Saturday, February 28, 2009

Van Morrison Rocks MSG

Forty years later, Van Morrison's still got it!!

The rocker, 63, blazed through his legendary album Astral Weeks at his Madison Square Garden show Friday in New York.

"This recording keeps coming up all the time," Morrison explains, of why he decided to start playing it live. "There's a demand for it from the audience. That's enough for me, really, you know?"

Charlize Theron Breaks a Sweat

Even sweaty, Charlize Theron is a bombshell!

Here she is walking on the beach in Malibu Thursday.

The girl would look good in a MF dumpster!

Rachael Ray Gets Stage Time at SXSW Preview

Food Network chef Rachael Ray was feeling frisky at Wednesday's SXSW festival preview!

So much so that she hopped onstage with Semi-Precious Weapons frontman Justin Tranter, turned him around, and grabbed his butt!

Said Ray:

"Not only is Tranter the most attractive person I've seen, but I also want his high-heeled boots!"

De-lish!

Tilda Channels Alice in Wonderland

Oh, Tilda!

I guess we are sort of happy to see you in some color.

Tilda Swinton channels Alice in Wonderland at the Cesar Film Awards in Paris Friday.

What's next???

Quote of the Day

"I'm afraid of heights by the way. So why would you write a song called 'Vertigo'?"

-U2's Bono, during a surprise rooftop performance in London Friday

Drew Barrymore Cleans Up

Drew Barrymore, looking slightly better than usual, leaves the iO Film Studio in Hollywood Friday.

Hey, at least she wasn't at Summit!

N.E.R.D. Take Sydney

Gettin' serious!!!

Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D. performs at the Future Music Festival in Sydney Saturday.

We love his sexy game face!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Blair's Hot Topic Moment

Whoa, B!

Leighton Meester makes a call on the set of Gossip Girl Wednesday, looking like a Hot Topic explosion.

Are you getting a call from Chuck, about your encounters with Nate??

Who the F is this?

His name is Sergey Gubanov.

His hair is salt & pepper, but he's only 32!!

Wow!!!

Here is the actor, chatting away with co-star Martin Sheen at the premiere of his upcoming film, Echelon Conspiracy.

Silver fox for sure!

Jacob Fishman Steps Out

Watch out, Kingston Rossdale!!

Courtney Thorne-Smith and son Jacob Emerson Fishman, 13 months, go for a walk in Pacific Palisades Thursday.

Look at Jacob's long legs and excellent form!

The kid is on his MF tippy toes!!!

Once you go Mac....

Is Cam Diaz filming a commercial???

Nope!

She's just another satisfied Apple customer, rocking her Macbook Air in Chelsea Thursday.

Once you go Mac!

Three More Idol Finalists Selected

Is it me, or does Allison knock these two out of the MF ballpark????

Three more Idol contestants were voted into the Top 12 last night, adding Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert to the growing list of finalists.

Iraheta is only 16, and performed a better version of Heart's "Alone" than Carrie Underwood, Carly Smithson, and, well, Heart!

Team Allison!!!!

Obama Honors Stevie Wonder

Awwww.

Besties!!!!

President Barack Obama presents Stevie Wonder with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the White House Wednesday.

The award celebrates "a composer or performer for their lifetime contributions to popular music," like Wonder's 1970 jam "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," which soundtracked Obama's campaign these last few months.

What an incredible honor!!!

No Doubt to Perform on Gossip Girl

The same week they will embark on a reunion tour, No Doubt have announced a special performance on the CW's Gossip Girl.

Who even knew ND liked GG????

The performance will be a cover of Adam and the Ants' "Stand and Deliver," and will air on Gossip Girl's May 11 episode.

I might be the happiest girl alive.

Ivanka Wins Bronze Medal

Stunning!!!

Ivanka Trump attends the prestigious Young Fellows Ball at The Frick Collection Friday looking like a bronzed goddess!

We especially love the feathery champagne gown she's wearing.

Classy AND comfy!

Twilight Finally Hits Tokyo

Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson attend the Tokyo premiere of Twilight Friday.

Can u believe Japan is just now watching the flick???

Twilight was released on November 21 in the U.S.!

Quote of the Day

"There's no comparison to the feeling you get when you're dancing like your life depends on it."
-Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontlady Karen O tells Spin

Mario Batali Visits SoHo

It's a great day to be a New Yorker!!!!!

World renowned Food Network chef Mario Batali hits the Apple Store SoHo Thursday for a "Meet the Chef and Author" Q&A.

Thanks for being u, M!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brandon Flowers, Mr. Darkside

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers hates life at the Shockwaves NME Awards after-party in London Wednesday.

What's with the face, B???

Claudia Schiffer, Bobblehead

90's supermodel Claudia Schiffer looks scary skinny as she exits a restaurant in London Thursday.

Never thought we'd say this, but

Maybe Claudia should be borrowing a page from the Kate Moss book of health!!

Busta Rhymes Plays New York

Busta Rhymes performs at the launch of Vibe's 2009 Vsessions Live in New York Wednesday.

Can't believe we're one month away from the album that was supposed to be released in December 2007!!

Bout time, B!

Adam Yauch Talks 'Weird' New Beastie Boys Record

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has offered a few details about the band's anticipated new record Tadlock's Glasses, due this fall.

Says Yauch:

"It's a weird record."

And your past records weren't???

Glasses will feature "a lot of rhyming and playing and sampling - all combined," Yauch adds, explaining the reason for the obscure title.

"We had a bus driver years ago who used to drive Elvis' back up singers. His name was Tadlock and Elvis gave him a pair of glasses which he was very proud of. So for some reason that title has just been bouncing around."

Ah ha!

Kate Moss, Pretty in Pink

Kate Moss is all about looking good these days!

The model, 35, hit London's Primrose Hill in pink for some shopping Thursday.

We really like the new you, K!!

Keep it up!

Franz Ferdinand Channel Coldplay

Franz Ferdinand hit the red carpet at the Shockwave NME Awards Wednesday in a colortastic lineup.

Hey, it worked for Coldplay!!

Happy Birthday, Tea Leoni!

Looking good, T!

Tea Leoni celebrates her 43rd birthday Wednesday by hiking in Central Park.

She's like a prettier, younger Tara Reid!

Nice, Jewish Boy

Hosea Rosenberg, an executive chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder, Colorado, was named Top Chef Wednesday night on Bravo's hit cooking show.

"This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life," Rosenberg gushed. "I know a lot of people are going to be proud of me for this. I could not be happier."

The chef defeated runners up Carla Hall and Stefan Richter by creating a three-course meal of sashimi, scallops and foie gras, and a loin of venison.

Can't wait to see what his next move is!

Jimmy Eat World Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Clarity

10 years to the day after Jimmy Eat World released their legendary Clarity, the band took to New York's Terminal 5 to play the record in its entirety!!

Fans packed the 3,000-capacity room, singing along to tracks like "Ten" and "Blister," which usually get skipped over during JEW's regular tours.

But of course the Monday night show would not have been complete without at least a few hits from JEW's last decade of music, so the boys closed out the encore with "The Middle," "No Sensitivity," "Work" and "The Sweetness."
 
The U.S. Clarity x 10 Tour will continue from now until March 7 in Tempe, AZ.

Motley Crue Plot '09 Crue Fest

The boys are back in business!!

Motley Crue are gearing up for the next installment of their hard rock summer tour, affectionately titled Crue Fest 2: The White Trash Circus.

Hah! 

We love the honesty!

Last year's Crue Fest featured Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M. and Trapt. Who knows what performers will be announced this year!!!

Visit the Crue's site for more details and pre-sale information.

Quote of the Day

"I'm not a professional (writer) yet. I'm still just an amateur."
-Bestselling Twilight author Stephenie Meyer tells Vogue

Michelle Obama on Life in the White House

In the new issue of People, Michelle Obama talks about her marriage, what media outlets she likes to read (no mention of Poison Ivy yet) and what life is like in the White House.

Says Michelle:

"I've tried to encourage (Sasha and Malia) to feel like this whole place is their home. We actually had this conversation - just let us know where you're going."

Just let us know where in the White House you're wandering, girls!!

What a cool mom!

James Taylor, Doing the Right Thing

James Taylor attends the 5th annual Musicians on Call benefit concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York Tuesday.

Musicians on Call is a nonprofit organization that brings musicians to the bedsides of patients in hospitals to ease their pain and promote the healing process!

Excellent charity choice, JT!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chuck Bass Gets Pissy

What's wrong, Chuck???

Ed Westwick was filmed looking like a pissed off pigeon on the set of Gossip Girl Wednesday.
   
Do you think he finds out what his best friend and best girl are up to???

It's Swim Fashion Week in Australia!

Australia launched its first ever Swim Fashion Week today, where hundreds of international buyers visited Australia's Gold Coast region to view the latest in beachwear.

What a concept!!!

Vice President of IMG Simon Lock explained that "Swim Fashion Week will go a long way towards continuing to enhance our global reputation as style leaders."

Lock also added that "This event will gain more and more international attention... over time."

I'll say!!

Flo Rida Scraps Chris Brown Collaboration

Rapper Flo Rida has scrapped a song from his upcoming album called "Sweat," in which he collaborated with Chris Brown.

Says Flo:

"I recorded a great song with Chris. But I won't be releasing it now because of what's going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next No1."

Flo is just one of many musicians, radio stations and endorsers that have protested Brown following his February 8 attack on girlfriend Rihanna.

U guys are doing the right thing!

Demi Lovato Quietly Attends Jonas Bros Premiere

Why so shy???

Demi Lovato gives a sheepish grin on the purple carpet at the Walt Disney premiere of Jonas Brothers: 3D Concert Experience in Los Angeles Tuesday.

With shoes like that, u've got to work it!!

Tilda Swinton Channels Morticia Addams

I can't believe a magazine is celebrating her ridiculous taste in fashion!!!

Tilda Swinton channels Morticia Addams in the upcoming issue of AnOther Magazine.

I think the mag needs to hire anOther style editor.

This type of nonsense shouldn't be tolerated!

Kanye Talks Fashion, Again

Kanye West can't stop talking about fashion!

Today, West revises a comment he made to MTV recently about how he dresses better than "a lot of gay people."

Says West:

"But there's a lot of gay people that dress better than me, too. I just think it's a stereotype that all gay people dress good, and then it's also a stereotype that if you dress good, you're gay."

"I don't think I dress better than Michael Jackson," West concludes, "so I think I got a long way to go."

A long way indeed, Kanye.

Chace and Leighton Have a Moment

It semi-looks like he's socking her in the face, but Chace Crawford is actually soft-petting Leighton Meester on the set of Gossip Girl Monday.

We know these two shared a kiss, but are they actually having a relationship??

More importantly, what will Chuck have to say????

Dexter Gears Up for Fourth Season

Dexter co-stars/actual married couple Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall visit Madrid Tuesday to promote the upcoming season of their hit show.

While the pair did not disclose a premiere date, Hall confirmed that the fourth season has completed filming, and episodes could air as early as August.

Judging by her top, Carpenter seemed a little more nervous about specifics!!

Kingston Hits the Park

Watch out, Harlow Madden!

Kingston Rossdale, 2, hits the park in Beverly Hills Tuesday with nanny.

K looks like a lil punk warrior!

So fierce!

Chloe Sevigny Creates Unisex Line

Actress Chloe Sevigny debuted a unisex clothing line Sunday at London's Fashion Week, in collaboration with Olympics-inspired brand Opening Ceremony.

Says Sevigny:

"There's much less pressure doing men's (clothing), and because this collection is unisex and oversized, I felt like I could have more fun."

I must point out that the clothes in yr promo pic seem awfully feminine, Chloe!

Good luck crossing over!

Queen Musical Tour Launches

Roger Taylor, Ben Elton and Brian May attend the launch for "We Will Rock You," the Queen musical that will begin its three-month UK run on March 21.

None of the three band members are actually in the show, but instead have collaborated to create it.

"When you see a production of We Will Rock You, you can be guaranteed that Brian, Roger and I put it together," Elton says.

"But I do get a strange pang sometimes and I want to be up there on stage with them."

Awww!

We want you on stage, too!!!

Pink Plays Secret Show

How Nice!!

Pink plays a secret show in Nice, France Tuesday.

What's up with the pirate costume, P??

Freida Pinto's Ex-Fiance Speaks Out Against Slumdog, Dev Patel

Freida Pinto ex-fiance, Bangladore businessman Rohan Antao, is claiming that Pinto is "infatuated" with her co-star Dev Patel, and that Best Picture Winner Slumdog Millionaire "wrecked our love."

"She is infatuated with Dev," Antao goes on. "I don't know if they were having a sexual relationship but if I came face to face with him I would have things to say... Now everywhere I go I see them on billboards. I am devastated."

Antao also adds that Pinto was instructed to keep her relationship with him a secret during interviews and promotional tours, otherwise it would "affect the whole emphasis of the film, the love story."

"I wish her success in her career," Antao concludes. "But I can't watch the Oscars, and I don't want to watch the film. It wrecked our love."

No Doubt Confirm U.S. Tour

No Doubt have confirmed a U.S. headlining tour starting May 3 in New Jersey, via a video on their website.

"We're not even going to do a record, we're just going to go right on tour and have fun!" singer Gwen Stefani says.

"We know that if we see you guys, we're going to get really inspired to make music."

The show will feature special guest Paramore. And tickets go on sale March 7!

We can't wait!!

Couple Watch: Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr

As we suspected, these two can't get enough of each other!!

Gossip Girl co-stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr take a stroll together in New York Saturday, only to separate when they saw cameras flashing.

Don't be afraid to hold hands, Vanessuck!

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