay $120,000 towards the $154,500 her ex-husband owes to his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan.
Commissioner Gordon made the ruling after considering several factors including "the notable disparity between the parties' income."
Last week, court documents revealed Britney earns $737,868 a month, while Kevin receives $20,000 a month in spousal support and $15,000 in child support payments from the 25-year-old singer.
Britney spends $102,000 a month on entertainment - going out, gifts and vacations - $16,000 on her wardrobe, almost $50,000 on her mortgage, $10,000 on utility bills and just $6,000 on child care.
On October 10, Kevin's lawyer Kaplan requested $160,000 for fees.
California law states that either party has access to legal representation to preserve their rights, even if that means one person must pay the other's lawyer.
Kaplan said: "We've already incurred more fees above the $164,000 in the document, and we expect we will be incurring significant other fees going into the trial.
"I intend to make further fee orders up to the date of the trial."
Britney and Kevin are fighting for custody of sons Sean Preston, two and 16-month-old Jayden James. Kevin currently has full temporary custody, while Britney has three visits with the boys a week, including one overnight visit, on condition she takes regular drug tests and parenting lessons.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Rihanna has completely "fallen for hot" Josh Hartnett.
The 'Umbrella' singer - who was spotted "kissing and cuddling" Josh in a New York nightclub last month - has confirmed the pair are dating.
Speaking at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Rihanna said: "I would be lying if I told you we were not more than just friends. I have so fallen for him, he is lovely.
"He is so hot and he is really sweet to me. When we hang out it feels right - even though it's still pretty new."
The pair first sparked romance rumours four weeks ago when they seen intimately enjoying each other's company as they shared a table and drank Dom Perignon champagne at New York nightspot Pink Elephant.
Josh reportedly decided to make his move on the 19-year-old R'n'B beauty after watching her perform in her racy stage outfits at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square the night before.
The 29-year-old actor refused to deny rumours he was romancing Rihanna and dodged questions about the couple's steamy nightclub embrace during a subsequent TV interview.
When asked if he had been kissing Rihanna, Josh stuttered: "Whoa, whoa, whoa! No, no, no. Come on you guys! This is, uh, we weren't supposed to talk about these things were we?"
Josh has previously been linked to 'Black Dahlia' co-star Scarlett Johansson and supermodel Helena Christensen.
Rihanna was recently said to be dating 'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Kylie Minogue is set to quit pop music and backpack around the world.
The diminutive pop princess - who was given the all-clear last year after battling with breast cancer - is planning to ditch the glitz and glamour of her current life to travel.
Kylie told Q magazine: "I'd love to travel - I'd love to have a backpack and just go. I'm genuinely thinking about doing it, with friends. Maybe with William Baker - my creative director. Big Willie and I, I'd be the one happy to go in a tent, he wouldn't. There can't be two divas on the round and normally it's him!
"But that's what I'd really love to do. In the undergrowth and in the first - I'm a real Aussie! I need to go feral."
The 39-year-old singer also said she would like to have her own TV show to rival British cook Nigella Lawson's before she starts her travelling adventure.
She said: "I'd love to have my own cooking show that's not so much about cooking but just about how to look hot in the kitchen!"
Friday, November 02, 2007
Victoria Beckham's children think everyone has a Spice Girl for a mother.
The 33-year-old star - known as Posh Spice in the hugely successful girl band - revealed her sons, Brooklyn, eight, Romeo, five, and two-year-old Cruz, believe all children have famous pop star parents.
She said: "I think my sons think everybody's mummy is a Spice Girl.
"I just had my hair dyed the other day and I got in the car and they looked at me and said, 'Oh my goodness, it's Posh Spice. She's back."
Victoria also admitted she clashes with her football star husband David Beckham over her untidiness.
Speaking on America's KISS-FM radio show: "He's very tidy, and I am not. Even our fridge is colour coded.
"David vacuums in straight lines and if anyone walks on the carpet he gets very upset."
Victoria claims the couple are getting less attention than when they first arrived in Los Angeles in July, because Britney Spears is more 'interesting'.
She told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres: "The press have figured out that actually we're quite boring and Britney's far more interesting, and so they go to her house.
"We're not out at nightclubs every night. We're a bit boring for them I think."
Victoria recently reunited with fellow Spice Girls Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton for a world tour.
The Spice Girls' reunion tour kicks off in Vancouver, Canada, on December 2.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Daniel Craig has signed up to play James Bond in the next four films.
The actor - who first starred as 007 in 'Casino Royale' in 2006 - is already filming his second British spy movie, tentatively titled Bond 22, and has now signed a contract with MGM for another three films.
MGM's chief executive Harry Sloan said: "We have signed Daniel Craig to do four more James Bond films, because these franchises are the bases of any studio."
The 39-year-old star's contract - expected to net him over US $60 million - will incorporate a sliding salary range, dependant on how much each film makes at the box office and in merchandising.
Meanwhile, Daniel has been named number 10 in Arena magazine's list of Britain's Most Powerful Men aged 40 or under.
He was the only actor to make it into the top 10, and finished ahead of Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen.
Former England soccer captain David Beckham topped the list.