Archive for October 2008

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Surprise: Madonna and A-rod hook up

Apparently Madonna is a whore. Or an adultress, at least. The Sun reports that she had a secret meeting with baseball player Alex Rodriguez less than a week after her separation from husband Guy Ritchie.

And, of all places for this celebrity hook up to happen, it was at the home of Jerry Seinfeld on Oct. 21, just six days after the divorce announcement. They arrived in separate helicopters and spent several hours at the comedian’s 12-acre Hamptons estate.

A Hamptons source said: “A-Rod arrived at the airport by helicopter and was whisked away in one of Seinfeld’s Porsches. Madonna arrived less than an hour later by helicopter and left with Seinfeld in another car.
It is believed they all went to Seinfeld’s mansion for a discreet party for a few hours, before they all left separately.”

Madonna deny deny denies an affair with A-Rod. Rumors of late-night rendezvous at Madonna’s apartment contributed to Rodriguez’s wife Cindy’s divorce filing. She accused him of a string of affairs and her lawyer said that he had a “spiritual affair” with the singer.Madonna does describes the fellow Kabbalah practitioner as a “soul mate.” She introduced him to the religion.

The Seinfeld meet up was the latest in a series of meetings between her and the Yankees star.

In September, they had dinner with friends in New York and attended a Kabbalah event for Yom Kippur.

Sources told the Sun that Rodriguez had “become enchanted by Madonna,” but she said nothing could happen becauase they were both married. Good thing neither of those lasted long…

Free Halloween stuff from Springsteen!

Bruce Springsteen is giving fans a treat, no trick, this Halloween. He posted a free download of “A Night with the Jersey Devil” on his Web site.

“If you grew up in central or south Jersey, you grew up with the ‘Jersey Devil,’” wrote Springsteen.

He also told fans on the site that he and his wife, Patti, are forgoing their usual Halloween display at their Rumson mansion. The annual event has become a “‘catastrophic success’ (read: too many visitors for the neighborhood to handle)” and in the interest of safety, they won’t host it tonight.
Check out the video below:

Niki Taylor pregnant

Everybody loves it when a model gets fat. Unfortunately it will only last nine months for Niki Taylor. The supermodel’s rep announced Thursday that she and her NASCAR husband Burney Lamar are expecting their first child together.

She’s due in March.

“Burney and I are very excited with this stage of our lives,” said Taylor “We’re thrilled.”

The happy cople met during a charity autograph signing and got hitched Dec. 27, 2006. Taylor has twin 13-year-old boys, Jake and Hunter, with first husband and former football player Matt Martinez.

Ashlee Simpson is about to pop

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is about to pop. Her husband, “Fall Out Boy” rocker Pete Wentz, told Ryan Seacrest he is on alert.

“She is very pregnant. I am on call permanently right now. She’s at the very end, and it could happen at any point,” Wentz said. He and bandmate Patrick Stump are trying to break a world record for most radio interviews in 24 hours Friday.

“(Ashlee feels) hot all the time,” says Wentz, 29, joking that the couple’s thermostat is set to 34 degrees. “I think she wants to just be not pregnant anymore. … It’s a struggle to go up and down the stairs. Going out in public is insane.”

They haven’t picked out a name yet for the little one.

“I want to meet (the baby) first,” said Wentz. He has a formula in place for when the time comes. “My friend said it – you’ve gotta have a baby with a name that could be a rock star or a senator, so he’ll get work either way.”

Jonathan Ross gets suspended

After his “offensive” prank call, BBC radio host Jonathan Ross has been suspended without pay for 12 weeks, costing him about 1.4 million GBP (about $2.3 million US)

BBC director-general Mark Thompson kicked the comedian off the airwaves and gave him “a final warning.”

Also falling to the prank fallout was co-host Russell Brand and BBC Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas, both of whom resigned.

Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, announced an overhaul of taste and decency guidelines.

All programs will now be re-assessed to ensure they do not offend “widespread public opinion.”

Sigh. Public opinion is stupid. The last thing we need is to court the lowest common denominator who just happens to be able to dial the telephone.

A royal welcome for Bond premiere

He may have mixed response from critics, James Bond has a seal of approval from Princes William and Harry. The royals attended the world premiere of the new James Bond thriller, “Quantum of Solace.”

The princes joined star Daniel Craig and other celebrities Wednesday on the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square. They spent about a half-hour greeting cast and crew inside the Odeon cinema.

William, 26, and his brother Harry, 24, are both officers in the British army. Harry served on the front line in Afghanistan earlier this year. The brothers donned dinner jackets and red poppies in honor of military veterans. Proceeds from the gala went to charities for military veterans, and 200 soldiers and their families were invited to the screening.

It took Prince Harry 20 minutes to reach Bond girl Gemma Arterton, and he joked: “What took us so long to get down this end?” Arterton said afterward that she “had a giggle” with the princes.

Who wouldn’t love a giggle with those boys?

Gwen Stefani releases first official pics of baby Zuma

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale released the first official pics of their two-month-old son, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, on the No Doubt web site Thursday.

The family was spotted out and about heading to a Halloween party last weekend (Gwen as eggs and Gavin as bacon) and this week the two took Zuma to Beverly Hills Public Library to get his picture taken for his first library card.

Zuma was held up as an assistant librarian took his photograph for a pass while his parents looked on proudly.

Awww, way to start the reading skills early, kids (though, that library is a bit hardcore – photo ID library cards? Who’s stealing the Harry Potter there?)

Brand quits, Ross’s fate still up for debate

Jonathan Ross is still on the chopping block, but Russell Brand has beat the BBC to the punch.

Brand quit his long-running BBC radio show after a series of four lewd prank phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs’ voicemail regarding his granddaughter. They generated more than 30,000 complaints to the state-run radio network.

“As I only do the radio show to make people laugh I’ve decided that, given the subsequent coverage, I will stop doing the show,” Brand said in a videotaped apology.

“I got a bit caught up in the moment and forgot that, at the core of the rude comments and silly songs, were the real feelings of a beloved and brilliant comic actor and a very sweet and big-hearted young woman.”

BBC bosses are today locked in emergency session to decide the fate of his partner in crime, Jonathan Ross.

Both presenters had been formally suspended and the BBC is expected to issue a statement regarding Ross’s future after the meeting has concluded.

Stan Lee: Posh and Becks are just super(heroes)

I personally don’t think being vapid and pretty are good superpowers, but Stan Lee has been sucked in by the Hollywood elite and seems to disagree.

The Marvel Comic master Stan Lee wants to turn Posh and Becks into superheroes. He’s done it before with Pamela Anderson on the series, Striperella, and is working with Ringo Starr, Hugh Hefner and Paris Hilton (who all, come to think of it, have the superpower of making me want to vomit).

“(David and Victoria Beckham are) great looking, talented and colorful. Now, here’s the exciting part, just imagine how cool they’d be in a humorous, good-natured show that depicts them as, you guessed it – superheroes,” Lee told Access Hollywood.

Oh, Stan, please be joking. Because that’s all that comic would be, one big joke.

Forget the stars – dancing with disease?

“Dancing With the Stars” is cursed. Seriously. Some one do a voodoo doll shake down of past losers or something.

Lacey Schwimmer, the newest DWTS pro, told E! News that she suffers from endometriosis, just like Julianne Hough.

“Yes, it’s true,” she said. “I’m OK, though.”

Schwimmer, 20, got checked out when she realized she had symptoms similar to Hough’s. She said she caught the disease early and is taking medication to manage it. Surgery isn’t necessary right now.

The disease involves endometrial tissue that makes up uterine lining growing outside of the uterus, usually around other pelvic organs. Hough underwent an appendectomy and a procedure to remove ovarian cysts related to the disease on Tuesday.

Schwimmer was a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” last year and is paired with former ‘N Syncer Lance Bass. She was injured in the line of duty on her last show when she tore her meniscus of her left knee during the show’s 2007 dance tour and had to undergo surgery in December for it.

In Hough’s absence Edyta Sliwinska will dance with her partner, Cody Linley, but Hough expects to return to the dance floor soon.

Frampton fuming over stolen Obama signs

Peter Frampton wants someone to show him the way to the vandals who keep taking his yard signs. The rockstar called The Cincinnati Enquirer and asked to be interviewed because someone keeps stealing his Barack Obama yard signs from his home in Indian Hill.

The Grammy winner lives in the predominantly Republican Cincinnati suburb with his wife, Tina Elfers. The two moved to Indian Hill, Tina’s birthplace, in 2000 and Frampton became a U.S. citizen after the Sept. 11 attacks and he told the paper that one of the reasons he naturalized was so he could vote. Now, he says his American rights to free speech and political speech are being violated and it “bugs” him.

Frampton said he has installed a video camera to catch the thieves. Happy hunting, Pete!

Chicago PD may have found Hudson murder weapon

The Chicago Police Department reported that they have recovered a gun that they believed was used in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew Oct. 24.

The family members were believed to be shot with a .45-caliber weapon. Today, technicians from the Illinois State Police crime lab will test the gun they found against shell casings recovered at the crime scenes.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the gun and other evidence was discovered Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. by a police recruit conducting a search of an empty, trash-filled lot on 14th Street between Kildare and Kolin Avenues on the city’s West Side.

The SUV with Julian King, Hudson’s nephew, was found Monday morning about a block away from the discovered gun.

William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister (and Julian’s mom) Julia, was taken into police custody for questioning and subsequently arrested for a parole violation. No charges have been filed, but he is a “person of interest” in the case.

Funeral arrangements for the deceased family members are still pending but will be handled by Hudson Funeral Home, which is owned by Jennifer’s aunt.

The Doctor is out: David Tennant leaving Doctor Who

The BBC is saying goodbye to another Doctor. After winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the UK’s National Television Awards, one of my top two celebrity/scifi crushes, David Tennant announced Wednesday that he’s leaving “Doctor Who,” the popular BBC series.

He replaced Christopher Eccleston in 2005 to become one of the most popular Time Lords. Tennant will appear in four special episodes slated for 2009. He’s leaving along with the genius behind the reimagining, Russell T. Davies

“When Doctor Who returns in 2010 it won’t be with me,” he said. “Now don’t make me cry. I love this part, and I love this show so much that if I don’t take a deep breath and move on now I never will, and you’ll be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair.”

He told the BBC that it’s better to leaving them wanting more: “I think it’s better to go when there’s a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome.”

Tennant will appear in a Christmas special, titled “The Next Doctor,” before filming four more specials in January.

“They’ll be the four last stories that I do,” he said.

Davies said of his departing Doctor: “I’ve been lucky and honoured to work with David over the past few years – and it’s not over yet, the Tenth Doctor still has five spectacular hours left!

“After which, I might drop an anvil on his head. Or maybe a piano. A radioactive piano. But we’re planning the most enormous and spectacular ending, so keep watching.”

A fifth season of the show is scheduled for 2010.

Obama-McCain: Dance Off!

With only six days left, cries of socialism and misuse of campaign funds,of endless commercials and gallops through swing states, this is the real Obama-McCain video every voter needs to see:

Credit To Mini Movie Channel

Posh Spice to run NY Marathon

Rumour has it that Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice is to run the New York Marathon, following in the steps of her friend Katie Holmes. The burning question is though, what will she be wearing?
Posh has been secretly training for the event which is happening this Sunday. Fair play to the girl, I just hope her heels hold out!
Needless to say, she has a get-out clause, in other words, if she doesn’t feel ready, then she will put all her hard training to good use in the Los Angeles Marathon next year in February, no doubt if she doesn’t feel ready then she will just move the date forward to the next available marathon, so on and so forth…
Her hubby David has been giving her tips and they have put their plans on hold for adding to their family until she has done her run.

Everyone wants to kill Elisabeth Hasselbeck!

She’s made me homicidal more than once, so it’s no surprise that “The View” token right-wing harpy Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets more death threats than anyone else on the show.

Liberal counterpart Whoopi Goldberg revealed the fact Monday during a panel discussion on Art and Educational Justice hosted by the Stella Adler Studio at Cooper Union. She appeared with Phylicia Rashad, Rosie Perez and Anna Deavere Smith.

Goldberg said: “Politically we could not be more opposite, but I respect her tremendously. Truth is, we could not have a dialogue without Elizabeth. It’s not that we have to agree, the important thing is that we have the conversation.”

Another gem revealed is that The Post’s Sandra Guzman said Perez confessed she used to enjoy smoking pot and watching “American Idol,” which she found “hilarious.”

October 29th, Happy Birthday to…

Happy Birthday to:
U.S. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard (1981)
Bring It On actress Gabrielle Union (1973)
actress Winona Ryder from “A Scanner Darkly” (1971)
daytime television actress Finola Hughes (1960)
original Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson (1948)
prolific actor Richard Dreyfuss (1947)
vaudeville legend Fanny Brice (1891).

Brangelina’s army of nannies

Maybe it’s my weird Midwestern sensibilities, but paying someone else to essentially raise your children is not parenting.

It seems that Brangelina have up to six nannies in their employ.

Life and Style magazine reports that the Pitt-Jolie mansion in Berlin has a family dinner table that seats 16, filled with the family of eight as well as the six nannies the couple sometimes requires.

During their recent jaunt to New Orleans, the family started with four nannies, but were so overwhelmed that two more were flown in.

The celeb couple has both a fleet of cars along with the nannies.

“We’ve provided them with more than 20 Volkswagens while they’re here in Berlin,” Mya Walters, a public-relations manager for the car company, told Life & Style.

Don’t worry, Wyclef Jean says it’s all good: “They make plenty of time for the kids, they’re great parents.”

Hmm, I know a couple of single mothers who could use just one extra pair of hands…

CW to resurrect Melrose Place

It seems the 90210 is doing well enough that Dawn Ostroff and co. want to dip a toe back into the Spelling waters.

The CW is working on a remake of the original “Beverly Hills, 90210″ spin off, “Melrose Place.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, a new version of the soap is in very early development stages and still in search of a writer for the series.

Forget remaking old 90s series, bring back my favorites: “Moonlight,” “Farscape,” “Buffy.”