Friday, October 31, 2008

Britney Spears Talks Sex Romps And Head-Shaving In Tell-All Doc

The singer lifts the lid on her troubled past...

Britney Spears is setting the record straight about her head-shaving episode, alleged sex romps and bitter divorce in a candid documentary.

The programme – which has been bought by Sky 1 – is sure to be the most eagerly-anticipated of the year.

Cameras followed the pop princess for six months as she gradually bounced back from her highly-public breakdown at the start of the year.

Britney tells MTV News, “I wanted to make it because I started to feel like I wasn’t being seen in the light that I wanted to be seen in.

“This is an opportunity to set the record straight and talk about what I’ve been through – and where I’m headed.”

Sky executive Louisa Forsyth says, “Britney is an icon and the world has been fascinated by her story. Now she will reveal the truth in her own words.”

Britney: For The Record is due to be shown on Sky 1 in December.


Mariah Carey Dresses As A Kinky Firefighter For Halloween

The singer is on fire!...

Mariah Carey may or may not have sent temperatures soaring with her choice of Halloween costume - sparkly underwear with a firefighter's jacket.

The singer partied the night away in red skimpy lingerie and suspenders and completed her 'fireman' look with a helmet and jacket.

The Hero star rocked up to the Marquee Night Club in New York on a fire truck with husband Nick Cannon, who wore a matching costume (minus the underwear).

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Pamela Anderson's American line

Pamela Anderson is developing a new line of environmentally-friendly "American products".

The former 'Baywatch' actress, who already has a range of cruelty-free beach boots, wants to launch a series of products which are sourced and made in the US.

She said: "I'm in process of developing a line of 100 per cent natural, green, conflict free, cruelty free, made in America products. But I'll tell you the hardest part and the most expensive part has been trying to keep things made in America! People have even refused to work with me because of this.

"Even now, I'm developing my sun care body oil line - 100 per cent natural, made locally. I'm considering ingredients received through free trade. Maybe I can use just local ingredients."

Pamela, who is an ardent supporter of US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, also believes electing the Democrat candidate will make America a better place for people who are as poor as she once was.

The Canadian-born beauty explained on her blog: "I think Obama is a godsend. He is going to make things less hard. And anyone I know that has been as blessed as I have - coming from a very poor background - working very hard and making a life for my children I never had - with integrity - no matter what 'grace and dignity'- lots of mistakes.

"Sometimes public humiliation builds character. But always with integrity and good intentions, even coming from another country. I ABSOLUTELY want to give back - America is the dream. And the example. We must look past prejudices and preconceptions about people - for our children if nothing else."


Madonna's text attacks

Madonna has been sending estranged husband Guy Ritchie strange text messages.

Guy, 40, showed some of the messages to the crew on his latest film 'Sherlock Holmes' - which he is currently shooting in Manchester, England - and one of them is believed to have warned "you're going down".

The director reportedly told a friend: "This is her idea of a joke - but it's not funny. Imagine what it was like living with her."

Madonna, 50, has reportedly sent a host of similar texts to Guy since announcing their split two weeks ago, blaming him for leaking details of the breakdown in their marriage.

Another source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "She loves to wind Guy up and this is just another example of her oddball humour. He doesn't take these things too seriously. If he did, it would drive him mad."

It was reported Madonna made an emotional plea to Guy to settle their divorce out of court - the first direct contact she has had with the film director since they split - earlier this week.

A source said: "Madonna tried to remind Guy of all the good times, said how they must settle before it got any more messy and public. She said she had been saddened by some of the criticisms of her which appeared to have come from his camp."

Madonna and Guy's lawyers are still negotiating the details of the divorce, after the filmmaker reportedly turned down a £20 million settlement offer.

The 'RocknRolla' director insists his main concern is securing access to the children they raise together - Lourdes, 11, Rocco, eight and David Banda, three.

The children are with Madonna on her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at the moment, but due to be reunited with Guy soon, although Madonna will reportedly not be at the handover.


Tori Spelling: I'm struggling to lose my baby weight

Actress wishes she looked like Jessica Alba

Tori Spelling has admitted that she feels pressure to slim down quickly like most Hollywood mums.

The actress, 35, welcomed baby Stella into the world in June, just a year after having son Liam.

And she feels guilty for not shedding her excess weight.

‘I look at pictures of myself and compare them to Jessica Alba, who had her baby 2 days before me,’ she says.

‘I’d see photos of her 2 months after and go: “Look at her!”’

But she’s grateful for the support of her husband Dean McDermott, 41.

‘The best way to lose weight is to make it a family affair,’ she tells In Touch.

‘It has changed my life. I’m embracing the fact that it’s a struggle for me to drop the pounds.

'It’s easier now because I’m not as focused on it. If you get obsessed, you’ll miss out on great moments with your children.’


Pete Wentz: Ashlee doesn't want to be pregnant anymore

Musician can't wait to become a dad

Pete Wentz has revealed that wife Ashlee Simpson could give birth any day now.

‘I'm permanently on-call right now,’ the Fall Out Boy frontman told Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show yesterday.

‘She is at the very end, and it could happen at any point.’

Pete says they’re both looking forward to the arrival of their first child.

‘[She’s] excited, she's anxious...I think she wants it to be over,’ he explained.

‘She just wants to not be pregnant any more. She wants to have it because it's, like, a struggle to go up and down the stairs...going out in public's insane.

‘She's hot all the time. She's like “I wish I was in Canada right now.” Our room temperature is set to, like, 34 degrees. It's insane!’

Pete, 29, and Ashlee, 24, announced they were expecting in May shortly after they tied the knot.

They have denied rumours they are having twins.


Kate Moss fuels pregnancy rumours

Model covers tummy at airport

Kate Moss has sparked further speculation that she is expecting another child.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the model's pregnant with 39-year-old boyfriend Jamie Hince’s child.

The couple turned up to Heathrow Airport yesterday and Kate was seen clutching a blanket over her stomach.

Insiders say she was trying to conceal her growing tummy.

Kate, 37, who already has daughter Lila Grace, 6, with ex Jefferson Hack, 37, also turned heads because she turned up for her flight without make-up and looking worn out.


Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson snapped on the subway

Couple spotted on underground in New York

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson surprised commuters yesterday when they hopped on their tube train.

The couple, who are usually chauffeur driven round New York, decided to take the subway to SoHo to collect Sam’s DJ equipment.

Wearing dark glasses and a leather jacket, Lindsay, 22, did her best to remain anonymous but she and Sam had to stand for a while in the crowded carriage before nabbing seats.

Linds has been hanging out with Sam, 31, since earlier this year.


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Sienna Miller's bloody video

Sienna Miller covered herself in cow's blood for a new music video.

'The Edge of Love' actress stars in a gruesome new promo for British indie rock band The Hours' new track 'See The Light', which was co-directed by renowned artist Damien Hirst.

Sienna appears in bizarre scenes which begin with her wearing a hospital gown and appearing distressed while trying to find her way out of a clothing store.

Later in the film, the 26-year-old blonde wanders into a room filled with dripping cow carcasses and proceeds to rub the blood all over her body, before uttering the line: "Death feels like the safest place for me right now."

She later tries to cram herself into a glass cabinet and struggles through piles of high heel shoes.

The band's frontman Ant Genn said: "It's a song about struggle and addiction and fear and darkness... And the video brings it to life. The song and the film work perfectly together."

Earlier this month, Sienna revealed she was a huge fan of Hirst's work when she entered a pre-sale bid for a collection of his artwork - as well as pieces by Tracey Emin and Jonathan Yeo - which is set to go on sale in a special auction at London's Lazarides Gallery in December.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jennifer Hudson in hiding

Jennifer Hudson has reportedly gone into hiding.

The Oscar-winning actress - who has been left devastated by the fatal shootings of her mother, brother and nephew - is so worried about her own safety she is refusing to leave the undisclosed hotel where she is being protected by bodyguards.

US blogger Liz Crokin alleges: "I can't disclose where Jennifer is staying - I can just tell you it's a hotel. She has bodyguards and the hotel she's staying at has a great security team. She only left to go to the medical examiner's office on Sunday night (26.10.08)."

Jennifer's brother-in-law William Balfour, the estranged husband of her sister Julia, has been named by police as the "person of interest" in the case, while other sources admit he is the chief suspect.

The 27-year-old is being held by police on charges of parole violation, and is also being questioned regarding the triple homicide.

Meanwhile, police found a handgun in an abandoned Chicago car park yesterday (29.10.08), which they believe was used in all three shootings.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, officers discovered the weapon less than a block away from where they found the body of Jennifer's seven-year-old son Julian King in the back of a white SUV (sports utility vehicle).


Madonna's emotional Guy call

Madonna has reportedly spoken to estranged husband Guy Ritchie for the first time in weeks in a bid to settle their divorce out of court.

The 50-year-old singer - who announced earlier this month she and Guy are splitting after nearly eight years of marriage - is believed to have made an emotional phone call to the director on Tuesday night (28.10.08) to come to an amicable agreement about the separation.

A source told the MailOnline website: "It was a very emotional call and a sign of the desperation Madonna feels for them to settle before things start getting more serious legally.

"Madonna tried to remind Guy of all the good times, said how they must settle before it got any more messy and public. She said she had always worked so hard to provide for the family. She said she had been saddened by some of the criticisms of her which appeared to have come from his camp."

Madonna, who raises three children with Guy, was reportedly encouraged to contact her estranged spouse by her Kabbalah spiritual leader Rabbi Berg.

Berg wants the couple to remain on speaking terms so the reputation of Kabbalah, a mystical offshoot of Judaism, is not damaged.

A source close to Madonna said after the tearful conversation, the singer cried openly in front of her staff for the first time, after the strain of their bitter split took its toll.


Zac Efron to star in Footloose remake

High School Musical star will take on the role Kevin Bacon made famous

Zac Efron is to pick up a huge £5million pay cheque to star in a Disney reworking of cult dance flick Footloose.

The studio is hoping to capitalise on the success of High School Musical and its star.

The updated version will feature new tunes as well as those from the original soundtrack, including Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For A Hero, reports The Sun.

Zac, 21, will take the lead role of Ren McCormack, made famous by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 movie.

The 50-year-old has already given the hunk his blessing.

‘I think it’s a great idea,’ he says. ‘He’s a great choice. He’s very talented.’

Footloose is scheduled for release in 2010.


Kerry Katona: Angelina Jolie's really insensitive

TV star admits she doesn't like her

Kerry Katona is annoyed Angelina Jolie has admitted she and Brad Pitt fell for each other when he was married.

‘It’s really insensitive of Angelina Jolie to speak out about when her and Brad Pitt fell in love,’ Kerry rants.

‘Angelina recently said they fell in love on set of Mr & Mrs Smith, but Brad was still with Jennifer Aniston then.

‘She said: “Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love,” referring to the day her children can watch the flick.

‘Well, we might have all known that they fell for each other then, but it’s unfair on poor Jen.

'I don’t like Angelina anyway – I’m definitely on Jennifer’s side.’

Ang, 33, and Brad, 44, didn’t go public with their relationship until his divorce from Jen, 39, was finalised in 2005.

They now have 3-month-old twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, daughter Shiloh, 2, and adopted kids Maddox, 7, Pax, 4, and Zahara, 3.


Saturday host Britney Spears

Britney Spears is reportedly set to host US TV sketch show 'Saturday Night Live'.

The singer - who is releasing her new album 'Circus' on December 2 - will present the sketch show for the third time on November 22, gossip website has claimed.

Britney - who broke records for being the youngest person in history to host and perform when she appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' eight years ago aged 18, and also hosted the programme in 2002 - is hoping a role on the hit series will help secure her comeback.

A source said: "Britney is in final talks to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' on November 22. She is really nervous about it, but thinks it will finally convince people she has put her troubled past behind her and has the ability to laugh at herself."

Britney may also perform a track from her new record on the show.
The decision follows Britney's successful performance on US TV sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' earlier this year.

Critics praised the 26-year-old star for her comic timing, and ratings of the series were boosted so much that Britney was invited onto a second episode.


Patrick Swayze's 'hellish' cancer

Patrick Swayze admits having cancer has been "hell on wheels".

The 'Dirty Dancing' actor - who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the beginning of this year - insists the chemotherapy treatment he has been receiving is the most gruelling experience of his life.

He said: "It's a battle zone I go through. Chemo, no matter how you cut it, is hell on wheels. But I'm still fine to work, I haven't changed - oh, I have changed, what am I saying?"

Swayze, 56, first became worried about his health last December when he had persistent indigestion and was feeling ill on a regular basis.

He explained to the New York Times newspaper: "After that all of a sudden real symptoms started showing up. You see it in the mirror and you go, 'OK better go get checked out.' "

While the veteran actor, who has been undergoing pioneering Cyberknife radiotherapy at California's Stamford University Medical Center, is making a remarkable recovery from the illness, doctors cannot yet say he is completely free of the cancer.

Swayze is currently shooting TV drama 'The Beast', and has gained around 20lbs on a diet comprised mainly of fruit and vegetables and muscle-building milkshakes.

When he was originally diagnosed with deadly disease, Swayze was reportedly given just weeks to live.


Angelina Jolie's spontaneous wedding

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to have a spontaneous wedding.

The couple - who raise six children together - are determined not to worry about their nuptials, and think a spur-of-the-moment decision on a date to wed would be best.

A source close to the couple told America's OK! magazine: "Angelina has always toyed with the idea of getting married to Brad. She's always followed her gut instincts in life, love and family. As the kids get older and they add to their brood, they want to make as few complications as possible.

"They'll wake up one morning and know it's the right time. With everything that they do, the decisions they make are for the greater good of the children and the family."

It was recently revealed Brad - who is divorced from 'Friends' actress Jennifer Aniston - is unsure about marrying Angelina, because he is scared of a second failed marriage.

A source said: "Brad's divorce from Jennifer was painful. It was hard on his parents and he considers it a major failure in his life.

"His big excuse for not marrying Angelina is that he hates even the possibility of something like that happening again."


David Beckham's gay pride

David Beckham was "proud" to be called the gayest straight and blackest white man in Britain.

The Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star embraces the views of him as a fashion icon who is in touch with his feminine side.

When asked about being labelled the "gayest straight man in Britain and the blackest white man" David said: "Yes, I like that. When someone said that about me, it made me laugh and I was quite proud of it.

"To have that kind of effect on so many different people around the world, I was honoured. When people talk to me about being a gay icon I think of it as a great honour."

David attracted a new group of fans after wearing a sarong in 1998, admitting he used nail varnish and being interviewed by gay magazine 'Attitude'.

The 33-year-old sportsman insists he doesn't regret any of his fashion choices.

He added to GQ magazine: "If I see something I like I wear it. No matter what I think people are going to say about me. I don't do it for a statement, I do it because I like wearing different things."


Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer enjoy romantic spa break

Couple relax in Paradise Valley

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer spent the weekend at a luxury spa in Arizona.

The couple relaxed in a £2,000-a-night cottage at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley.

They even had their own outdoor Jacuzzi, home cinema and flagstone fireplace.

'Their hideaway was tucked into the mountains and was so private that you couldn't even see the driveway from the street,’ a source tells US Star.

‘Once they checked in, the couple was never seen leaving their home.'

Jennifer, 39, was first spotted out with John, 30, at the start of October, just 2 months after they split.

They returned to LA on Monday and dined out at the Sunset Tower Hotel.


Dina Lohan gives her blessing to Lindsay's relationship with Sam Ronson

Actress's mum says she approves

Lindsay Lohan’s mum has publicly supported her relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson.

‘Sam is so tough and smart,’ Dina tells People. ‘She’s a sweetheart.
‘We’ve known her family for years, so it’s great.’

Ali Lohan, 15, also showed her support for her 22-year-old sister.

‘We just want Lindsay to be happy. Whatever she's doing, we’re happy with.’


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jennifer Hudson's sister's grief

Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia has opened her heart following the fatal shooting of her seven-year-old son on Friday (24.10.08).

Julia - whose mother Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were also shot dead at their Chicago home - thanked people for paying tribute to Julian King on her MySpace blog.

She wrote: "Thank you for all your loving support. I know some of you have your opinions and you are entitled to that, like why is she logging onto MySpace at a time like this. Let me tell you why - I was hoping it would be a way to maybe help me get my son, my baby, the one I carried under my heart for eight-and-a-half months, the son it took me 21 hours of labour to bring here, the son I grew to know and love for just a few months over seven years - that's why.

"And now for those of you who actually cared, thank you for all your words of encouragement, thank you for your prayers. His little soul is at ease, I take comfort in knowing that Julian is with my mother and my brother and most of all, the Lord. Now he is my angel - he is protecting me."

An autopsy confirmed yesterday (28.10.08) Julian had died of "multiple gunshot wounds", and his death was ruled a homicide by Chicago County's medical examiner's office.

It has since been reported Julian died of two shots to the head.

Julia's estranged 27-year-old husband William Balfour, who served seven years in prison for attempted murder and carjacking in 1999, is currently in custody being questioned about the triple-murder.

After reportedly refusing to cooperate with police, William - who is not Julian's father - is now being held for a parole violation but has yet to be charged with a crime.

William's alibi for the day of the murders is said to have been contradicted by his girlfriend.


'Wretched' Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson is a "wretched woman" who is "controlling" girlfriend Lindsay Lohan, says the actress' friend Joe Francis.

The DJ - who has been dating the 'Mean Girls' star since early this year - is allegedly forcing Lindsay to continue in the lesbian relationship, according to the 'Girls Gone Wild' entrepreneur.

Speaking on 'The Tyra Banks Show', which will be broadcast today (29.10.08), Joe said: "Samantha is very jealous. Samantha tried to start a fight with me. I care about Lindsay - she's not gay. She's being controlled by this wretched woman, this Samantha."

After learning of Joe's claims, Samantha retorted: "I think Joe Francis is one of the more disgusting human beings in the world because of what he does. He's a s**tbag. He should find something else to talk about."

This is not the first time Joe and Samantha have come to blows.

Earlier this month, Samantha claimed Joe had ignored her at a party for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), adding: "He said hello to Lindsay and looked over at me as if I wasn't a human being. He's got no manners."

Lindsay is growing tired of the arguments between the pair.

She wrote on her blog: "Joe Francis has no place in saying anything about Samantha, especially after all the s**t he has done."


Madonna's 'marriage contract'

Madonna tried to control Guy Ritchie with a "marriage contract", it has been claimed.

The "contract" was drawn up after the couple - who split after nearly eight years of marriage two weeks ago - visited marriage counsellors two years ago.

The document gave intimate instructions such as how much private time the couple should have together, how often they were to have sex and how to tackle arguments.

According to Britain's The Sun newspaper the document ordered Guy to "Work to enrich his wife's emotional and spiritual wellbeing," and devote time to reading texts related to Kabbalah, the mystical offshoot of Judaism which Madonna follows.

On sex, the marriage rules state both of the couple should "devote time to our sexual expressiveness" and "not use sex as a stick to beat one another".

The rules also detailed how Guy should "resolve conflicts in a constructive way", and if they were arguing he must not shout at his wife, but look her in the eye and say: "I understand that my actions have upset you, please work with me to resolve this."

A source close to the couple said: "Guy felt bound up."

According to other insiders, Madonna pinned the contract to the wall of the couple's home in New York, and if things became heated between them, she would say: "Contract, Guy, contract."

The British film director was spotted on the set of his new film 'Sherlock Holmes' in the UK yesterday (28.10.08), strumming a classical guitar.

He reportedly took up the instrument after Madonna bought him one while they were dating.

After Guy reportedly rejected his wife's initial offer of a £20 million settlement, Madonna's friends are reportedly calling him "Material Guy", in reference to her famous hit 'Material Girl'. He maintains he is only requesting the cash equivalent of the value of their London home - estimated to be worth £25 million - and their country estate in Wiltshire.


Amy Winehouse's silent illness

Amy Winehouse may never sing again.

Friends fear the singer - who was hospitalised last weekend with a chest infection, at first thought to be the return of emphysema - has damaged her voice through her drug-fuelled partying and may never record another album.

Record bosses allegedly claim work on the follow-up to Amy's award-winning 'Back To Black' LP is "going slower than hoped" because of her health problems.

A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "She's struggling. We just hope the wait is worth it. She's got the genius in there, it just takes more coaxing to get it out these days."

However, a spokesperson for the star insisted there was no need to worry about her lack of material.

He said: "Amy isn't on a deadline with her album.

"The last album's still selling. She's in and out of the studio working but the record company hasn't seen the final result yet. Amy's fine."

The 'Rehab' star was rushed to hospital on Saturday (25.10.08) for scans after fears she had a return attack of the debilitating lung disease emphysema - which she developed and was treated for in June this year.

Amy was treated at The London Clinic, the same place she has previously undergone treatment for her drug problems.

The scans the 25-year-old singer was given were precautionary measures to check emphysema had not returned.


Tara Reid: Surgery jibes hurt my feelings

But actress says there's nothing she can do

Tara Reid says she finds criticism about her body upsetting.

The American Pie star has scars on her stomach from liposuction in 2004 and subsequent reconstructive surgery in 2006.

‘I’ve been a media target for years now,’ Tara tells People magazine.

‘It does hurt my feelings, but what can I do? I have to move on.'

The actress, 33, who also had a botched boob job, says it's something she'll have to live with.

‘They are my battle wounds,’ she says.

Tara accidentally revealed her boobs at a party in 2004 when her dress strap fell down.


Julia Roberts celebrates birthday with A-list pals

Actress spotted at exclusive restaurant in San Francisco

Julia Roberts marked her 41st birthday by having a meal with a host of showbiz friends on Monday.

The actress dined with husband Danny Moder and pals Tom Hanks, 52, Bruce Willis, 53, Jack Nicholson, 71, and Sean Penn, 48, at Jardiniere restaurant in San Francisco.

The group could be heard singing Happy Birthday to the star as they raised a toast.

Julia later performed a reading of The World Of Nick Adams as a tribute to the late Paul Newman, reports Us Weekly.

The couple have been married for six years and have twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter, almost 4, and son Henry, 1.


SHOCK! Joaquin Phoenix quits acting

Actor says he's made his last movie

Joaquin Phoenix has announced that his latest film Two Lovers will be his last.

The actor – who stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, 36, in the romantic drama – wants to concentrate on his music career.

‘I want to take this opportunity to give you the exclusive and just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor,’ he tells Extra.

’I'm not doing films any more. I'm working on my music. I'm done. I've been through that.’

Joaquin, 34, was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for his portrayal of Johnny Cash in biopic Walk The Line. He also won a Grammy for his work on the soundtrack.

In May Tim Burgess of The Charlatans revealed he's been working on an album with Joaquin and Antony Langdon of Spacehog.

'Joaquin wrote the songs, Antony sang and I did backing vocals,' Tim told NME. 'It's been a great time. Music is really important to Joaquin.

'His songs are great – I really hope they come out.'

Two Lovers is in cinemas next year.


Jessica Biel: I have no plans to marry Justin Timberlake

Actress says she isn't ready for commitment.

Jessica Biel has denied rumours that she's engaged to boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

The actress was said to have accepted a marriage proposal during a romantic trip to Rome earlier this month.

But Jessica, 26, says she’s in no rush to walk down the aisle.

‘If it's right, it'll be right – but at this moment [marriage] seems completely foreign,’ she tells Marie Claire.

‘I have so many friends having babies and getting married and they want to put me where they are so we can go to nursery together and stuff.

'I'm like: "Noooooo!" I'm resisting.’

Jessica has been dating Justin, 27, for 2 years.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jonas Brothers to make big screen debut

Teens stars Kevin, Joe and Nick join up with little brother Frankie for new movie

The Jonas Brothers have signed up to star in the Farrelly Brothers' new film.

The teen stars will be joined by their younger brother Frankie, 8, in Walter the Farting Dog, reports Variety. 

The film casts Kevin, 21, Joe, 18, and Nick, 16, as musicians forced to care for their sick aunt's smelly pet. 

The trio recently starred in the Disney channel's hit TV movie Camp Rock and are also currently preparing for their own series J*O*N*A*S.


Brad Pitt Won't Marry Angelina Jolie Because Of Jennifer Aniston

The real reason the actor refuses to wed again...

Brad Pitt reportedly refuses to make an honest woman of Angelina Jolie because he has been scared off marriage by his painful divorce to Jennifer Aniston.

Hollywood's former golden couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt ended their five year marriage in 2005, paving the way for the reign of Brangelina and their growing brood.

But fans are still wondering why they haven't made it official?

An insider tells Life & Style, “Brad's divorce from Jen was painful. It was hard on on his parents and he considerts it a major failure in his life.

“His big excuse for not marrying Angelina is that he hates even the possibility of something like that happening again.”

And it seems the fans aren't the only ones who are wondering why Brad hasn't popped the question.

When asked about the subject Angelina retorted, “You'll have to ask Brad.”


Sienna Miller's art spree

Sienna Miller is desperate to buy a selection of artwork by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Jonathan Yeo.

The 'Edge Of Love' actress is so keen to ensure she wins the special auction - which is set to take place at London's Lazarides Gallery in December and sees 16 pieces by a selection of top British artists being sold in a single lot - she has already entered a pre-sale bid.

The collection of work has been put together to accompany a new book of short fictional stories about the infamous Soho region of London, entitled 'Soho Society', by Bernie Katz - who has been dubbed the 'Prince of Soho' and manages the exclusive Groucho Club in the UK capital.

Sienna, 26, is understood to have recognised herself in one of the stories, prompting her interest in the auction.

Bernie's co-agent Caroline Wolfe said: "Bernie has written stories based on characters he has known through the years in Soho, including socialites, call girls and criminals."

Among the items in the collection are two topless sketches of women by Emin, the word 'Soho' written by Hirst and a sculpture of a male body part.

Part of the proceeds from the sale will be used to help London's homeless.


Nicole Scherzinger's Lewis help

Nicole Scherzinger's lover Lewis Hamilton wants to launch a music career with the help of his girlfriend.

The Formula One driving ace - who has been dating the Pussycat Dolls singer since they met at the MTV awards in Germany last year - dreams of one day storming the charts with his "good voice", and is confident Nicole can help him fulfil his ambition.

He said: "I do love music. It's something I'd love to be able to do some day. I don't believe that I have that talent, but I've had a whirl, like the millions of people who do.

"If I wasn't a driver, I'd try to do something that could take me somewhere."

Lewis hasn't ruled out the possibility of duetting with Nicole, or working with her group.

Nicole recently revealed the couple have already started working on material together.

She said: "He wrote a song for me and played it on the guitar.

"Mine is a very personal song. It's very in-depth and emotional - a real song that I know is going to connect with people."

Lewis, 23, has been practising his guitar playing and has been picking up compliments on his musical talents.

He added: "I play a bit of everything really, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix. I sing more now than I used to. I have been told I have quite a good voice."

"Mine is a very personal song. It's very in-depth and emotional - a real song that I know is going to connect with people."

Lewis, 23, has been practising his guitar playing and has been picking up compliments on his musical talents.

He added: "I play a bit of everything really, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix. I sing more now than I used to. I have been told I have quite a good voice."


Lindsay Lohan's weight worry

Lindsay Lohan has sparked concerns for her health after losing 14lbs.

The actress - who denied rumours she was suffering from an eating disorder after dropping to a size zero three years ago - has worried pals who have seen her size 10-12 frame reduced to a tiny size six.

A source told Britain's Star magazine: "She is thinner than ever and we are concerned she is taking it too far.

"Lindsay's weight has always fluctuated, but since falling in love with Samantha Ronson - who is naturally very slim - Lindsay seems desperate to lose more weight."

Lindsay, who was treated for drug and alcohol addiction last year, insists she has a healthy diet which includes "drinking buckets of green tea" and "eating fresh fruit smoothies with aloe vera, sushi, pasta salad and lots of green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach".

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old star's father Michael has apologised for publicly attacking Samantha.

Michael, who has previously branded his daughter's lover "hideous" and a bad influence, admits he was wrong to criticise DJ Samantha.

He said: "I definitely regret all the things I said about Samantha. I'm a Christian. I should not pass judgment on anyone."

Michael insists he will not use the public spotlight to contact Lindsay, who recently vowed not to speak to her father until he "grows up".

He added: "In the past, I felt that the best way to get to her was to speak out publicly. And it was the wrong choice.

"Family matters should be kept private. I've learned that now."

Michael previously claimed Samantha was like "a drug" for Lindsay, branding her a "controlling" and "manipulative" influence.


Jennifer Love Hewitt's Jolie outfit

Jennifer Love Hewitt is planning to dress up as Angelina Jolie for Halloween (31.10.08).

The 'Ghost Whisperer' actress revealed she and fiance Ross McCall will don outfits to resemble Angelina and her partner Brad Pitt for the spooky holiday.

Asked how she was planning to resemble Angelina, Jennifer, 29, said: "We're just going to have lots of babies! And I'm going to look really sultry and really drop dead gorgeous."

However, Jennifer's 32-year-old lover is less convinced he will make a realistic Brad double.

He said: "I don't know how the heck I'm going to pull it off!"

Jennifer - who got engaged to Ross last November after he proposed with an antique diamond heirloom ring - also revealed she is looking forward to following in mother-of-six Angelina's footsteps by having her own babies.

She added to US TV show 'Entertainment Tonight': "We can't wait to have a family!"


Christian Bale's Strange role

Christian Bale is set to play another superhero.

The actor - who has played Batman in both 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' - is said to be the number one choice to play Dr. Strange in movie studio Marvel's latest comic book adaptation.

A source said: "Christian is hot property right now, courtesy of Batman. Doctor Strange is a very different kind of hero to Batman and it's felt Christian is the sort of actor who can make the part work on screen.

"It is understood a deal could be struck in the coming weeks."

The Welsh-born star "tops the list" of movie bosses to portray Dr. Strange, a former surgeon who becomes a powerful sorcerer after a car accident leaves him unable to perform operations.

Bale also plays hero John Connor in the upcoming 'Terminator Salvation' and has signed on for two more sequels in the science-fiction franchise.

He has also expressed an interest in reprising his role as Batman if a third film is confirmed.


David Beckham's private jet

David Beckham is planning to splash out on a £7 million jet so he can travel between his European soccer commitments and US-based family.

The 33-year-old star, who is rumoured to be joining Italian soccer team AC Milan on an eight-week loan from his current team Los Angeles Galaxy, is contemplating purchasing a luxury Bombardier Learjet so he can spend as much time as possible with wife Victoria and their three sons - Brooklyn, nine, Romeo, six, and Cruz, three - who will remain in America.

A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "He's going to have to sacrifice a lot by moving back to Europe in January. The only thing we can think of is if he either buys or rents his own jet for a couple of months.

"He'll be able to fly back to Los Angeles between games and meet up with the family. It might cost a bit but you can't put a price on time with your children."

David plans to sign the short-term contract because his US Major Soccer League season is over and he is desperate to remain fit to play in England's World Cup qualifying matches.

He is adamant Victoria supports his decision to move to Europe, despite reports the transfer could put their nine-year marriage under pressure.

David said: "Wherever I play and whatever I do in my career, she'll support me. Just because I'm playing in Europe it doesn't mean the whole family must again re-route."

It is believed Victoria would prefer David to join English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, so they can be near their extended family in the UK.

The soccer star has reportedly already found a multi-million pound penthouse to stay at in Italy, with the help of AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini and says he is "hopeful" the move will go ahead.


Jennifer Hudson's nephew identified

Jennifer Hudson's nephew was found dead in "the rear seat" of a car yesterday (27.10.08).

Julian King - the seven-year-old son of Jennifer's sister Julia - was discovered in the back of a white Chevrolet Suburban SUV (sports utility vehicle) in Chicago's West Side District early yesterday morning, Superintendent Jody Weis of the Chicago Police Department confirmed.

It has been reported Julian had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Jennifer had offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her nephew - who had been missing since Friday (24.10.08), the same day her mother Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were shot dead at their Chicago home - and issued an appeal for help in locating his whereabouts.

Jennifer officially identified the body along with other members of the Hudson family on Monday afternoon.

Mourners later organised an "impromptu" vigil outside the actress' family house in Chicago, and left teddy bears and flowers as a tribute to the deceased.

Jennifer's brother-in-law William Balfour - her sister Julia's estranged husband - is currently in custody being questioned about the triple-murder.

At the time of writing, police had confirmed 27-year-old William, who served seven years in prison for attempted murder and carjacking in 1999, was being questioned in relation to the killings.

After reportedly refusing to cooperate with police, William - who is not the boy's father - is now being held for a parole violation but has yet to be charged with a crime.

William's alibi for the day of the murders is said to have been contradicted by his girlfriend.

However, Superintendent Weis said he was "pretty optimistic" about finding the killer, adding: "Often there's lots of evidence left at a crime scene so I'm very confident that our forensic technicians will go through both areas with a fine-toothed comb, and I suspect there will be some evidence that will link us to the killer."

Referring to William's connection to the case, Weis said: "We are following any lead that we can get right now. He's a person of interest, but that's not to say that there's not other individuals that may turn up. Right now we are just following the facts we have and we are following the evidence we have."


Angelina Jolie makes surprise appearance at awards show

Actress pays tribute to Clint Eastwood

Angelina Jolie was the surprise guest at Monday night’s Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala. 

The actress shocked the audience by turning up to present Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood with the Director Of The Year award.

He directed Angelina, 33, in her most recent film The Changeling. 

‘Clint is what every great director should be,’ says Angelina.

'There are some people in this business who are icons and we wonder if, when we meet them, they'll live up to what we imagine them to be.

'Clint in person is even better.'

Clint, 78, says: 'Working with someone like Angelina is a great privilege, because you get to look on that gorgeous beauty every day.

'And she's a great talent.'


Bobby Brown may join Whitney Houston in Celebrity Big Brother

Show bosses keen to get former couple together in the house

Whitney Houston is set for a shock – ex-husband Bobby Brown is being lined up to go into the Celebrity Big Brother house with her.

The troubled singer, 45, has turned her life around and relaunched her career since divorcing her husband 2 years ago.

So her ex is unlikely to be someone she'd like to share the house with.

‘It was bad enough when Brigitte Nielson has to suffer her ex mother-in-law Jackie Stallone turning up in the house,’ a source tells The Daily Star.

‘But Bobby and Whitney together? It’s a time bomb waiting to go off.’

Bobby, 39, and Whitney, who married in 1992, have a 15-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Claws out in battle for No1

THE mother of all chart battles kicks off a week today.
Pop divas BRITNEY SPEARS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, LEONA LEWIS and BEYONCE are releasing singles on the same day.

I’m dubbing November 3 D-Day in honour of the four babes as they go head to head.

Her new offering, Womanizer, is another precision-tooled pop rocket. The video has her writhing naked in a sauna and, surprise surprise, is getting loads of airplay.

I can also exclusively reveal her eagerly awaited X Factor slot will be on November 29. Britney’s one time arch-rival Christina is issuing the title track from Keeps Gettin’ Better, her Greatest Hits collection, and it’s a stomping glam-pop banger.

Forgive Me sees Leona ditching gut-busting ballads for an up-tempo R&B number.

Finally, Beyonce’s track If I Were A Boy, which is released digitally, is probably the most surprising of the lot.

She’s already ahead on points thanks to the stunning promo shot shown above, and has produced a belting but serious ballad about the (alleged) faults of the male species.

HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: “We haven’t had a heavyweight chart battle like this for a while. It’s wide open but you have to fancy Britney, perhaps just ahead of Leona.”

In terms of album sales Britney is way ahead of the pack with an extraordinary 76million under her belt.

Beyonce has sold 63million, though half were with former group DESTINY’S CHILD.

Christina is next with 42million while Leona has notched up three million sales, for her debut Spirit — but she is the biggest-selling artist of the year so far Stateside.

Rest assured, I’ll bring you the latest from the epic battle as it happens.

I’ve got my fingers crossed for the home-grown talent though.

I’d love to see Leona trounce her US rivals..

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Britney Spears' biopic plan

Britney Spears is set to star in a film of her life.

The 'Womanizer' singer will relive some of the most traumatic events in her life - including her breakdown earlier this year, which saw her lose custody of her two sons Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two - for the biopic, which is being made by British director Phil Griffin.

A source said: "It's the film everyone will be queuing to see. It will be dark and gritty - charting Britney's devastating falls including her traumatic custody battle for her two children.

"Let's just say it will not be for the faint-hearted. But it will also show the highs along her incredible life journey."

Although filmmakers were initially concerned Britney - whose father Jamie is still acting as co-conservator of her estate following her breakdown - might not be strong enough to revisit her past troubles, the 26-year-old singer is said to be keen to star in the project.

The source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "If anything it will be cathartic for Britney. She has been through so much and is finally back to her best.

"This will be her ultimate chance to prove to the world she's still got it."

Britney's new album 'Circus' will be released next month, followed by a world tour to promote it.

Earlier this month, it was claimed Britney's mother Lynne Spears was in talks to make her tell-all book about her daughter into a film.

Britney was said to be furious Anna Faris was being lined up to play her in the big screen version of revealing tome 'Through The Storm'.

Lynne is keen for Julia Roberts to portray her in the movie.


Charlie Sheen's son worry

Charlie Sheen is worried about having sons.

The actor, who confirmed last week he and wife Brooke Mueller will welcome twin boys into the world in April, is unsure what to expect because he is only experienced in raising girls.

Charlie, who has three daughters from previous relationships, told People magazine: "It's going to be extremely different. I don't know how to deal with boys. But I didn't know how to deal with girls when I had them either, so I guess it's all an education."

However, Charlie - who has daughters Sam, four, and Lola, three with ex-wife Denise Richards and 23-year-old Cassandra with ex-girlfriend Paula Profitt - insists he is delighted with the news.

He added: "We know it's boys and it's pretty cool. We're thrilled."

After announcing he and Brooke were starting a family together, Charlie, 42, said: "Brooke and I are thrilled! She's the best stepmom my children could ever hope for. Seeing her love and affection with those three, I know she'll be an amazing mom."


Elle Macpherson's drug smuggler lover

Elle Macpherson's new boyfriend is a convicted cocaine smuggler.

The 44-year-old supermodel began dating British-born Brian Burgess, 56, after his removals firm Aussie Man and Van helped her move house earlier this year.

It has been revealed Burgess spent four years in an Australian jail after he was convicted of attempting to smuggle 2kg of cocaine into the country from America in 1996.

Aussie Man and Van manager John Hess confirmed Burgess' drug conviction, but insists he has now put the episode behind him.

Hess said: "That's all in the past. This guy spends most of his time counselling people with drug and alcohol addictions."

Burgess was deported back to England after he had served his sentence, leaving behind his wife Jennifer and their three young children.

Speaking at the time, Jennifer said: "He was always a good dad. Unfortunately he lost the plot for a long time."

Burgess emigrated to Australia aged 17 and quickly found work as an airline sales manager.

However, his life spiralled out of control when he lost his job. He started drinking alcohol heavily, using cocaine and developed eating disorder bulimia.

He eventually lost his £600,000 home and racked up drug debts of almost £20,000.

During his trial, Burgess told the court he had been a regular cocaine user in the seven months prior to his arrest.


Amy Winehouse hospitalised again

Amy Winehouse has been hospitalised with a suspected chest infection.

The troubled singer was rushed to hospital on Saturday (25.10.08) for scans after fears she had a return attack of the disease emphysema - which she developed and was treated for in June this year.

Amy - who is still battling drug addiction - was visited by a doctor at her London home last Thursday (23.10.08) but was rushed to The London Clinic after her condition worsened.

The centre is the same place she has previously undergone treatment for her drug problems.

A friend said: "Amy is in hospital being checked out for a chest infection. She is not back in rehab. She should be fine and is expected to return home soon."

Amy, 25, was worryingly thin and had yellow teeth as she was admitted to the hospital. The scans she was given were precautionary measures to check emphysema had not returned.

Amy is currently working on her new album, which she has said she wants to have ready for the time her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is released from jail at the end of this year. He is being held on counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and grievous bodily harm.


Victoria Beckham offered £10 million for new documentary

Italian Prime Minister keen to capitalise on David Beckham's move to Milan

Victoria Beckham has been offered £10 million to shoot a documentary on her husband's move to Milan.

The style queen, 34, has been approached by businessman/politician Silvio Berlusconi, after it was revealed David Beckham, 33, is to be loaned to Italian football club AC Milan.

The Italian Prime Minister, 72, is keen to show the couple arriving,house-hunting and settling in to the city – similar to the ill-fated programme Victoria Beckham: Coming To America, which she made about her move to LA.

‘It will be similar in format to the US documentary last year but this time, the budget is absolutely huge,’ a source tells The Mirror. ‘It will be really polished, professional production.

‘With Silvio 100 per cent behind the project, as part of his vision to expand the AC Milan brand, it really will be no holds barred,’ the insider reveals.

‘Berlusconi is desperate to get Posh on board and will pull out all the stops to make sure it happens.’

Victoria Beckham has yet to comment on whether she will move to Milan permanently.

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Actress upset by plight of Afghan refugees

Angelina Jolie struggled to conceal her emotions last week when she visited Afghanistan.

The actress, 33, spent 2 days in the war-torn country talking to poverty-stricken families and refugees in Nangarhar and Kabul.

But after witnessing their plight, Angelina - who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations - broke down in tears.

‘Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 more than 5 million Afghans have returned home,’ she says.

‘Afghanistan has been struggling to absorb these massive returns. These families have been displaced for nearly 30 years and many of them face difficulties including food, shelter and basic services such as healthcare and education.

‘They have suffered so much yet they remain gracious.’

Angelina left 3-month-old twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, daughter Shiloh, 2, and adopted kids Maddox, 7, Pax, 4, and Zahara, 3, in Berlin with partner Brad Pitt, 44.


Boy's body 'believed to be' Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew

Dead child discovered in a white SUV

The body of a child found in a white Chevy Suburban this morning is 'believed to be' that of Jennifer Hudson's nephew.
FBI Deputy Director John Pistole has told reporters the FBI is working with the Chicago Police Department to confirm the identity of Julian King, reports CNN.

An Amber Alert to find the 7-year-old was issued on Friday - after his grandmother and uncle were found murdered at their home.

Jennifer, who has offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of the little boy, will be hoping desperately that the child is not her 4ft 11in nephew who was wearing a striped brown polo shirt and khaki pants when he disappeared.

On Saturday, her sister Julia made a tearful plea to whoever was holding Julian.

'My greatest fear has already happened, my greatest hope is for having my child. I just want my son,' Julia said. 'That's all I have to say. Just let my baby go.'

Julia's estranged husband (Julian's stepdad), William Balfour, is in police custody.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jennifer Aniston rekindles her romance with singer John Mayer

Jennifer Aniston’s rekindled her romance with singer John Mayer – but friends say she’s destined to face heartbreak all over again.

The actress unexpectedly flew from LA to Boston two weeks ago, back into the arms of the man who dumped her in August.

John, 31, who was teaching a week-long masterclass at the Berklee School of Music, had dinner with Jen and four friends at Boston’s Mantra restaurant.

By the weekend the pair were heading to New York and enjoyed a romantic Saturday night meal at Il Mulino restaurant.

When they headed back to LA last Monday, the couple couldn’t keep their hands off each other and were spotted kissing as they arrived at LAX airport on a private plane.

Late on Tuesday night they headed to the Sunset Tower Hotel for dinner at the Tower Bar with three friends.

‘They left via the back of the hotel and were very discreet,’ said a source. ‘Jen was leading, but John walked closely behind her when they left.’

The renewed relationship seems like good news for unlucky-in-love Jen, 39, but it’s said to be steeped in compromises and stems from her ‘insatiable need’ to be with someone.

‘The reason John dumped her in the first place was because she was too clingy and desperate to have children,' a source tells Now.

'Somehow she’s managed to convince him that she’ll ease up on the neediness and more often be the “fun Jen” that he saw glimpses of.’

That may prove a hard promise to keep – her recent comments on her marriage to Brad Pitt reveal her longing to settle down.

‘When I got married, I thought it was for life and we’d have kids,’ she said. ‘If you’d told me when I was 25 that I’d still be unmarried and childless at 40, I’d have laughed in your face.’

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Ben Affleck: Regrets relationship with Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck has admitted that he regrets his romance with Jennifer Lopez.

The 36-year-old actor says their relationship span out of control before either of them realised.

‘I think Jen and I made a mistake in that we fell in love, we were excited and maybe too accessible,’ he tells Live.

‘I don’t think either of us anticipated the degree to which it would take on a world of its own.’

The couple started dating in 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli, but they broke up shortly before they were due to wed in September 2004.

Ben is now married to Jennifer Garner, 36. They have a 2-year-old daughter Violet.

Jen, 39, has 9-month-old twins Max and Emme with husband Marc Anthony, 40.

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Kate Moss: Values friends and family more then her career

Kate Moss loves her professional life but she values friends and family more than her career.

'I'm workaholic,' she admits. 'A person who likes to live day by day. But I’m a friend to my friends – I like having dinner with them and a chat. And I don’t consider myself to be a materialistic person at all. I don’t need diamonds.'

Every evening, Kate, 34, likes to put daughter Lila, 6, to bed.

'It's the best part of the day,' she says. 'I kiss her goodnight and she's so adorable. She’s my most valued treasure. I try to spend as much time as I can with her.

'She’s always after me – we both seek each other out. The worst bit is when I have to leave and she asks me: "Why do you have to go?"

'It’s very hard on her when I travel, which is why I’m never away more than two days.'

The fashionista doesn't want Lila to become a model like her mum at the age of 14 and have to deal with the pressures of being in the public eye.

'My dream is for my daughter to be happy,' says Kate. 'I want her to grow up like a normal girl, far from fame.'

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