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Salma Hayek
When pictures of a heavier Salma Hayek surfaced this week with a pregnancy rumor, I ignored it.

When Perez Hilton posted a scoop this morning of a confirmation that later was put out by Star as an “exclusive” I still thought it was ridiculous. How wrong I was! Hayek has confirmed that not only is she knocked up, but she’s also engaged! The proud papa-to-be is Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of PRR, a company that owns just about every luxury brand you can think of, including Gucci, YSL, Stella McCartney, and Bottega Veneta.

So much for all those lesbian rumors of an affair involving Penelope Cruz! We didn’t even know she was dating, much less serious with someone. No word on when the little bambino is due, nor when the upcoming nuptials might be.

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Robbie WilliamsBritish singer Robbie Williams has been out on the town every night since getting out of rehab, according to The Sun, and was spotted last night at Hyde.

Apparently, he’s been in rehab so long he doesn’t know that the cool crowd is moving over to Winston’s, but one can assume he knows where all the great post-rehab haunts are, thanks to all the tabloid coverage of Lindsay. Can you imagine if the two of them hooked up and had cute little drunken babies together?



Antonella BarbaOne day after America’s ears were spared further trauma by the ousting of Antonella Barba from American Idol, she appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show as well as a conference call with various media outlets.

During the conference call, she announced plans to stay in Los Angeles for at least a week or two to see if she could parlay her infamy into some sort of career, expressing a desire to continue singing. Hey, if William Hung can do it…

She said (most likely in reference to the Joe Francis and SugarDVD offers) that she won’t accept any “prurient” offers or ones that require her to take off some or all of her clothes. My personal opinion is that she’s closing the barn door after the horse is out, but she said,

“That is not the way I want to present myself,” she said. “I keep getting told no publicity is bad publicity. Yes, it’s true my name is more well-known because of it. But I’m not known for the things I want to be known for. I’d rather present myself in a more classy way.”

Yes, because, by all means, posing in a wet white shirt in a public fountain for pictures for your boyfriend is definitely something classy girls do. She should probably take a tip from Katie Rees, play out her 15 minutes as they are, and rake in as much money as she can while she can. Pose for Playboy, do the SugarDVD deal, and invest the money.

Here’s hoping this is the last I hear of her until she shows up at next year’s Adult Video awards.



Cameron Diaz‘The Holiday’ actress Cameron Diaz has had a hard time since splitting with boyfriend Justin Timberlake, so maybe that’s why she is hoping to one day be reincarnated.

Cameron, who became famous after her appearance with Jim Carrey in ‘The Mask’, says that she hopes to live another life after this one and would rather be a non-celebrity if she does.

She said: ‘I hope if I come back, it’s in a good, healthy place. I don’t want to be abused or to be some terrible character.

‘And I’d have to say ‘no thanks’ to being rich and famous – being famous, people think you owe them something.’

While she has been taking some chill-out time with surf ace Kelly Slater, her ex Justin has been hooking up with a multitude of ladies if reports are to be believed.

He has been spotted with Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel.



TimbalandTroubled pop superstar Britney Spears may have been on the receiving end of some media flak these past few months but there are still a few music moguls who believe in her.

Rapper-cum-producer Timbaland wants to help resurrect skinhead Britney’s currently floundering career and has requested that Justin Timberlake help him with the project.

Timbaland told Entertainment Weekly magazine: ‘I feel her pain, it really bothers me.

‘I’m the type of person who tries to save the world. I just want to take her away, go overseas and work it out.’

And Justin was keen to get involved with his only stipulation being: ‘She’s just gotta be serious’.

Part of this musical collaboration is a wish on Timbaland’s side to get Britney back in contact with Justin because he think that some contact with the blast from the past will help her.

The rapper said: ‘I need Justin to talk to her. Help her, please!’



{March 9, 2007}   Paris Hilton Loves Herself

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So here’s a shocker. Paris Hilton is madly in love…with Paris Hilton. The publicity addicted heiress apparently uses pictures of herself as her favorite decorating motif.

MSNBC paints the scene from Paris’ latest birthday bash:

“Upon entry, guests were handed silver pens and told to write gushing messages on a gigantic portrait of the ever-modest party hostess.” Hanging in the living room was an enormous picture of Hilton, and when guests entered the dining room – yet another “gargantuan” portrait of the heiress. Revelers were treated to fortune cookies, and the message inside each of them was the same: “Happy Birthday Paris.”

I’m a little fuzzy on the current marriage laws in our country. Is it legal for Paris to marry a mirror?



Fergie and Josh Duhamel Wedgie Adventures
Fergie and boyfriend Josh Duhamel are out and about catching a few rays and showing their love for each other in the age old tradition of bestowing wedgies. Because nothing says lovin’ like pulling your girlfriend’s bikini bottom up her crack.

For all her plastic surgery faults, Fergie’s got a nice caboose so I can understand the attraction. But honestly man, save the back nine for the golf course…or at least for your hotel room. I’m a little too uncomfortable to floss now. And that won’t make dentist happy.



{March 9, 2007}   Tom Brady Scores Again

Tom Brady

Tom Brady has been a busy boy. The sexy Patriots quarterback has been catching flack for breaking up with girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, who turned out to be preggers, to go date supermodel Giselle Bundchen. Now a Brazilian newspaper is reporting that Giselle may be knocked up too.

Hmmm…awkward much? Maybe Bridget and Giselle can have a joint baby shower. Or maybe all three of them can move in together…it could be like Three’s Company with raging hormones and pickle cravings (take that any way you want).

Not that Tom needs to be looking for another job, but if the whole football thing doesn’t work out, he should really consider selling his super sperm. Cause you can’t stop those swimmers.



{March 9, 2007}   Oops…Madonna Did It Too

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Looks like Madonna and Britney Spears skipped the same child safety class. The freakishly fit pop mom was caught driving off with adopted son David in her lap and not in a car seat. And that’s a no-no.

From Defamer.com

The 48-year-old and husband GUY RITCHIE loaded their three children into their Escalade after 2 March (07) services at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles, but baby David was not properly restrained. A witness tells American publication Us Weekly, “There was no car seat. (Madonna) sat in the middle row, and they left with David on her lap.” The following day (03MAR07), Madonna allegedly defied the law by once again by sitting in the middle of the vehicle with six-year-old son ROCCO not properly secured. A representative for the singer slams the claims, saying, “Proper security measures are always taken for Madonna’s children.”

Call me crazy, but I don’t think those red Kabbalah strings count as proper security. I mean those things might stop the evil eye, but I doubt they’ll do the kidlets much good in a head on collision.



Katherine Heigl

Apparently the producers of Grey’s Anatomy really aren’t paying Katherine Heigl enough (and here’s the part where Katherine says “see, I told you so”). The blonde doc has had to get herself a second job. Katherine has signed a deal with Coty, Inc. to schill a women’s fragrance for their Nautica brand.

The money sensitive Katherine had this to say about the deal:

“I am thrilled to work with Coty and Nautica on this new fragrance campaign.”

But what she really meant to say is that she’s planning a full on media blitz in an attempt to become so famous that those tightfisted stiffs at Grey’s will have to give in to her demand for a raise…and a new trailer…and a personal aura cleanser…and a puppy.



Lane Garrison
I hope Prison Break actor Lane Garrison was paying attention on the set of the hit show because he’s facing a felony and some serious jail time. The story is that Lane was out partying in December when he was spotted by a group of admiring teenagers. Being a hip kind of guy (or stupidly lonely that night) Lane reportedly bought booze for the kids then loaded them in his car to hit a party with them. Well, instead of being the coolest kids in their high school, one kid ended up dead and another was injured when Lane’s car crashed.

From TMZ:

Lane Garrison has just been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash in Beverly Hills in December that left one of his three teenage passengers dead.

If convicted, Garrison faces a maximum of 6 years in prison.

I guess Lane gets to take Brandy’s spot at the top of the celebrities in trouble list. As for the lawsuit that you know is coming…just wait for it. I’m guesing the starting price is going to be about $20 million. Any takers?



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Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Gina Torres and Cassandra Freeman kept very close to their respective spouses/partners at the premiere of “I Think I Love My Wife” on Wednesday night. And Kerry Washington, who plays a chain-smoking seductress in the film that opens Friday, arrived at the ArcLight with her parents. Nobody, including Torres’ husband, Laurence Fishburne, wanted to start/feed rumors that their relationships are threatened by the temptation and infidelity portrayed in the comic adaptation of Eric Rohmer’s “Chloe in the Afternoon.”
But Rock’s wife, Malaak, wasn’t the only thing on his mind.

“I want to thank the white people for giving me money to make this film,” the writer/director/producer/star told an audience that included David Spade, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete and Mary J. Blige.

“Normally, movies with predominantly black casts have C-level white actors, so it’s nice that Mr. Buscemi blessed some brothers.”

Does Rock want more money from white people to modernize the five other

“moral tales” directed by Rohmer more than three decades ago?
“I’d love to do them all and fill them with contemporary jokes, but Kerry and I will remake `Annie Hall’ first,” Rock said at the after-party at candlelit Boulevard. “Rohmer’s simple message is that the grass isn’t greener on the other side.”

The comic/moral content in “I Think,” including a hilarious Viagra anecdote, impressed Washington, who looked radiant in a yellow Oscar de la Renta gown.

“There are a lot of thoughtful points about marriage behind all the jokes,” Washington said as she sat amid go-go dancers at Boulevard.

“But after a long relationship, I have to admit that it’s fun being single again.”

At least she doesn’t have to worry about marital infidelity.



Johnny Depp
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s 7-year-old daughter, who has reportedly been receiving treatment in a British hospital, is “much better,” the star’s publicist said Thursday.

Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper reported that Lily-Rose, daughter of Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, was admitted to a hospital nine days ago and was in a serious condition. The newspaper said Thursday it knew the location of the hospital and the nature of the child’s ailment, but wasn’t revealing details to preserve the family’s privacy.

“We are happy to report that their daughter is doing much better,” said Depp’s publicist, Robin Baum. “The family greatly appreciates the continued support and respect of their privacy.”

Depp, 43, is in Britain to film “Sweeney Todd,” director Tim Burton’s musical about the legendary “demon barber of Fleet Street.”

Depp and Paradis also have a 4-year-old son, Jack.



Arun Nayar

JODHPUR, India (AP) — Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar were married Friday in a traditional Hindu ceremony at Umaid Bhavan Palace. It was the second wedding for the couple in a week.
“We will be doing Hindu rituals, and they will walk around a holy fire seven times,” said a Hindu priest, who declined to be named, before entering the palace.

The 41-year-old British actress-model and Nayar, a 42-year-old Indian businessman, were first wed in a private civil ceremony in a castle outside London. They have been celebrating with a week of lavish parties in Mumbai and in the desert state of Rajasthan.

Earlier Friday, noted Indian designer Rohit Bal told the Press Trust of India news agency that Hurley would wear a white “lehanga” and “chunni” a traditional Indian embroidered skirt and blouse detailed in silver. Nayar was to wear a matching “sherwani,” a tight-fitting knee-length coat, Bal said.

The hour-long Hindu wedding ceremony was expected to be followed by a procession of elaborately painted elephants, camels and horses through the grounds of Umaid Bhavan, a massive sandstone domed palace turned luxury hotel.

The wedding party was then expected to move to the imposing Mehrangarh Fort that overlooks

Jodhpur’s famed old blue city for a final moonlight party. The couple and about 250 guests arrived in Jodhpur on Wednesday.
“We have been partying all night these days and get hardly any time for sleep,” Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of The Estee Lauder Cos., told The Times of India newspaper. “I doubt if even the couple are getting enough sleep.”

Security around the wedding party was intense, and roads leading to the venues were blocked. A team of security guards flown in from London were bolstered by another 50 guards from Mumbai.

Hurley appeared in the “Austin Powers” and “Bedazzled” films, and for several years was the international face of Estee Lauder cosmetics. Her 4-year-old son, Damian, accompanied the couple on their trip to India.



Salma Hayek
NEW YORK (AP) — Next up for Salma Hayek is a wedding — and a baby carriage.
The 40-year-old actress is engaged to businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and is pregnant with their first child, her spokeswoman, Cari Ross, said Friday in a statement. No further details were provided.

The Mexico-born Hayek has starred in films such as “Frida,” “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” and “After the Sunset.” She is one of the executive producers of ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” in which she recently guest starred as a two-faced magazine editor.

Pinault is chairman and chief executive officer of the luxury goods company PPR SA, which owns high-end labels such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney.

Hayek received an Oscar nomination for her role in 2002’s “Frida.”



Kate Winslet
LONDON (AP) — Kate Winslet was awarded substantial libel damages Friday after a British magazine wrongly stated that she had visited a diet doctor.

The 31-year-old actress, known for her criticism of excessive dieting, wasn’t at London’s High Court for the hearing on an article published last month by women’s magazine Grazia.

Winslet’s lawyer, Rachel Atkins, said the story wrongly stated that Winslet had sought the help of California-based Chinese herbalist Yi Pan for her weight, despite vowing not to bow to Hollywood pressure on actresses to be skinny.

Atkins said Winslet had visited Pan for a neck injury.

Grazia printed an apology in its March 5 issue, saying it was “very happy to set the record straight.”

Winslet, a five-time Oscar nominee, said in a statement that she was delighted by the outcome, adding that the magazine had apologized to her in full.

“I am not a hypocrite,” she said. “I have always been, and shall continue to be, honest when it comes to body/weight issues. I feel very strongly that ‘curves’ are natural, womanly and real.”

Lawyers for Winslet said she would be donating the unspecified but “substantial” damages payment to charity.

Winslet has received Oscar nominations for her roles in “Little Children,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Iris,” “Titanic” and “Sense and Sensibility.”



Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson and boyfriend John Mayer have been enjoying La Dolce Vita with a romantic trip to Rome, Italy.

The giddy lovebirds flew into the Eternal City on Thursday morning on an overnight flight from New York.

Fellow passengers onboard the flight recognized the couple, and Mayer, 29, and Simpson, 26, happily signed autographs.

In typical Simpson fashion, the high maintenance singer-actress didn’t pack light.

Upon arrival, porters had to load five heavy suitcases into the back of a chauffeur-driven vehicle.

Two years ago, Simpson took a make-or-break trip to Tuscany with then-husband Nick Lachey, in an effort to save their relationship. They announced split a month later.

But the trip hasn’t seemed to spark any bad memories for the former Mrs. Lachey. Simpson and Mayer were all smiles when they checked into their $2,000-a-night suite at the luxury Hotel De Russie, which is popular with Hollywood stars and royalty.

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Anna Nicole SmithThe autopsy report expected to disclose the cause of Anna Nicole Smith’s death has been delayed due to new evidence that has come to light.

According to the Associated Press, Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper said the autopsy tests have been completed and were supposed to be released late this week, but the Seminole Police, who have jurisdiction over the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where Smith died, provided him with new evidence.

Gary Bitner, a spokesman for the Seminole Tribe and its police department, said the evidence provided by the tribe was turned over promptly.

“This is not delayed evidence this is just additional evidence that has come to light during the course of the investigation,” Bitner said.

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jay_blog.jpgJay Manuel’s idea of Blue Steel is actually a really awkward O-face.

Now we know who to call if Kim K. needs a workout partner.

Hollywood party girls prefer hooking up with nice guys with big expense accounts.

Extreme Makeover star Ty Pennington looks like he’d like to remove our reporter’s siding.

Britney learns that part of the 12-step process includes color-coordinating and a heavy fedora rotation.



Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston met up with actor Sam Rockwell for drinks during her quick trip through Manhattan this week.

Aniston and Rockwell — who costars with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, in the new film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford — hit the hip Lower East Side restaurant Freemans with two other men and another woman shortly after 10 p.m. and stayed for roughly an hour Tuesday night.

“It seemed to me like a meet-and-greet, probably something movie-related,” a witness at the eatery tells Usmagazine.com, adding that The Break-Up star blended in at the restaurant. “Nobody really noticed it was her.”

The source added, “Jen was friendly and nice and very pretty in person.”

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{March 9, 2007}   Winona Lives!

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As predicted, the rumors of Winona Ryder’s death were greatly exaggerated.

Here’s the five-finger discount shopper leaving Il Sole restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in LA yesterday looking happy and healthy… though she was sporting all black.

 



{March 9, 2007}   Don’t Call Him Mr. Kidman


Keith Urban is bitter when people refer to him as “Nicole Kidman’s husband.”

According WENN, Keith gets “extremely hurt” when the media talks about him in terms of his marriage or his recent addiction problems. The country star believes he is just that — a star in his own right.

Well excuuuuuse us.

Hey, Mr. Kidman: Don’t marry someone more famous than you, stay off the sauce and you won’t have any problems.




Since Katie Holmes dropped off the face of the earth and has committed herself to a life of wackjobs, Maggie Gyllenhaal will step right in, thank you.

According to Access Hollywood, Mags is in the final talks with Batman producers to replace Kat in the next installment, The Dark Knight. E_Maggie1_136.jpg

The new flick had to replace Katie when she dropped out in January.

Her loss is Maggie’s gain. She will star as Rachel Dawes, opposite Christian Bale and cool list of others, including Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart.

You did it to yourself, Kitty.



{March 9, 2007}   Madonna’s Nanny to Tell All


One of Madonna’s former nannies is reportedly shopping a juicy book about Madge and her family.

The former caretaker, Melissa Dumas, has hired a literary agent and is sending out a book proposal, which includes a copy of an unsigned nondisclosure agreement that she claims Madonna issued to her only after she had already resigned as her nanny.

The piece supposedly includes steamy details into Madonna’s marriage to Guy, her parenting ways, kaballah talk, and much more.

The part that will make the material girl the most mad? The nanny will include personal photos of the family.

Madonna’s about to give somebody a smack down. That’s for damn sure.




Really! We swear!

Pregnant I can see, but engaged? Who knew she had a boyfriend?

Sexy Salma and her businessman fiance, Francois-Henri Pinault, are having a bambino, say her PR person. This guy is the CEO of PPR, the world’s third largest luxury conglomerate. They own Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and whole bunch of other huge money makers.

Well, triple congrats to Salma on her engagement, the tot, and all that cash!



Liz Hurley
EITHER someone’s expecting the patter of tiny feet or it’s the wrong choice of dress, Liz.

The bride’s bump got tongues wagging on day 103 of her marathon wedding bash.

At yet another party to mark her marriage to Arun Nayar, Liz – flanked by son Damian in Bollywood capital Mumbai – talked to CBB winner Shilpa Shetty.

She also chatted with Imran Khan. He’s the exhubby of Jemima who until very recently was going out grumpy actor Hugh Grant. Who used to go out with 41-year-old Hurley.

Can’t imagine what they found to talk about, though ex-cricketer Imran seemed more interested in her pair of bouncers than the bump!



{March 9, 2007}   Eddie Van Halen Goes to Rehab

By the power vested in me, I deem 2007 the Year of Rehab.

Eddie Van Halen is latest victim of the fad burning up Hollywood. The Van Halen reunion tour is on hold indefinitely and it seems to be all Ed’s fault.

He just released this statement:

” I would like Van Halen fans to know how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you there is no Van Halen.

I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That’s why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110% that I feel I owe you and want to give you.

Some of the issues surrounding the 2007 Van Halen tour are within my ability to change and some are not. As far as my rehab is concerned, it is within my ability to change and change for the better. I want you to know that is exactly what I’m doing, so that I may continue to give you the very best I am capable of.

I look forward to seeing you in the future better than ever and
I thank you with all my heart.”

Say “hi” to Brit for us.



E_AnnaNicoleDaniel_136.jpgThe day after Anna Nicole Smith died, I heard a really bad rumor — that Daniel fathered Dannielynn. The story was that Anna knew the paternity test was going to expose that her son fathered her daughter (ick!), so she killed herself instead.

It was a horrible rumor and the lady just died, so I filed it away and pretty much forgot about it… till today when I saw this headline on Gawker.com:

Was Daniel Really Dannielynn’s Daddy?

Now I don’t have any answers for you on this one. But, damn, is that an interesting theory or what? Sick, but interesting.



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Why am I so hung up on the fact that John Mayer and Jessica Simpson are a couple? Despite the slew of cutesy pictures, like this one taken earlier today in Rome, I just don’t believe it’s “true romance.” They just look so mismatched to me. She’s Tanned Barbie to his Casper the Unfriendly Ghost. He’s a musician… she’s a manufactured pop princess. There seems to be some depth to him (a wee little bit)… and she has proudly made a career off her ditziness.

Whenever I see them together I can’t help but think they’re one staged public canoodling session away from calling the whole thing off.

But y’all know I can be Little Miss Cynical. So what do you think?




TMZ reports that prior to checking into rehab for the first time, Britney Spears was in Miami shopping at Bebe where a healthy dose of insanity ensued.

A source tells TMZ that Brit handed over her kids to the store’s salespeople so she could peruse the racks of clothes. The gal’s got priorities! When it came time to try the items on, Spears didn’t bother with a pesky dressing room — and stripped down right in the middle of the store — in front of staff and other customers! We’re told the “Toxic” singer even tried out some new dance moves for her shocked audience.

Not long after Britney’s impromptu boutique performance, the mother of two checked into rehab three times and shaved her head.

I’m excited to see how she’ll turn out after she gets out of the Promises treatment facility. If rehab is anything like I imagine it to be she’ll be a foot taller, have huge implants, and be riding a triceratops. Wait, what the hell is rehab? It’s like a video game right?



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