Loose Ends

October 1, 2006

Clive Owen 

  • Clive Owen admits that he has had plastic surgery, but cleverly leaves it up to us to guess which areas of his body and how much he has had done.  [Contact Music]
  • Kathy Griffin tries to reinvent the whole concept of being a fag hag.  [BWE]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow tries to increase her miniscule coolness quotient and Beyonce tries to make us forget that she is little more than a dressed up country bumpkin.  [A Socialite’s Life]
  • Speaking of Beyonce, she and mother, Tina Knowles must rehearse their lines for hours before they leave the house, because answering basic questions about your fashion line is so complicated.  [Concrete Loop]
  • Maybe I’m just jaded, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Starbucks had actually hired a guy to say that he’s determined to buy a drink from every Starbucks store on the planet.  [BoingBoing]
  • No one seems to believe that Sienna Miller is talented at anything more complex than opening her legs.  [Pen15 Club]
  • Pink encourages more gay people to come out of the closet, so that things will be easier for her when she finally decides to come out.  [Female First]

Sunday Sundries

October 1, 2006

Rachael Ray 

  • Rachael Ray is apparently trying to help her friends become famous the way she did: by putting an American spin on Nigella Lawson’s cooking show gimmicks.  [Radar
  • Hollywood is desperate to capture the attention of the disaffected masses, so the newest tactic that filmmakers have devised is to have film premieres in Po Dunk, USA, even if the film in question was made on a studio lot in LA.  [NYT]
  • Interview with Jack Nicholson.  [London Times]
  • The Guardian and The Independent discuss black British films.  [UK Guardian, Independent]
  • It seems that everyone makes money from independent films except the directors.  [NYT]
  • Profile of Jeremy Irons.  [Independent]
  • Interview with Kirsten Dunst.  [London Times]
  • Is Apple about to suffer from overexposure?  [PopMatters]
  • On Flavor Flav’s new millennium minstrel show.  [NYT]

Sour Notes

September 30, 2006

Jessica Simpson 

  • Jessica Simpson is learning that big breasts and blonde hair will only get you so far, if you don’t have Nick Lachey there to do the thinking for you.  [The Bosh]
  • Coldplay is reportedly planning to retire take a 5 year hiatus.  [Contact Music]
  • Damien Rice is working on a new album.  [Billboard]
  • Britney Spears has actually had a professional publicist all this time?  Who knew someone was getting paid to allow her to make a fool of herself for more than two years?  [Radar]
  • Bow Wow shows all the wack rappers how to get their gangsta on by duetting with Chris Brown.  [Cake and Ice Cream]
  • Moby complaining about email and the Internet is like a fish complaining about how wet water is.  [Gawker]
  • Ice Cube’s lawyers work hard to make sure that their client will never miss any unpaid royalties.  [Idolator]
  • Teens have forgotten about MTV because they are too busy surfing YouTube.  [UK Telegraph]
  • Eve is working on a new album.  [Billboard]

Random Ruminations

September 10, 2006

 Milla Jovovich 

  • Milla Jovovich uses her acting gigs to bankroll her fashion ventures.  [LA Times
  • A few random, little known facts about celebrities.  [ONTD]
  • Mike Tyson is still providing the public with a freakshow, only this time, he’s getting paid for it.  [ONTD]
  • Some people will do anything for publicity… while others are probably praying right now to win back their anonymity.  [London Times, Metafilter (NSFW)]
  • Scarlett Johansson wants to act in a horror film, because she’s got a lot of practice with feeling scared whenever she sees Josh Hartnett in a darkened room.  [Contact Music]
  • Sex blogs are the new black.  [UK Observer]
  • After Ellen chronicles the disappearance of the tomboy on TV.  [After Ellen]

Sunday Sundries

September 10, 2006

Maggie Gyllenaal 

  • If you thought you hadn’t seen enough of Maggie Gyllenhaal, think again; she’ll be in four new films this fall.  [LA Times]
  • Profile of Katie Couric.  [Independent]
  • The folks at Flavorpill show us a thing or two about marketing in the new millennium.  [NYT]
  • Is dropping out of Yale to become a model a smart thing to do?  Apparently, it is if you look like Joy Bryant.  [LA Times]
  • Profile of Larry David, from HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.  [Independent]
  • A preview of the new fall TV shows.  [New York Magazine]
  • A preview of the fall film releases.  [New York Magazine]
  • Profile of Penelope Cruz.  [NYT]
  • Patti Smith talks about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.  [Independent]

News and Nonsense

September 7, 2006

Michael K. Williams 

  • Interview with Michael K. Williams.  [After Elton
  • First L.A.M.B., then the infant line, and now dolls– Gwen Stefani is determined to gain a monopoly on spreading poor fashion taste.  [PopWatch]
  • Let the Suri Cruise birth conspiracy theories begin.  [A Socialite’s Life , Gawker]
  • AFI’s Top 25 musicals of all time.  [Movie Blog]
  • It seems that Jessica Simpson should have recorded “Promiscuous”, not Nelly Furtado.  [Celebitchy]
  • Ellen Degeneres to host next year’s Oscars.  [Defamer]
  • Rupert Everett is apparently upset that Madonna’s plastic surgery turned out better than his.  [PopWatch]
  • Since we’re midway through the decade, and he’s hasn’t written a successful screenplay in since the last decade, it’s time for Joe Eszterhas to release another tell-all book.  [StarBlogs]

Sour Notes

August 7, 2006

Elvis Stojko 

  • First there was Elvis Presley, then Elvis Costello, and now figure skating champion Elvis Stojko wants to make a career change.  He’s recording an album.  [ONTD]
  • Interview with Raheem DeVaughn.  [Rocka.Candy]
  • Madonna has an interesting method for campaigning for world peace.  [Towleroad]
  • On the break up of Sleater-Kinney.  [Slate]
  • Interview with Li’l John.  [UK Guardian]
  • Tower Records is still having financial issues.  [Variety]
  • Ludacris finally grows up.  [HipHop Ruckus]
  • John Mayer to release a new album next month.  [Honey Soul]
  • Clay Aiken should have named his new album “Recycled”.  [D Listed]
  • Nelly Furtado is still in the midst of her metamorphosis from lithe bird to sex kitten, but unfortunately, her voice has yet to change.  [London Times]
  • “Pimpology” in music: from Stagolee to 50 Cent.  [Davey D]