Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Back in 2006, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt earned their charitable reputation when they agreed to donate a reported $4 million to children in Africa from selling photographs of baby Shiloh. Part of the donation -- about $10,000 -- went specifically to buy 72 bicycles for children in two schools in northern Namibia. In a new 'Life & Style' feature story given exclusively to PopEater, the magazine talked to children who say Angelina helped give them a better future.
Without a bicycle, some children had very difficult routes to get to school that would impair their studies and leave them struggling.
"I had to get up at 5 a.m. and leave home in the dark to get to school on time," 16-year-old student Emiliana Shikongo told Life & Style. "It made me very tired." Using a bicycle, courtesy of Jolie, takes just minutes.
"Now I can stay at school until 4 or 5 p.m. to finish my homework and still get home before dark," she said. "Now my teachers and parents are happy with my performance - already I have improved my average, and my aim is to be getting 100 percent. I know with the bicycle I can do it."
"She's a very special person, and we'll never forget her," Shikongo said of Jolie.
"I think Angelina Jolie must be a saint," said student Andreas Kristofelius, 17.
Improving their marks in school can change the lives of the Namibian students, who, with an education, could grow up to become doctors or teachers and help improve the future generations of Namibia.
"The bicycles have made a huge difference," said math teacher Daniel Kapendye. "It's become easier to motivate kids to learn and do well."
To help set up the charitable organization, Jolie reached out to former Miss Universe Michelle McLean. Together, McLean and Jolie helped send money and donations to not just schools but orphanages, soup kitchens and early-childhood-development training for teachers.
"Angelina said the donation was Shiloh's legacy to Namibia," McLean told Life & Style. "She was excited about the bicycle project. She knows vast distances prevent a large number of kids from attending school every day."
Lindsay Lohan has set our un-plumped lips wagging after stepping out with a very different-looking mouth. The sometime actress and fake tan magnate showed off a pair of bee-stung lips at the Inglourious Basterds afterparty at the Standard Hotel in NYC that didn’t much resemble the more modest smacker she normally sports (see above - the “after pic” is on the right).
While the new swollen look could be put down to one of those temporary lip booster things, or, er, a really shiny gloss, we’re thinking not. Still, if she ever fell on her face, those suckers would help bounce her back up again.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
McDonald's cashier: You gonna eat all that yourself? Haven't you seen that movie Supersize Me?
Overheard by: Blayne
Thug: Yo, shorty, lemme buy you something special at McDonald's, show you I ain't a cheap date... why you laughin?
--117th St & Lexington
Overheard by: Jesse D
Obnoxious Southern tourist: Let's take a taxi back to the hotel, and then take the truck and eat at McDonald's again.
--W 49th & 5th
Overheard by: canucks
Haggardly old lady on cell: Damn, dude, I saw you at McDonald's checking me out yesterday!
--Broadway & 4th St
Overheard by: Jalex Leoley
Born-again evangelical, proselytizing: Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald's makes you a hamburger!
--Staten Island Ferry
Bro: If she doesn't want to go to McDonald's every once in a while, I don't love her.
Overheard by: alana h.
via Overheard in New York, Aug 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'm not even sure if this is true or VH1 planned this to promote Jessica Simpson's reality series, The Price of Beauty, but here goes....
Jessica Simpson is nursing a broken heart for the second time in two months after the desperately lonely 29-year-old singleton was shot down for a date by ex-husband Nick Lachey.
According to The National Enquirer’s “Gossip With Mike Walker” Column, Jessica was stunned speechless when the former 98 Degrees singer shot down her suggestion that they meet up for a drink before she left the country to begin filming her VH1 reality series, The Price of Beauty earlier this month.
Lachey parted ways with longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo in June, while Simpson split from Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo on the eve of her 29th birthday.
Enquirer spies describe the conversation between the phone conversation between the two as “awkward.”
“After about 15 minutes of pleasantries, Jessica finally got up the nerve to ask if they could get together for a drink,” a tattling tipster reveals.
“He was very to the point,” says the spy, “Jessica wasn’t prepared for it. He said he was sorry about her breakup with Tony, but getting together for a drink, dinner, or anything at all was not in the cards for him — now or ever.”
Jessica was crushed as Nick added, “It’s best to leave things as they are.”
...But if this is true, it just made me love Nick more... Just saying.
Madonna takes a boat ride with her family in Portofino,Italy.
She turned 51 over the weekend, and Madonna enjoyed a romantic birthday in Portofino, Italy with her boytoy Jesus Luz.
The Material Girl was spotted with her Brazilian beau at the Splendido Hotel yesterday (August 16), chatting on the balcony and having a special birthday breakfast while a bouquet of flowers was delivered.
Later on Madge and Jesus joined up with the rest of the entourage to grab some dinner and celebrate some more with birthday cake.
The night before, Madonna played a concert in Warsaw, Poland where she was protested by a Catholic organization for her religious views, as it was also a church holiday celebrating the heavenly assumption of the Virgin Mary.
"How did these people end up here?" is the implied question of every sex tape. Especially with the druggy romp Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy's "Dr. McSteamy") and his wife Rebecca Gayheart filmed with beauty-queen-turned-Hollywood-madam Kari Ann Peniche.
In the video (which we edited down from a 12-minute original), we see the apparently inebriated threesome — at one point Gayheart says she needs to lay down because she's so high — lounging au naturel in the fallen beauty queen's Studio City apartment, passing around the camera and, for giggles, discussing what their porn names should be. Dane settles on "Tuff Hedemen" (his favorite champion bull rider). Soon the threesome move to the bathroom where the two ladies disrobe and get into a jacuzzi tub while Dane takes over the camera duties.
The line between Hollywood success and failure is razor thin. The acting couple (the married in 2004) may not be at the pinnacle of the Hollywood talent heap, but they're about as successful as they could have hoped in their teenage years. Oh, and they're hoping to start a family! Dane, 36, moved to L.A. in his teens, landing bit parts in early 1990s TV shows like Saved by the Bell and The Wonder Years, palling around the Hollywood club scene (once dated Lara Flynn Boyle!) before winning stardom in Grey's Anatomy. Gayheart, 38, had her first big break in 1992 as the Noxzema Girl, and aside from accidentally killing a teenager crossing the street, she's made a career of film and TV roles here and there.
Peniche, 25, probably had a similar future in mind when she was crowned Miss Teen USA in 2002, but it wasn't to be. She was stripped of her crown for posing in Playboy. Peniche tried to leverage the controversy into a career, and knocked around on the Hollywood Z-list for a while. She got engaged to Backstreet Boy Nick Aaron Carter for a minute. There were a handful of TV and film roles, but lately, a source in Hollywood tells us, she's ended up working as a madam, working the Hollywood club scene as "Tristan Bailey." Her m.o.: When horny club dudes would hit on her, she'd tell them she was seeing someone…but, she could hook them up with someone who knew some smokin' hotties-for-hire. The dudes would then be redirected back to her service, and she'd occasionally turn a trick herself.
Recently she was thrown off Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab (where she was being treated for sex addiction) amidst back-and-forth accusations that she punched out a cameraman, entertained unsavory drug dealer types at the Sun Valley sober house, and stole money and personal belongings from her roommate, country singer Mindy McCready. As of late July, the Hollywood vice squad got a hold of Peniche's client list and the above video, which Peniche herself had been showing around to friends. The most damning part segment: Peniche lying topless in bed reading off a credit card into a phone. (Or maybe she's just ordering out?) Here's the evidence receipt, with the identities of the cops and the person who turned it over blurred out.
Oh, and a fun fact: This isnt't the first time Gayheart's been seen naked and high in a hot tub. This past June, the National Enquirer printed a 2003 photo of her in a bathtub with an unidentified woman and a crack pipe. As Dane comments while his wife gets naked with another woman again, he pays Peniche, who's facing a criminal investigation while they are not, a back-handed compliment: "You're, like, a good hang. I see you on the street tomorrow, you're one of Rebecca's friends."
It didn't take long -- TMZ has learned there's already a legal war raging over the Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart naked threesome tape.
Legal pit bull Marty Singer, who reps Dane and Gayheart, tells us he will sue anyone who publishes the video, which he calls "a private, confidential tape."
Singer says he just spoke with third wheel Kari Ann Peniche (Miss Teen USA 2002)and asked how the tape got leaked. Her response: "I have no idea. I had nothing to do with it."
As for reports there's a full-blown, uncensored sex version of the tape, Singer said, "From what I've seen it's a naked tape, not a sex tape." Singer added, "At most it's 3 people maybe wanting to have sex."
And that's why we love Marty Singer.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 'Meet Jacob Black' Preview in HD
Here is the second officially released trailer for New Moon!
You get to see some new scenes, including brand new shots of the wolf pack and Jacob Black doing some acrobatics. Also, here are the first official shots of the Volturi. Enjoy!
Gwyneth Paltrow is seriously unpopular!
The actress was reportedly disliked on the set of her new movie Iron Man 2, which she recently wrapped filming.
According to Fox News, Paltrow’s colleagues had secret hopes of her character being recast, or even killed in the movie.
“Gwyneth is extremely cool at work. She’s just a step above professional, too snobby,” said one insider.
Paltrow, said the source, went to great lengths to avoid her sexy costar Scarlett Johansson.
“Gwyneth is not friendly to anyone, and tends to make people feel awkward and uncomfortable,” said the mole. “She wasn’t outright rude to Scarlett, she just didn’t ever speak to her. Gwyneth went out of her way to avoid Scarlett, and they had zero contact, at Gwyneth’s choosing.
“Gwyneth would be very put out if hair and makeup were running behind or things were not on schedule. Usually, nothing was drastically late, but Gwyneth can instantly say something that lets everyone know she is put out.
“Much of the crew didn’t mind hanging out with her husband, Chris, but if Gwyneth ever came around, they scattered! Chris is so chill and relaxed and she is just the opposite. Chris has been a crew favorite since the filming of the first movie.”
“She is not going anywhere,” adds the source. “As long as Gwyneth wants to be in the movies, she will be, and the crew has to learn how to handle her.”
Maybe Gwyneth should just stick to writing her weekly newsletter?
Hungover girl #1: I can't believe how wasted we got last night.
Hungover girl #2: I know, I feel like shit. It's a nice day though.
Random neighbor: Oh... look! It's the two drunk girls that cursed me out last night.
Random neighbor's girlfriend: What did you do?
--Upper East Side
via Overheard in New York, Aug 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Britney Spears has been dumped by her boyfriend - because he felt under pressure to propose to her.
Agent Jason Trawick reportedly called time on their relationship after it became clear Britney - who has sons Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two, with ex-husband Kevin Federline - was desperate for him to commit to her.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: "It was just too fast, too soon for Jason. He didn't like the pressure Britney and her family were putting on him to put a ring on her finger. He told Britney repeatedly that he would never marry, but she refused to believe him. She thought she could change his mind by having a baby with him.
"Jason told Britney he needs time to chill away from her. She's heartbroken."
Although they have now separated, Britney - who was first romantically linked to Jason in March - was seen wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger while shopping in Beverly Hills last week.
It was recently claimed Britney was so determined to marry Jason she was planning to convert to Judaism for him.
The 27-year-old star has been photographed wearing a Star of David necklace during her world tour and even recruited a rabbi to help her study the faith.
An insider said: "Britney wants to try the religion Jason was brought up with."
Refreshed from a recent trip to the Four Season's Puta Mita Resort in Mexico, Tori Spelling, accompanied by hubby Dean McDermott, opened up to OK! about her delicate relationship with estranged mother Candy Spelling in an exclusive interview.
"I definitely want to reconcile with my mother, but that's the wrong word," Tori confessed to OK!. "There's nothing that really happened that made us fight. It's just time, distance and media that have come between my mom and me."
Speaking to OK! at the grand opening of A Hollywood Spectacle earlier this week, Tori explained, "I just think that as long as we both keep it private from here on out, reconciliation is imminent. It will totally happen and I hope that she wants that."
Candy claimed to have e-mailed prior to missing Stella's first birthday party, but Tori was almost brought to tears as she discussed how she holds out hope for her mom to come around for her own children.
"I am proud of my kids, but I also want to make my mom proud of me. I'm still a momma's girl at the heart of the situation," Tori dished to OK!. "I look forward to the relationship that Liam and Stella will have with their grandmother one day and I'm confident that it will happen."
And if Candy calling her daughter a "middle-aged woman" was meant as a put-down, Tori doesn't seem to be taking the comment too seriously. "When you're in your twenties, you can still wear things like this and then I become a mother of two and wear these six-inch Fendi heels and I'm falling all over the place," she joked to OK!.
All kidding aside, husband Dean spoke candidly about his own relationship with his now-deceased father and how he can relate to his wife's heartbreaking situation.
"I know the hurt because I have gone through it," Dean revealed. "I know what it's like to hold out hope and for it to not pan out and to get your feelings hurt again and again. After a while, at the end of the day, you really have to protect yourself and see that it's not healthy for us… Your family can cause you a lot of pain and heartache."
Long Island Expressway: Nobody Gets Me
Midwestern tourist to New York businesswoman: Is this where I can get the Long Island expressway?
Businesswoman, exasperated: Are you *fucking* kidding me?
--Grand Central Station
Overheard by: Kiki
via Overheard in New York, Aug 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
She was just supposed to be there for one round of auditions, but it seems that Victoria Beckham will be filling the fourth American Idol judge seat for a little while longer.
According to reports, the former Spice Girl was in Boston to judge the callbacks for contestants who were invited back for another round. Some have described her as "icy and wooden" but I guess that the people over at American Idol just don't seem to care.
Last week Posh Spice confessed to being nervous about judging, but also excited to see how her banter with judge Simon Cowell would go. Obviously it won't be as much fun as watching Paula Abdul and Simon trying to communicate, but I still think it's probably a little bit entertaining.
American Idol doesn't return for its ninth season until January, but you can be sure that we're gonna be getting constant Idol updates until then. I wonder who they're gonna get as their next celebrity judge? What if Victoria becomes like their permanent new judge? That would be crazy!
Michael Jackson has earned Â£60 million since his death.
Executors of the singer's estate claim money from a film deal and merchandising contracts has "flooded" into Michael's bank accounts since he died in June.
They predict the pop superstar will make another Â£60 million by the end of the year, and expect him to overtake Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley - who have made Â£450 million and Â£362 million respectively from beyond the grave - as the highest-earning dead celebrity in the next 12 months.
Lawyer John Branca, who is co-executor of Michael's estate, said: "Clearly this will be a new record for estates that likely will not be broken. Elvis' estate makes Â£33million a year. This will be a bigger estate."
Branca and fellow co-executor, music executive John McClain, have put together a series of deals for commemorative coins, school supplies, a coffee-table book and a film.
They have also been retrieving funds held for Michael by anonymous creditors, thought to amount to "several million pounds", and tallying the value of the singer's property, memorabilia and art collections.
While Michael's earnings steadily increase, his older sister La Toya has spoken about her grief at her sibling's passing.
She said: "It's a very difficult moment for all of us. It's almost - you don't believe it - so you try to do the best you can by feeling his love, by helping and doing something he would want you to do."
Meanwhile, law enforcement sources claim Michael's doctor Conrad Murray had Propofol hidden in the singer's house.
Police officers found three large bottles and five smaller vials of the anaesthetic stashed in a closet in Murray's bedroom at the star's Los Angeles home.
They also believe Murray received regular shipments of the powerful drug - reportedly used to help Michael sleep, and believed to have played a part in his death - through courier service FedEx, which he then hid in other locations.
The search warrant used to raid the Las Vegas pharmacy frequented by Murray showed investigators were looking for FedEx records relating to "the purchase, transfer, receiving, ordering, delivery and storage of Propofol to Dr. Conrad Murray".
Police were also looking for credit card receipts relating to a purchase of Propofol the doctor made in May.
The new season of Dancing For Relevancy just got a little less glamorous...and a lot less crazy. That's because La Toya Jackson will not be shimmying her plastic parts after all. Earlier this week, my soul got tingly when reading about the possibility of La Toya joining the cast. But La Toya has shot those rumors down with a ping pong out of her vag (TALENT!!), because she said it wouldn't be appropriate. HA!
Toy told Access Hollywood (via Reuters), “I’ve been approached to do ‘ Dancing with the Stars.' The fact of the matter is, I won’t be doing it, simply because of the circumstances that (are) going on at the moment.”
Yes, La Toya actually got bit by the "class and taste" bug. I don't like it. HOWEVER, La Toya did go on to queef that even though she's not ready to join DWTS, she is open to judging American Idol. FUCK YES. We're finally talking real shit here. The only person who can replace a crazy is a fellow crazy. I would suggest Courtney Love, but she's permanently stuck in a Twitter-hole, so Toya is the next best option!
Baltimorean and Olympic gold medalist has been involved in a car accident.
The accident happened earlier this evening (last night) at the intersection of Calvert and Biddle Streets in downtown Baltimore.
The accident was between Phelps' vehicle and another vehicle.
One of the passengers in Phelps' car was injured.
The female driver of the other vehicle was also injured and was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.
Phelps was evaluated at the scene but did not require medical attention.
The cause of the crash has not been determined at this time.
Authorities say their investigation is ongoing.
An Update from DListed:
Last night in Baltimore, Poseidon's true son and my bong's favorite swimmer, Michael Phelps, accidentally did anal with a woman's car. The police say that at around 9pm, Michael's Cadillac Escalade collided with a Honda Accord. The two cars also hit a parked car which was empty. Hos on the scene say that the accident happened, because someone ran a red light.
The lady in the Accord got a little banged up and was shuffled off the hospital. Homegirl said her head, arm and wallet was hurting. I'm joking about the wallet part. She's not going to sue (she's totally going to sue). The Associated Press added that there were two passengers in Michael's SUV and neither of them had owwies.
A Dlisted roving reporter (aka a reader named Jay) was on the scene shortly after the accident and here is his account of what happened:
Hey Michael K,
so I'm leaving my apartment tonight in my shithole city of Baltimore, when just two blocks away, I see someone has just wrecked his Escalade into a fucking PARKED car. This guy is hobbling around on the corner, looking drunk and very smug, with no shoes on and rocking a very bro-ish purple football jersey. I then realized it is the world's fastest drunkard/highard Michael Phelps. The whole time he had a stupid shit-eating grin on his face, no doubt induced by the body shots he was probably taking as he ran his Escalade into a parked car. My friend took some photos, only to have Michael Phelps get in his face and demand, "Dude. Delete that photo. DELETE THE PHOTO NOW!"
Definitely drunk, definitely shoeless, and definitely wearing a football jersey. I'm so INTO Michael Phelps right now.
Just for the record, the police say that booze was not a factor in the crash and that they didn't feel the need to drunk test Michael. Personally, if I was a police officer on the scene, I would've tested him. But I wouldn't rely on the regular "field sobriety tests" they usually do. You can't really tell with those. I would've done a Peenalyzer (aka a "Does the jizz taste like vodka" test). It works every time.
By the way, Michael was not having a Chico's kind of night. GONG! Or should I say, BONG!
I Love a Girl Who Knows What She Wants!
Guy to passerby with Victoria's Secret bag: Hey, where is there a Victoria's Secret around here?
Passerby: A couple blocks down on 5th.
Guy to girlfriend: Come on, we're going to Victoria's Secret.
Girlfriend: Hell no, I'm not going to Victoria's Secret, I'm going to McDonald's and I'm gonna supersize it.
--23rd & 6th
via Overheard in New York, Aug 14, 2009