Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mel Gibson says he's sorry for being drunk and hating Jews:

LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson issued a lengthy statement Saturday apologizing for his drunk driving arrest and saying he has battled alcoholism throughout his life.

Gibson also apologized for what he said were "despicable" statements he made to the deputies who arrested him early Friday morning on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

"I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested," he said in a statement issued by his publicist. "I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse."

Publicist Alan Nierob declined to elaborate beyond the statement.

Gibson, 50, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol after deputies stopped his 2006 Lexus LS 430 for speeding. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said deputies clocked him doing 87 mph in a 45 mph zone.

A breath test indicated Gibson's blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, Whitmore said. The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent.

The actor was released early Friday after posting $5,000 bail.

Details from TMZ about his DUI

'Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy, "You mother f****r. I'm going to f*** you." The report also says "Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he 'owns Malibu' and will spend all of his money to 'get even' with me."

The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the deputy, "Are you a Jew?"

The deputy became alarmed as Gibson's tirade escalated, and called ahead for a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station. When they arrived, a sergeant began videotaping Gibson, who noticed the camera and then said, "What the f*** do you think you're doing?"

A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and yelled, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"

We're told Gibson took two blood alcohol tests, which were videotaped, and continued saying how "f****d" he was and how he was going to "f***" Deputy Mee.'

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Suir is real? (people)

Suri Cruise has remained out of the public eye since she was born on April 18 – but Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's daughter is "gorgeous," Jada Pinkett Smith tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"She's one of the sweetest babies I've ever met in my life," Pinkett Smith says. "She's an absolute beauty and she's Daddy's little girl."

Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith have visited with Suri twice, both times at Cruise and Holmes's Beverly Hills mansion.

"She's beautiful and they're very happy and they need to be left alone," says Pinkett Smith, who described Suri while talking to PEOPLE about her participation in last weekend's Philadelphia anti-violence event, Party 4 Peace, run by pal Charles "Charlie Mack" Alston. "She's the cutest little baby. She's got a head full of black, beautiful hair."

And how are mom and dad doing? Cruise is "excellent" and Holmes is "a great mom and she's loving every single second of it."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Desperate Housewives Season 3 spoiler (a death)
We know Wisteria Lane is not safe. Several people have already died there, including Mary Alice in the first episode.
Now the creator of "Desperate Housewives" tells TV Guide he's "building up to a huge hostage situation in a supermarket" for the upcoming third season. And, a leading character will be murdered.
He's not saying who. But, nearly all of the housewives will be part of the story line.
Want more?
Marc Cherry says Felicity Huffman's character, Lynette, "will definitely be in the supermarket, and three or four of the other major characters are there. One of them gets wounded."
The story line starts in November.


Jessica to Be Rosie's First Guest on the View
Jessica Simpson will appear on the first episode of The View to star new cohost Rosie O'Donnell, on Sept. 5, PEOPLE has learned.

"Rosie herself reached out to Jessica," says a source close to Simpson about the singer-actress's guest shot.

The two have a long history together, going back to The Rosie O'Donnell Show, which aired from 1996-2002, when O'Donnell was riding the crest as TV's highly rated "Queen of Nice."

"When Jessica was just starting out, none of the big shows were interested in her, but Rosie took a chance on her and Jessica never forgot it," says the source.

It wasn't just a break that O'Donnell provided, but encouragement.

"When Jessica was on The Rosie O'Donnell Show years ago," the source went on to say, "Rosie went backstage afterwards and said, 'You're gonna be a star.' "

Adds the source: "Jessica will never forget her."

The View appearance will just follow the release of Simpson's new album, A Public Affair, which hits stores only a week before, on Aug. 29.

O'Donnell, of course, will be assuming Meredith Vieira's former chair on the ABC daytime gabfest, while Vieira becomes the new cohost of NBC's Today show.

(PEOPLE)Lance Bass, the former 'N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

"I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.

"I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it's bad.' So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE.

Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family.


"He took years to really think about how he was going to tell everyone," says his close buddy Fatone, 29, who was the first 'N Sync bandmate to find out Bass is gay. "I back him up 100 percent." Adds Bass’s longtime pal, actress Christina Applegate: "I've always accepted him as who he is. It's about his own serenity at this point."

Having pursued acting, producing and – most memorably – space flight after ’N Sync went on hiatus in 2002, Bass now is looking ahead to new beginnings. He is in a "very stable" relationship with model-actor-Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, 32, and is developing an Odd Couple-inspired sitcom pilot with Fatone in which his character will be gay.

Mostly, though, he’s just enjoying the relief that comes with the culmination of a long, at times emotionally fraught journey.

"The thing is, I’m not ashamed – that’s the one thing I want to say," he explains of his decision to come out. "I don't think it's wrong, I'm not devastated going through this. I'm more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life. I'm just happy."

As for why he's talking about this now Bass says, "The main reason I wanted to speak my mind was that (the rumors) really were starting to affect my daily life. Now it feels like it's on my terms. I'm at peace with my family, my friends, myself and God so there's really nothing else that I worry about."

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A fatso blogger once stole pics from Mykeywood and wouldn't give credit where credit was due...so I'm happy to return the favour:

Lance Bass will reveal to the world, what we all already knew, that he is GAY. Check out the upcoming issue of People mag for the whole gay story.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Weekend Top 10

1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $35.0
2 Monster House $23.0
3 Lady in the Water $18.2
4 You, Me and Dupree $12.8
5 Little Man $11.0
6 Clerks II $9.6
7 My Super Ex-Girlfriend $8.7
8 Superman Returns $7.5
9 The Devil Wears Prada $7.4
10 Cars $4.9

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Lady in the Water is getting panned by critics (with only a 21% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes), but I really enjoyed it. I consider myself a bit of a movie snob. I tend to stay away from most Hollywood Blockbusters. In fact if you looked at my DVD collection (which is probably close to 500) you probably wouldn't recognize the names of 1/2 of them. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by its' originality and beautiful cinematography. (Word of caution, I also like A.I. which apparently no one else does)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Madonna "The Confessions Tour" to air on NBC

Performance Marks First Ever Broadcast Network Appearance For Musical Icon

PASADENA, Calif. -- July 21, 2006 -- NBC announced today the network will broadcast "Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live" - a two-hour special set to air in November 2006. The special will be taped this summer at Wembley Stadium in London, UK during her worldwide sold-out 25-city "Confessions Tour" and marks the first-ever broadcast network performance by the international pop superstar.

"Madonna is one of the greatest artists of our time and never fails to generate excitement," said Kevin Reilly, NBC Entertainment President. "We think this is going to be a big event for television."

The concert special will feature songs from the artist's recent multi-platinum Warner Bros. Records release "Confessions On A Dance Floor," which debuted at No. 1 in 29 countries and has sold over eight million copies around the globe. The broadcast will also include some of Madonna's greatest hits from her legendary career.

In the course of an unparalleled career, the incandescent star has racked up a staggering 35 No. 1 hits on Billboard's Dance charts. The multi-Grammy winning artist, songwriter, producer, best selling children's book author, video visionary and cultural icon has sustained an unrivaled reputation for astonishing stage spectacles and has made musical history many times over including international record sales of over 200 million albums.

The special is produced by Blackdog Films. Madonna, Angela Becker and Guy Oseary, are executive producers; Jonas Auckerlund directs and Sara Martin produces.

Contacts:
NBC
Cameron Blanchard, 212/664-7202, cameron.blanchard@nbcuni.com
Julie Rothman 212/664-2193, julie.rothman@nbcuni.com

Warner Bros. Records
Liz Rosenberg, 212/707-3256, liz.rosenberg@wbr.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The song sounds like Holiday, the roller skates are straight from the Sorry video, and the hairstyle is 100% Hung Up...thief

"Lost" will take a midseason break for 13 weeks!
The castaway drama will return in October with six new episodes ("Lost 2.5," as one producer calls it), before taking a three-month hiatus and returning in February for 16 uninterrupted episodes. "It's more like 'Lost' 2.5," says "Lost" producer Bryan Burk. "This fall is like a miniseries, then in the spring you'll have season three." (Tvtattle)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I knew it I knew it I knew it...(from towleroad)

Singer Darren Hayes Comes Out, Marries Partner

Formerly reluctant to discuss his sexuality, former Savage Garden member-turned-solo artist Darren Hayes came out of the closet on Monday with an announcement on his website that he had married his British boyfriend Richard Cullen in London. The pair have been together for two years. Hayes, an Australian, called it the "most significant event" of his life:
"I feel lucky to live in an era where my relationship can be considered legally legitimate and I commend the UK Government for embracing this very basic Civil Liberty.
I'm proud of who I am, and after what felt like an eternity, I'm finally in a place where my heart is secure and content. And I can finally make sense of all of the searching."

5ive Nightclub is Located at 5 St. Joseph Street, just 1 block on the north west side of the Yonge and Wellesley.
Madonna theme events at 5ive nightclub have attracted huge line ups in the past...arrive early to avoid them.

T.V. tidbits that are good to know

CW will launch on Sept. 20 with "America's Next Top Model"

ABC announces premiere dates
"Grey's Anatomy" returns Sept. 21, "Lost" is back Oct. 4.

Rob & Amber land show on Fox Reality channel
Ten episodes of "The Rob and Amber Project" are set to debut in January. "We've grown up with Rob and Amber," says Fox Reality general manager David Lyle. "We've seen their first kiss on 'Survivor' and watched their wedding. They're likeable and competitive...What Rob's trying to do now, it's probably every guy's dream and every girl's nightmare."

Why are Madonna and Lenny Kravitz suddenly new best friends? He’s already been spotted at three of her Confessions tour shows June 28th and 29th in NYC and then again in Philly on the 12th. It was also reported on Drownedmadonna.com that Madonna and Lenny Kravitz treated her backup dancers to a screening of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in the private screening room of the Times Square Planet Hollywood. I recall rumors Guy being jealous that Madonna was working out with Lenny at the Delano in Miami back in 2001 when she was there for the Drowned World tour. Is it possible they might be more than just friends? Here's a pic of Madonna singing to Lenny at MSG in NYC

Monday, July 17, 2006

Justin Timberlake is straight to video...
It was supposed to be his first big movie. Instead, Justin Timberlake's Edison Force - a crime drama also starring Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, LL Cool J, Dylan McDermott, and the eternally youthful Cary Elwes - sneaks into stores (it was screened at Toronto in '05, but got no U.S. distribution). It's bad - you guessed that.

(from EW)

Oprah...

from the AP: Oprah Winfrey and her friend Gayle King want to be clear: they're not gay.

In the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, the talk-show host explains that some people misunderstand her close friendship with King.

"I understand why people think we're gay," she says. "There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it — how can you be this close without it being sexual?"

In a long article, Winfrey, 52, and King converse about their 30 years of friendship and "four-times-a-day phone calls." King, who hosted "The Gayle King Show" in 1997, is an editor of O, the Oprah Magazine.

The two friends say they would have no problem telling the public if they were in a sexual relationship.

"The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there's nothing wrong with being gay," says King.

Says Winfrey: "Something about this relationship feels otherworldly to me, like it was designed by a power and a hand greater than my own. Whatever this friendship is, it's been a very fun ride."

Thursday, July 13, 2006

As far as I’m concerned, HBO produces the best shows on T.V...so here’s the latest news on current and new programming.

HBO will "definitely do" a new series from "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball called "True Blood," the vampire drama he has been developing for the past year

Albrecht also gave a virtual greenlight to David Milch's "John From Cincinnati," a Hawaiian surf-set one-hour that HBO began developing several months ago.

Discussions for a sixth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" also are under way. "We hoped we'd have something to be able to talk to you about today, but we're working toward having it for 2007," Albrecht said, adding later that the deal was "pretty close" to being done.

"True Blood" and "John" will likely join the sked toward the end of next year. Before that, HBO will send off "Rome" in January and "Sopranos" in March, followed by the second season of "Big Love" and "sexLife," a new relationship skein about couples in therapy from Gavin Polone.

News that "Rome" shuts down after two seasons comes as some surprise -- show is a solid ratings performer and has sold well overseas. But with the commitments to several new drama projects, HBO has deemed "Rome" a two-season-and-out series

Monday, July 10, 2006

It's Monday, and I'll take whatever I can get to make me just a tad happier. Today it's tiny glimpse at Brandon Routh's treasure trail...yum!
I saw superman at the IMAX, and thought it was entertaining. A bit long, but still good for a summer Hollywood blockbuster

Sunday, July 09, 2006

From Box Office Prophets:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest broke Spider-Man's record for biggest opening weekend of all time, providing some much-needed relief for a summer box office riddled with disappointments. Today is the franchise's third birthday, and it will have 132 candles on its cake.

The number to remember is no longer Spider-Man's three-day figure of $114.8 million. The new number to hold onto is $132 million, the number recorded over this historic three-day weekend by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Yes, the Disney flick sold an estimated $132 million in ticket sales between Thursday at midnight through Sunday, setting a record that many thought would actually fall much earlier. Dead Man's Chest secured its huge debut gross after opening on 4,133 venues, producing an awesome venue average of $31,938. Spider-Man opened in early May 2002, and earned its $114.8 million from only 3,615 venues, so the webslinger also loses the venue average record, which was formerly at $31,76

Wednesday, July 05, 2006




MADONNA AND HER CREW FIND THEIR ’PERSONAL STYLE’ AT H&M

Madonna and her entire 150 person crew for the Confessions World Tour each found clothes that reflect their own individual styles while shopping at H&M. The international fashion retailer agreed to provide a complete wardrobe for Madonna and her ’touring family’ as part of a long term agreement that includes an upcoming advertising campaign between H&M and the Material Girl.

With H&M and their world famous designers specializing in clothes for all family members, it seemed an ideal combination for the musicians, dancers, makeup artists, management and crew members of Team Madonna to have the opportunity to find exactly what they needed once they got offstage. The entire team was given the chance to choose from H&M’s latest collection which included Victorian romantics, British classics and couture inspired pieces.

In addition, Madonna worked with H&M designers to create a unique track suit to wear while she’s on the road. The tracksuit comes in black, white and purple. The top (€29.90) is narrow and feminine with a yoke and gathering and the trousers (€19.90) are fitted at the top with wide legs and detailed with zippers. ’We are pleased to be able to offer this track suit to our customers by mid-August’ stated H&M’s head of design, Margareta van den Bosch.

In H&M’s upcoming advertising campaign, the dancer Sophia chose a black shiny nylon jacket with metallic press buttons teamed with loose fit jeans. Fellow dancer Cloud wore a striped and grey melange T-shirt with jeans and a matching hat. Madonna’s very chic makeup artist Gina Brooke wore a black pencil skirt with a matching couture style blouse and sky high heels. Dave the Rigger chose a plain T-shirt and &denim jeans and tour production manager Chris chose a checked cotton shirt to his &denim jeans. Madonna’s manager Angela Becker selected a silk camisole and black slacks under a grey melange wool vest.

H&M’s autumn collection is built around four trends: mix and match for a complete look. Retro couture inspiration - chic, coordinated, romanticism with reference from the turn of the century, Classics of the classics - British style tailoring and knitwear updated in unexpected materials and color combinations, 1980’s music scene - sleek rock style.

The advertising campaign is scheduled to begin in August.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bye Bye Caban

Caban, the popular lifestyle spinoff of Club Monaco announced today that it will be closing its doors. According to the Globe and Mail, that the major reason for the closure is because its landlords have decided to use their prime real estate for their own home and lifestyle brand.

Currently, three of Caban's main stores are being housed within the Loblaws megastores. Loblaws recently launched a lifestyle clothing line, Joe Fresh Style and is in the process of expanding this concept to homewares. In an ironic twist, this whole concept being launched by Loblaws is being headed up by Joe Mimram, the original mastermind of Club Monaco and Caban.

According to a spokesperson of Ralph Lauren (who bought the brand in 2000), it will be focusing on "core apparel and accessories business." The Caban stores will be closing by August 31st.