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Posted by: SuziH, December 2, 2005, 5:18pm
Sooooo much going on, how can anyone keep up with it all? (Tongue in cheek comment).

Stars seek to settle while whirlwind fires up
Friday Dec 2 15:00 AEDT

By Juan-Carlo Tomas

Hollywood is awash with the need to breed, as storks fly low and wedding bells shudder at this latest spurt of celebrity bonding. In a week bookended by the AFI Awards and news of Our Nic's engagement it's no wonder you, our readers, have been keen to say your bit and keep up with this whirlwind of activity.

Without a doubt the week's biggest story broke shortly before 2am on Tuesday, when local soap starlet Bec Hewitt gave birth to her as-yet-unnamed baby daughter. Expecting a son, hubby Lleyton was reportedly wrongfooted but nonetheless elated with the news. Parents, friends, relatives and paparazzi swarmed around their exclusive Sydney hospital ward.

It was a big week too for that other poster boy of celebrity spawn, Rod Stewart, who found himself a father again at age 60 with wife-to-be number four, model turned photographer Penny Lancaster. The rocker's bouncing new son will have two step-brothers and three step-sisters to keep him company until Stewart's divorce with Rachel Hunter is finalised. At the other end of the domestic scale, hokey couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner also marked the birth of daughter Violet in Los Angeles. Her entry marks a reversal of fortunes for the star couple, who've jumped from silver to small screen with his-and-hers TV projects.

Heavily pregnant and with career cares behind her, Katie Holmes settled in to focus on impending childbirth while fiancée Tom Cruise blurted details of their upcoming wedding in a TV special with Barbara Walters. Not content to wait nine months before he's got photos of the bub, Cruise's pricy purchase of an ultrasound machine earlier in the week horrified American radiologists, concerned that baby might emerge glowing the wrong shade of green due to Tom's reputation for shooting the perfect angle. What's Katie's say in this? Nothing, according to media reports, which said the 26-year-old Scientology convert had to stay mum during delivery to ensure Tom's offspring had the most auspicious start to life. Sounds like the recipe for a long and happy marriage, though the couple's first choice of a wedding venue, Cancun, had to be reconsidered because Hurricane Wilma got to it before they did.

Affairs seemed auspicious indeed too for that other woman in Tom's life, ex-wife Nicole Kidman, where revelations of her Meet the Fockers effort over Thanksgiving just about confirmed engagement rumours to rising country music star Keith Urban. With a beaming smile and private jet, Kidman whisked her folks on a 14-hour flight to share dinner and cappuccinos with the Urbans at their Nashville, Tennessee ranch. Tinseltown's worst-kept secret reared its head in two other rumours over the week: that on-again, off-again rock on her finger and claims her figure has gone from broomstick to baby bump. Naturally, the "secret nuptial" speculation couldn't start soon enough.

While champagne corks popped at the top end of town, they were also popping locally where a court found in favour of former Neighbours star Shane Connor's claim of wrongful dismissal from his job playing Joe Scully in the decades-old soap. Connor, a recovering amphetamine addict, claimed the dismissal ruined his career and was awarded $230,000 plus court costs in the two-year civil dogfight.

Speaking of which, US cable station E! pricked a few ears when it announced a return of The Simple Life with feuding co-hosts Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie both on deck, this time in the role of housewives. Despite the fact the pair's icy stares could freeze hell over, the two will need to stay cordial for the series, dubbed Till Death do us Part. It's either that, or handbags at dawn with the police in tow.

But it was only a matter of time before trashy Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty ran into The Bill, and this week he copped a double whammy with word that revolving girlfriend Kate Moss had dumped him for good, followed by his driving arrest on suspicion of carrying crack cocaine, complete with associated paraphernalia. He's in court next month, by which time gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg and actor Jamie Foxx should have wrapped up their campaign to save the condemned LA gang founder-turned-children's author Stanley 'Tookie' Williams, who's fate depends on 'Governator' Arnold Schwarzenegger not saying "Hasta la Vista" anytime soon.

Babies, weddings, photos and bust-ups. It's no wonder stars everywhere are seeking to settle down when in a week that even saw a Hollywood star kidnapped. In perhaps the most bizarre story out of Tinseltown this week, Gregory Peck's star on the Walk of Fame was cunningly cut out by thieves. But as yesterday's ceremonial relaying showed, one day's brazen theft is just another day's drying cement. Who knows what next week might bring?

I just have to catch my breath after all that..... ??)
Posted by: SuziH, December 9, 2005, 4:47pm; Reply: 1
Ledger the lout
From Sydney Confidential
December 09, 2005

SURPRISE, surprise: fatherhood doesn't seem to have tamed Hollywood's crankiest star, Aussie Heath Ledger.
The lout - who's got a string of rude and aggressive public displays under his belt this year - was at his ugly best again yesterday.

Just four weeks after becoming a father, Ledger produced yet another trademark dummy spit at the New York premiere of his and girlfriend Michelle Williams' new movie Brokeback Mountain.

Asked to pose for photographers, arrogant Ledger implored them to "say something to make us smile then."

When a photographer then encouraged the pair to "look as though you like each other", the actor launched into one of his customary swearing sessions.

Grabbing Williams' hand, Ledger called the photographer a "f***ing a**hole" and stormed off, leaving his publicist Mara Buxbaum scrambling into damage control in an attempt to get him back on the carpet for a picture with the rest of the cast.

Of course, bad manners are nothing new for this high-strung hooligan.

In March, Ledger threw eggs and shot the middle finger at photographers and then spat and swore at media on the Sydney set of the movie Candy.

In August, he insulted Australian TV audiences by mumbling one-word answers to questions - and peeling an orange - during an interview with Sunrise reporter Katherine Tullich.

Ledger later apologised and ironically yesterday again brought up the orange-peeling incident.

"It was the worst thing I could have done. When it was aired they had people calling in asking, 'Who does he think he is? He should get off his high horse'," Ledger said.

"Australians are the world's greatest at cutting you down to size, and I'd better not forget it.

"I just have to remember not to take myself too seriously."

Might be time to listen to your own advice, mate.
Posted by: SuziH, December 10, 2005, 9:33am; Reply: 2
Misbehaving men, motherhood and marriage
Friday December 9, 2005

By Michelle Feuerlicht

This week it's celebrity male trauma that has captivated you, our audience. It didn't matter whether it was a boyfriend, husband or fiancé, what you enjoyed reading was that celebs have as difficult a time in the romance department as your average Joe.

So, sans Paris, ex-gal pal Nicole Richie took the number one spot this week. No, it wasn't news that their show The Simple Life would return to air with the format tweaked so the feuding pair don't share screen time. Taking Paris' lead from the take-the-ring-dump-the-boy school of thought, yesterday Richie broke off her engagement to boyfriend DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein). This battle of the bitches is getting personal — but it ain't no tame game when it's headlines you're after. It's also put a spanner in the works for TV execs who had to pull plans for a show on the princesses planning their nuptials. I'm terribly disappointed, as that would have made for very entertaining viewing — and I am still waiting to hear back from Jessica Simpson on my idea for her new show – 'The Divorce'. It would be even better viewing than Newlyweds, with all the squabbling over mansions, sports cars and jewels. At least now Jessica will have a whole house to fit her wardrobe.

So, from dumped boyfriends to those gone walkabout. The bizarre case of Olivia Newton-John's missing beau still hasn't been solved. She poured her heart out to Richard Wilkins on the Nine Network's Today show about her distress, and you lapped it up.

"So many people are going through a rough time this Christmas, I never understood it before but I really do now," she said, before cutting the interview short to compose herself and wipe away tears.

Another celebrity who's had tears over men is Jennifer Aniston. It's not been over her ex Brad Pitt gallivanting around the world with Angelina Jolie and her adopted children, who he is set to adopt as well according to legal papers. Nor is it over Brad's apparent desperation to marry Angie even though the ink is barely dry on his divorce papers. No, Jen is upset about photos taken of her topless and is threatening to sue tabloids and celebrity magazines if they publish the pics which show the former Friends star sunbathing in the apparent privacy of her own home. This is her second lawsuit over topless pics, so paparazzi beware. It's okay though to pose topless for GQ. My favourite line of the week was the photographer's plea that it wasn't intentional: "I was not trying to get a photo of her topless, that was not on my mind at all," he said. "I'd rather she not come out topless", he said, but he's not pulling my leg.

Meanwhile, post-baby Britney has finally had enough of her man's party hard lifestyle while she's been stuck looking after their little one. Apparently being kicked out didn't upset him too much, but Brits took it too far by repossessing his $200,000 Ferrari. Fair enough, I say, though she should have seen the signs when she was forced to pay for her own engagement ring. Outrageous!

Speaking of babies, Princess Mary seems to have had an easier time of it since giving birth to enter-any-name-here a month ago. But with all that hired help, you’d think she would have found time to give him a name? I mean, Wikipedia have found time to create a whole site on him. Anyway, they released more pictures of the 'Little Kingaroo' (does anyone believe they really call him that?!), and although he's not that cute he's still got you fascinated. You can continue to sate your appetite with our photo gallery.

Now to a baby whose parents have found time to name her. The young daughter of Rebecca and Lleyton Hewitt was born last week, and as reported in our previous entertainment wrap, by far took the honour of biggest story. On Monday, her name was announced — Mia Rebecca. OK, so the middle name was obviously a stroke of genius, but Mia was just obvious (a baby for Me and Ya).

Finally, pregnant Katie Holmes and fiancé Tom Cruise have set a date for their nuptials. According to reports, upmarket retailer Neiman Marcus has a bridal registry under the names Katherine Holmes and Thomas Mapother — Cruise's real name — with a wedding date on July 7, 2006. They continue to be very publicly displaying affection, presumably to prove they are the real deal. Unlike Aniston, the photographers don’t need to stalk the Cruises in the privacy of their homes and stake out airports.

Posted by: SuziH, December 17, 2005, 9:11am; Reply: 3
It's a wrap: stars making headlines this week
Friday Dec 16 14:15 AEDT

When you're filthy rich and famous like Britney Spears you don't need to marry for money. But the nugget of wisdom in this week's entertainment news is this: wealthy or not, don't get hitched to someone unemployed who also sports a nickname like The Rat. You would think it goes without saying that the alarm bells would automatically start ringing (loudly). Alas, not for Britney, who must surely be thinking "Oops, I did it again" when reflecting on her doomed second marriage.

Sick of her husband, Kevin Federline's partying ways, she finally summoned the courage to kick him out of the house  only to follow him to the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles where he checked in. Okay, so she's clearly not a woman of steely resolve. But perhaps the news that her free-loading husband will seek $125 million from her should they split might be just the motivation she needs to ditch him for good.

Kevin claims he still loves Britney, but he isn't impressed she's put her foot down.
"It's days before Christmas, I'm out on the streets and people point the finger and say, 'Ho, ho, ho, it's Mr Britney Spears  you must be on a good thing, buddy'. What a joke!" he's reportedly told friends.

Love her or loathe her, there's no question Britney has married way beneath her.

If a marriage has to end, it helps to have a good lawyer, something Jessica Simpson obviously knows. She's hired a pair of high-powered celebrity divorce lawyers, whose previous clients include Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Marie Presley. Watch out Nick!

Back home, our local celebrities are also calling it quits. Actually the term 'celebrity' is a bit of a stretch when you're talking about Jess and Marty from the second series of Big Brother. The pair fell in love on the reality show and later married on their own TV show, Jess and Marty: an outback wedding. After 15 months of marriage they have separated because they "were living different lives", according to Jess.

On a happier note, Renee Zellweger and ex-husband Kenny Chesney are back together. The estranged couple has been spotted out on a series of intimate dates and is reportedly willing to give their 128-day marriage another go. Here's hoping they can make it last longer second time around  maybe even six months!

Off the topic of failed matrimony and onto relationships that are just plain weird. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown can crack open the champagne after topping a list of "Tackiest Couples" compiled by a US magazine. The self-confessed drug abusers won the award for airing too much dirty laundry in public.

They managed to beat the creepy Cruise-Holmes alliance, which crept in at second place. The magazine claims their crime was getting engaged and pregnant in less than six months. However, the whole failed virgin thing, coupled with that couch-jumping incident is definitely more troubling.

Cruise also made headlines when best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell criticised the movie star and Scientology supporter for attacking psychology. In The London Evening Standard newspaper, Cornwell took particular issue with Cruise's assertion that mental illness is imaginary and that medication should not be used to treat such disorders.

That Tom Cruise, who's gone from Hollywood's golden boy to the movie star most likely to make your skin crawl, would consider himself an authority on mental health is laughable. Especially when he appears to be in the grip of a crazed mid-life crisis.

Meanwhile, good ol' Russell Crowe spills the beans on the relationship between Tom's ex, Nicole and her new man Keith Urban. Crowe says he's very happy for his mate Nicole as Keith is bringing her a lot of joy.

"I've spoken to Nicole a couple of times recently and it was clear she's enjoying great happiness right now," Crowe is quoted as saying on entertainment website

Crowe has also been named one of the Golden Globe nominees for best actor for his role in Cinderella Man. He'll be up against fellow Aussie Heath Ledger, nominated for Brokeback Mountain. Both will be hoping to bag the award, which is considered to be a good indication of who will take home the Oscar in the same category.

That sums up the week's entertainment news. Oh, but what about Paris Hilton? No week would complete without her getting a mention. Alright, here goes: Paris Hilton is overexposed and looks like Tori Spelling.

Tell me why would Britney Spears not have a Pre-Nuptual Agreement signed and sealed before she tied the knot with this guy who must be pretty happy spending her money? Tell me she ain't THAT stupid!
Posted by: SuziH, December 27, 2005, 7:06am; Reply: 4
Christmas cheer — your week in entertainment
Friday Dec 23 12:00 AEDT

By Valerio Veo

Well 2005 is finally drawing to a close, and while most of our celebrities seem to be undertaking strangely normal activities like Christmas shopping, the last week before Santa's visit has drawn our readers into bit of a romantic state as they latch onto the tales of love, family … and lawsuits.

It's been a year where babies have captured our imagination (think Bec and Lleyton and Princess Mary), and this week has proven no different, with Gwen Stefani's pregnancy shooting to number one with a bullet, much like her latest album. In a year where the 36 year-old has won Grammy nominations for her first solo effort and is enjoying fame as a budding fashion designer, a baby on the way must be the icing on the cake.

Lovebirds Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth also captured hearts this week, possibly due to the fact they've been seen canoodling all over Sydney in recent months. British tabloids say the pair — now ensconced back in London — have been shopping for engagement rings on swanky New Bond street, with one little $154,000 number catching their eye. I guess when love "blooms", money is no object for our finely tailored celebrity friends.

However things aren't going so well in the rollercoaster ride that is the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline relationship. Britney is now suing Us magazine for libel, accusing the publication of fabricating a story that the couple had made a sexually explicit video. While the couple's on-again/off-again antics are making weekly headlines, seems that any implication of a raunchy sex video has them united as one. Obviously they've learnt a thing or two from Paris Hilton.

Of course there can be no week in entertainment without mention of our favourite overexposed celebrity Paris Hilton (someone remind me, why exactly IS she famous again?). Well despite her best efforts to become a style icon, she's made the headlines this week as America's worst-dressed celebrity, as judged by high-profile animal rights group PETA. PETA awarded Paris the dubious title for her penchant for wearing fur, beating out Rod Stewart's daughter Kimberley and fellow party-animal pal Tara Reid. Considering our Paris loves to tell anyone who'll listen of her love of all animals (I think she wants a miniature tiger next — do they even exist?), draping herself in the hides of slaughtered ones seems an odd way to express it.

And detailing odd behaviour now seems to be the exclusive domain of Tom Cruise and his unshackled ranting about Scientology. The latest tale reads like something out of the X-files, with current and former Scientologists speaking out about Cruise's secret lessons in the LA desert. Seems Tom and our Nicole spent a fair amount of time behind the gates of the guarded compound with a private supervisor and special staff to prepare meals and do laundry. One former Scientologist even claimed two dozen members planted a meadow of wildflowers so Tom and Nicole could romp through them, although the church claims it was jut repairs following a mudslide.

But back to all things love and flowers and stuff, and in what had to be one of the parties of the year Elton John and David Furnish tied the knot in a special civil ceremony at Windsor, the same spot where Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles. Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to cheer on the most high-profile gay marriage, which took place a day after new laws recognising same sex partnerships. Of course it was also a damn good excuse to throw a massive party on their Windsor estate. A total of 700 guests, including Victoria Beckham, George Michael, Liz Hurley and Boris Becker (no I have no idea why either) all attended the reception, which reportedly cost more than $2 million.

Finally while many of are dreaming of a white Christmas, poor old Kate Moss would be looking to get as far away as possible from anything white and dusty, after police reportedly seized the infamous video tape showing Kate allegedly snorting cocaine. While Kate followed boyfriend Pete Doherty into the same rehab clinic in the Arizona desert, seems this controversy will take a little longer than a 10-day detox diet.

Hope your festive seasons are happy, safe and less eventful than the day of an average starlet. Never mind those crazy celebrities, we'll keep an eye on them for you over the summer break. Merry Christmas!
Posted by: SuziH, January 2, 2006, 5:09pm; Reply: 5
'Strange or frenetic behaviour'

January 2, 2006 - 12:00PM

The editors of the Historical Dictionary of American Slang have named "jump the couch" Slang of the Year for 2005.

The term, defined as "strange or frenetic behaviour", was coined when Tom Cruise jumped up and down on a TV talk show couch to proclaim his love for his then-girlfriend (and now-pregnant fiancee), Katie Holmes.

In related news, the BBC reports a poll of 10,000 fans by British magazine Empire has proclaimed Cruise Hollywood's Most Irritating Actor.

There has been no response from Cruise's PR rep - or "spokesweasel" - a word that was one of the runners-up in the Slang contest.
Posted by: Gizmo, January 2, 2006, 5:34pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from SuziH
"spokesweasel" .
. . . .

Posted by: BSquared, January 3, 2006, 7:34pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from SuziH
In related news, the BBC reports a poll of 10,000 fans by British magazine Empire has proclaimed Cruise Hollywood's Most Irritating Actor.

I really take issue with that statement.

Tom Cruise is NOT an Actor  :P

Posted by: SuziH, January 4, 2006, 12:10pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from BSquared

I really take issue with that statement.

Tom Cruise is NOT an Actor  :P


Beat the blues: shake your booty
By Lenny Ann Low
January 4, 2006 - 9:30AM

The ubiquitous "friends" are at again - they've told Woman's Day that Victoria Beckham is dieting because David isn't attracted to fat girls.

To celebrate the season of stuffing ourselves stupid, the gossip magazines are sharing a mass gastric reflux, once again homing in on celebrity fatties who have dropped the pounds as fast as Paris Hilton sheds her ferrets.

And, once again, we are faced with before-and-after photos comparing grumpy-faced, frumpily dressed normal-sized people with happy-faced diminished people, many bearing the sacred dietary badge of honour, the improportionately large head. Give it a few months and these very photos will be trotted out as evidence of "alarming" weight loss.

One celebrity who has long borne the twig-balancing-a-bowling-ball physique is Victoria Beckham. This week, El Posho outdoes herself at Elton John's celebrity-infested wedding party. Beside images of her in a cut-away dress that reveals more bone than a ravaged Christmas turkey, Woman's Day quotes "friends" saying she is dieting because husband David is "not attracted to fat girls". Perhaps because they will obscure him on the red carpet.

OMG can you believe it??!! What is their definition of fat anyway? Probably a healthy weight for height ratio is too fat for the Becks'. Such a shame too because some of the worlds loveliest people have a good covering of meat on their bones!

Thankfully New Idea, NW and Woman's Day, who all run similar images, declares themselves unimpressed by her weight loss.

Meanwhile the celebrity world's best advertisement for buying a hairbrush, Britney Spears, continues to champion the comforting notion that money does not buy taste.

In contrast, Who's coverage of images of Latin crooner Ricky Martin flexing himself beside a well-toned budgie-smuggling male friend at St Bart's is incredibly unhelpful. Here are two muscled blokes shaking out their beach towels together, checking out each other's pecs and doing matching star stretches on the sand. Come on Who. Where's the innuendo?

Hasn't Ricky 'come out' YET?

Happily, Who does better by confirming the creeping weirdness that is Tom and Katie, with reports of the pair celebrating Katie's 27th birthday by dueting "on a giant piano similar to the one Tom Hanks used in Big".

We all know Cruise is in his second childhood.

Meanwhile, New Idea has unearthed frighteningly intimate information regarding the birth of Rod Stewart's latest child. As his partner Penny Lancaster "pushed out the placenta", the Scottish breeding machine "crooned Celtic songs" to his newborn. Days later the pair poured tea-tree oil over the said placenta before burying it in the garden.

I got nothin' to say on that one... except Ewwwwwwww!

But if the gossip magazines are simply a battleground for celebrity status then Rod has been soundly beaten. After the four-page "world exclusive" coverage of Simone Warne's "Divorce Hell" reveals she is in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars, images of Stewart's ex-wife Rachel Hunter show her hoofing it up in the British version of the TV show. Forget intimate birth details, forget dramatic weight loss, forget nasty divorce battles. The best method for achieving modern stardom is grab your glitter-coated dance shoes and do the samba!

Dancing is great for the body and heart and Simone deserves every cent of the reported $10 million having put up with that wan**er for sooooooo long!
Posted by: BSquared, January 4, 2006, 3:31pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from SuziH
Meanwhile, New Idea has unearthed frighteningly intimate information regarding the birth of Rod Stewart's latest child. As his partner Penny Lancaster "pushed out the placenta", the Scottish breeding machine "crooned Celtic songs" to his newborn. Days later the pair poured tea-tree oil over the said placenta before burying it in the garden.

(ohmygod) TMI   (puke)

Posted by: SuziH, January 7, 2006, 11:50am; Reply: 10
Paris and Lindsay's new year's peeves
Friday Jan 6 14:00 AEDT
By Clare Buttner

Happy New Year! It's officially off to a terrible start for a bunch of celebrities which is great news for us sad and pathetic nobodies who love devouring every minute detail of celebrity gossip we can get our hands on. Not that there is anything wrong with being a sad and pathetic nobody. In fact, the way 2006 is shaping up youre probably better off being a sad and pathetic nobody than a Hollywood socialite like, say, Paris Hilton.

Poor, poor Paris. Despite her wealth and her "connections" (to other spoilt famous-for-nothing poseurs) she couldnt manage to sneak her underage boyfriend into a Vegas club on New Years Eve. Bah ha ha! Its just so satisfying hearing stories of celebrities having bad New Year's Eve letdowns like the rest of us plebs.

But the week just kept getting worse for Paris. A top Hollywood event promoter requested a court order to stop her allegedly harassing him and threatening his life. Whoa, Paris! We knew you had a mean streak (what with those beady, vacant, little eyes) but threatening someones life is so not cool.

Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan had a shocking New Year's too, ending up in a Miami hospital suffering from asthma. Then, to make matters worse, while she was cooped up in hospital no doubt feeling low, Vanity Fair published an interview in which the teen star accidentally blurted out she had experimented with drugs and suffered from bulimia. Well, they say the first step to recovery is admitting you have problem so now shes confessed what the rest of us have long known, heres hoping she'll turn over a new leaf.

We also found out this week that all was not well at the Holmes house over Christmas, the harmony upset when Tom showed up. Katies Dad (who incidentally is a divorce lawyer) isn't a big fan of Tom's and confronted him about his controlling nature. Alas, Tom and a teary Katie simply left the family get-together earlier than planned. Full respect to Mr Holmes though, at least he tried.

It was a better start to the year for Kate Moss, who kicked it off with a 20-year old mystery toyboy on the slopes of Aspen. It seems shes finally ditched bad-boy junkie Pete Doherty, a move we definitely rate because heroin chic isnt cool if youre actually shooting it up. However, the cops are still after her for that little cocaine snorting incident last year and are trying to tempt her back to Britain with the promise of arresting her.

Good news for some of our homegrown talent though with Heath Ledger and Russell Crowe nominated for Screen Actor Guild Awards. The SAG Awards (such a terrible acronym) are viewed as an important test just three weeks ahead of the announcement of the Academy Award nominations so good luck to both boys.

And Robbie Williams may make a career change this year, confessing his desire to become a stand up comic. That is not a joke. Apparently he finds that the music sometimes "gets in the way" on stage because he wants to talk to the audience and try to make them laugh. Ha ha ha, that's definitely laughable.
Posted by: BSquared, January 7, 2006, 6:12pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from SuziH
And Robbie Williams may make a career change this year, confessing his desire to become a stand up comic. That is not a joke. Apparently he finds that the music sometimes "gets in the way" on stage because he wants to talk to the audience and try to make them laugh. Ha ha ha, that's definitely laughable.

He's well on the way...I laugh every time he opens his mouth  :P

Posted by: BB, January 8, 2006, 6:40am; Reply: 12
Quoted from BSquared

He's well on the way...I laugh every time he opens his mouth  :P

Yeah me to but then I do the old yosemite sam "ha - ha- ha- who - who- hooo"
as I think about the money he gets for opening it!
Posted by: BSquared, January 8, 2006, 9:41am; Reply: 13
Quoted from BB
Yeah me to but then I do the old yosemite sam "ha - ha- ha- who - who- hooo" as I think about the money he gets for opening it!

Excellent Point BB  :'(

Posted by: SuziH, January 12, 2006, 9:53am; Reply: 14
Angelina Jolie pregnant with Brad Pitt's child
Thursday Jan 12 08:26 AEDT

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is pregnant with a child fathered by her long-rumored paramour, actor Brad Pitt, his spokeswoman said.

Publicist Cindy Guagenti also confirmed reports that Pitt has filed papers to become the legal adoptive father of Jolie's two adopted children, son Maddox, 4, and daughter Zahara, who is about 10 months old.

Guagenti confirmed Jolie's pregnancy but declined to give further details, including when the baby was due, or to say whether the couple had plans to marry.

News of Jolie's pregnancy was first reported on Wednesday by People magazine, which quoted the actress as telling a charity worker in the Dominican Republic, where she is working on a movie, "Yes, I'm pregnant."

The magazine said the 30-year-old actress is expecting her baby this summer.

Pitt, 42, and Jolie met while working together on the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in which they played married assassins ordered to kill each other.

They have been romantically linked in the media since 2004 and the rumors heated up after Pitt and his ex-wife, former Friends star Jennifer Aniston, split up last January.

Pitt's divorce became final in October but he and Jolie have until now publicly denied being anything more than friends.

Jolie, who won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for playing a psychiatric patient in Girl, Interrupted, was divorced from actor Billy Bob Thornton in 2003. Before that she was married to actor Jonny Lee Miller, who she divorced in 1999.

A spokesman for Aniston said the actress would have no comment. "Jennifer is not in the practice of commenting on the lives of other people," he said.
Posted by: Simpson, January 12, 2006, 1:36pm; Reply: 15
See, more proof we need to beleive all roumers the media come out with.  Britney Spears will be getting a divorce very soon! You watch!
Posted by: SuziH, January 19, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 16
SHARON Stone has been voted the sexiest over-40 woman in the world. The sexy Basic Instinct star topped the poll conducted by top US magazine Sly. Stone scooped the title because "her potency to the male libido rivals that of Viagra".

The top 10:
1. Sharon Stone  (48 in 2006)
2. Elle MacPherson  (43 in 2006)
3. Madonna  (48 in 2006)
4. Diane Lane  (41 on 28th Jan 2006)
5. Iman  (51 in 2006)
6. Julianne Moore  (46 in 2006)
7. Heather Locklear  (45 in 2006)
8. Marg Helgenberger (48 in 2006)
9. Tina Turner  (Guess...?????..... will be 67 in 2006)
10. Gong Li  (41 in 2006)  proper name: Li Gong
- From BANG Showbiz

What do you reckon?
Posted by: SuziH, January 19, 2006, 8:50pm; Reply: 17
This one popped up and would not let me delete it, sorry folks! SHARON Stone has been voted the sexiest over-40 woman in the world. The sexy Basic Instinct star topped the poll conducted by top US magazine Sly. Stone scooped the title because "her potency to the male libido rivals that of Viagra".

The top 10:
1. Sharon Stone  (48 in 2006)
2. Elle MacPherson  (43 in 2006)
3. Madonna  (48 in 2006)
4. Diane Lane  (41 on 28th Jan 2006)
5. Iman  (51 in 2006)
6. Julianne Moore  (46 in 2006)
7. Heather Locklear  (45 in 2006)
8. Marg Helgenberger (48 in 2006)
9. Tina Turner  (Guess...?????..... will be 67 in 2006)
10. Gong Li  (41 in 2006)  proper name: Li Gong
- From BANG Showbiz

What do you reckon?
Posted by: Paula, January 20, 2006, 8:17am; Reply: 18
Personally, I'd have put Tina at one and Iman at two.  How many of them have had some "help" in looking as good as they do, though?
Posted by: SuziH, January 20, 2006, 9:15am; Reply: 19
Iman and Tina are natural beauties. Helped by their genes. Sharon Stone has had 'work done' IMHO and personally she would not even be on my list. Worthy of being on that list, again IMHO, are Elle, Iman, Tina, Heather, Julianne and possibly Gong Li although I have never seen her in anything myself and do not know much about her.
There are many other women who deservedly belong on the list.
Posted by: SuziH, January 23, 2006, 8:49am; Reply: 20
Nic 'calls it off' with crooner

January 23, 2006 - 8:58AM
'Splitsville' ... Kidman and Urban

It appears that the courtship of two of Australia's biggest stars has played out like a bad country and western song.

Nicole Kidman has reportedly broken her engagement to country music star Keith Urban after the Moulin Rogue actress discovered that the crooner had not mellowed his party habits.

Reports says that Urban, a former crack cocaine addict and alcoholic, has continued to party hard prompting Kidman calling off the engagement.

Just a month ago, Kidman had been spotted sporting a 3.5-carat rock on her finger and the couple were rumoured to be planning a wedding over New Year's at Urban's estate in Nashville.

The Daily Mail on Sunday reported that a 'friend' of Kidman's said: "everything seemed to be going fine, but then she heard stories that Keith had not totally turned his back on his wild ways.

"Nicole told Keith she needed space to think and had to break off their engagement.

"The truth is, a lot of her friends were worried about him from the start because of his reputation as a womaniser and no one wants to see her hurt again. She feels Keith isn't ready to settle down. Keith's devastated but determined to win her back."

A former girlfriend of Urban, Laura Sigler, also told the Daily Mail that she doubted that the relationship between the two Australian stars would last.

"Keith is charming and very charismatic, but not reliable.

"He had numerous flings while we were together. He is very attractive and when he talks the talk, he can be very seductive. But I'm not sure Keith will ever be ready to settle down. He talks about wanting a family, but there is a dark side to him. He was a drunk and a drug user. He has an addict's personality and always wants more. I'm not sure any one woman can make him happy."

Well gee... I never saw that coming!!!

I was thinking about Penelope Cruz yesterday. I have a new found admiration for the woman. Thinking about how she escaped the whakiness and wierdness of Tom Cruise
and his very very strange life you have got to respect the girl!
Posted by: SuziH, January 23, 2006, 1:01pm; Reply: 21
OOOOPPPPSSSSS sorry folks, I am a couple of months early with that news item. It has now been stated they are very much still on....
tune in this time in March.
Posted by: BSquared, January 23, 2006, 9:17pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from Paula
Personally, I'd have put Tina at one and Iman at two.  How many of them have had some "help" in looking as good as they do, though?

I'm never gonna look that good ... with or without good luck to them all I guess

Just wish I had Tina Turner's energy at my age...let alone in another 30 years!

Posted by: SuziH, January 25, 2006, 7:58am; Reply: 23
The breeders of the pack

By Lenny Ann Low
January 25, 2006

POOR old Jennifer Aniston. In the narrow universe of weekly gossip mags she's like a shag on a rock. She's not pregnant. Or a mother. Or somehow connected to the wild-child, teen-celeb Lindsay Lohan. You see, without these three keys to celebrity stardom's inner clique, Jen is a forlorn wild card of sadness.

Everyone else, including Princess Mary, Cameron Diaz, Britney Spears, Kate Moss or Scarlett Johansson, is either beaming with the joys of conception, parading their newborns past paparazzi or giddy from the potency of Lohan's tentacle-like clutches.

To begin, New Weekly defies earlier reports with the news Jennifer was not informed of ex-husband Brad and Angelina's pregnancy before it hit the celebrity press. A picture of Jennifer bearing pursed lips, an open handbag and a slightly bent cigarette is apparently proof positive that America's favourite hairstyle is on the edge. That and the ubiquitous "insiders" reporting she is "furious" and "feeling very fragile and more insecure than ever before".

This is ridiculous. Yesterday on the Today Show, Richard Wilkins was up in arms saying Jennifer should of been given a courtesy call regarding Angelina's pregnancy. It would have been nice but definitely no compulsory. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston ARE divorced. When I was marrying for the second time I told my first husband before anyone else, the news. When my second husband was marrying for the second time recently I was one of the last to know. Who cares, it's not an absolute given that people are going to do everything they can to spare your feelings.    

Elsewhere, New Idea shows Jen "looking glum" as she gets into her car with her boyfriend Vince Vaughn at 2am while, over at Star Enquirer, she is pictured squinting into the sun and carrying a takeaway coffee cup. Need they say more? Well, yes. Woman's Day, unable to leave Jen out in the cold, adds her to the golden circle by announcing she and Vaughn are getting married and expecting a baby.

What a load of rubbish, like the old song 'Anything you can do, I can do better'. I would say Jennifer is having a ball as a single woman and obviously having fun with Vince Vaughn whether they ARE a couple, or NOT.

Meanwhile, pregnant Angelina and Brad are once again pictured wearing matching T-shirts during a charity mission, this time in Haiti. This is despite Ange apparently suffering a "shock collapse" on the set of her latest film. What would an expected collapse be like?


But what's really of concern is how their union is stealing the limelight from more intriguing gossip in the Jolie clan. Within Woman's Day's four-page dossier of Brad and Ange blather is the news that Angelina's father, the actor Jon Voight, is dating Diana Ross. What a family.


Back in the real world, NW reports Kate Moss has been swinging on a pole and pashing Lindsay Lohan in a New York nightclub, Lindsay Lohan has been scrawling "nasty words" about Scarlett Johansson on a New York nightclub mirror, and Scarlett Johansson startled onlookers when she "boasted" she was not wearing underwear to the Golden Globes.

There you are Devman!

Pages later comes another refreshing reminder that stars are really just like us. Sucking the world's picture libraries dry, NW reveals Kirsten Dunst has scabby heels; Gwen Stefani has stretch marks; Hilary Duff wears underpants; and Keira Knightly has quite possibly got tired feet from wearing high heels.

Oh, and in Woman's Day and New Idea Australia's latest international star, Our Mary, bears her "Little Aussie Prince", as she beams with motherly joy. Come on, Jen, join the breeders.

Maybe Jen can't have children, doesn't want children, is not ready for children. Leave the poor girl alone
Looking at the photo of them and in particular Jennifer, there's not a worry in the world this woman is going to be desparate and dateless the rest of her days!
Posted by: SuziH, January 25, 2006, 2:01pm; Reply: 24
Actor Chris Penn dead
From staff writers and wires
January 25, 2006

THE brother of Hollywood star Sean Penn, actor Chris Penn, died today in a Santa Monica residence.
Santa Monica police and the Los Angeles County Coroner were not immediately available for comment.

A local ABC television affiliate reported there were no signs of foul play.

Penn, 43, starred in dozens of films, from baby-faced criminal Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in director Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs to starring alongside his brother in the 1986 film At Close Range.

He also played Willard Hewitt in Footloose in 1984.

Recently, Penn voiced Officer Eddie Pulaski in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

- with Reuters

Posted by: SuziH, January 31, 2006, 8:26am; Reply: 25
Son of the Mask leads parade for Razzies
Tuesday Jan 31 06:38 AEDT

AP - Bad sequels and remakes tortured movie audiences last year, and they provided a smorgasbord for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that pays heed to the worst in Hollywood.

Four of the five worst picture nominees for the Razzies were sequels or remakes, led by Son of the Mask, which had eight nominations, including worst actor for Jamie Kennedy and supporting actor for Alan Cumming and Bob Hoskins.

The other worst picture contenders were Rob Schneider's sequel Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Jenny McCarthy's raunchy romance Dirty Love, the film update of the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard and the horror remake House of Wax.

Tom Cruise earned three nominations, as worst actor for War of the Worlds and two of the five slots in a new Razzies category for most tiresome tabloid targets. Cruise was nominated there for his anti-psychiatry rant and for his very public romance with Katie Holmes.

"He had been a very private person up until this past year," said Razzies founder John Wilson.

"It certainly was a bizarre turn in terms of how he handles his personal life and the access that he gave the media to himself. The endless posing on the red carpet and just smooching like they were on the couch at home."

Son of the Mask, a flop that starred Kennedy as a new father whose son is born with the shape-shifting powers showcased in Jim Carrey's original 1994 movie, was an early Razzies favourite when it came out nearly a year ago. As Wilson was preparing for last year's Razzies ceremony, his family went to see Son of the Mask.

"I was working on the script for last year's show, and they got home and my son stuck his head in the door and said, 'Dad, we've got one for next year'," Wilson said.

Besides Cruise and Kennedy, worst actor nominees were Will Ferrell for Bewitched and Kicking & Screaming, The Rock for Doom and Schneider for Deuce Bigalow.

McCarthy earned three nominations for Dirty Love, for worst actress, screenplay and screen couple (she and "anyone dumb enough to befriend or date her").

Her worst actress competitors: Jessica Alba for Fantastic Four and Into the Blue, Hilary Duff for Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and The Perfect Man, Jennifer Lopez for Monster-in-Law and Tara Reid for Alone in the Dark.

Paris Hilton received two nominations, worst supporting actress for House of Wax and most tiresome tabloid target.

Katie Holmes also was nominated for worst supporting actress for Batman Begins, along with Carmen Electra for Dirty Love and the Simpson sisters, Jessica for The Dukes of Hazzard and Ashlee for Undiscovered.
Posted by: SuziH, February 3, 2006, 9:12pm; Reply: 26
Locklear files for divorce

February 3, 2006 - 11:41AM

Television "femme fatale" Heather Locklear, star of such series as Dynasty and Melrose Place, has filed for divorce from her rock star husband of 11 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, her spokeswoman said today.

"This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time," spokeswoman Cece Yorke said.

According to court papers obtained by celebrity news Web site http://www.TMZ.Com, Locklear is seeking a divorce based on irreconcilable differences.

Locklear, 44, and Sambora, 46, have an eight-year-old daughter, Ava.

Locklear was previously married to another rock star, Tommy Lee. Their seven-year marriage ended in 1993.

News of the split was first reported by US People Magazine on its website.

Posted by: SuziH, February 17, 2006, 3:57pm; Reply: 27
It's all about love in this Valentine's week
Friday Feb 17 14:00 AEDT

By Michelle Feuerlicht

The celebrity world must be happily cocooned in love and consumed by gift-buying for St Valentine's Day, because they sure weren't out causing havoc this week much to our dismay, and I'm sure yours too.

Even socialite Paris Hilton was quiet (she's saving it all up for her 25th birthday party tonight) — all she did was strut the catwalk in London, promote her new perfume, receive an "It Girl" award in Germany and declare she wanted a sexy, expensive Italian for her birthday. No, she's not trading in her Greek billionaire Stavros — she just wants a red Ferrari to add to her collection which already includes a bent-Bentley and a couple of Benzs. All bets on she'll get one from her daddy, and remember you read it here first!

The only celeb causing a ruckus was bad-boy-turned-good-dad Heath Ledger. Despite recent claims that he and girlfriend Michelle Williams called Australia home (or their 'second' home), he's apparently selling his Sydney pad to move permanently to New York. There has been some argy bargy with the paparazzi here and it seems to have tipped him over the ledge, with his bizarre attitude affecting his image, which hasn't been helped by his very strange behaviour at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Mimicking a tea-cup, Ledger giggled like a drunk schoolboy as he took on a presenter's role at the ceremony. Unfortunately, this time his antics weren't just screened to the small-ish Australian television audience. The faux pas was made in front of Hollywood's A-List and the rest of the world (in order of importance). So, his apology came rather quickly (no one wants to upset the 5798 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who are set to decide the Oscar winner).

Ledger blamed his nerves, and we believe him — he's terrible in interviews with all that twitching and fussing and feet shuffling and shifty eyes. As for his strange position, Ledger said: "I've stood like that since I was a kid ... you can ask me mum." Our advice to Heath is get a new PR manager and some English lessons before your next appearance.

Helping Heath along was Michelle Williams, the mother of their daughter Matilda, who did her best to repair his terrible image by telling Jay Leno how they fell in love. During filming for Brokeback Mountain Williams had an accident, the caring Ledger came to see her in hospital and that was that. Unfortunately, she also made reference to him seeing her underwear, which seems to have captured more attention than their fairytale story of love.

But frankly, we're over Heath. Only a few more weeks of Ledger overkill before the Oscars (who do you think will win best male?) and he disappears back into relative obscurity — which we are sure is where he really wants to be.

Talking about overkill — Pamela Anderson donned her animal welfare cap while on a flying visit to Australia, appealing to Prime Minister John Howard to ban live sheep exports and mulesing. Mind you, this plea came shortly after her arrival, where she declared "I need a drink and some pills". It must be a quiet week if PETA-Pammy's pronouncements are interesting anyone.

Also arriving on our shores this week were the ecstatically happily pregnant "100 per cent together" Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. On the day when all lovers unite and spend ridiculous amounts of money on clichéd items, Life & Style magazine claimed that Cruise and Holmes had called off their engagement but were going to maintain the "charade" of a romance until after the birth of their baby.

This was compounded by rumours the Top Gun would be sans-woman during his visit to Australia. Maybe we're naïve, but perhaps it had more to do with the fact she looks as though she's about to pop; we're sure even a private jet is still not that comfortable when flying halfway across the world. But in the interests of proving their love is real, Katie and foetus Cruise made the big trip (let us know if you've seen them or have any pictures).

Another woman who will do anything for her man. St Valentine would be very pleased.


more celeb news....

Jacko's ex-wife battles for kids custody
Friday February 17, 2006

A US appeals court has refused to reinstate an order granting Michael Jackson sole custody of his two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.

California's 2nd District Court of Appeals said that while Rowe signed away her parental rights in 2001 to the 47-year-old performer's two oldest children, Michael Jr and Paris, it found that the judge in that case did not properly handle the proceedings."

Rowe, who was married to Jackson from 1997 to 1999 but never lived with the self-styled King of Pop, persuaded a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to overturn the child custody agreement in 2004 on legal grounds.

Rowe's petition cited accusations of child molestation against Jackson and his association with the Nation of Islam, whose members briefly provided security for the singer during the trial.
The case ended with Jackson's acquittal in June of 2005.

After the lower court refused Jackson's request to overturn that order, he appealed to the 2nd District, which ruled against the entertainer and held that the original order terminating Rowe's parental rights was voided.

Rowe, who was working as a medical assistant for a dermatologist when she met Jackson, was called as a prosecution witness in his trial but defended him on the stand, saying that he was kind, selfless and "generous to a fault."

Jackson, who has spent much of his time since the trial in Bahrain, has a third child, Prince Michael II, by an unknown mother.

He was married to Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, in the mid-1990s, but the couple had no children together.


Pop queen Madonna treated for hernia
Thursday Feb 16 22:02 AEDT

US superstar Madonna has been treated for a hernia but is now "absolutely fine," her spokeswoman said.

The singer, who performed at the Grammy awards in New York last week, re-appeared in public when she accepted a Brit record industry statuette in London as Best International Female Artist of the year.

"She had a minor procedure for a hernia and is absolutely fine now," the spokeswoman said, declining to elaborate.

Over half a million hernia repair operations were performed in the United States last year. A hernia develops when the outer layers of the abdominal wall weaken, bulge or actually rip.

The 47-year-old mother of two, widely regarded as one of the fittest stars in the pop business, is seen in a lycra leotard doing the splits at full stretch in the video for her latest single "Sorry."

Last August, the singer sustained three cracked ribs, a broken collar bone and a broken hand when she fell off a horse while riding at her English country estate on her 47th birthday.

Posted by: SuziH, March 18, 2006, 9:07am; Reply: 28
Brangelina alert
RUMOUR has it Hollywood sweethearts Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt could marry in Italy this weekend.
Shock comedy
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IMAGINE John Lennon spinning in his grave.
The ex-Beatle, who was murdered over 25 years ago, is the latest subject of a pay-per-view seance arranged by the producers of a 2003 attempt to contact the dead Princess Diana. That show made money but was slammed by critics as hitting a new low in television tastelessness.

"People say this is disgusting and I accept that criticism, but we're making a serious attempt to do something that many, many millions of people around the world think is possible," said Paul Sharratt, who heads Starcast Productions, which made "The Spirit of Diana." That show drew over half a million US viewers willing to pay $US14.95 to watch it.

The Lennon show will air on April 24 on a US pay-per-view channel and cost $US9.95.

Sharratt himself is a "non-believer," and admits to not being totally convinced otherwise after psychics attempted to contact the dead princess in the 2003 program. Nevertheless, it made for some great television, he said.

"I have to say that I'm a skeptic. I went into it very skeptically and I didn't come out a total believer, but it was good for a lot of people as a tribute to Diana," he said.

Sharratt said he chose Lennon because the former Beatle, like Diana, is an icon and was also a deeply spiritual person. "Lennon was very interested in the spiritual world. It's a natural follow-up to the Diana seance," he said.

The Spirit of John Lennon is being done without the knowledge or consent of John Lennon's estate. A spokesman for Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, had no immediate comment.

Sharratt said, "We are writing to Yoko and contacting friends this week to see if any people associated with Lennon would take part."

The program will show psychics traveling to sites of significance to the former Beatle, including New York's Dakota apartment house, where he lived and was fatally shot by a deranged fan, Mark David Chapman, just over 25 years ago.

Psychics will also visit the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles where the Beatles recorded, and a town in India where Lennon pursued a spiritual retreat.

Sharratt said the Indian sequence will feature a spirit reader at an ashram who believes he can contact Lennon to receive musical notes and lyrics from the other side.

Any notations will be flown to Los Angeles, where a composer will arrange the notes, add vocals and backgrounds to produce a new song.

The special will culminate as psychics, colleagues and confidantes sit at a seance table for 30 minutes surrounded by infra-red cameras that can capture any "presence" or spirit that enters the room.


OMG  ??)  any fair dinkum psychic would have contacted John Lennon's spirit by now!

Bitter, twisted and kooky — but oh so juicy
Friday Mar 17 13:00 AEDT
By Michelle Feuerlicht

We'd like to put a question out there: who feels sorry for Jennifer Aniston? Her husband left her, found someone else, adopted the new woman's children, and impregnated her all in the space of a year.

It's sad, and we'd like to empathise but really, Jen makes it hard. She comes off as cold and bitter, and saying things like "pity makes my skin crawl" is not doing her any favours. This week she spoke out again about the Pitt-Jolies saying she is tired of being in a "sick, twisted Bermuda Triangle".

This comment caused a lot of discussion around the office. Did she mean she has disappeared without a trace under mysterious circumstances? Or did she mean to say she was in a love triangle? She sounds confused and so are we. Can you help?

While Jen is posing for Vogue and coming across as slightly crazed, Ange and Brad are supposedly preparing for their wedding, expected to be this weekend. Reports say it will be an Italian extravaganza held at the Lake Como villa owned by Pitt's Oceans Eleven co-star George Clooney. It will be a big year for Jolie, who will pop the baby out sometime soon (no one's quite sure when exactly), then promptly return to work as the lead in the sequel to Sin City, with British tabloid The Sun reporting that the film's been put on hold until she's sans-baby belly. "The film's kind of been postponed because [director Robert Rodriguez] has been interested in Angelina Jolie for the lead", co-star Rosario Dawson was quoted as saying.

In other betrothment news, Nicolette Sheridan is set to become a real-life Desperate Housewife. She's engaged to everything-old-is-new-again-ex-flame Michael Bolton, and we hope it's a case of third time lucky. Another Nic, our very own, is also set to be married in Nashville in June, The Sun tells us. It's a very un-Australian setting for a woman who's clearly decided to move away from weird Americans and go back to good a home-grown Aussie hunk. Apparently, Kidman and Urban had been due to marry in a small private ceremony in Sydney last weekend, but changed their minds at the last minute due to the attention their plans had attracted. All eyes and ears are on the couple who very rarely appear in public together and never, ever, talk about each other to the media. But this week Urban let go a little, referring to the Nashville mansion he lives in with Nicole as "our home". Ooooh, that's big. It's a stark contrast to Nic's ex Tom, who makes us all cringe with his constant over-the-top public displays of affection with his new belle Katie Holmes.

Of course, not a week goes by without news about this kooky couple. The latest gossip doing the traps is that Tom and Katie are actually already married. Apparently they swapped bands featuring triangular symbols in a Scientology 'wedding' ceremony held on the cult's ship 'Freewinds' in July last year. It's also rumoured that baby TomKat will enter the world in 'total silence' as Scientology rules dictate. So poor Katie is not allowed to scream, and can't take painkillers. Hmmm, sounds great.

It's all getting a bit too bizarre, so back to the down to earth Aussies doing good. Another who's has been keeping out of the limelight recently is Kylie Minogue. She's in treatment for breast cancer but found the energy to pay a surprise visit to Sri Lanka to meet a theatre group she sponsors. What a champ.


Posted by: Gizmo, March 21, 2006, 4:52am; Reply: 29
Liza praises Hugh
From:  From Sydney Confidential
March 20, 2006

CABARET queen Liza Minnelli has lashed out at the producers of hit Broadway show The Boy From Oz, saying she was never consulted about the making of the musical which details her ex-husband's flamboyant career.

Minnelli told US talk show host Larry King that she commended Aussie Hugh Jackman for reprising the role of Peter Allen, but said she just "couldn't go" to watch it.
"It was never approved of by anybody's family you know - Hugh Jackman is incredibly talented but ... the people that did it, they never sent me the script," Minnelli told King. "I don't believe in supporting people who use you."

Minnelli, now 60, was married to Allen for five years, between 1967 and 1972.,10221,18526108-10431,00.html

Who does she think she is?. .  she was married to Peter Allen for 5 years and now wants to be consulted about the script for Boy From Oz??. . she says she has been used. . . what a lot of 'piffle' . .  he led a most public life and many people could tell his story . . . Liza M is now just a 'hanger-on' because the show is a hit.  (sour grapes Liza)
Posted by: SuziH, March 21, 2006, 8:53am; Reply: 30
Liza with a Zee, heheheh. Her brain is so pickled from all the drugs and alcohol she has consumed during her sad life it's a wonder she knows what planet she is on. I wonder if Peter Allen ever 'made love' to her? I thought he was gay gay not Bi. Maybe it's all just sour grapes on her behalf because she got nothing else???!!!  ??)
Oooh I must be in a nasty mood today to say those things. Ahh well, must be the hormones.
Posted by: SuziH, March 24, 2006, 5:06pm; Reply: 31
Where the bloody hell are stars behaving badly?
Friday Mar 24 12:00 AEDT

By Clare Buttner

You know the universe is out of whack when Donald Trump is the shining star of the week's celebrity gossip news. Who would have thought the old guy with the cotton candy comb-over could keep us so entertained?

We were surprised to hear that Tycoon Trump has been busy pondering the relationship between Britney Spears and that dead-beat husband of hers, K-Fed. He might be a billionaire businessman but even Trump isn't above wanting the goss on their relationship.

"What has happened to Britney?" he wants to know.

"She's put her very successful career on hold to get married and have a baby. Lots of women do that but there's something that just doesn't look right here."

Too right things look wrong, starting with the couple's wardrobe.

Trump then went on to speculate that K-Fed might be a bit of a gold-digger.

"The husband? I don't know. I've just never been a big fan.

"I hope he's okay. He certainly seems to be spending lots of her money," Trump observed.

And we're sure Trump's hot young wife Melania, almost 30 years his junior married him for love. She gave birth to a baby boy this week named Barron William Trump, and the Don marked the occasion by reminding the world of his virility.

"I continue to stay young, right? I produce children, I stay young," he said. Errr, yes. Okay. Just stop talking about it. It's disgusting.

Also making news this week was everyone's favourite victim, Jennifer Aniston, following reports that she plans to quit Hollywood and move to Chicago to make a fresh start with boyfriend Vince Vaughn.

"It makes sense for me to leave," she reportedly said.

"I can live outside LA and fly in for work."

Selling the Hollywood mansion she shared with Brad Pitt is definitely a positive step for Jen who, according to reports, was still holding on to his clothes until this week when she dumped them at a second-hand shop. It might be taking a while, but she's slowly making progress.

Then there was the ongoing battle between South Park and Scientology, a real-life saga as ridiculous as one of the show's episodes.

It began when Isaac Hayes, the voice of Chef on the satirical cartoon, quit the show a few weeks ago because he didn't want the program knocking Scientology.

Then reports surfaced saying Tom Cruise had threatened to boycott promotion of his upcoming Paramount Pictures film Mission Impossible III unless a sister TV network pulled a South Park re-run lampooning Scientology. The re-run was cancelled but representatives for Paramount and Cruise denied any involvement.

The show's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have conceded defeat this time, but warned there is more to come: "So, Scientology, you have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for Earth has just begun," they said.

However, scientologists haven't been the only ones up in arms about the show. A New Zealand television network had to apologise this week for broadcasting a South Park episode that offended Catholics. If there is a God, South Park's creators are surely going to hell.

In the land of Oz, the face of Australia's new tourism campaign, Lara Bingle, cemented her status as a household name by posing topless in a men's mag. Nobody had heard of the young model until she asked "where the bloody hell are you?" and the whole world took offence.

It's been a busy month for Bingle whose been caught up in a text messaging scandal with a Rugby League player, crashed her car, and flown to London on a successful mission to have a ban on the new ad lifted. All the controversy must be beyond the wildest dreams of Tourism Australia.

She's not quite ready for This is Your Life but here's a potted history of Lara Bingle's meteoric rise in pictures.

What we really want to know, however, is where the bloody hell is TomKat's baby? According to our calculations it's time the little thetan was due. Perhaps next week.

See you in church.

Posted by: SuziH, March 31, 2006, 5:19pm; Reply: 32
Stars getting clucky and cranky
Friday Mar 31 12:00 AEDT
By Clare Buttner

Bad news for the orphans of the world this week: Jessica Simpson is planning to adopt. Not one to let a fashion trend go by, the soon-to-be-divorced 20-something has been all inspired by Angelina Jolie whom, she gushes, “has done amazing, amazing things”. Pity the poor child upon whom Simpson decides to impart her (ahem) wisdom. Although at least if she adopts there’s a chance the kid will be smart enough to explain to her the difference between poultry and fish. And because it will love her, it may even be able to do so without rolling its eyes, unlike that Nick guy.

Simpson isn’t the only star feeling maternal. Pamela Anderson announced she could soon be looking for a sperm donor because she wants to have another child. Unfortunately boys, we believe this means she plans to use a clinic.

Still no word on the TomKat sprog. We do know, however, that when Katie Holmes is trying to push it out, she’ll be surrounded by giant posters telling her to keep her mouth shut. Scientologists fear that if the baby hears the mother scream or groan during childbirth, it could freak out, resulting in long-term damage to the psyche. We fear a phone call from Tom Cruise’s lawyers if we say anything else about Scientology and their weird birthing practices so we’ll leave it at that.
And still on childbirth, a controversial sculpture of Britney Spears was unveiled in New York this week in which the heavily pregnant pop star is naked, on all fours, giving birth while clutching the ears of a dead bear's head. Titled Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston, it doesn’t actually look anything like Britney and we suspect the artist, Daniel Edwards, cunningly decided to say it was her to get some gallery to display it. Britney hasn’t commented on the sculpture yet, but no doubt she’d point out that she actually gave birth to Sean Preston via caesarean section and she definitely wasn’t holding the ears of a dead bear at the time.

In breaking news, supermodel Naomi Campbell flipped out and attacked her housekeeper who had to be taken to hospital for stitches. That's the fourth time Campbell has allegedly lost it and beaten up an employee — she pleaded guilty to attacking a personal assistant in 1998 and 2001, and a maid accused her slapping her on the face in 2004. What a boss!

Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson is so hot right now. She was voted the Sexiest Woman in the World this week by US FHM magazine. And if rumours are correct, the stunning starlet may be single again. ninemsn's celebrity blogger, Sal Morgan, quizzed Josh Hartnett, who has been seeing Scarlett, on the status of their relationship. You can check out the interview with Josh Hartnett here.

Upon learning Scarlett was the sexiest woman in the world, we decided to ask our readers who they thought was the hottest man alive. After tallying the votes there was a very clear winner — the irresistibly sexy Johnny Depp.

Make sure you check out our photogalleries of the top 10 hottest men and top 10 hottest women.

Staring at good looking people sure beats work. Now, bring on the weekend!

Friends star LeBlanc files for divorce
Friday Mar 31 13:32 AEDT

Hollywood actor Matt LeBlanc, who played the good-humoured ladies' man Joey on the televisions series Friends, has filed for divorce from his wife of three years, Melissa Sue.

The 38-year-old actor, who now appears in the Friends spinoff series Joey, filed a dissolution of marriage petition in Los Angeles Superior Court under his full name, Matthew Steven LeBlanc, and listed the date of separation as January 1, 2006.

Matt and Melissa Sue LeBlanc, a 41-year-old former model, have a two-year-old daughter together.

"Melissa and Matt LeBlanc have decided to end their marriage of three years," the actor's spokesman, Joe Libonati, said in a statement.

"The dissolution is amicable. They remain devoted parents and friends. For the sake of their family, they ask that their privacy be respected at this time."

LeBlanc rose to fame in Friends in which Joey struggled through an up-and-down acting career and various love affairs.

When that series went off the air in 2004, LeBlanc headlined his own series, but Joey has never enjoyed the same type of success.

Posted by: SuziH, April 9, 2006, 11:04am; Reply: 33
Sunday Apr 9 11:03 AEST

Bogus break-ups, sorry skin mags and bad dads
Friday Apr 7 13:00 AEST

By Clare Buttner

What a ripper of a week it's been in the world of celebrity gossip! We've had rumours of weddings, splits, a tale of tortured childhood, an admission of mental illness, and starlets triumphing over their would-be exploiters.

Let's start at the pinnacle of the A-list and work our way down:

They might be the world's sexiest couple but it seems there's trouble brewing in Brad and Angelina's Parisian paradise. Some reports say Ange has kicked Brad out of the bedroom and onto the couch, while another report says Brad has actually walked out on his pregnant girlfriend. The reason for the tension? Apparently it's Angelina's head-strong ways and reluctance to walk down the aisle. Other reports, however, claim that the couple are currently holidaying in Namibia, although the resort they are rumoured to be staying at denies the celebrity couple are there, saying it is closed for renovations.

No doubt Jennifer Aniston would be pleased if the rumours about Brad and Ange's relationship are true. Although, it seems she could be moving on — speculation is rife she will beat her ex down the aisle. When Aniston was asked on a US television show whether a rumour that Oprah Winfrey was throwing a $US8 million wedding for her and Vince Vaughn was true, she answered with awkward silence. Perhaps she thinks an OTT wedding will finally convince the world she is over Brad.

Tom Cruise must be thinking a lot about the importance of fatherhood these days, with the birth of his child with fiancee Katie Holmes not far off. This might explain why he got stuck into his now-deceased father in a magazine. Cruise says his Dad was "a bully and a coward" who couldn't be trusted.

"For me, it was like, 'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him'," Cruise said.

Meanwhile, footballer and fashion icon David Beckham has admitted to suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. He says he has to line up soft drinks cans symmetrically in the fridge and always re-arranges his hotel rooms. Sympathetic wife Victoria, apparently calls him "a weirdo".

Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz both claimed victory this week over people trying to profit from their sexy images. Alba, forgave Playboy magazine for making her a cover girl without her permission — which she said duped readers into thinking she was naked inside. Alba threatened to sue the magazine but dropped the case when Playboy apologised and agreed to make donations to charities supported by Alba. Diaz was awarded damages over the illicit sale of topless photos taken of her 10 years ago.

From women being exploited, to women exploiting themselves, (at least that's how J.K Rowling would probably see it), Jessica Simpson is set to take over where Pamela Anderson left off, starring in a new Baywatch movie. Apparently producers were particularly impressed with Simpson's physical assets.

And finally Eminem has done it again — filed for divorce that is. He remarried his high school sweetheart, Kim Mathers, less than three months ago but things obviously haven't worked out. No doubt he'll dredge up an album's worth of material from that episode.

And that's a rap, readers. Word to the weekend. We outta here.

Posted by: SuziH, April 13, 2006, 4:27pm; Reply: 34
Curly Kylie cuts it close
By Michelle Johnson
April 13, 2006 - 1:14PM

A new-look cropped Kylie snaps were taken by her boyfriend Olivier Martinez and posted on her website.

The pictures are the first of the star without her trademark tresses after she underwent treatment for breast cancer.

Minogue has been mainly photographed in Paris, where the majority of her chemotherapy has been, wearing headscarves and hats to hide her thinning hair.

But these new images show a happy and healthy Kylie with mousy brown hair, seemingly well on the road to recovery.

A posting on the website reveals the photos were taken during a weekend break as a guest of Dolce and Gabbana in Portofino, Italy.

The posting says she is "relaxed and happy" and wanted to "send a big hello to the many regulars.

Minogue, who is still being treated for breast cancer and underwent surgery last year, pulled out of her Showgirl tour in Australia and a headline slot at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK after her diagnosis.

Earlier this week she was asked again to headline the Glastonbury music festival in 2007 - two years after she cancelled her original performance.

Michael Eavis, a working farmer who stages the event - the highlight of the British music calendar - in his own fields, said he has personally asked the singer to perform.

"Kylie is coming back hopefully. Her people are quite confident, she wants to do it," Eavis told reporters at the London film premiere of Glastonbury, a movie documenting the festival's 35-year history.

"Her shows are so theatrical they are almost like a circus in a way, which really fits in with Glastonbury," Eavis said.

Years ago Kylie donned a blonde wig when she was dating Michael Hutchence and looked fabulous. Very pixie like. I love short cropped hair on Kylie.
Posted by: SuziH, April 28, 2006, 10:52am; Reply: 35
Keira KOs Kate
From correspondents in London
April 28, 2006

WHEN the wholesome, clean-cut actress went head to head for the top job with the scandal-plagued supermodel, perhaps the result was predictable. Keira Knightley was the $2.5 million winner.
Hollywood's hottest property will replace Kate Moss as the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume when her contract expires at the end of the year.

But if the snub was a disappointment for Moss, there was worse to come.

Knightley, 21, was voted the world's sexiest woman in a FHM magazine poll, while the 32-year-old Streatham-born model only just scraped into the top 100 at number 87.

Chanel dropped Moss from its main fashion line in the wake of a cocaine scandal, but she continued to feature for Coco Mademoiselle.

The company refused to say whether the decision was connected to her private life - she was pictured apparently snorting drugs - or her relationship with rock star Pete Doherty.,10221,18947552-7485,00.html

Posted by: Saphyre66, May 4, 2006, 12:39pm; Reply: 36
I am so glad I live a simple, boring life lol....and I thought I had it bad  ::)
Posted by: SuziH, May 14, 2006, 4:50pm; Reply: 37
Logies, Scarlett, babies and brain surgery
Friday May 12, 2006
By Danielle Cahill

Lost love, odd parenting, brain surgery and Britney's pregnancy have dominated what has been a fairly sad week in the world of celebrity. At this rate we're almost looking forward to the next Lindsay Lohan film just to bring us all that little ray of sunshine. Almost

The week began with a bang at the Logies, where Joan Rivers and Bec and Lleyton cause quite a stir.

Hats off to plastic surgery slave Rivers for her spectacular performance on Sunday night when she not only swore black and blue but she also reminded us all that our "stars" barely rate a mention outside this country.

But as our own celebrity style watcher and couturier Alex Perry noted, the striking thing about this year's ceremony (besides how appalling nice people were being to each other on the red carpet), was Bec and Lleyton happily parading their child as they presented an award.

Lleyton told the audience "in case you hadn't noticed we've had a baby", leading many to wonder how on earth anyone could have missed pics of little Mia since practically every moment of her life thus far been documented in Woman's Day.

News of Keith Richards' brain surgery following a fall in Fiji has been the big showbiz story this week partly because of the potential tragedy of the hardest man in rock history dying due to misadventure during coconut fetching.

So after five long decades of abusing his body with myriad substances, it seems very little would keep Keith down for long. Word is he's now out of hospital and has thanked staff for all their help.

Reports earlier in the week that Richards may have suffered brain damage as a result of the fall were strongly denied by Rolling Stones spokeswoman Fran Curtis.

The worst kept secret in showbiz, that Britney Spears was pregnant again, was finally confirmed this week when she announced her second pregnancy to chat show host David Letterman.

It's been just eight months since the former pop princess gave birth to son Sean. The admission raises several questions, not the least of which is why anyone would choose to have a second child with Kevin Federline.

Tom Cruise isn't going anywhere and it is now increasingly obvious that we are not the only ones who are wishing he'd just disappear.

It seems Cruise's new mission impossible is getting people to like him again with a new poll showing his popularity with women has dropped from 56 percent to 35 percent.

Things are getting so bad for Cruise that friends are now publicly issuing statements of support. Ouch. Chances are you'll be as happy as we'll be when he finally goes home to that new baby of his with his tail wedged firmly between his legs.

Lost love was also big this week with Nick Lachey, who said it was the music that got him through his break up with Jessica Simpson and Nicole Kidman, who admitted she still loves Cruise. Lachey says making his new album was a cathartic experience as it really allowed him to get rid of a lot of hurt and anger he'd been carrying about since splitting up with that blonde leggy Texan. But with song titles such as 'Resolution' and 'I can't hate you', we suggest that Lachey has some way to go until he's really over Simpson.

Kidman's ongoing grief over her split with Cruise came as something of a surprise. Kidman's admission she still loves Cruise to Ladies Home Journal, that bastion of celebrity journalism, is bad news for current fiancé and country music star Keith Urban.

One wonders just what Urban made of Kidman's comments particularly in light of the couple's upcoming nuptials.

Finally, Scarlett Johansson, the new face of L'Oreal, caused quite a few headaches this week for keeping her clothes on.

The sexy screen siren who recently posed nude for the cover of celebrity bible Vanity Fair has refused to get her kit off for a L'Oreal advertisement.

Management at the makeup company and men around the world are said to be fuming at Johansson's prudish ways and who could blame them? After all, men are men, and L'Oreal paid Johansson $5.5m for the gig. It seems Ms Johansson wants to move away from her sexy image as so well documented in these pictures from the Golden Globes.

And that, as they say, is a wrap. Now we're off to see if L'Oreal wants to give us a pile of cash for not talking our clothes off.

Devman will be drooling over the Scarlett Johansson news!

As you can see from the pics Joan was never a beautiful woman and frankly I think she looks better (?) now than when she was younger... I think ??) :-/

Posted by: Gizmo, May 14, 2006, 5:24pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from from the above article posted by SuziH

Kidman's ongoing grief over her split with Cruise came as something of a surprise. Kidman's admission she still loves Cruise to Ladies Home Journal, that bastion of celebrity journalism, is bad news for current fiancé and country music star Keith Urban.

One wonders just what Urban made of Kidman's comments particularly in light of the couple's upcoming nuptials.

When I read that about Nicole last week , my first thought was that she did it to 'have a go' at Tom and Katie.
Nothing makes a new Mum and yet to be bride feel more vulnerable than to think the ex is still in the picture.
Nicole won't have him back . . but she may be having some sport now. . seeing the bust up was so accrimonious. It would be a little beneath her usual standard. . but hey!. . she has Keith beside her.
:D :D

Posted by: Simpson, May 15, 2006, 1:37pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from Gizmo

[color=#9900CC]When I read that about Nicole last week , my first thought was that she did it to 'have a go' at Tom and Katie.
Nothing makes a new Mum and yet to be bride feel more vulnerable than to think the ex is still in the picture.

Yeah, especially if the ex is THE Nicole Kidman. Sure, Katie is young and not bad looking and all that, but she is NOTHING compared to Nicole!
Posted by: SuziH, May 20, 2006, 11:59am; Reply: 40
Something fishy as the real celebrities vanish
Friday May 19 10:00 AEST
By Danielle Cahill

It's been a C-minus week in the world of showbiz and entertainment and frankly I'm over it.

Where the hell have all the real celebrities gone? What happened to TomKitten? Isn't Pete Doherty in rehab or court this week?
What hole did Jessica Simpson crawl into and just where, oh where, is the lovely George Clooney? Surely his mission to save the world is something we should all be in on ...
You know it has been a particularly dire week in the world of celebrity when Simone Warne and, yes you are reading this correctly, Rex Hunt are some of the biggest stories doing the rounds ...

Simone began the week by saying she was doing her best to remove any and all traces of Shane from her life after new pictures of her soon-to-be ex-husband in a compromising position with a few models surfaced in British tabloid News of the World.

Although it seems Warne's indiscretions know no limit, we might find Simone's pledge a little easier to believe if she didn't insist on sharing his palatial mansion and using his name to launch her own career.

Meanwhile Rex Hunt made a startling admission this week when he revealed he had been paying for sex while his wife has been battling bipolar disorder. Word is now that one of Rex's lovers may sue. Frankly this was more than we ever wanted to know about how Rex "got his rocks off", and our advice to Rex would be — stick to kissing fish.

We also heard this week that Paris Hilton had written a song about Nicole Richie and how "jealous" she is of Paris' life. Clearly Paris has yet to come to terms with the limit of her own existence. There's no doubt she and Nicole, who were once best mates, are now rivals that look like clones of each other, though good luck working out which one arrived on the scene first. Take a trip down memory lane to a time before it all went wrong...

The main question raised by Paris' latest revelation is: does anyone really care? Paris is so overexposed at the moment that it's less about trying to keep up with whatever she is doing today and more a matter of finding the will to live as she [yawn] yet again flashes something, anything at the cameras.

While we're on the topic of copy cats, Nicole Kidman's clone, I mean Naomi Watts, has been made a UN envoy on HIV/AIDS. This column remembers a time when becoming such an envoy was a tough gig, when it really meant something. Though Kofi, if you're reading this I've always had a passion for animals and I take the welfare of dolphins very seriously.

Nicole Kidman did bring a smile to one and all by confirming that Keith really is her fiancé. The manner of the official conformation was very Nicole. Spotted out and about with her beau in the US, Kidman said "he's actually my fiancé" because as she put it, she wouldn't bring just anyone to a UN sponsored function in Boston. She takes her role as a goodwill ambassador for the Development Fund for Women very seriously. Bravo Nicole, you get extra points bringing a bit of class to the world of celebrity. We await TomKitten's response with baited breath ...

And finally a few brief mentions to file away under "it was only a matter of time". Eva Longoria topped Maxim's list of hottest women in the world. Again. Big surprise.

Paul McCartney finally saw the light and dumped that Heather Mills. Though given that he refused her offer to sign a prenup she may well end up laughing all the way to the bank as his entire $1.9 billion fortune will be up for grabs in what may become one the most expensive divorces in living memory.

And surprise, surprise, the most interesting thing about the Da Vinci Code movie according to critics is Tom Hanks' hair. The film opens today so you can judge for yourselves.

That's a wrap folks we're off in search of some real celebrity news and possibly a new hair stylist for Mr Hanks.

Heather accused of being a 'gold-digger'
Friday May 19 13:54 AEST

Paul McCartney's estranged wife said accusations that she married the ex-Beatle for his money were more devastating than having a leg amputated, in remarks reported by British newspapers.

Legendary musician McCartney, 63, and Heather Mills McCartney, 38, his charity campaigner wife of four years, announced their decision to split on Wednesday -- and media have since speculated she could walk off with a huge chunk of his massive fortune.

Mills McCartney hit out at the "gold-digger" tag in extracts from her self-help book Life Balance, due out next week.

She said it was far more difficult to cope with than the horrific 1993 accident when she was hit by a police motorcycle and had to have her left leg amputated.

"I've been in the public eye for some years, ever since I lost my leg, but I had no problems with my relationship with the media until I got married," the ex-model said in the 200-page manual.

"The Press made me out to be a gold-digger and I decided to keep my mouth shut and say nothing. Looking back, I think that was a mistake.

"That period turned out to be the darkest and most difficult in my life -- worse than losing my leg.

She also wrote that "money is not the key to happiness".

"I have learnt that peace of mind has very little to do with luxury or leisure.

She added: "Most of the disagreements in the world are due to misunderstandings, or failings to see the other person's point of view.

"Countless relationships could be healed through proper communication. I have to admit that I haven't always been the best communicator."

The McCartneys blamed their break-up on "constant intrusion" into their private lives. They have a two-year-old daughter called Beatrice.

Before they wed in 2002, McCartney spurned Mills' offer of a prenuptual agreement to protect his estimated $A2.56 billion (825-million-pound, $US1.57-billion, 1.21-billion-euro) fortune in case of a divorce.

Experts said Mills could walk away at least $A495 million (200 million pounds) richer if the couple ended their marriage.

McCartney said on his website on Wednesday: "It's been suggested that she married me for the money and there is not an ounce of truth in this."

Bond girl turns seventy on 'Britannia'
Friday May 19 10:02 AEST

Iconic Bond girl Ursula Andress celebrated her seventieth birthday with a glitzy party on board the Royal Yacht Britannia yesterday.

The 1960s sex symbol from Switzerland, who turned seventy on March 19, was the guest of honour onboard the retired royal yacht in Edinburgh, where more than 100 guests gathered to wish her many happy returns.

The film star is best known for playing Honey Rider in the first James Bond movie Dr. No in 1962.

In the film, she emerged from the Caribbean Sea in a white bikini, tossed back her blonde hair and walked onto the beach under the watchful eye of Bond, played by Sean Connery.

She arrived in the original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 car which was used in the films Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965).

The souped-up vehicle did not use its custom extras - including machine guns and an ejector seat.

She wore a dark blue dress by John Galliano and was greeted on the red carpet by her son Dimitri Hamlin and his father Harry Hamlin.

Posted by: SuziH, May 27, 2006, 12:56pm; Reply: 41
Saturday May 27 12:51 AEST

Former Matilda kicks off film career
Sydney's Denie Pentecost once played soccer for Australia - now she's flying the Aussie flag at Cannes with her short film Sexy Thing.
Bronte apologised over Jane Eyre school
Newly-discovered letters show British novelist Charlotte Bronte offered to rewrite parts of Jane Eyre to avoid a libel suit over her portrayal of Lowood school.


Michael Jackson to accept MTV award
Pop star Michael Jackson plans to accept an entertainment award in Tokyo in what will be his first public appearance since his acquittal on sex abuse charges.
Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe to divorce
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank and her husband of eight years Chad Lowe have decided to divorce, a spokeswoman for Swank says.
Singer Gwen Stefani gives birth to boy
Singer Gwen Stefani, wife of British rock star Gavin Rossdale, has given birth to the couple's first child, a son.
Finns dismayed after Lordi unmasked
Many Finns are annoyed after a tabloid magazine published pictures of Eurovision winners Lordi out of their trademark monster suits.
Mobbed Brown's next event cancelled
A teen magazine has cancelled US R&B singer Chris Brown's appearance at its annual model search gig in western Sydney because of safety concerns. .
Ruby Langford Ginibi wins writers' award
Aboriginal author and historian Ruby Langford Ginibi has been awarded the 2006 Australian Council of the Arts Writers' Emeritus Award.
Michael Jackson to appear in Tokyo
Michael Jackson will make his first public appearance in nearly a year since his trial on child molestation charges to receive an award in Japan this weekend, his spokesman said.
Squires, Wilson switch to Vega breakfast
Baby boomer radio station, Sydney's Vega 95.3 FM, has announced afternoon presenters Tony Squires and Rebecca Wilson are making the switch to breakfast.
Aussie Goldman hits back at critics
Australian director Paul Goldman has hit out at Cannes Film Festival critics after they labelled his latest film "hollow".
Madonna crucified as devil worship denied
It's been a weird and wacky week in entertainment news with monsters winning Eurovision, a crucifiction, celebrities offending the Church, and a couple of drunk drivers.
Farnham to play to benefit Larry victims
Australian entertainer John Farnham will headline a concert in Cairns next month for victims of Cyclone Larry.
Jane Campion unveils next feature film
New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion will direct a drama based on 19th century poet John Keats.

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Posted by: SuziH, June 2, 2006, 7:47pm; Reply: 42
Out of Africa comes the new Messiah
Friday Jun 2 12:00 AEST
By Clare Buttner

In todays culture many of us worship at the altar of celebrity, prostrating ourselves before the lesser gods that populate Hollywood.

So its fitting that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie called their new daughter Shiloh Nouvel  which apparently translates from Hebrew and French to mean New Messiah. Yes its bold, yes it might seem a touch crass. But when youre the worlds hottest celebrity couple, declaring your child the second coming shows the kind of front you can get away with.

Departing from the original script, the couple elected to ditch the stable in favour of a Namibian resort, and no riches (not even gold, frankinscence or myrrh) will be enough to gain access to this baby, thanks to the aegis of the Namibian government. Officials have provided tight security around their hotel and the hospital where Shiloh was born, set up large green barriers on the beach to shield them from photographers and refused to grant visas to foreign journalists unless they had written permission from Jolie and Pitt to cover the birth. Police have also arrested photographers and confiscated film. And as thanks for all of this, the Jolie-Pitts have donated $370,000 to Namibia's hospitals to improve maternity wards.

However, despite the lack of information coming out of Africa, we can confirm that Shiloh has Brad Pitts nose, was delivered via Caesarean section, and has absolutely no chance of a normal life.

While the rest of the world celebrated the news of Shilohs birth, in a cold and lonely corner of the globe, one person struggled to come to terms with the news Jennifer Aniston must have felt like icy fingers had clenched her jilted heart. Aniston reportedly said she felt nauseous upon hearing the news of the birth, but on the upside the nausea wasnt as bad as she had been expecting.

Aniston is due in Australia next week to promote her new film The Break-Up and she wants us all to know that she luuurved filming the nude scenes.

"I just got crazy, ripped off my skirt and went: 'Woo! Woo!'" Jen says of a scene in the forthcoming flick. We know she was trying to tell us she's a sexually liberated woman but that just sounds sort of scary.

Now, back to babies. In line with the tradition of celebrities giving their kids odd names, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale named their new baby boy Kingston James McGregor. It's almost classy, and certainly less arrogant than Shiloh Nouvel & and yet still sort of silly. The reality is that only a child with rich and famous genes has a chance at pulling off this name while escaping playground taunts  and even then, it's only a chance. So forget about it you pregnant women out there.

In movie news, Jessica Simpson has apparently been dumped from a new Dukes Of Hazzard movie  only to be replaced by a rumoured younger love rival.

Producers want 19-year-old Kristin Cavallari to play Daisy Duke  the role made famous by Simpson, 25, last year.

Cavallari, a former star of the MTV reality show Laguna Beach, was spotted flirting at various restaurants and parties with Jessica's estranged husband, Nick Lachey in March, although both denied a romance.

But Simpson can take comfort in knowing that even 'A-list' celebrities get the brush off. Russell Crowe has apparently been dumped as the star in the Baz Lurhmann's upcoming $150 million epic tipped to be Australia's answer to Gone with the Wind because he wanted too many script changes. The part was then offered to Heath Ledger but Ledger apparently isn't interested in the role  probably because he's so over Australia right now.

It was a good news week for Simone Warne, who must be thrilled the universe has cut her some slack at last. After her awful public marriage bust-up and a failed attempt to make a name for herself and win popularity on Dancing with the Stars, Simone has been voted the 29th sexiest woman in the world by FHM readers.

And finally, thinking she knows better than all the world's tabloids Liz Taylor is refusing to accept she is dying and has Alzheimer's.

Anyway, those are the highlights of the week's entertainment news. We're off to pray for the celebrity children of the world. Have a good weekend.

Posted by: SuziH, June 3, 2006, 12:09pm; Reply: 43
Week in review
By Will Temple
June 02, 2006
Caught out ... readers loved Jessica Rowe's little gaffe.

JUDGING from our top story of the week and the blog responses it generated those who consume the media like nothing better than to hop into it as well.
While it may have come as no surprise to many that TV occasionally stage manages what you see, the evidence was finally out there. None other than Jessica Rowe had been caught out by an Australian commander in East Timor during a live interview.

While this provided some home truths and chuckles, Australia's military involvement in East Timor has been no laughing matter. It was the running story of the week as diggers rounded up violent gangs in the strife-torn nation.

The antics of the housemates on Big Brother continue to entice. As well as the insights from our Big Blogger stories from the show that rated highly this week were a disgruntled Mikey's spat with Gretel Killeen and the news of his eviction.

Those two young Australians caught in Indonesia's drugs net came back into the public eye this week. A year after she was sentenced to two decades in a Bali jail it was revealed Schapelle Corby has been reduced to writing letters to complete strangers to plead her innocence. Despite being largely out of sight the ratings show that when she appears Schapelle is still very much in mind. The story was one of the most clicked on this week and the blog showed even if people hated her they still were still taking time to post a response.

Model Michelle Leslie also generated some heat from our bloggers after she claimed in an interview she had worn the culturally-sensitive burqa while in prison because she felt it would help protect her from rape. Many readers clearly felt this was nothing more than a publicity ploy and would like to apply the results of this next story to her.

Those boffins have been at it again and this time scientists reckon they have found a way to make objects invisible. Read on to find out how to do all those things you've always wanted to.

One radio station isn't waiting for the invisibility technology to make one James Blunt disappear - they've just decided to ban him from the airwaves. The move came after listeners said they were fed up with hearing the British crooner. We put this to the test locally and you can click here to see the results.

This week also saw the birth of the Brangelina baby. The pair continued the tradition favoured by Hollywood types of potential playground disaster names. This time it's Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, a baby girl born in Namibia after her mum reportedly took a shine to the place. And according to local law, little Shiloh's eligible for citizenship.

Finally, although it sounds like something you might get after a spicy meal doctors have isolated a condition brought on by technology called "ringxiety". It's the official name for the sensation of hearing your mobile phone ringing or feeling it vibrate when it isn't. Apparently the anxiety is caused by the expectations raised in a world of instant communications. You can't have everything.

Enjoy the weekend.,10117,19329182-421,00.html

To clear matters up re Jessica's gaffe go to the above address and then click on: Video this week Number 2.
Just found a written story about Jessica's so called 'gaffe' and honestly it is much to do about nothing!

Rowe caught out in Timor interview
From: AAP
May 30, 2006

AN Australian military commander has tried to ensure truth does not become a casualty of conflict in East Timor, but has embarrassed Today show co-host Jessica Rowe in the process.
Australian commander in East Timor Brigadier Michael Slater appeared this morning in a live cross from Dili to Channel 9's Today show, with helmeted and heavily armed Australian soldiers standing behind him.

He was pressed by Today host Jessica Rowe about whether Dili really was as safe as the Australian military claimed, given the presence of armed soldiers at his shoulder.

Pausing briefly, Brig Slater replied: "Jessica I feel quite safe, yes, but not because I've got these armed soldiers behind me that were put there by your stage manager here to make it look good.

"I don't need these guys here.
"It is not safe on the streets, as it is back home in Sydney or Brisbane – no it's not, if it was we wouldn't be here. But things are getting better every day."
Rowe apologised, saying she didn't realise the guards had been placed specifically for the interview.

But Rowe ran into more trouble when she persisted with her line of questioning, and referred to footage of looting and violence.

Brig Slater told her the pictures were a "couple of days old".

TV rival Channel 7 gleefully circulated grabs of the interview this morning, enjoying an element of revenge after Nine's taunting over its exclusive interview with the Beaconsfield mine survivors.,10117,19305001-2,00.html

Posted by: music313, June 8, 2006, 2:28am; Reply: 44

Cruz, McConaughey officially over
Wednesday Jun 7 09:00 AEST

Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey have officially ended their one-year relationship, after issuing a joint statement to a US magazine.

The pair, who met while filming Sahara last year, sent a joint statement to People, saying they had "decided to take time off as a couple".

"Due to busy work schedules and so much time apart, they mutually decided four weeks ago that separating was the best thing to do at this time," the statement said.

Cruz is currently filming the bull-fighting movie Manolete in Spain. While McConaughey is spending the summer in West Virginia working on We Are… Marshall.
Posted by: SuziH, June 9, 2006, 5:22pm; Reply: 45

Katie's dad rustles up a $44 million prenup
Katie Holmes' lawyer father has negotiated a pre-nup deal with fiance Tom Cruise worth $44 million, according to US reports.

Wanted: a wife for Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves says he's ready to put his tragic personal life behind him and move on in the search for love.

China dumps Da Vinci Code
China has ordered the "The Da Vinci Code", the controversial religious thriller that has smashed box-office records worldwide, pulled from its theaters, a movie industry executive has said.

Jolie-Pitt baby pics cause media storm
Photos of the newborn daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have sparked magazine bidding wars, internet leaks and threats of international legal action.

Beaconsfield miners sign book deal
Rescued Beaconsfield miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell have signed a deal for an authorised account of their underground ordeal.

Paul Newman stars in animated movie
Paul Newman is playing a crusty old automobile with blue eyes for headlights in the animated film Cars.

Farrow returns to horror in Omen remake
Mia Farrow has come full circle by giving birth to Satan's cinematic spawn nearly four decades ago and now returns in the remake of the horror classic The Omen.

Jackman to play Rhett to Kidman's Scarlett
Hugh Jackman will reportedly replace Russell Crowe as the lead opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann's new pre-World War II epic.

Ange and Brad thank Namibia
Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt thanked Namibia for protecting their privacy as they finally emerged from seclusion following the birth of their daughter.

Zadie Smith wins Orange Prize
Britain's Zadie Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction with her third novel, On Beauty.

Cruz, McConaughey officially over
Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey have officially ended their one-year relationship, after issuing a joint statement to a US magazine.

Jagger pays tribute to Billy Preston
Keyboardist Billy Preston, a so-called "fifth Beatle" who also played with the Rolling Stones and enjoyed solo success has died at the age of 59.

Posted by: lurveit, June 19, 2006, 7:26pm; Reply: 46
(I didn't know where to put this and didn't think he was worthy of his own thread so anyway...)

Bahahahaahahah .... is he kidding (it'll probably work!)

Dustin Diamond, best known as geeky Screech Powers on the 1989-1993 teen comedy series "Saved by the Bell," is selling T-shirts with his photo on them to try to raise $250,000 so he doesn't lose his grey two-story house under a foreclosure order.

Diamond, 29, is trying to sell nearly 30,000 shirts — at $15 or $20 (autographed) each — to supplement the income he makes as a stand-up comic so he doesn't have to move from his Port Washington home, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee.

The T-shirt has a photo of Diamond holding a sign that says, "Save My House." The back of the shirt reads, "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house." The third "e" was added to get around copyright laws, he said.

This is just bizarre! but also really really sad .... so this is what becomes of the tv 'has-beens'  :(  :P

IF you care....

Posted by: music313, June 19, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 47
i used to ALWAYS watch Saved By The was a cool show back then :)
Posted by: lurveit, June 24, 2006, 4:47pm; Reply: 48
awww....  :(

Aaron Spelling, who created a massive number of hit series, from the vintage "Charlie's Angels" and "Dynasty" to "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place," died Friday, his publicist said. He was 83.

Spelling's other hit series included "Love Boat," "Fantasy Island," "Burke's Law," "The Mod Squad," "Starsky and Hutch," "T.J. Hooker," "Matt Houston," "Hart to Hart" and "Hotel." He kept his hand in 21st-century TV with series including "7th Heaven" and "Summerland." (

That is soooooooo sad. He created some of the best tele shows ever! loved them!!!  :(  :(  :(

Posted by: SuziH, July 1, 2006, 11:29am; Reply: 49
It's a wrap: Tantrums, trash and photo tales
Friday June 30, 2006

By Annette Basile

There's something a bit strange going on with Britney Spears. In the past few weeks news from Brit-land has become increasingly bizarre. Or is that Bazaar.

First, she nearly drops her baby son, then there was the televised emotional outpouring, followed by news of the "manny" (a manny being a maternal sort of bloke who's left holding the baby — presumably a bit more tightly that Brit). And now this: a pregnant Britney has posed nude for the cover for Harper's Bazaar.

Britney, it's been done before. Have a chat to Demi Moore … she invented this type of exhibitionism. But where Demi was probably just showing off, newly brunette Britney seems to be opting for an image makeover — we're just not real sure what image she's trying to project.
Click here to check out other flesh-baring stars in our gallery. Or take a peek at our Yummy Mummies gallery here. If you find it a bit too much skin, check out clothed celebs in our worst dressed slideshow.

Is it just me, or is anyone else out there over the Nic-Keith nuptials? You'd think it was a royal wedding. There will be calls for their anniversary to be a public holiday next ... While the paparazzi were predictably in a frenzy, ordinary folk lined the streets to wish the blushing botox bride all the best. Don’t the great unwashed have anything better to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Latest is that Nic-Keith are honeymooning in Tahiti. One wonders about people living on that level of the celebrity stratosphere — it's hard to imagine they do their own shopping, ironing, cleaning etcetera. Do they take assistants on their honeymoon? Are their "staff" in the adjoining room? Just a thought.

One interesting Nic-Keith snippet that did emerge this week is that the Urban lovebirds have reportedly signed a pre-nuptial agreement. How romantic. If Keith turns back to cocaine, or hits the bottle, Nicole can leave him without having to pay a cent. She's got it all worked out. After all, she's said to be worth US150 million ($205 million).

While the Urbans are in paradise, other stars are having less luck in love-land. Take Selma Blair and Ahmet Zappa, for instance, who are calling it quits. And Jennifer Lopez, who's paying off her ex-hubby to keep quiet about her. But it looks like he's going to spill the beans anyway, unless a court can stop him. The hush clause mustn't have been part of their pre-nup.

Husbands may come and go, but stars behaving badly are always in fashion. Naomi Campbell, who's looking increasingly like a drag queen, was in court this week over allegedly throwing a mobile phone at an employee. Is she taking lessons from Russell Crowe?

While Naomi tries to get a plea bargain in Manhattan, over in Stockholm, Axl Rose is carrying on that fine rock star tradition of trashing hotel rooms. Rose was reportedly "too drunk to talk" when arrested, but he wasn't too legless to apparently attack a security guard and threaten a policeman. Rock on, Axl. But you'll have to go a long way to top Led Zeppelin's rock myth of super-gluing their hotel furniture to the ceiling.

Also in the naughty pop star category we have Boy George. George had been threatened with a jail term after failing to complete community service. His task was to rake leaves. He deemed it "humiliating" and has requested a less humble task. We suggest busking. Reckon he’d be pretty good at it.

Meanwhile, one celeb who's class all the way chats to ninemsn's Celebrity Sal, who is unusually star-struck in the presence of Johnny Depp's undeniable gorgeousness. We don't blame her.

Photos are a hot topic this week. First Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are reportedly withdrawing their offer to sell baby pictures of their newborn, Suri, as they didn’t get a high enough offer. And then news emerges that a digital photo card belonging to none other than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has been nicked. Who stole it? One of their staff perhaps? It's hard to find good help these days. Just ask Naomi Campbell.

And while Britney was proudly baring almost all for photographers, another starlet is trying to hide her assets. Australia's Miss Universe contestant Erin McNaught may be disqualified from the beauty pageant due to topless photos that were taken before Erin had universal fame. "I'd like to tell the judges to make sure that they have the facts and to look at the pictures themselves," says Erin. We're sure they will.

That's a wrap, dear readers. May you all have enriching weekends with lots of fun and no hangovers. As for me, I'm in a bit of a hurry. I gotta get out of here before someone hurls a phone at me.
Posted by: Mal Function, July 1, 2006, 4:13pm; Reply: 50
what have Russell Crowe currently visiting ?  :P
Posted by: SuziH, July 14, 2006, 5:22pm; Reply: 51

The Who set for worldwide tour
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British man tried to sell Beatles session tapes
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Comedian Red Buttons dies at 87
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Doherty announces plan for drug rehab
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Tea with Nelson to raise funds for kids
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That's a wrap: Keith keeps us all rocking
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Curtain closes on Sydney Dance directors
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Audioslave album arrives in Australia
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ABC, SBS to pioneer digital TV
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Big Brother (UK) makes UK political splash
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Heide Museum reopens after $6m facelift
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David Gulpilil faces weapons charge
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Posted by: SuziH, July 16, 2006, 1:37pm; Reply: 52
Kylie hopes surgery will help her to have a baby
Sunday Jul 16 05:51 AEST

Kylie Minogue, given the all-clear in her battle with breast cancer, wants to have children with her French partner, Olivier Martinez.
The pop star is hoping an operation will make her dream come true.
Kylie says she is not desperate to marry but wants children.
"I would love some children," she told the Sunday Herald Sun. "We'll have to wait and see."
Kylie had been warned the chemotherapy to treat her cancer would harm her chances of a normal pregnancy.
Slivers of her ovaries were taken out and frozen, to be re-implanted over the coming years in the hope that eggs will release.
The technique has led to two successful pregnancies in only a handful of trials.
Kylie, 38, says Martinez, his family and her mother Carol, were her "strength" and "saviours".
"(They) kept me strong, they kept me going."
She says she upset her parents in Melbourne by choosing to have chemotherapy in Paris, where Martinez lives.
The singer-actor completed chemotherapy in December, but her treatment continues towards a full recovery.
"I'm still going through it," she says. "It's not like, 'Hey, it's all over'.
"I've finished the main treatments. I still have check-ups and so on. It's great not to be in the hospital."
She is scheduled to resume her Showgirl tour in Australia in November.
The Kylie Interview screens on the National Nine Network at 8.30pm, Monday, July 17

At Thirty Eight years of age Kylie's biological clock is ticking. I think going through a pregnancy would not be very good for her fragile health. I can however understand that some women have a very strong maternal urge/instinct.

Remembering Mia Farrow in her younger years with her little pixie hair cut and little pixie face. I am reminded how much like Mia Farrow, Kylie looks now.

Posted by: lurveit, July 22, 2006, 8:59am; Reply: 53
BACK to celeb goss!  :P

The 18-year-old actor, Haley Joel Osment has been involved in a car accident according to California police Osment was driving a 1995 Saturn about 1 a.m. Thursday morning when he crashed into a brick base mailbox and flipped the car over. He's walked away with a fractured rib and hurt shoulder. Alcohol has been suspected to be involved in causing the accident. (I believe now confirmed - can’t be bothered finding a link to be sure ::))(

WOW! when did this little sixth sense cutie become 18!! OMG! Isn't he supposed to only be 13 or something at most? I still remember how cute he was in that Bruce Willis film with the aeroplane.. aww  :). Anyway, I hope he isn't another child star to be heading down the wrong path - So many do and end up on an E.T special when they're 40 regretting their stupidity. It'd be sad to know he could become another one.  :(
Posted by: lurveit, July 27, 2006, 9:13pm; Reply: 54
Who would've thunk it ?! ... okay so not a TOTAL surprise but still its a bit 'wow, really? huh'.

Lance Bass is GAY!! :o
(.. lol I just wanted to make it exciting)

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

To read more ...,26334,1219142,00.html

Posted by: music313, July 28, 2006, 2:25am; Reply: 55
wow....Darren Hayes must of inspired him..
Posted by: aquamonkey, July 28, 2006, 8:59am; Reply: 56
I thought all of N'sync were gay, If seeing them doesn't convince listen to them "sing"   ??)

On another topic "the hoff" has released a cover of the australian song 'Jump in my car'. I seriously don't know if it's meant to be a joke or not!!

As bad as the singing is, amonst the insanity which is the video clip he sings most of it in KITT  ::) although their is no talking from the car you could imagine "Michael I don't believe it's a good idea for you to be picking up young women."
Posted by: SuziH, July 29, 2006, 5:42pm; Reply: 57
Scrutiny may be a saviour: diagnosis rocks Big Brother
Andrew Hornery
July 28, 2006


Biopsy ... Bree Amer's suspicious neck swelling was spotted by a viewing doctor.

She narrowly missed out on the $1 million prizemoney in 2004, but former Big Brother inmate and latter-day co-host of the show Bree Amer may have won a far more valuable prize - her life.

A doctor watching Amer during her regular stint as a commentator on the Big Brother Friday Night Live programs in recent months had been keeping a close eye on the blonde for weeks.

He had noticed a large lump on the left side of her neck, which he felt required urgent medical attention.

Eventually he picked up the phone and spoke to the show's producers on the Gold Coast, urging them to tell Amer to see a doctor about the suspicious lump.

Last night Amer made her final appearance on Big Brother Friday Night Live series for the year and declined to speak about her experience.

However PS has learnt Amer did seek medical advice and underwent a biopsy on the lump, which is about five centimetres long and clearly visible on television.

The results showed irregular cells and Amer is expected to have another biopsy in coming weeks with surgery due within two months. Her prognosis is unclear though insiders say she is understandably shaken.

Amer, who worked as a waitress at the Hard Rock Cafe and hails from Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast, is one of the few former housemates to have made a lasting career after leaving the Big Brother house.

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Warnie spin runs in the family

PERHAPS the one thing Shane Warne did wrong was get married.

Pictured here leaving Kabaret nightclub in London's Soho on Wednesday night, perennial playboy Warne has long been portrayed as the "text maniac" of cricket, while his long-suffering ex-wife, Simone, has managed to create a career out of the interminable scandals emanating from the Warne household.

In today's Good Weekend, Paul Barry writes that Simone, in many ways, is just like Shane.

"According to those who know them well, she looks like him, eats like him and talks like him. Suburban girl meets suburban boy. By common consent she is polite, pleasant, nice, lovely, uncomplicated and sincere. But everyone agrees she is also a bit slow on the uptake," writes Barry.

Simone, who has reverted to her maiden name, Callahan, since splitting with the cricketer, has extracted several fat cheques from the media eager to hear her side of the story. This week she tells New Idea about her "Spanish affair".

The story is not quite as salacious as the headline suggests. It recounts a fairly mundane holiday she took to Spain with her mum, Coral, her first trip without the kids."My mum's my rock, she's always been my rock," she tells New Idea, adding that Spain was where she and Shane would go to "patch things up". It was "nice to go back there independently to know I can do things on my own".

Harper Collins gathers Moss

From bikini babe in blokes' magazines to serious literary type - the reinvention of one-woman publicity machine Tara Moss is certainly audacious.

Back in 1996 Moss was the cover girl of Inside Sport modelling a selection of itsy-bitsy bathers.

At the time she was an unknown, but there is now no mistaking the signature big blonde hair and those attention-arresting choppers we now know as the author of potboilers and repeat offender in the Sunday social pages.

Yes, Moss has scaled the giddy heights of Australian celebrity, with such glamorous recent assignments as attending the Coffs Harbour Cup and opening Canberra's annual Floriade festival.
Off her dial

Describing her old radio bosses at Austereo as a bunch of "chauvinistic, misanthropic c---s", it probably comes as no surprise Judith Lucy failed to invite any of her old executive team at 2Day FM to her show I Failed at the Seymour Centre. "We didn't think it would be appropriate considering the content of the show," says Lucy's spin doctor. Lucy's former program director, David Rymer, says that he "keeps missing it". Rymer says he has no recollection of a discussion about offering listeners the chance to inseminate themselves with Guy Sebastian's sperm or of sending Lucy to Baghdad to do the show live from a war zone.

Both accounts feature heavily in Lucy's act. "I have no recollection of that," Rymer said. "It was a fair while ago … Two years in radio is a very long time." Rymer insists that he still intends to see Lucy's show, joining other radio faces who have already rocked up, including James Valentine, Myf Warhurst, Bianca Dye and the omnipresent Sami Lukas.

Jessica Rowe has generated a mountain of press in the past six months to make any starlet envious, but she is not a believer in all publicity being good publicity. The pregnant Today show co-host, who fractured her wrist on Wednesday after falling down stairs at her home, has hired publicist to the stars, Wendy Day, to handle her media dealings in association with the Channel Nine publicity department. Day is the woman behind Nicole Kidman and for many years she worked with Russell Crowe. Rowe met Day through Rowe's husband, 60 Minutes reporter Peter Overton, a mate of Kidman's since childhood when they were neighbours.

Brace yourselves - the Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman sideshow is expected to roll back into town by October.

Music industry talk has Urban touring Australia around November, and even possibly fronting up at the ARIAs in October, with Kidman in tow. The publicity generated from their wedding has set the stage for Urban to finally crack his home market, after years of finding greater success in the US. The timing would also work well for the workshops Kidman is due to attend in Sydney with Baz Luhrmann and Hugh Jackman for their epic outback production which begins filming in February.

Being ahead of the style pack is an occupational hazard for fashion magazine editors like Harper's Bazaar doyenne Alison Veness McGourty. Envious heads have been turning across Sydney whenever she arrives at the myriad functions she attends. The object of fascination? The fur-covered Gucci handbag she's been sporting. Valued at about $6000 and not available in Australia, the bag is a freebie the fashion house sent to McGourty to celebrate its 85th anniversary. Discussion on which animal McGourty is carrying about as a handbag has been varied, with the raccoon - which the Macquarie Dictionary describes as a "small flesh-eating animal" - being odds-on favourite. Alas, Gucci failed to respond to inquiries about the bag.

Aussie John Symond has a little way to go before he's able to wriggle his way into Hugh Jackman's arse-clenching jeans, but that probably was not the reasoning behind the battlers' favourite multi-millionaire splurging $30,000 at the annual Jeans for Genes charity dinner recently. Aussie John, who bid for Jackman's jeans via phone, now has the most expensive denim collection in Australia - 13 sets worth close to $250,000, including jeans from the Desperate Housewives cast, Robert Downey jnr, Jack Nicholson, Baz Luhrmann, Heather Graham, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson.

But it is her day job which she's truly serious about, having just signed a two-book deal with Harper Collins which will keep her contracted until 2010.

Moss's fourth novel, Hit, will be launched on September 6. Already in book stores are her first three books Fetish, Split and Covet.


I have read one of Tara's books. As much as I love this woman and think she is beautifully stunning, her writing is simple and unsophisticated and I wont be reading any more books by Tara.
Posted by: lurveit, August 4, 2006, 7:36pm; Reply: 58
I'm just going to put this all in one post in the ‘week’s entertainment news’ section because frankly, I can't be stuffed.

Anyhoo.. heres some goss for you n ya girlfriendz!

Firstly, What the?!!? ... Michelle Williams has been hanging out alone with our Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe!  :o  :-/  Heath is the Aussie so where is he?! This is just bizarre.. I didn't even know Heath and Ian were mates.. did Heath intro Ian to Michelle?! Weird! (pics below)


Rob Schneider looks to be REALLY upset with Mel Gibson and his recent remarks. A confirmed authentic letter has been posted in a Hollywood 'it' magazine from Schneider addressed to the Hollywood community and boy does he seem (even tho he's taking the light hearted approach) PISSED! (letter below)
Posted by: antony, August 6, 2006, 6:26pm; Reply: 59
Wrestlers smack down Lachey
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Wrestlers smack down Lachey
By Jane Williams August 05, 2006 01:53pm

FORMER boy band and reality TV star Nick Lachey was besieged by autograph hunters when he landed at Melbourne Airport today to promote his new album What's Left of Me.

Lachey, better known as the former spouse of pop diva Jessica Simpson, said he was surprised by the welcome.
But he was not as surprised as the 50-plus autograph hunters who had been waiting at the airport since early morning for World Wrestling Entertainment stars, Ric Flair, the Edge and raw John Cena.

"Is that why they're here," Lachey said after posing with the group.

Lachey, while not a wrestling fan himself, is a fan and friend of The Edge (Adam Copeland).

"I didn't know Adam was coming," he said.

Relaxed and casual in a red satin tracksuit, black jacket and trademark cap, Lachey told reporters he was concentrating on his music for the moment and had no plans for another reality TV show.

"I will do some more TV but it will be the scripted variety," he said.

Lachey, a former member of boy band 98 Degrees, and Simpson starred in reality series The Newlyweds, which followed the first 18 months of their marriage.

The couple split in November 2005 and finalised their divorce last month.

Lachey is now reported to be dating MTV host Vanessa Minnillo, who will not accompany him on his Australian tour.

"I haven't been here for six years so I didn't know what to expect when I got off the plane, this is an awesome response," Lachey said as the wrestling fans and other onlookers flocked around him.

Lachey will spend the first four days of his week-long Australian tour in Melbourne where he will perform live on the Channel 7's It Takes Two final tomorrow night and Rove Live on Channel 10on Tuesday night.

Sony BMG publicity spokeswoman Fiona Opai said the singer would appear on a couple of radio spots before going to Sydney where his diary includes a boat cruise with the winner of a 2DAY FM competition.

"I'm not sure exactly what's planned, but lots of work I think," Lachey said when asked about his trip.

"We're going to wing it while we're here, but I am a big (American) football fan so we may get down to see an (AFL) match."

Meanwhile WWE fans Shane and Mark Simons were part of the large crowd of WWE fans who swamped Lachey when he arrived.

"He seems okay," Shane said.

"But we're not here to see Nick Lachey - we really want to see the wrestlers."

The WWE stars are in Melbourne for the World Wrestling Event's Raw's SummerSlam Tour at the Rod Laver Arena tonight.
Posted by: SuziH, August 18, 2006, 9:12am; Reply: 60
Quoted from lurveit

Firstly, What the?!!? ... Michelle Williams has been hanging out alone with our Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe!  :o  :-/  Heath is the Aussie so where is he?! This is just bizarre.. I didn't even know Heath and Ian were mates.. did Heath intro Ian to Michelle?! Weird!

I think Heath has nothing to worry about there Lurveit! Actually Michelle may be keeping Ian close so there is nothing going on behind HER back!  :) ;)

Posted by: SuziH, August 18, 2006, 9:23am; Reply: 61

Mel Gibson gets probation, fine for DUI
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Actor Osment faces pot, DUI charges
Friday Aug 18 08:24 AEST

US prosecutors have charged Oscar-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment, who famously saw dead people in 1999 hit movie The Sixth Sense, with drunken driving and marijuana possession.

Osment, 18, faces up to six months in jail if convicted on the charges that arose after a car crash in suburban Los Angeles on July 20.

The actor suffered a broken rib and shoulder injury and was briefly hospitalised.

Prosecutors charged Osment with misdemeanour possession of marijuana while driving and with having a blood alcohol level higher than 0.08 per cent, including a special allegation of having a level higher than 0.15 per cent, said Deputy District Attorney Ed Green.

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Singer Pete Doherty facing drug charges
Friday Aug 18 06:46 AEST

Pete Doherty, lead singer with the British rock band Babyshambles, was charged on Thursday with seven counts involving possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, police said.

They said the charges related to offences that took place between April and early August, most of them previously reported but for which charges were delayed until chemical analysis had been completed.

Doherty, who has a history of drug addiction and an on-off relationship with British supermodel Kate Moss, is in custody and is due to appear at Thames magistrates court in east London on Friday.

The 27-year-old is charged with three counts of possessing cocaine, two of possessing heroin and two of cannabis.

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Posted by: lurveit, August 20, 2006, 9:03am; Reply: 62
I heard the above two were seeing each other now.. they do make such a cute couple! :)
Posted by: SuziH, September 1, 2006, 3:40pm; Reply: 63
WRAP: Bronzed castings and fashion felons
Friday September 1, 2006
By Danielle Cahill

What a week! Who honestly thought Barry Manilow would pip Hugh Jackman at the Emmy's or that TomKitten's first bowl movement would go on sale and that's not to mention Pete actually going straight for a change.

The week began on a glamorous high with the 2006 Emmy Awards. Aside from the array of frocks and shocks, you've got to love a red carpet that doesn't distinguish between Danny Bonaduce of the Patridge Family and acclaimed British actress Helen Mirren. But bad luck to Hugh Jackman who lost out to Barry Manilow of all people in the chase to win back-to-back Emmys. Who'd have thought? The best lines of the event go to our very own fashion darling Alex Perry who called the red carpet fashion felons and reminded us that whilst plastic surgery usually gets a bum wrap, it seems to be doing wonders for the the likes of Morgan Fairchild.

Well in bizarre news a bronzed casting of Suri Cruise's first movement is to go on sale. Yes you read that correctly, the "artwork" of Suri's first movement will be sold on eBay. Though we hear it's simply the work of the same artist who sculpted a nude and pregnant Britney Spears. Although with a bunch of professional footballers showing Tom the money this week, we suspect it will soon be back to business as usual for the world's most famous scientologist.

Love is in the air at the US Open, if the rumours are anything to go by. The word from Flushing Meadow is that Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick are a couple. Really who could blame the lad for wanting to romance Maria? After all this is one Russian tennis ace that can play and looks a million bucks. And she models herself after Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Love really does conquer all with news that drug-ridden singer Pete Doherty is serious about giving up the gear for lover Kate Moss. Pete really has cracked down, with reports saying drug pushers and junkie mates will no longer be getting into his gigs for free. Whilst we totally applaud Doherty's intentions, they were a bit drowned out by news that the gig his former associates were kicked out of was London's "Get Loaded" music festival.

While Pete is going strong, it seems Kate can't escape the bad wrap she's gotten since pictures of her allegedly snorting cocaine were published around the world. Beyonce this week has been sporting a t-shirt of Kate with the words "Good gone bad" written across the supermodel's face. Beyonce, who began her singing career in a church choir, is not usually known for bagging other celebs. One can't help but wonder if maybe the message on the t-shirt wasn't to Kate but rather to the rest of us, to remind us that she's still alive. Nice try honey, but really call Paris and Lindsay for some tips on how to really start a public slanging match.

Speaking of bad eggs, we couldn't resist going past this one. Rap star Lil' Kim attended the MTV Video Music Awards in her orange prison jumpsuit. It's certainly a unique red carpet choice and really it's a helpful reminder that Kim has plenty of street cred just in case we forgot. Really though, the final word on this has to go the girl herself who proclaimed "You can't keep a good b**** down". Indeed.

Brad Pitt managed to combine both his smug philanthropy with his love of architecture whilst having a go at the Bush administration. That's quite a morning for one half of the world's most famous couple. Brad unveiled plans for eco friendly and affordable housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina whilst saying it was frankly "embarrassing" to see how slowly people's lives and homes are being rebuilt in New Orleans. The chorus of condemnation on this issue is by no means over.

And finally we'd like to thank tycoon Donald Trump for yet another entertaining dispatch with news he's fired his sidekick Carolyn Kepcher in favour of daughter Ivanka. Good move and this time you really do mean it when you say "you're fired". Employing members of your family for important jobs has always worked out well. Just ask Tom Cruise's sister, who got hired to do his PR and might we add she's doing a great job.

That's a wrap folks, we're off to see if eBay will auction off Tom's personality, lord knows he could use a new one.
Posted by: SuziH, September 5, 2006, 11:21am; Reply: 64
Reports today that Posh Spice, Victoria Beckam, is having her fourth child. Good, she may put on a little weight now and not look like a stick figure.
Posted by: Dara, September 10, 2006, 4:01pm; Reply: 65
wow 4 how old is she?
Posted by: SuziH, September 10, 2006, 6:15pm; Reply: 66
She was 32 on the 17th April 2006, Dara.
Posted by: Dara, September 14, 2006, 3:09pm; Reply: 67
Ok thanks.
Posted by: lurveit, September 20, 2006, 10:31am; Reply: 68
OH SNAP!! ahaha omg...  Aaron Carters engaged to a playmate :o ... :-/,26334,1536290,00.html
Posted by: music313, September 21, 2006, 1:24pm; Reply: 69
Guy nearly quit after gay slur
From Sydney Confidential
September 21, 2006 07:54am

GUY Sebastian has admitted he almost quit the industry after he was subjected to gay taunts and had his Palm Beach house pelted with eggs.

The original Australian Idol, who moved from Adelaide with girlfriend Julie Egan after winning the contest, has revealed the abuse from the public almost became too much to deal with.

"Someone spray-painted the word 'f*g**t' on my car,'' Sebastian said.

"I grew up playing footy, I worked as a forklift driver at a warehouse in Adelaide.

"I move to Sydney and became a singer and suddenly I was a pansy and getting people calling me 'f*g**t'.''

Sebastian said he was offended by that word because 30 per cent of his friends were gay.

He said the negativity hit him when he was struggling to finish his third album, missing several record company deadlines.

"There's always that five per cent of people who are destructive and want to rip you down,'' Sebastian said.

"They just have to say bad stuff to you like 'You're a has-been' and 'You're a f*g**t' ... really rude stuff.

"My house was getting egged, I was getting abused in the street.''

The 'Fro said he considered quitting singing altogether as he struggled to deal with the abuse.

"I was thinking about just being a producer behind the scenes, running a studio, and not having to go on TV or deal with the public,'' he said.

"I was in a bad state for a while, I didn't want to see anyone. Any time my music career would come up I would get emotional and stressed.''

Sebastian credits his strong Christian faith with helping him through his dark times.

Contrary to the gay taunts, Australia's most high-profile abstainer from sex said he was "dying'' to consummate his relationship with Egan.

"I've got no regrets about telling people I'm a virgin,'' Sebastian said.

"For someone who doesn't get what we believe it's very hard to understand. Every bloke, including myself, is dying to have sex. Dying.''

He said holding out was by no means an easy thing to do.

"But it's just a matter of controlling the physical and our faith,'' Sebastian said.

"The aim is to abstain until marriage, but it's tough.'',23663,20450258-10388,00.html

This is so sad   :( :(

No deserves that...ESPECIALLY not Guy, he's done absolutely nothing to deserve that treatment.

Posted by: aquamonkey, September 21, 2006, 3:00pm; Reply: 70
I think many males singers who sound girly would get the same.....
Posted by: music313, September 21, 2006, 7:08pm; Reply: 71
Those people that abused him are just jealous... ::) Its quite sad actually...that they've got nothing better to do than to go around annoying other people...
Posted by: antony, September 26, 2006, 10:53am; Reply: 72
Dame Julie Andrews to receive Life Achievement Award
source: Sunrise, 26th Sept 2006. Kochie was excited, he's a big Julie Andrews fan.

(I will find an internet link about the Life Achievement Award)
Posted by: antony, September 26, 2006, 12:01pm; Reply: 73
Lifetime award for Julie Andrews BBC, 25 September 2006, 14:23 GMT
Quoted Text
Dame Julie has been unable to sing since a throat operation in 1997
Actress Dame Julie Andrews is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Dame Julie, 70, came to international attention when she played the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original stage production of My Fair Lady.

She won a best actress Oscar for her film debut, Mary Poppins, in 1964, but is perhaps best known as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

The SAG Awards will be held in Los Angeles on 28 January, 2007.

Recent winners of the Guild's lifetime achievement award include Shirley Temple, Clint Eastwood and James Garner.

Dame Julie, who is married to director Blake Edwards, has been one of the world's best-loved screen and stage stars for more than 40 years.

Born and raised in England, she moved to the US in the wake of the success of My Fair Lady.

But she lost the lead role to Audrey Hepburn in the film version of the musical, and was given the part of Mary Poppins as a consolation.

That film and The Sound of Music helped to cement her in the minds of the public as a squeaky-clean leading lady.

It was an image she was keen to shed, and later she appeared in the risque comedy 10 and even switched genders in the film and stage show Victor/Victoria.
Posted by: lurveit, September 26, 2006, 4:22pm; Reply: 74
Quoted from lurveit
Aaron Carters engaged to a playmate :o ... :-/,26334,1536290,00.html

People magazine in the states reported today that Aaron Carter yesterday (or something like that) actually called the engagement off. What an immature fool.. speaking of which you can actually see exactly what I'm talking about as the the Carters new show 'House of the Carters' premiered the other night in the states..

watch here - (official website)

aaron comes across as completely immature. the girls seem very 'me, me, me' and nick acts very much like most big brothers - protective. Anywayz, see for yourself. xx
Posted by: Paula, September 30, 2006, 11:06am; Reply: 75
Madonna's pay packet makes record book

Madonna's pay packet, Janet Jackson's malfunctioning wardrobe, Hillary Clinton's memoirs and Sigourney Weaver's height all have one thing in common - they are world record breakers.

Veteran pop singer Madonna supplants younger rival Britney Spears in the latest edition of Guinness World Records, winning the title of highest annual earnings by a female singer after she took home an estimated $US50 million ($A66 million) in 2004.

Despite the relentless media coverage of her personal life, Spears is also unseated by another 40-something as the world's most searched-for person and most searched-for news item on the Internet.

She loses those top spots to pop diva Janet Jackson, who also gets credit for the largest ever fine imposed on a broadcaster after one of her breasts was exposed live on air.

The most wanted man on Internet search engine Google in 2005 was Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt, according to the star-studded 2007 version of the Guinness World Records book.

In the world of publishing, US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton holds the title for fastest-selling non-fiction book after her memoirs sold 200,000 copies on day one.

Not to be outdone, her husband, former US President Bill Clinton, also clinches a place for the largest advance for a work of non-fiction.

Oscar winning movie star Nicole Kidman is another top earner, holding the record for the most money paid per minute to an actor after she earned a reported $US3.71 million ($A4.95 million) for a four-minute commercial for Chanel No.5 perfume.

Elsewhere, chat show host Oprah Winfrey is the highest paid person on television, Cher's 2005 "Farewell Tour" was the highest grossing music tour by a female artist and Irish rock band U2 were the biggest earning act in the world last year.

As for the downsides of stardom, modern celebrities have yet to match Errol Flynn's real-life courtroom performances which saw him jailed a record four times.

And if you have ever wondered who are the biggest people strutting Hollywood's sidewalks, Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaughn and British horror actor Christopher Lee are its tallest leading men at 1.94 metres.

At 1.82 metres, Hollywood's tallest leading women are Alien star Sigourney Weaver, Brigitte Neilsen and Oscar-winner Geena Davis, who also starred in the world's biggest ever box-office flop, Cutthroat Island.

- Reuters
Posted by: Paula, October 6, 2006, 3:46pm; Reply: 76
sad news :(

Farrah Fawcett treated for cancer
Thursday, 5th October 2006, 12:44

LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Farrah Fawcett has undergone surgery to treat cancer.

The 59-year-old star of the original 'Charlie's Angels' TV series appeared to be glowing with health at the Emmy awards five weeks ago but has since had an operation to remove a tumour from her lower intestine.

The tumour has been described as "the size of two strawberries" and she now faces a gruelling course of chemotherapy treatment to overcome the potentially fatal disease.

A friend said: "Farrah faces hell but she's determined to be tough.

"She's told everyone around her, 'Look I've stopped crying, now you stop too.'"

Yesterday (04.10.06) Fawcett put on a brave face as she walked to her gym, in Los Angeles, but she looked exhausted and unwell.

While the actress dazzled at the Emmys with her 'Charlie's Angels' co-stars she was bravely hiding her illness.

A family friend said: "Though she looked magnificent at the ceremony, Farrah had been feeling faint, suffering abdomenal pain and having cold sweats for two months."

Fawcett has now moved back in with her ex Ryan O'Neal, who has had Leukaemia himself.

O'Neal cancelled a film shoot to look after Fawcett and accompanied her to the UCLA medical centre where she had radiation treatment to shrink the tumour.

(c) BANG Media International.
Posted by: lurveit, October 31, 2006, 3:53pm; Reply: 77

Reese witherspoon and ryan phillipe have decided to split... sad but we all knew it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Posted by: lurveit, November 4, 2006, 5:37pm; Reply: 78
Neil Patrick Harris has told U.S PEOPLE magazine that he is gay  :o ... :(

why o' why are all the hot funny guys ... gay? grrrr...  :'(
Posted by: lurveit, November 4, 2006, 6:24pm; Reply: 79
Here is the promotional poster of the play 'Equus' that will star Daniel Radcliffe in a nekkid role!  

... Yes, Harry Potter will be getting nekkid for a scene on stage... so weird 2 think he's no longer that 13yr old kid... lmao. (funny)

still... he's an awesome actor so i'm sure he'll rock this play!
Posted by: normangerman (Guest), November 4, 2006, 6:26pm; Reply: 80
Quoted from lurveit
Here is the promotional poster of the play 'Equus' that will star Daniel Radcliffe in a nekkid role!  

... Yes, Harry Potter will be getting nekkid for a scene on stage... so weird 2 think he's no longer that 13yr old kid... lmao. (funny)

still... he's an awesome actor so i'm sure he'll rock this play!

Posted by: Paula, November 4, 2006, 6:50pm; Reply: 81
Could be worse; it could be Richard Griffiths getting naked. ;)
Posted by: normangerman (Guest), November 4, 2006, 6:52pm; Reply: 82
Don't know who he is, but the same could be said for Richard Wilkins.
Posted by: music313, November 4, 2006, 7:35pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from Paula
Could be worse; it could be Richard Griffiths getting naked. ;)

Posted by: Paula, November 4, 2006, 7:52pm; Reply: 84
Richard Griffiths is a character actor; in fact he played Harry's uncle in the movie(s).
Posted by: lurveit, November 4, 2006, 11:06pm; Reply: 85
haha paula... lmao
Posted by: SuziH, November 5, 2006, 8:48am; Reply: 86
Quoted from lurveit
Neil Patrick Harris has told U.S PEOPLE magazine that he is gay  :o ... :(

why o' why are all the hot funny guys ... gay? grrrr...  :'(

I laughed and laughed when I read your comment Lurveit. I never picked him as gay, although there are no rules as to what 'gay' looks like, especially these days. I agree... why are there so many gay guys these days that we would love to be straight (so we can meet them and marry them and have their babies... yeah right!) It's not fair that all the good looking guys get all the good looking guys :D

Posted by: lurveit, November 5, 2006, 11:59am; Reply: 87
haha suzi.. thats exactly right! I never picked him as being gay and its always a bit of a downer when you realise theres yet ANOTHER fun hot guy ... gay!

Yet another one to strike off the list of POSSIBLY meeting.. him falling madly in love with you and having his babies! lmao

I think its also though cause he's always played that funny STRAIGHT STRAIGHT player character that it's like... he can't be gay! can he? :-/
Posted by: monstermunch, November 5, 2006, 7:29pm; Reply: 88
Yeah, I couldnt believe that guy who plays George in Greys anatomy was gay, TR Knight I think his name is, I thought he was cute..well before he changed his hair ;) Still I suppose it could be worse, it could've been Patrick Dempsey ;)
Posted by: lurveit, November 18, 2006, 10:30am; Reply: 89
Another sad celeb split. ...

Chris Robinson has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly six years, actress Kate Hudson. Powerhouse disso-queen lawyer Laura Wasser filed papers Friday on Robinson's behalf, citing "irreconcilable differences." The couple, who married in December of 2000, has a two-year-old son named Ryder. Robinson is seeking joint custody. As for financial matters, TMZ has learned the couple has a prenup and that Robinson is not seeking spousal support. (

Oh well, hopefully she's still in aus with matthew!  :P
Posted by: monstermunch, November 18, 2006, 2:39pm; Reply: 90
aw thats sad, I thought they were already getting divorced though  :-/
Posted by: SuziH, May 9, 2007, 5:46pm; Reply: 91
Is our Cate too thin?
May 9, 2007 - 2:09PM

Some fashion watchers and entertainment types at a recent New York charity gala think Cate Blanchett is too thin.

But it seems her shock new look is for a movie in which she plays a cancer patient.

London's Daily Mail said that, while the 37-year-old Australian has always been slender, this time she looked "bony".

"With her collarbones protruding and looking painfully thin, the Lord Of The Rings star was barely recognisable as she walked down the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York," the paper said.

"The stick-thin look was not helped by the Oscar-winner's shock of scarlet make-up or her swept-up hair," it added.

It said that the actress and mother of two, once a size 12, was apparently a fan of celebrity diet guru, Dr Nishi Joshi, but rarely talks of her lifestyle.

However, reported that she has dropped considerable amount of weight for a role in the film, Cancer Vixen.

Thin ... Cate Blanchett arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday.
Photo: AP
Posted by: sillygostly, May 10, 2007, 10:06am; Reply: 92
She doesn't look THAT thin, although that's a rather ugly dress. :P
Posted by: SuziH, May 16, 2007, 11:58am; Reply: 93
Lindsay Lohan tops Maxim's hot 100 list
Wednesday May 16 06:12 AEST

According to Maxim magazine, at least this month, Lindsay Lohan is the hottest woman in the world.

The Georgia Rule actress-troublemaker tops the magazine's eighth annual Hot 100 list, a ranking by editors weighing buzz and beauty for women in film, TV, music, sports and fashion.

"There is no other star in the world (who) causes more of a stir in the public eye than Lindsay," said Maxim editor in chief Jimmy Jellinek in a statement. "Her every move is watched and reported on."

Not surprisingly, Jellinek described his young, male readership as being "obsessed" with the 20-year-old Lohan, a ubiquitous party girl who spent the weekend soaking up the sun (with a new boyfriend) in the Bahamas.

Jessica Alba had to settle for No. 2 on the list, which is in the magazine hitting stands Saturday. She's followed, in order, by Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Biel, Ali Larter, Eva Mendes, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Fergie, Sienna Miller, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles and Katherine Heigl.

Celebrity sisters Ashlee and Jessica Simpson are on the list at No. 16 and 41, respectively. Ashley Olsen, half of the mogul acting twins, placed 37th, while sister Mary-Kate didn't make the cut.

©AAP 2007

Hasselhoff 'broke blood alcohol record at rehab'
Wednesday May 16 09:00 AEST

David Hasselhoff has revealed he set a record while being treated for alcoholism at the Betty Ford Clinic  "the highest blood alcohol figure ever recorded there."

The Baywatch star, seen in a home video drunkenly rolling around a Las Vegas hotel room and trying to eat a hamburger off the floor, says he started drinking hard-core in the summer of 2002.

"I had forgotten to take care of myself. When I was doing Baywatch and Knight Rider, my life had been planned, orderly. The hard times were between shows," he says in his autobiography.

The shocking hotel footage was filmed by his 16-year-old daughter Taylor-Ann, after her father asked her to video him drunk so he could "see what he is like."

Hasselhoff, 54, said during the filming of Baywatch, he wasn't romancing his hot co-stars or the groupies clustered around his trailer.

"I would drink the minibar," he writes, while his assistants "got all the girls."

The Hoff also claims the late Princess Diana flirted with him at a charity event — saying he looked good with his clothes on.

"Diana laughed, blushed and then looked coy. It wasn't my imagination — she was flirting with me."

He added: "She seemed to be alone and a bit lonely."

He also reveals Sandra Bullock and Paula Abdul both tested for the role of CJ Parker on the third season of Baywatch — the part that shot Pamela Anderson to stardom.
Splash News / Snapper Media
Posted by: SuziH, May 25, 2007, 9:54am; Reply: 94
Lara's career on ice
From Sydney Confidential
May 25, 2007 01:00am

THE axe has temporarily fallen on Lara Bingle's career, with both Channel 9 and her long-term manager ending their association with the bikini model.

Priscilla Leighton-Clarke, the woman responsible for overseeing Bingle's career transformation from a fresh-faced schoolgirl to a nationally recognised pin-up, confirmed yesterday the end of their working relationship.

"I don't represent Lara anymore - I've done all I could do," Leighton-Clarke told Confidential.

Bingle's rise to fame was meteoric following the "Where the Bloody Hell Are You" campaign for Tourism Australia, but it was equally fraught with disaster.

Following 12 months of embarrassing car bungles, text message blunders and legal battles with men's magazines, Bingle became the centre of an even bigger PR nightmare when the wife of AFL star Brendan Fevola accused her of having an affair with her husband.

While Leighton-Clarke refused to discuss details surrounding her former client, it is understood the scandal was behind the breakdown of their working relationship.

In further news of Bingle's professional overhaul, Channel 9 has also confirmed it would not be renewing the one-year contract they signed with the model following her Dancing on Ice performance last July.

Currently on holidays with cricket champion boyfriend Michael Clarke, Bingle's unstable career is temporarily being handled by International Quarterback - the sports management company which represents Clarke.,23663,21788543-10229,00.html

Pics from:

Posted by: sillygostly, May 25, 2007, 11:06am; Reply: 95
Quoted from SuziH
According to Maxim magazine, at least this month, Lindsay Lohan is the hottest woman in the world.


The Maxim editors are obviously high from all the drugs that Lindsay's been giving them. :P
Posted by: SuziH, May 25, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 96
Hahahahahah! Almost exactly what I was thinking Silly! ;)
Posted by: Paula, May 27, 2007, 11:46am; Reply: 97
Lindsay to face court after crash
By Rebekah van Druten.
Posted: Sunday, May 27 2007 .

Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to appear in court for driving under the influence.

According to news reports, the 20-year-old lost control of her Mercedes and crashed into a curb about 5:30am on Saturday.

Sergeant Mike Foxen says the former teen queen was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries...
Posted by: SuziH, July 6, 2007, 9:55am; Reply: 98
Dud Scud: Poo 'not so smart'
July 06, 2007 12:00am

THE scud an intellectual dud? Former Aussie tennis ace Mark Philippousis has been labelled not "very smart" by a reality TV contestant.
Adelaide Dawson, 26, one of the "kittens" given the flick by Philippousis on Channel 7's Bachelor-style reality show, Age Of Love, today said he was not her type.

"I didn't feel like there was connection between Mark and I," Dawson said.

"First of all our conversation was not stimulating. It seemed like he was very mechanical.

"I dont think he's very smart."

Dawson was born in Nimbin before moving to the US when she was five. She is eliminated in the third episode of the show, which sees 20-somethings and 40-somethings (known as "cougars") vying for the Poo's affections.

The curvaceous beach babe believes producers tried to make it appear as if there was real chemistry between the pair.

"He tried to kiss me and I kind of pulled back and giggled because it made me uncomfortable," Dawson said.

"They didn't show that part. They showed us going up to the kiss but they didn't show me laughing.

"They made it seem like I really liked him. It was just an awkward situation. I wouldn't have kissed him."

Age Of Love, which so far has has received mixed reviews and so-so ratings the US, starts in Australia on July 12.,23739,22023517-5012980,00.html

Bree's assets are real
July 06, 2007 12:00am

AFTER constantly being questioned about the legitimacy of her, um, breasts and whether they've been surgically photoshopped, Friday Night Live host Bree Amer has a doctor's certificate to prove they are all hers.
Bree's certificate of authenticity will be posted on a website where she is peddling her new bra-fillers.

It's apparently to prove her product is behind the reason for her being perky and upright.
Bit tacky maybe?
The examination by a Gold Coast doc took place about two weeks ago and after constant badgering by her Big Bogan mate and Eye Candies partner Mike Goldman.

"I've heard so many people question her and talk about them not being real," he said.

"Hamish and Andy have gone on about it and a Sydney journo did as well.

"A lot of people at work don't think they're real either."

Bree told Qconfidential it was not to be tacky or a publicity stunt, but to give her new product more credibility.

"Mike put me up to it," Bree explained.

"People wouldn't believe that I hadn't had implants and by doing this it should keep people quiet, but also prove it is Eye Candies," she said.,23739,22023914-5012980,00.html

It is wonderful what a formed bra with added padding and/or a push-up-bra can do for girls who want a bit more cleavage ;)
first pic:
second pic:

Posted by: sillygostly, July 6, 2007, 11:19am; Reply: 99
I was skeptical, but I'm glad that Bree's assets are indeed real. Suddenly I have a little more respect for her now as I was saddened that one of my favourite BB girls was superficial enough to have work done.
Posted by: SuziH, July 21, 2007, 4:51pm; Reply: 100
Lindsay Lohan is in the news, still! Can't say 'again' because she is rarely out of it (a bit like Paris). I think Lindsay should use three 'L's as her initials.... LLL..... Lindsay Lohan Loser!

Lohan surrenders to police
July 21, 2007 - 10:10AM

Lindsay Lohan turned herself in to face charges of driving under the influence in connection with a May hit-and-run crash that sent her into rehab.

Accompanied by her lawyer, the 21-year-old actress surrendered at the Beverly Hills Police Department yesterday afternoon to be fingerprinted and photographed, police officer Brian Ballieweg said.

Lohan's blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was above California's 0.08 per cent legal limit, Ballieweg said.

He would not disclose how high it was.

She also faces a misdemeanour charge of hit and run, he said.

Lohan was released on her own recognisance, and a court date was scheduled for August 24.

Lohan and two other adults were in her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible when she lost control and crashed into a curb and shrubs on Sunset Boulevard on May 26, police said.

Lohan got into a second car and was driven to a hospital in Century City for minor injuries, police said.

The others in her car were not hurt.

Officers received an emergency call about the accident and traced her to the hospital.

Last week, Lohan checked out of a rehabilitation centre after more than six weeks.

It was her second stint in rehab this year. She said in January she had checked into rehab for substance abuse treatment.

Posted by: sillygostly, July 22, 2007, 12:20pm; Reply: 101
They should lock her up as well. >:(
Posted by: AmberB, December 29, 2007, 8:09am; Reply: 102
Does anyone know what song Vince put on the mixtape he made for Mandy Moore in Entourage?  :-/
Posted by: 122 (Guest), April 6, 2009, 10:28pm; Reply: 103
Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett reportedly fighting for life in hospital with cancer

By Dean Goodman
April 06, 2009 07:45am

ACTRESS Farrah Fawcett, who has been battling cancer for almost three years, has been admitted to hospital and is unconscious, according to reports.

The 62-year-old former star of Charlie's Angels went into a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, according to People magazine.

Celebrity gossip website Radaronline, which broke the news, quoted sources as saying the actress was unconscious.

A spokesman for Fawcett did not return a call seeking comment last night. The hospital was not identified.

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in September 2006. Four months later, she declared herself cancer-free, only to have the disease return in May 2007.

Fawcett traveled to Germany for alternative treatment and documented her experiences, footage of which she shared with entertainment television shows in early 2008.

The Texas native rose to fame through an iconic pin-up poster for which she posed flirtatiously in a red bathing suit.

In 1976, TV producer Aaron Spelling cast Fawcett for Charlie's Angels, in which she played Jill Munroe, the tanned, glamorous undercover detective with tousled blonde hair.

Starring alongside Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson, Fawcett was the hit show's top attraction, but she quit at the end of its first season. After being sued for breach of contract, she made a few guest appearances in subsequent years.

The actress sought to downplay her sex symbol status through meatier roles in the 1980s.

She earned critical acclaim for her performance as a domestic violence survivor in 1984's The Burning Bed, for which she received the first of three Emmy nominations.
Posted by: SuziH, August 16, 2009, 12:25pm; Reply: 104
Kyle Sandilands gives Ralph a mouthful
The Daily TelegraphAugust 16, 2009 12:00am
Fool's gold ... Kyle has officially crowned himself King of All Things Crass in his latest interview / Picture supplied

ON the eve of his return to radio, Kyle Sandilands has given everyone a reminder of why he's the King of Crass.

In a men's magazine interview, Sandilands graphically details his sex life, masturbation, the provocative parties he throws with wife Tamara Jaber and his "politically incorrect" manner.

He also slams TV host Rove McManus, radio duo Merrick Watts and Tim Ross and comedian Dave Hughes among others.

The interview, with Ralph magazine, was given before Sandilands and 2dayFM on-air partner Jackie O were suspended for broadcasting a lie detector stunt featuring a 14-year-old rape victim. Sandilands tells how he has parties at home where "girls strip to their bras and panties and dirty dance on the coffee table".

"And I sit there smoking a big bong-looking pipe thing like some filthy old guy on an Asian sex tour," he says.

While his public stoushes with Hughes, Watts and Ross are well-documented, he targets inoffensive comedian McManus in the article.

"F..k you, Rove. You're dead to me," he says, before adding: "There's also Merrick and Rosso, but no one gives a f..k about them."

Austereo last week announced Kyle and Jackie O would return to their breakfast slot this Tuesday but future broadcasts would feature a time delay.,28383,25935591-10388,00.html
Posted by: SuziH, March 30, 2010, 12:11pm; Reply: 105
This is from: SuziH January 4, 2006, 12:10pm
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In contrast, Who's coverage of images of Latin crooner Ricky Martin flexing himself beside a well-toned budgie-smuggling male friend at St Bart's is incredibly unhelpful. Here are two muscled blokes shaking out their beach towels together, checking out each other's pecs and doing matching star stretches on the sand. Come on Who. Where's the innuendo?

Hasn't Ricky 'come out' YET?

Ricky Martin confirms he is gay
By staff writers From: NewsCore March 30, 2010 8:28am

RICKY Martin has confirmed rumours that he is gay, announcing on his website today that he is a "fortunate homosexual man" who is "very blessed to be who I am."

Though speculation raged for years about the 38-year-old Latino singer’s flamboyant dance moves - always performed with beautiful female partners - Martin said he decided to come out to the world after beginning his memoirs and realising his sexual orientation was “something worth celebrating.”

The Shake your Bon Bon singer, a father of twin boys from a surrogate mother, said the announcement brought him happiness he never felt before.

"Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment,” he wrote. “These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.”

In a 1999 interview with Rolling Stone, Martin danced around the question of his sexuality.

"You can think whatever you want. I know what I am, my beliefs, what I like and don’t like," he said, noting that he had a girlfriend in the past.

"This is show business. It’s a lot of fantasy," he said.

This is not a revelation for some of us ;) Now for a few more men that I feel are 'gay' in the spotlight and at the same time in the closet :-/ ::) :) I used to tell my son, now in his mid 20's that Ricky is Gay and he was most indignant that Ricky was not gay. Women/Mother's know these things ;)
Posted by: aquamonkey, March 30, 2010, 1:16pm; Reply: 106
"Here's another bomb I like beer hahahaha." - Homer Simpson

SuziH who else is on your gaydar?
Posted by: sillygostly, March 30, 2010, 7:21pm; Reply: 107
It's in the breaking news section. ::)

Posted by: SuziH, March 30, 2010, 8:47pm; Reply: 108
Aqua...... It's an Aussie.... well known in a certain sport.... has feet like flippers.... gave up his career... now lives overseas. I have said it for years now, this man is gay. No shame in that but he wont 'come out'.
Posted by: aquamonkey, March 31, 2010, 6:39pm; Reply: 109
I wasn't the only one shocked
Posted by: SuziH, April 1, 2010, 1:33pm; Reply: 110
Thanks Aqua for giving me the biggest laugh of the day! Forgot how funny Colbert is. Love the outfit he had on in the clip and the reference to KD Lang. HA! :D
Posted by: aquamonkey, April 1, 2010, 4:06pm; Reply: 111
Australian TV needs a Stephen Colbert!!!
Posted by: SuziH, April 1, 2010, 6:43pm; Reply: 112
It is on Australian TV for anyone who wants to catch it....

7:10pm Every week night the Daily Show with Jon Stewart is on ABC2 and straight after The Daily Show.... The Colbert (Col-bear) Report! YAY! :D
Posted by: aquamonkey, April 1, 2010, 7:07pm; Reply: 113
Yeah I know it screens on ABC2. What I meant was their needs to be an Australian version of Stephen commenting on local news,
Posted by: SuziH, April 1, 2010, 8:11pm; Reply: 114
Yep, I knew what you meant Aqua, just telling the rest of our members and guests when it's on so they too can enjoy the wonderful tongue in cheek humour of Colbert. I used to watch both these shows with my son on the net and really appreciate both Jon and Stephen!  :D
I am secretly in love with the gorgeous Jewish Jon Stewart :P
Posted by: Paula, September 18, 2010, 11:01am; Reply: 115
Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury

Talk about perfect casting: Outrageous British comic Sacha Baron Cohen will play outrageous Brit rocker Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the Queen frontman set to film next year, reports

Mercury, known for his soaring vocals and flamboyant stage presence, helped make Queen one of the biggest bands of the '70s and '80s with hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You." He died from AIDS-related complications at age 45 in 1991.

Reports that Cohen, 38, would play the singer first surfaced in 2007, though the actor's rep shot down the rumors at the time. GK Films, which is heading up the project, now confirms that the "Borat" and "Bruno" star is on board.  Screenwriter Peter Morgan, who previously wrote scripts for "The Queen" and "The Last King of Scotland," is ready to take on music royalty for the film.

GK Films' Graham King said in a statement, “Queen is one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and a music brand all unto itself. Freddie Mercury was an awe-inspiring performer, so with Sacha in the starring role coupled with Peter’s screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success.”

Music rights for the band's songs have already been acquired, and Deadline reports that it's not yet known whether Cohen will do his own singing or whether Mercury's vocals will be used.

Cohen, however, did prove he could belt out a tune with the best of them in "Sweeney Todd," the 2007 musical starring Johnny Depp, who, coincidentally, was also once rumored to be playing Mercury on screen.
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