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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Paris Hilton Swaps Ring but Keeps Nicole Richie

Heiress Paris Hilton is having to cope with one of the problems that comes with the trappings of wealth - her massive engagement ring is just too big.

'She started complaining how heavy her 24-carat ring was and that her finger hurt,' an insider tells Us magazine. Fiance Paris Latsis, a Greek shipping heir, has since selected a 'more manageable' Cartier band for 'everyday' wear.

Meanwhile, one accessory Paris won't be getting rid of is her former Simple Life sidekick Nicole Richie.

The estranged pair, who had a highly publicised falling out earlier this year, will be reunited in the upcoming season of the reality show � despite rumours Nicole would be replaced by Rod Stewart's socialite daughter, Kimberly.

Paris and Nicole, who have completed three seasons of the show, are committed to return, said network bosses. 'Like all friends, they've had their ups and downs,' explained one Fox chief. 'It still hasn't been decided what exactly they'll be doing. | source: Hello Magazine

Julia Roberts Does Broadway

Looks like maternity leave is officially over for Julia Roberts.
The Pretty Woman has signed on to make her Broadway debut next spring in a revival of Richard Greenberg's popular family drama, Three Days of Rain, the New York Times reports.

Before getting back in front of the cameras, Roberts opted for her first post-partum project to be a play, fulfilling a long-standing desire to appear along the Great White Way.

"By the time I get there, I'll be entirely apoplectic," she told the Times in a phone interview from her Los Angeles home. "But the terror is part of the excitement. | source: E! Online:

Lindsay Lohan There For Moral Support

The actress skipped the London premiere of Herbie: Fully Loaded Thursday, to be with her mother during her upcoming divorce trial.

British paparazzi were salivating at the opportunity to snap the tabloid-ready star on their home turf, but instead had to settle for Lohan's Love Bug costar Michael Keaton.
Lindsay, 19, is an adult and won't be affected by the custody fight, but she is standing by her mother. In March, she publicly dissed her legally challenged father, saying he "doesn't even deserve my respect." In an interview with W magazine a month later, the younger Lohan said her father "didn't do anything for my career except go out and not come home at night."

Michael Lohan, meanwhile, disputes that. In his response to Dina's divorce petition, he said he deserves half the 15 percent Lindsay pays her mother--which could add up to $7 million a year. | source: E! Online

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Angelina Jolie and Children Go Toy Shopping

Doting mum Angelina Jolie must have been in a playful mood on Wednesday, as she decided to take her little ones for a spot of toy shopping.

With four-year-old Maddox in one arm and newest addition Zahara cosily snuggled in a baby carrier, the actress stepped out to family-friendly Toy Crazy in Malibu.

Once inside the shop, a smiling Angelina held her daughter as she browsed the boutique's fun-filled wares, while her mohawked little boy checked out the colourful inventory, too.

The Tomb Raider beauty, who adopted Maddox from Cambodia in 2001 and Ethiopian Zahara this summer, is said to be staying at the nearby Malibu mansion of her Mr And Mrs Smith co-star Brad Pitt.

Hunky Brad erected a tent over the property's tennis courts recently, reportedly so Angelina could practice her game in private. | source: Hello Magazine

Joss Stone Gap's New Spokesperson

Despite rumors to the contrary, British soul singer Joss Stone is still a trend-setting favorite for clothing retailer Gap.

While last week it was reported that the boho blonde had been cut from the denim giant's upcoming adverts, the stylish teenager is once again striking a pose for the chain's autumn campaign.

Replacing Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker for summer 2005, Joss has been strutting her stuff in the white denim line and crooning The Right Time in TV ads. For autumn, she'll be joining fellow music divas Alanis Morissette and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child to show off the latest Gap collection. | source: Hello Magazine

Hugh Jackman Is A Daddy Again

Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-lee Furness have adopted a second child together, daughter Ava Eliot. She was born July 10.

'They are very happy,' Jackman's rep, John Palermo told E! News Wednesday.

Jackman, 36, and Furness, 45, adopted a son, Oscar Maximillian, in May 2000. The Down Under couple married in 1996 after costarring in the Aussie TV series Correlli. | Source: E! Online

Cameron Diaz Win's Suit. Photographer Sentenced Guilty!

Photographer found guilty Monday of using topless photos of Cameron Diaz to try to leverage a multimillion-dollar payday from the star just prior to the release of her latest Charlie's Angels adventure.

The seven-woman, five-man panel deliberated for about four hours total before convicting John Rutter, 42, of forgery, perjury and attempted grand theft, all felonies. Rutter was deemed to be a flight risk and immediately taken into police custody. He faces up to six years in state prison at his Sept. 15 sentencing. | source: E! Online

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Jude Law Apologizes for Cheating

Jude Law said in a statement released Monday to the British Press Association.
'I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused.

'There is no defense for my actions which I sincerely regret and I ask that you respect our privacy at this very difficult time.'

Law confessed to bedding 26-year-old Daisy Wright, the caregiver to one of his children, who was hired by his ex-wife, Sadie Frost.

Friends say the couple are "working through" their problems, according to BBC News.

Law and Miller met on the set of 2004's Alfie, in which he played the title lothario and she played one of his many conquests.

They got engaged on Christmas Day, 2004 after Law popped the question with a diamond cluster ring reportedly worth $35,000. | Source: E! Online News

Monday, July 18, 2005

Colin Farrell Sues Woman Over Sex Tape

The Associated Press reports: Colin Farrell is suing a woman for allegedly trying to distribute and profit from a sex tape he says the two recorded with the agreement they would never make it public.

The lawsuit filed Monday in Superior Court seeks general and compensatory damages as well as a temporary restraining order and injunction prohibiting the sale and exploitation of the videotape.
Farrell, 29, accuses Nicole Narain of trying to distribute the tape through an intermediary. The two had an intimate relationship 2 1/2 years ago and both agreed that the 15-minute tape that shows the couple having sex would be jointly owned by them and would remain private, according to the suit. Source: Yahoo News

Sandra Bullock Weds

Sandra Bullock walked down the aisle to marry her 'bad-boy' boyfriend, Monster Garage host Jesse James, in a sunset ceremony Saturday on a ranch outside Santa Barbara.

More than 300 friends and family members descended upon the 300-acre Folded Hills Ranch in Solvang, California, for the nuptials.

Bullock wore a white lace dress designed by Angel Sanchez, according to People, which said the wedding had a "hoedown theme" complete with a country-western band.

Bullock marched down the aisle to a recording of her late mother, opera singer Helga Bullock, performing an aria, People reported. Her sister, Gesine Prado, made the cake. | Read full story on E! Online

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Lauryn Hill Returns To The Limelight

The Associated Press reports: Lauryn Hill's long freeze-out of the public is beginning to thaw. Hill, whose 1998 solo debut 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' sold millions and won her a record five Grammys, has been largely MIA since. But in the new issue of Trace magazine -- her first interview in years -- Hill discusses her self-imposed exile, the Fugees and her future.
'If I make music now, it will only be to provide information to my own children,' says Hill, who has four children, in the issue on newsstands July 14. 'If other people benefit from it, then so be it.'
Hill has continued making music -- and her long-awaited follow-up to 'Miseducation' is upcoming. Along with Wyclef Jean and Pras, Hill and her old Fugees mates have been reuniting recently for sporadic concerts, including a surprise performance at the BET Awards. | Source: CNN.com:

Cameron Diaz: 'Proud To Be Topless'

Given her reputation as a clean-cut Hollywood star, you might have expected Cameron Diaz to be thoroughly ashamed of her brief flirtation with soft porn.

But when confronted in court with topless photographs of herself as an aspiring model, she insisted she actually thought she looked quite good.
"I wasn't ashamed to be out there like that," the 32-year-old star told the trial of a photographer she claims tried to blackmail her with the 13-year-old images.

"The photos themselves were not offensive to me," she said. "I thought my boobs looked good - at least I had that going for me."

Read More at :The Mail online

Dave Chappelle Show Still in Question

More than two months after Dave Chappelle disappeared on an impromptu South African spiritual retreat, Comedy Central still has no idea when the top-rated Chappelle's Show will return to the air.

The third season of the sketch-comedy series was scheduled to debut on May 31, but production on the show was shut down early that month after Chappelle vanished. | Source: E! Online News

Christina Aguilera Injures her Arm

LOS ANGELES - Singer Christina Aguilera accidentally cut her arm at home and has been forced to wear a cast and sling, her publicist said.

Aguilera, 24, sliced two tendons in her arm two weeks ago when she picked up a piece of glass from a vase her dog knocked over and broke in her Los Angeles-area house, publicist Jill Fritzo said Friday. | Source: Yahoo News

Friday, July 15, 2005

Bus Crash Injures 11 Eminem Tour Members

Star's DJ, bodyguard, and protege, rapper Stat Quo, among wounded

The Associated Press reports: A tour bus for rap star Eminem crashed and overturned after hitting two trucks on an interstate highway, police said. Eleven people were injured, including the star’s DJ, bodyguard and a protege, the rapper Stat Quo.

Eminem, whose real names is Marshall Mathers III, was not on the bus, publicist Dennis Dennehy said. His Anger Management Tour was expected to go as scheduled Thursday night in Denver.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the bus was traveling at a high rate of speed when it ran off the road Wednesday night to avoid a collision with a semitrailer, then swerved back onto the roadway and hit the truck. Read more at: MSNBC.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Tom Cruise - A Sect Symbol?

MSNBC reports: The “War of the Worlds” star got engaged to Katie Holmes in the French capital, but now the city’s leaders have voted not to make Cruise an honorary citizen because of his membership in the controversial Church of Scientology.

In a debate this week, Paris’s City Hall pledged “never to welcome the actor Tom Cruise, spokesman for Scientology and self-declared militant for this organization,” according to Agence France Presse.

Cruise had been made an honorary citizen of Marseille, but his religion is considered a cult by many French authorities, and one deputy there called the star a “sect symbol.” | full story: MSNBC

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Brad Pitt Checks Into Hospital

Brad's illness sparks up a few days after he and former Mr. & Mrs. Smith costar - Angelina Jolie return from a trip to Ethiopia, where she picked up her newly adopted daughter, Zahara Marley Jolie.
Brad Pitt has checked into an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital after apparently coming down with the flu, his publicist, Cindi Guagenti said Tuesday. 'He's fine. We think he has the flu,' the rep told E! News. 'They are just doing a couple of tests.'
Full Story: E! Online

P. Diddy Resolves Civil Law Suit

Good News For P. Diddy
The associated press reports today that Sean 'P. Ditty' Combs and publishing giant - Random House, Inc have settled a lawsuit. Random house alledged that hip-hop mogul never paid back a $300,000 advance for a memoir that Combs never completed.
According to the court papers, Combs signed with Random House in 1998 and then arranged on his own to collaborate with Mikal Gilmore, a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and author of the acclaimed Shot in the Heart. A manuscript was to be completed by Dec. 15, 1999, but the deadline passed and, in early 2000, Random House notified Combs that he was in breach of contract and that the publisher wanted the money back. | source:USATODAY.com

Monday, July 11, 2005

Maggie Gyllenhaal Regrets Sept. 11 Comment

FoxNews reports: Actress in Hot Water Over Sept. 11 Remarks
NEW YORK — Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (search) says she has learned the hard way not to talk about politics on the red carpet.

The 27-year-old actress, who stars in a film about the 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, said in an interview last April that the United States was "responsible in some way" for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

She later issued a statement through her publicist saying that Sept. 11 was
"an occasion to be brave enough to ask some serious questions about America's role in the world."

"I was so surprised by the way it was misunderstood, and the disdain that came back at me was a real shock," Gyllenhaal told the Daily News for an interview published Sunday. "I regret what I said, but I think my intentions were good."

Read full story: FoxNews.com

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Pirated Live 8 DVDs on eBay, industry protests

Entertainment News Article | Reuters.com: "LONDON (Reuters) - Internet auction site eBay said on Tuesday it had begun removing illegal DVD copies of the Live 8 poverty awareness pop concerts from its Web site, after the record industry complained.
Some of the pirate recordings on the site early on Tuesday were on sale within 24 hours of Saturday's concerts ending, and have been attracting bids of up to 16.99 pounds ($31) each. "

Angelina Jolie Adopting Ethiopian Girl

Angelina Jolie's quest to adopt a child from every third world country is one child closer. Today the Associated press reports that the paper work has been completed and accepted.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is adopting an orphaned Ethiopian baby girl, an official said Wednesday.

Jolie visited the Horn of Africa nation last week to file her adoption request, accompanied by her 3-year-old son, whom she adopted in Cambodia, and actor Brad Pitt, her co-star from the recently released 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith.'" | source: Yahoo News

Friday, July 01, 2005

People magazine scores Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie photos

I think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to come out in public with, what everyone has been speculating for months... These two obviously share each other's company and perhaps can offer each other more than just friendship. See more pictures @ People Magazine

People magazine scores Pitt-Jolie photos

NEW YORK -- After months of avoiding being photographed together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie appear in new photos published in People magazine.

In the six pictures featured in the July 11 issue, Jolie stands in a field near her Buckinghamshire, England, estate while a shirtless and bleached-blond Pitt rides a dirt bike with her safety helmet-clad son Maddox. Other photos show Pitt, Jolie and 3-year-old Maddox at Luton Airport outside London.

Larry Hackett, People's deputy managing editor, won't disclose how much the magazine paid for the photos, obtained from a photographer in Britain. But he told The Associated Press Thursday that the price tag was under $1 million and 'there was no bidding war' with competitors such as Us Weekly and Star magazines." - By Derrik J. Lang: Associated Press Writer. Read more from Source: Metromix. People magazine scores Pitt-Jolie photos