Sunday, November 30, 2008

Britney Spears sings new track at Bambi Awards in Germany

The Overprotected singer was safe in the knowledge everyone still wants a Piece of Her as she belted out her new track at the annual Bambi Awards in Germany.

homage to fellow superstar MADONNA, wearing a replica of the Material Girl's top hat and mesh-corset ensemble she has been rocking on her Sticky & Sweet tour.

The show also acts as a warm-up for her hotly-anticipated appearance on The X Factor this weekend.

It is also her first live gig since her infamous attempts at the MTV VMAs last year.

Fashion designer KARL LAGERFELD even graced the event with his presence to present the Toxic hitmaker with her gong.

Despite all her recent troubles, Britney smiled liked she didn't have a care in the world and looked ready to embark on her upcoming tour.

Earlier in the day, the singer's mum LYNNE SPEARS told GMTV: "I think Britney is just ready to get started again. This is when she's most in her element."

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Madonna’s lining up baseball star Alex Rodriguez, to be her new man

Madonna’s appearance at a Gucci charity dinner last Thursday drew gasps. She's looking younger and foxier than she has in years.

And it’s no surprise that the 50-year-old is making such an effort – her divorce went through the courts last Friday and she’s bagged a new toyboy.

Madonna’s lining up baseball star Alex Rodriguez, 33, to be her new man, but she’s had to tread carefully because she didn’t want to give Guy Ritchie’s lawyers any ammunition in their custody battle for their children Lourdes, 12, Rocco, eight, and 3-year-old David.

‘She’s told A-Rod he’ll have to be patient – this could take months, even a year,’ says our source.

‘Amazingly, A-Rod’s said he’ll wait as long as it takes. He’s deeply in love with her and even writes her poetry.’

In late October Madonna held a dinner party in her New York apartment where she introduced Alex, whose divorce from his wife Cynthia had been finalised the month before, to some of her Kabbalah chums.

She told them A-Rod had ‘the heart of a poet trapped inside an insanely gorgeous body’.

And a New York Yankees insider has shown Now a note thought to have been written by A-Rod for Madge. It reads: ‘I’m nuts about you stroking me, shooting chills up and down my spine. I’m lost when you’re not with me, but glad you’re mine, all mine!’

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Demi Moore plans on having Bruce Willis over for the Christmas holiday

Demi Moore plans to have Bruce Willis round for Christmas dinner.

The pair divorced in 2000 but have remained close for the sake of their three daughters.

Bruce, 53, will be joining Demi, 46, and her third husband Ashton Kutcher, 30, to celebrate the festive period.

The Die Hard star will even bring his new love Emma Hemming, 28.

‘We will be having an unconventional Christmas, in that we’ll all be together,’ she tells the Daily Telegraph.

‘I think the key with any past is that you recognise and hold on to what you have gained and don’t attach yourself to what you’ve lost.’

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Jennifer Garner: Get's restraining order against stalker

Jennifer Garner has won a restraining order against a man she says has been stalking her since 2002.

A judge has ruled that Steven Burky, 36, must stay at least 100ft from the pregnant actress, 36.

It also covers her husband Ben Affleck, 36, and their two-year-old daughter, Violet.

The order will expire in 2011.

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Brandy has come clean about her fake marriage

Brandy has come clean about her fake marriage.

The singer announced she’d secretly wed her boyfriend Robert Smith in 2002, just four months before giving birth to their daughter Sy’rai.

She maintained that they had tied the knot in secret the year before.

‘I lied because of the fear of what people would think and the pressure to be a good role model,’ she tells Us Weekly.

‘Our relationship was very real, we just weren't legally married.'
Brandy, 26, and Robert split up 12 months after Sy'rai was born.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Charlize Theron has been named United Nations Messenger Of Peace

Charlize Theron has been made a United Nations Messenger Of Peace.

The actress, who follows in the footsteps on George Clooney, 47, and Michael Douglas, 64, will focus on ending violence against women.

'This is something that has been very dear to me, and disturbing to me for a long time,' she says.

Charlize, 33, is already involved with charities in her native South Africa, where she has founded HIV initiative the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.

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Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she struggled with her image

Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she struggled with her image when she first joined the Pussycat Dolls.

The singer says she was uncomfortable with the band’s raunchy costumes and dance routines.

‘The image side of the Dolls was never seedy or sleazy but it was sexual,’ she says. ‘At first I wasn’t comfortable with that.

‘I’d always be worried about what other people were thinking about me. I was afraid of upsetting my family.'

Nicole, 30, says she was shy growing up because of her sheltered upbringing.

‘I grew up in a very strict, conservative family and my grandfather had his own church.

‘I suppose I grew up with lots of guilt. When I joined the Dolls it was a major turning point for me as all that guilt had to go,' she tells Live.

‘I had to reinvent myself and lose my insecurities. It took time for me to get my confidence.'

Nicole is currently dating Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, 23.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Brad Pitt's Orleans privacy

Brad Pitt loves living in New Orleans because it is the only place his "family can have a sense of privacy".

The 44-year-old actor - who raises six children with partner Angelina Jolie - can escape the intense interest in his personal life when he goes home to the US city.

He said: "Living in New Orleans means we can all escape to a sense of normalcy, if there's such a thing.

"It's the only place where my family can have a sense of privacy. People there have other things to worry about than all this silliness."

Brad also revealed he decided to star in new movie 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' - in which he has to wear layers of make-up as well as prosthetic noses and scalps - because he was so keen to work with director David Fincher, who helmed his movies 'Se7en' and 'Fight Club', again.

Recalling the first time he watched a Fincher film, Brad said: "It was after this night of utter debauchery in Mexico in 1992, I watched 'Alien 3'.

"I remember walking out of the theatre thinking, 'OK, that was not what I expected. That wasn't a Hollywood ending'. It really stuck with me."


Tom Cruise Valkyrie Bravery

Tom Cruise says he is "courageous".

The 46-year-old actor has revealed he discovered his brave side while portraying World War II German officer Claus Von Stauffenberg in new movie 'Valkyrie'.

He said: "Stauffenberg went from saying, 'Someone should shoot that b*****d' to realising, 'I'm the only one who can do it'. You can't really know until you're under that kind of pressure. I'm not saying this in some chest-pounding way, but I do feel I'd have that kind of courage."

Tom, who has a two-year-old daughter Suri with wife Katie Holmes, also said he disregarded people's advice about starring in the film, which sees him don a Nazi uniform.

He added to Details magazine, in which he featured in their Annual Power

List: "There's always someone telling you not to make a movie. When I did 'Born on the Fourth of July,' they said, 'This is going to ruin your career.

What are you doing?' Suicide? I've committed it. There were even people who didn't want me to make 'Top Gun'. "


Sessilee Lopez Dating West

Kanye West is reportedly dating supermodel Sessilee Lopez.

The hip-hop star is said to have grown close to the catwalk beauty after personally selecting her to appear in the music video for his single 'Flashing Lights'.

A friend of Sessilee's is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Kanye was instantly smitten with Sessilee and it's not hard to see why. But it's more than just looks for Kanye, they get on really well and have a deep connection. "Recently, Kanye has invited Sessilee to several parties and the pair have also had a few quiet nights together."

However, it seems 31-year-old Kanye faces competition for Sessilee's affections.

The American beauty - who modelled lingerie at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Miami earlier this month - is being romantically pursued by a host of handsome stars.

The source added: "Everyone wants a piece of Sessilee, she is one of the hottest models around. But she is very fond of Kanye though." Kanye has been officially single since splitting from fiancee Alexis Phifer in April.

The pair are believed to have separated because Kanye - who has just released new album '808s and Heartbreak' - was too obsessed with his career.

Alexis said at the time: "It's always sad when things like this end. But we are still friends. I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavours. He's one of the most talented people I've ever met."


Bronx Mowgli Jungle Book Bond

Pete Wentz and wife Ashlee Simpson named their son Bronx Mowgli in tribute to 'The Jungle Book'.

The Fall Out Boy rocker - who welcomed his first child with Ashlee into the world last week - has revealed the couple are huge fans of Rudyard Kipling's novel, which tells the story of a young boy called Mowgli who grows up in the jungle and is raised by animals.

Pete said: "'The Jungle Book' was something that me and Ashlee bonded over. It's a cool name."

The 29-year-old musician also refused to reveal the inspiration behind the name Bronx.

He added to US radio host Ryan Seacrest: "We came up with the idea Bronx. We've been throwing ideas back and forth a while. People are stoked or angry whatever. And you're like, you know what - I don't think anyone really has the real story."

Pete felt like he was "having a heart attack" when 24-year-old Ashlee first went into labour, adding: "My heart started beating real fast. You see your wife is in all this pain. And I don't know what's happening right now. She took care of me and made sure I was OK and then went into labour. That's why she's a saint."


Posh: I will not leave you, David

Worried Victoria Beckham is moving to Milan

Victoria Beckham’s decided not to take any chances. Rather than worrying about what husband David, 33, will get up to while she’s not around, she’s decided to go with him to Italy after all.

Instead of visits, Victoria, 34, will now join David for his whole time on loan to AC Milan. ‘It’ll be for two months – after the season finishes here in LA, David will go to train in Milan,’ she revealed last week. 

But a close friend tells Now: ‘Victoria wants to make sure David’s a good boy, without a repeat of what went wrong when he lived in Spain.’

Insiders hope the decision will let us see a happier Posh as she’s looked tired since David made his deal with AC Milan.

See more celebrity relationship secrets in Now dated 1 December - out now!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Madonna's A-Rod holiday

Madonna is spending Thanksgiving with Alex Rodriguez.

The 50-year-old singer has angered Alex's former wife Cynthia after asking the baseball player to spend the US holiday with her, her three children and her manager in New York.

In an email, Cynthia reportedly wrote: "My 6ft, 3in, 220lbs soulless, soon-to-be ex-husband is abandoning his kids on Thanksgiving to be with Madonna. She called and he ran on her command back to New York City - gross!"

Alex is reportedly smitten with Madonna - whose decree nisi from husband Guy Ritchie was granted last week, beginning the official end to their marriage - and likes the fact she is in charge in their relationship.

A source said: "Alex likes a woman with a strong hand. He likes to be told what to do. He's a bit of a cipher."

Madonna and Guy must now wait six weeks and one day before their decree absolute is awarded, officially ending their marriage.

It has been claimed Guy will receive £2 million of the pop superstar's reported £300 million fortune and will share custody of the pair's sons Rocco and adopted tot David.


Paris Hilton's ex marriage

Paris Hilton still wants to marry ex-boyfriend Benji Madden.

The hotel heiress - who split from the Good Charlotte rocker earlier this month - is believed to be taking a break from the musician to test how strong her feelings for him really are.

A source said: "Paris wants to know if she absolutely can't stand to be apart from him. That's her test to make sure this is the guy for her. She has felt something she has never felt before with anyone with Benji, but needs to be 100 per cent certain she is ready to be Mrs. Madden."

Paris recently told US radio host Ryan Seacrest she is "still in love" with Benji, despite splitting from him last week.

She said: "You know, I love him. He's such an amazing man and he's my best friend and he's been so great to me and so loyal. He's an incredible person. We'll always be very close. We'll see what happens in the future. I'm still in love with him.

"We're both working so much. There are all these reports saying that I dumped Benji. That's not true. This was a decision we made together as two adults.

"Right now we are just taking a break. We are really good friends. We're really close."


Nicole Richie's birthday wedding

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are set to marry on their daughter's first birthday.

The couple - who welcomed Harlow into the world on January 11 2008 - are reportedly keen to tie the knot on the landmark date to show their child how much they love each other.

A friend of the pair said: "They want to set an example for Harlow. Nicole and Joel are doing this to seal their love legally. They want the ceremony to coincide with Harlow's first birthday and be one big joyous occasion for everybody."

Socialite Nicole - whose adoptive father is singer Lionel Richie -and Good Charlotte rocker Joel are planning to sell pictures of the ceremony to a magazine.

However, the kind-hearted couple intend to donate any money they make from their special day to charity.

The pal added: "They've spoke about giving any money they get for photos of their wedding to Beyond Shelter, a homeless charity in Los Angeles that they work with. They also plan to give any presents away as well."

Nicole was recently reported to have been inspired to adopt a child after spending time with homeless children through her work with Beyond Shelter.

A source close to Nicole said: "Nicole is seriously looking into it and asking a lot of questions about adopting."Nicole has been visiting Beyond Shelter in Los Angeles two or three times a week and spends a couple of hours with homeless children. She loves being around them."


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jonas Brother says he and his ex are fine

Joe Jonas insists he’s on good terms with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.

The teen heartthrob, 19, dumped the country music star over the summer after a brief romance.

But when asked if there were any hard feelings between them, Joe was quick to shake his head.

‘No, no, no,’ he tells Access Hollywood. ‘It's all good.’

Earlier this month, Taylor, 18, claimed he'd finished with her for actress Camilla Belle.

But he insists there was anyone else involved.


Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt wed in secret

The Hills stars sneak off to elope in Mexico

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Mexico.

The couple, who rose to fame on US show The Hills, jetted off to Cabo San Lucas to exchange vows.

And Heidi didn’t even tell her mum.

‘I called her right before the ceremony, sort of hinted that something that happened, but her reaction was to ask me if we were breaking up!’ she tells Us Weekly.

‘I told her it might be something else, and she said, “Well, if you ever plan on getting married just know that your stepdad is really upset that you want your father to walk you down the aisle.”

‘She was starting so much drama, it kind of pushed me toward wanting to get married without that. I don't know when I'll tell her.’

Heidi, 22, and Spencer, 25, got engaged last year after eight months together.


Mariah Carey's great-aunt gift

Mariah Carey has bought her great-aunt a house.

The 'Touch My Body' singer decided to purchase the San Miguel, Venezuela, property after her relative fell behind on her rental payments.

The 67-year-old woman owed $1,500 in unpaid rent and so asked Mariah for help.

When the 38-year-old singer heard of her aunt's plight, she immediately paid off the debt and also bought her the two-bedroom house.

It has previously been claimed Mariah - who wed Nick Cannon in an intimate ceremony earlier this year after a whirlwind romance - is very careful with her money.

The singer reportedly called off her second wedding to Nick after the pair struggled to get it funded by a magazine deal.

She was keen to host a lavish service for friends and family who missed her original Bahamas ceremony, but when it became apparent no publications were interested in paying for the bash she decided to ditch her plans.

A source said at the time: "The small wedding in the Bahamas was nice, but it was not Mariah's style. However, she wasn't too keen to pay for a more lavish celebration herself."


Sarah Jessica Parker's summer sequel

Sarah Jessica Parker says shooting on the 'Sex and the City: The Movie' sequel will start next summer.

The 43-year-old actress - who reprised her role as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the big-screen version of the hit US TV show earlier this year - has revealed plans are already in motion for the follow-up.

She said: "I think shooting next summer is a realistic timetable. That's when we'd start shooting to be out in 2010. But that means we need to figure this out in the next couple of months."

Parker also revealed the main "hurdle" in getting the movie off the ground is finding a realistic premise for the plot.

She added: "We've had very general conversations about the idea. That's the big hurdle: the idea. The studio is very enthusiastic, which is lovely and seductive.

"We're at the place where the writer and director, Michael Patrick King, has a wealth of stories so now it's, 'We think we have this story and how do we put this together and are we completely sure that it's the right thing to do?' "

Parker - who is expected to be joined by co-stars Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in the sequel - said her character Carrie, who married her boyfriend in the last movie, is unlikely to have children in the next film.

She told MTV: "It doesn't seem as if that's going to be a choice she'll make. I don't know. Michael and I never talk about it. That doesn't mean that won't be part of the story. We just haven't figured it out. It feels a little bit manipulative to toss that into the mix, because she seems so pointed in a different direction."


Monday, November 24, 2008

Michelle Williams' Heath despair

Michelle Williams says things are "getting worse" following the death of her former fiance Heath Ledger in January.

The 28-year-old star - who has a three-year-old daughter Matilda from her relationship with Heath - is finding it increasingly harder to cope because she misses the actor so much.

She said: "I just wake up each day in a slightly different place - grief is like a moving river, so that's what I mean by 'it's always changing'. It's a strange thing to say because I'm at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse.

"It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. In some ways it gets worse. That's what I would say."

The former 'Dawson's Creek' star also blasted paparazzi photographers for infringing on her and Matilda's privacy, adding she is considering giving up acting unless the situation improves.

She added to Newsweek magazine: "It burns a fire inside of me, the s**t that I've seen people do to get at me or my daughter. I won't forget it, and I won't support it. I don't want my daughter growing up feeling spied on or threatened.

"If it gets to the point where I can't situate my life in a way that they stay away more, then I'll drop a match on acting. I'll be sad. I like to act. It's saved my life over and over again. I have this thing that I'm in love with - acting - and now it has this baggage."

Heath died of an accidental drugs overdose in his New York apartment in January. He was 28 years old.


Eva Mendes' breast modesty

Eva Mendes doesn't like wearing low cut tops, but will "bring the girls out" on special occasions.

'The Women' actress - who has been dating filmmaker George Gargurevich since 2002 - admits she prefers to keep her ample chest under wraps.

She is quoted as saying: "I don't wear short things. As for cleavage, I'll bring the girls out at certain times but I don't parade them too often. I like to keep them for special occasions!"

Eva, 34, recently revealed she loves wearing high heels, but never buys heels above 5ins because she finds it so difficult to move around.

She said: "I absolutely love shoes. I can never have too many pairs. I especially love ones with huge stiletto heels - but it's always a circus act when I walk in them. I am all over the place."

Eva can next been seen in revolutionary animated movie 'The Spirit', in which she stars alongside Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.


Christina Aguilera's career priority

Christina Aguilera claims she has never been "boy crazy".

The 'Keeps Gettin' Better' star insists being focused on her career from a young age meant she never went off the rails or let her emotions dictate her life.

Christina said: "I never went through that completely boy crazy phase because I was always so goal orientated in what I wanted as a performer and I think knowing that was my form of independence."

The 27-year-old also revealed her husband Jordan Bratman is her "rock" and says he is completely different from her father who was emotionally and physically abusive when she was growing up.

Christina, who has a 10-month-old son Max with Jordan, added to Britain's Observer magazine: "I don't think my motherhood has anything to do with my father, to be honest. I think that Jordan is such an incredible father and whether or not anything would ever happen to us, I know he would always be very much a part of Max's life.

"I can't say the same for my own father. If he had been different it might have been a different situation, but you reap what you sow."

Christina's album 'Keeps Gettin' Better - a Decade of Hits' is out now.


Blake Fielder-Civil loses appeal

Amy Winehouse’s husband disappointed by verdict,

Blake Fielder-Civil's request to have his sentence reduced has been rejected by the Court Of Appeal.

Amy Winehouse’s husband was jailed in July for 27 months for GBH and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

And he was sent from Edmunds Hill Prison into a Surrey rehab centre on 5 November.

He will remain in the clinic for the time being after Mr Justice Pitchford dismissed his appeal.

He said the court wants Blake, 26, to continue with the rehabilitation process and that it is only if "these attempts are successful that he has a worthwhile future".

Blake, who was present in court, said: ‘I am disappointed but not really surprised.’

He is yet to be reunited with Amy, 25.


Nicole Kidman: I’m not pregnant

Actress denies she is expecting again

Nicole Kidman has rubbished rumours she is pregnant for the second time.

Recent pictures of the actress with a 'bump' sparked speculation she was expecting again.

‘My god, I just had a baby four months ago – give me a break,’ she tells a Sydney radio show.

‘No, I just have a little tummy.

I think I’ve always had a little tummy, though, it runs in the family.’

Nicole, 41, gave birth to daughter Sunday Rose, her first child with husband Keith Urban, in July.


Madonna's Rodriguez rage

Madonna is reportedly furious Alex Rodriguez dropped out of Kabbalah training because he was "bored".

The 50-year-old singer - whose divorce from Guy Ritchie was granted last week - has so far failed in her attempts to get her rumoured boyfriend Alex to share her interest in Kabbalah, a mystical off-shoot of Judaism.

A source at New York's Kabbalah Centre, where baseball star Alex had been attending private classes with spiritual leader Eitan Yardeni, said: "He hasn't even finished Kabbalah 1 (the introduction to the study of Kabbalah) and the majority of the time he has spent with Yardeni so far was for counselling, not study."

Madonna - whose bid to get Guy interested in the religion failed after he branded it "weird" and "hokum" - is now said to be considering whether to proceed in her relationship with Alex.

The source added to "This is certainly off-putting to Madonna. She did drag Guy into Kabbalah, she's doing the same now with Alex. But he's bored. He's basically a Kabbalah school dropout."


Friday, November 21, 2008

'Lonely' Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis says she gets "very lonely".

British singing sensation Leona - who reached number one in the UK and US singles charts with her second single 'Bleeding Love' - says despite her newfound celebrity status, she still feels isolated.

Leona, who won TV talent show 'The X Factor' in 2006, said: "It can be very lonely. Particularly in Los Angeles. When I was making my first album 'Spirit' it was really, really lonely because it was just me and an A and R [Artist and Repertoire] guy.

"Because of the time difference, you're in a different mindset when you're talking to people. I'd talk to people late at night Los Angeles time and they were just waking up so would be a bit tired."

Leona, 23, also revealed despite her continued global success and being lauded by stars worldwide, she is still convinced she will wake up one day to find the fairytale is over.

She added to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "I get scared of things not panning out the way I want them to. I wonder what I'd do if anything happened to my voice. I must be one of the most paranoid people I know. I'll miss nights out because I can't be talking over loud music. I get panicked in case something happens."

Leona's debut album 'Spirit' was reissued this week and includes bonus tracks.


Jessica Simpson: Tony Romo has calmed me down

Singer says her boyfriend is a good man

Jessica Simpson says she's changed for the better since meeting boyfriend Tony Romo.


He’s taught me to calm down a lot,’ she tells chat show host Ellen DeGeneres. 

‘I’m not organised and he’s not organised either – but [he] does make me want to be organised for us.

‘He’s a good guy. And he’s really just helped me along in life and taught me a lot about being comfortable being myself.’

Jessica, 28, and American footballer Tony, 28, began dating in November last year. 

The star was married to singer Nick Lachey for three years.


Reese Witherspoon: I’m not ready to marry Jake Gyllenhaal

Actress says it's too soon after divorce from Ryan Phillipe

Reese Witherspoon has no plans to tie the knot with Jake Gyllenhaal just yet.

The actress, 32, split with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, 34, in 2006, after nine years together.

And she’s in no rush to do it all again.

‘Family is all we have in life, but I don't know how I feel about marriage,’ she admits.

‘Obviously, I'm not far enough out of being married to think about doing it again.’

Reese, who has Ava, 9, and Deacon, 5, with Ryan, doesn't want to go through another divorce.

‘There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce,’ she tells Parade.

'Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen.'

Reese has been dating Jake, 27, for almost 18 months.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

'Fantastic' Catwoman Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie would make a "fantastic" Catwoman, says Aaron Eckhart.

The 'Dark Knight' actor was delighted to hear Angelina is being lined up to play the feline villain and thinks a new Batman movie would be a box office smash if she lands the starring role.

Aaron said: "I thought that was a fantastic idea. When I read that, I felt like all of our records that we made would be broken if she did Catwoman."

The actor added he was equally as excited about rumours Johnny Depp may take the part of the Riddler, but joked to Us Weekly magazine: "Every time I hear these guys mentioned, I feel worse about myself!"

Veteran actress Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman in the 'Batman' TV series from 1966 to 1968, has previously claimed Angelina would be the perfect choice to play the iconic role.

She said: "Angelina would own the part. I can understand how it would pique her interest. Catwoman is Batman's one true love.

"She is tremendously popular with women because she's both a heroine and a villainess."

Since the TV series, other actresses to take on the role of Catwoman include Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992 movie 'Batman Returns', while Halle Berry's portrayal of the villain in 2004 film 'Catwoman' was panned by critics worldwide


Mark Wahlberg's Britney blast

Mark Wahlberg doesn't want his daughter to look up to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

The 37-year-old actor - who has a five-year-old daughter Ella Rae, two-year-old son Michael and nine-week-old baby boy Brendan Joseph with fiancee Rhea Durham - wants to move away from Hollywood because there are no positive role models for his children.

He said: "We won't stay in Hollywood forever because it's very difficult to raise normal kids in an environment like that. And I was thinking there are no real role models for girls. You've got Britney Spears, you've got Paris Hilton - they're nice enough people but I don't want my daughter to aspire to be like that."

Mark - who can currently be seen starring in action thriller 'Max Payne', in which he plays a man attempting to avenge the deaths of his wife and baby daughter - also revealed he is more worried about being a good father than maintaining a successful acting career.

He added to The Journal newspaper: "I'm much more concerned with being a good dad and being there for them and teaching them and hopefully helping them avoid some of the mistakes that I've made."


Eva Longoria's slim support

Eva Longoria's new slender figure is down to control underwear.

The actress admitted earlier this year she had piled on the pounds for her role in TV series 'Desperate Housewives' but has recently been sporting a slimmer physique.

However, pictures from a recent party thrown in her honour by Allure magazine - to celebrate her appearance on their cover - revealed the actress was wearing smoothing garments Spanx.

At the Allure party - held at Eva's Los Angeles restaurant Beso - her 'Desperate Housewives' co-star Felicity Huffman joked she would be keeping her friend away from alcohol.

Felicity laughed: "When Eva's not drunk, she is so good and talented. And I'm just hoping tonight we can keep her off the sauce.

"She's the most joyful, generous, industrious, down-to-earth person that I know, so if she invites me to the opening of a letter, I'll go."

Other guests at the party included Victoria Beckham, who took supermodel Heidi Klum as her 'date' so their husbands could spend time together.

Victoria said: "She lives just down the road from me. David and Seal are friends and the kids play together."


Alec Baldwin: Kissing Jennifer Aniston was painful

Actor jokes about screen snog with Friends star

Alec Baldwin says his on-screen smooch with Jennifer Aniston wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

The pair locked lips in his US show 30 Rock when the former Friends star, 39, made a cameo.

‘It was painful,’ he jokes. ‘I mean, every man who's had to make out with her in TV and movies - I don't know how they do it!’

In the show Jen played a stalker.

But Alec, 50, refuses to comment on whether he thinks unstable women are better in bed.

‘That's assuming I've been with crazy women,’ he tells The Sun.

‘If I answer that question in the affirmative that would type a woman I've been with as being crazy, which I don't really feel like doing.

‘But I hear it's true. I hear from my friends it's true. I will say this on the record - I've never slept with a crazy man!’


Taylor Swift's album outsells ex Joe Jonas

Country singer beats Jonas Brothers with first week sales in US

Taylor Swift has topped the US charts with her new album Fearless.

At 592,000, the 18-year-old country music singer's first week sales were 67,000 ahead of the Jonas Brothers' debut week sales for A Little Bit Longer, which hit 525,000.

Taylor was dating Joe Jonas, 19, until earlier this month, when he dumped her over the phone.

He is now with actress Camilla Belle, who starred in the video for his hit Lovebug.


Lindsay Lohan sobs in street after row with Samantha Ronson

Pair fall out after actress flirts with ex Calum Best

Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson are said to have had a huge fight last night – over her ex Calum Best. 

The couple were partying at London club Boujis when the 27-year-old playboy began dancing with his old flame. 

‘Lindsay was lapping up the attention, having a laugh – and a flirt,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.

‘But Sam saw them and went ballistic. She marched over and started pushing and shoving the pair, demanding to know what the hell they were playing at.

‘They caused quite a commotion – everyone was staring. Then it erupted into a catfight, with Sam and Lindsay swearing and screaming like banshees.

'Calum looked mortified then things got nasty and he stepped in to separate them.’

Lindsay, 22, and Sam, 31, headed back to the Kensington Hotel, but the Mean Girls then spent almost an hour sat on the pavement outside in tears, smoking and talking on her mobile. 

Lindsay, who dated Calum briefly last year, eventually returned to her room at 6am.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Homeless Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias has been kicked out of his home by girlfriend Anna Kournikova.

The 'Hero' singer - who has been dating the tennis ace for more than six years - confessed the couple are currently living apart after an argument about the star's pet dogs.

He said: "We were living together for six months, but she kicked me out. We had a fight. We did make up, but she didn't let me move back in.

"It was a stupid fight - something about my dogs. I'll move back in when she lets me."

Despite the row, the 33-year-old Spanish heartthrob has nothing but praise for his stunning lover.

He added to Britain's Hello! magazine: "She's great, she's amazing, she's beautiful, she's strong, she's independent, she's... yes, amazing."

Enrique - the son of classic singer Julio Iglesias - also hinted marriage could be on the cards for the pair.

He said: "People marry and say it's forever and then they get divorced, so you never know."Enrique's new single 'Away' is released next month.


Pamela Anderson's pot plea

Pamela Anderson wants marijuana to be legalised.

The former 'Baywatch' star has written an open letter to US President-elect Barack Obama, outlining ways to make the country better.

Pamela believes cultivating the illegal substance would "save children" and help the environment.

She wrote on her official blog: "I think we should legalise marijuana, tax and monitor - farm hemp etc. This would make our borders less corrupt and then I think eventually this will be a more secure option and save children in the long run - we should be able to farm hemp in America - it's just silly. It would create jobs and be good for the environment."

Pamela also controversially suggests anyone found guilty of molesting children or possessing child pornography, should be castrated for their crimes.

She continues: "Government must castrate every molester - potential molester - err on the safe side. If any child pornography is found in anyone's possession, or anyone creating such atrocities, or if any child is brave enough to come forward (at any young age to bring attention to a potential molester - listen) they need to be taken very seriously and see that justice is served.

"The abuse is way worse than any trial could be - our children need more protection and justice seen. It needs to be PREVENTED not just punished."


Britney Spears' Beckham lesson

Britney Spears wants to have soccer lessons from David Beckham.

The 26-year-old singer loves playing the physically exhausting sport and would like a few tips from Los Angeles Galaxy player David to help improve her skills.

She said: "David Beckham is my favourite soccer star, and he's a cutie! I'm not a very good soccer player, so I have to get someone in to help me - maybe he can!"

Britney - who can be seen in upcoming TV documentary 'Britney: For the Record' - also revealed she often gets annoyed at how much pressure she puts on herself to succeed.

She added to Britain's OK! magazine: "I'm such a perfectionist sometimes. It has its good points but then it has its bad points because you are never satisfied. I don't think you should ever be completely satisfied as they you are putting a limit on yourself.

"But you end up driving yourself crazy because you are never pleased with the finished product. You're always like, 'Well, if I had done it like this, then it probably would have been a lot better.'


Stylish wife Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum says marriage has made her more stylish.

The German supermodel revealed tying the knot with British singer Seal inspired her to make more of an effort with her fashion choices.

She said: "I've gotten more stylish since I've been with my husband. I was always making fun of him because he has so many leather coats, jackets and shoes. But he looks hot. I want to look good for him. So I kind of stepped it up a bit."

Heidi, who wed Seal in 2005, insists the spark is still alive in her marriage and sometimes can't believe she has such a handsome husband.

The 35-year-old beauty explained: "Sometimes I lie in bed and I'm like, 'Oh my god, there's Seal lying next to me. What's he doing there?'

"I get a smile on my face immediately. Our honeymoon period is definitely not over."

The couple - who raise three children together - make sure they spend time together without their kids to keep their relationship exciting.

She added to America's InStyle magazine: "We have date nights. We go to dinner or to the movies. We like to keep it romantic. Some people wake up in the morning and turn over when they see their mate. That's not us."


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Angelina Jolie falls out with dad Jon Voight… again

Actress upset about his support of John McCain in US election battle

Angelina Jolie is said to have turned her back on her father Jon Voight after he publicly backed John McCain to be the next US president.

The actress and partner Brad Pitt, 44, supported Barack Obama, 47, who won the election earlier this month.

Angelina, 33, is also thought to have been upset that Jon spoke so highly of Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, 44.

‘She was embarrassed by her father’s association with McCain, not to mention his comments about Sarah Palin, who she isn’t a fan of,’ a source tells the Daily Express.

'Things are fragile between them and it doesn’t take much to rock the boat. Their political differences haven’t helped things.’

Angelina and Jon, 69, have had a strained relationship ever since he split from her mother Marcheline Bertrand when she was just a year old.


Victoria Beckham plans for David's move to Milan

Posh intends to spend much of her time in Italian fashion capital with her husband.

Victoria Beckham has devised a strategy to help her cope with husband David’s move to Italy in January.

The 33-year-old footballer is on loan to Italian club AC Milan for at least 2 months, and Posh, 34, has been worried about the disruption it will cause to her and their 3 sons – Brooklyn, 9, Romeo, 6, and Cruz, 3.

Now she has a plan to ease her fears, which includes extended visits to Milan and impromptu ‘check-ins’ on David.

‘She felt she had to take control of the situation,’ a source tells Now. ‘Having a plan that allowed her to be with David frequently, but still work on her career, was crucial for her.

‘She now aims to spend at least 8 days at a time in Milan. David will only have a few hours’ notice of Victoria’s arrival, so he won’t be too happy about that.’

She will also be making appointments to see fashion editors in Milan and attending fashion shows around Europe, so she’ll always be close by to keep an eye on her handsome husband.


Courtney Love: I’m not suicidal

Singer speaks out about death messages on her blog

Courtney Love has slammed rumours that she’s contemplating taking her own life.

The 44-year-old singer alarmed fans when she posted a series of rants about death on her MySpace blog.

But she insists she’s doing fine.

‘No, I am not suicidal,’ she writes in a new blog. ‘Occasionally, like all of us, I get depressed – and that was over a year ago and I had a mini little depression attack.'

Courtney's husband, Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, killed himself in 1994 at the age of 27.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Scarlett Johansson Finally Responds To Lindsay Lohan 'Bloody C**t' Graffiti

The actress is confused...

Scarlett Johansson has finally responded to Lindsay Lohan's 2006 graffiti-based attack on her.

The Mean Girls star reportedly wrote "Scarlett is a bloody c**t" with permanent marker in a New York bathroom stall during a night out with Kate Moss two years ago.

And Scarlett insists she is still baffled by Lindsay's sentiments, since the two actresses have only met a handful of times.

She tells Allure, "I don't know what the motivation was. I remember it was something really vulgar - I mean shockingly so, like, 'Whoa, what, who are you?'

"I don't really know that person (Lohan). I only met her, like, three times."


John Mayer: 'Jennifer Aniston's Got My Back'

The singer gushes about his girlfriend...

John Mayer has publicly thanked his mega-star girlfriend Jennifer Aniston for being a part of his life.

The singer addressed the crowds at the Annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball on Thursday night when he playfully announced "(this) talk show is going to be called John!"

And, rest assured, it wasn't long before the subject of Jen came up.
John told People, "It's really nice to have somebody in life have your back.

"That girl knows whether I go to bed alone or not, to have somebody who knows you in this world, that's a really nice thing."


Ashlee Simpson in labour

Ashlee Simpson reportedly went into labour with her first child over the weekend.

The 'Little Miss Obsessive' singer's husband, Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz, was said to have texted his friends on Friday night (14.11.08) telling them the happy news he and Ashlee would soon be welcoming their first child into the world.

A source close to Pete told Life and Style Weekly magazine: "Pete texted his friends last night that Ashlee is in labour!"

The rumour was further fuelled after Pete wrote on his blog he would be cancelling his scheduled appearance on 'Larry King Live' "due to breaking news and scheduling conflicts".

It has since been reported that Ashlee has now given birth to her baby.

However, a representative for the 24-year-old singer has denied the claims, adding to US TV show 'Access Hollywood' that Ashlee "has not yet gone into labour".


Samantha Ronson's PETA fury

Samantha Ronson has blasted animal rights group PETA for pelting her girlfriend Lindsay Lohan with flour.

The DJ has branded the person who threw the flour at Lindsay - who arrived at the VIP Room Theater nightclub in Paris, France, wearing a fur stole on Saturday (15.11.08) - no better than an "animal".

Samantha - who has been dating 'Mean Girls' star Lindsay since early this year - wrote on her blog: "The girl who threw the flour acted like an animal herself. I take that back, it's an insult to animals to group her in with them, my dog is FAR more civilized than that person.

"It's a pity that some groups feel the need to assault people as opposed to fighting with words. Whenever I feel the need to vent about something that feels unfair to me I reach for my computer, I don't run out of the house with abusive intentions. I don't expect everyone to react the same way, but I do expect people to respect each other."

A representative for PETA - who included Lindsay on their Worst Dressed List earlier this year because of her frequent fur wearing - has defended the group's actions.

Spokesperson Robbie LeBlanc explained: "There is nothing remotely 'fashionable' about the torture and death of animals killed for fur. Lindsay Lohan might be able to ignore images of bloody animals skinned alive for their pelts, but we hope a dash of flour will help her rise to the occasion and forsake fur once and for all."


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Britney Spears on the road to recovery her new album 'Circus' will be out Dec 1st.

BRITNEY SPEARS looks well on the road to recovery in her latest promo pic.

The singer, who's new album Circus is released on Dec 1, dons a shimmering blue corset with an odd looking skirt and a sequin-covered hat in the new photo.

And she looks amazing - although maybe a little airbrushed perhaps?

With just a few weeks until the release of her new LP, it seems the once troubled star is on the way to a remarkable comeback.

Her single Womanizer hits the shelves on November 24, with Circus in shops the following week.

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